Here you’ll find a list of some of the most common questions we get from buyers. This should help clarify any issues you may have and of course, if you have further questions, please contact Feed Central directly on 1300 669 429.
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The listed delivered prices may sometimes change due to changes in truck routes and growers altering their pricing. We do our best to show the most accurate prices on our website based on the most current information.
The hay listed on our site will be confirmed to be available by a staff member when an order is placed for it. Only when the hay is sold, is the listing removed.
Most prices listed on our website are kept up to date so you can be assured you are viewing the current information we have for each listing. All orders are confirmed via a phone call on Price and Availability after the order is placed.
Quality is determined by many factors that we carry out during our Feed Testing process. The Grading value is assigned to hay based on Colour, Texture, Feel, Weather Damage, Bale Integrity, Moisture and Storage, they are marked as the following:
FCAA Chaffing Grade (Highest Quality)
FCA Dairy, Sheep & Beef
FCB Colour loss, Some weathering
FCC Colour lost, Rain/weather Damage, compromised Storage
Inspections from you are not needed as we carry out intense inspections to determine the quality and provide all of the information on our listing page and quality certificate. Quite often the location of the hay could be many hundreds of kilometres away making it hard to access for viewing.
The quality of the hay is listed on the quality certificate for each listing including many other data points. We strive to deal with only the best quality hay to ensure your stock are well looked after.
This will vary greatly depending on the bale size and the trailer size. As a rough guide, this is how many 8 x 4 x 3 large bales fit on each type of truck:
- Drop Deck – 41 bales
- B Double – 59 bales
- Road Train – 82 bales
This will depend on the bale variety you choose, although here is a calculator that can guide you to working this out. You will need to use the number of bales on a truck above.
Bale weight x Number of bales on truck = Kg then divide by 1000 to get Tonnes
E.g. 680kg x 59 = 40,120kg or 40.12 Tonnes
The bale weights are available on each listing under the quality certificate. Please keep in mind this is only to be used as a rough guide as tonnes will vary based on truck size, bale size and final bale weight. You should consult one of our sales team members to clarify these numbers.
Obviously, this is location dependant. You should consider the location of the bales and your own location to work this out. Our logistics team will certainly keep you informed of this.
Most large bales weigh between 400-700kg. Most medium-sized tractors with a standard set of hay forks can lift these bales. For more on the weights of hay bales, be sure to check out our article that explains more.
Nearly all of our hay once inspected is stored in sheds or under cover so the chance of the hay parameters changing is very slim. All of our sellers will advise us if a listing has changed.
The location of the hay is listed on the hay listing page.
This will vary depending on the crop and when it was cut, although we perform quality assurance checks to make sure weeds are very minimal. You can access this information by checking our quality certificates for each listing and if visible weeds can be seen, they will be noted on there.