Here are 4 things not to forget when making hay this season!
Are you paying your contractor per tonne or per bale?
Did you know that Heavy bales are easier to sell?
Here’s why heavy bales are important:
✓ Reduces On-Farm handling & storage costs
✓ Makes hay more attractive to buyers
✓ Saves freight costs
✓ Safer & neater hay stacks
LOOK AFTER YOUR HAY
Look after your hay investment by doing the following storage options immediately after baling:
✓ Sheds are BEST
Some other short term options are:
✓ Tarp it
✓ Cap it
✓ On solid higher ground with all weather access
MINIMIZE FIRE RISKS
The sad reality is that hay fires happen every season but here are some simple things you can do to minimize the risk:
✓ Prevent Self Combustion – Bale at less then 16% moisture
✓ Ensure you store hay in a bush fire safe area
✓ Ensure you have wide fire breaks around hay sheds / stacks
PLAN YOUR MARKETING
✓ Cows eat 365 days of the year
✓ Get your hay is advertised with Feed Central
✓ Ensure cash flow and storage is adequate to market over an extended period
✓ Keep your advertised product prices up to date with Feed Central by phoning or doing it online (this will give you discount to your monthly charge!)
✓ Upgrade to get Quality Assurance on your advertised listing so that more buyers will be attracted to you product!