Stocks of all hay on California farms totaled 1.89 million tons as of Dec. 1. This was 6 percent above the 1.79 million tons on hand a year earlier.

United States hay stocks on farms totaled 104 million tons, up 8 percent from a year ago. Disappearance of hay from May-December 2007 totaled 61.3 million tons, compared with 67.1 million tons for the same period a year ago.