Selling Hay

SELLING  HAY

Selling Hay helps you with everything you need to know about selling hay. These will enable you to be better informed when looking to sell your hay for any buyer.

Market Supply Shifts: a discussion with National Sales Manager Dave Clothier

Buying Hay, Podcast, Selling Hay
Market Supply Shifts: a discussion with National S | RSS.comPodcast  This week, Jon Paul Driver chats with Feed Central National Sales Manager Dave Clothier, to discuss the latest trends in the hay market. They explore everything from the diverse weather patterns across Australia, to record herd sizes, and the shifting…
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Malcolm May talks Export Hay Innovation

Buying Hay, Podcast, Selling Hay
Export Hay Innovation: a discussion with Malcolm M | RSS.comThis week Jon Paul Driver chats with agricultural trailblazer Malcolm May about the crucial role of farmer involvement in continuous innovation, and explores how the industry might continue to foster innovation in the coming years. Malcolm May is a well known…
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Seeding Success: a discussion with Grower Relations Manager Stephen Page

Buying Hay, Podcast, Selling Hay
Seeding Success: a discussion with Grower Relation | RSS.comPodcast Highlights This week, Jon Paul Driver chats to Grower Relations Manager Stephen Page about the recent rains, the upcoming hay season, shifts we’re seeing in bale contracting, and opportunities for spreading risk by working to the conditions. Episode Highlights: A variety…
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Balco’s CEO Rob Lawson talks the Export Hay Market

Buying Hay, Podcast, Selling Hay
Balco's CEO Rob Lawson talks the Export Hay Market | RSS.comPodcast Highlights In this episode of Hay Matters, Jon Paul Driver catches up with Rob Lawson from Balco and is introduced by Tim Ford.  Rob talks about the Australian export industry of hay, the current market conditions, and their effect…
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4,000 km of Hay: a roadtrip with Anthony Balzer and Jeff Collingwood

Buying Hay, Podcast, Selling Hay
4,000 km of Hay: a roadtrip with Anthony Balzer and Jeff Collingwood | RSS.comPodcast Highlights In this episode of Hay Matters, Jon Paul Driver catches up with Anthony Balzer and Jeff Collingwood following their recent road trip across NSW. They share some of their insights from the trip, including how…
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2024 Hay Market Insights and Trends: a discussion with Dave Clothier

Buying Hay, Podcast, Selling Hay
2024 Hay Market Insights and Trends: a discussion with National Sales Manager Dave Clothier | RSS.comPodcast Highlights In the latest episode of Hay Matters, Jon Paul Driver and Dave Clothier tackle the impact of unusual weather patterns, supply-demand shifts, and strategic considerations for livestock feed management, offering valuable insights for…
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Seasonal Shifts: 2023/24 Insights – a chat with Kimberley Detmers and Stephen Page

Buying Hay, Podcast, Selling Hay
Seasonal Shifts: 2023/24 Insights - a chat with Kimberley Detmers and Stephen Page | RSS.comIn the second episode of the Hay Matters Podcast, we’re discussing the 2023/24 hay season and positive trends we’ve seen across quality, testing, and storage, with Kimberley Detmers and Stephen Page. Episode Highlights: Kimberley reports increased…
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Tips on Preparing for a Wet Year

Buying Hay, Selling Hay
With ongoing rainfall, it’s important to have a strategy in place to keep things moving. Rainfall, while essential for agricultural prosperity, comes with its share of problems. While it’s essential for crop growth, it also poses risks like soil erosion, nutrient loss, and flooding. These challenges can impact your yield…
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Factors Influencing Today's Hay Market

Six Key Factors Influencing Today’s Hay Market

Buying Hay, Selling Hay
Our Director Tim Ford recently presented at the NSW DPI Dairy Breakfast. Tim’s presentation provided valuable information on the current state of the Australian hay market, touching on various factors influencing it, and today we’d like to share those with you. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the essential takeaways. For those…
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Parthenium Weed Alert

Buying Hay, Selling Hay
Parthenium is a noxious weed that can have negative impacts on humans, animals, and the environment alike. Feed Central is very conscious of the risk of Parthimium in hay in the affected Queensland Area, and makes all efforts to minimise risk, including ensuring there is no trade or transport of…
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Tips For A Profitable Hay Season 2023/24

Buying Hay, Selling Hay
Ready for new Hay Season? After some unpredictable weather conditions over the last few years, we’re all excited for a return to good hay-growing conditions. That’s why we’ve put together a practical guide to help you navigate the road to success in the upcoming hay season. There are many steps…
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2022/23 Hay Season Booklet

Tips For A Profitable Hay Season 2022/23

Hay Bales, Selling Hay
What does a profitable Hay Season look like?  We understand there are many factors that determine this so we have put together a comprehensive guide to help you achieve a better outcome for the new hay season. Writing outlooks or predictions as you sit on the edge of any new…
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Fire Ants & Hay – Here’s what you need to know

Buying Hay, E-Learning, Feed Testing, Selling Hay

At Feed Central we understand the importance of NOT spreading fire ants when working with hay and other baled products. We also understand how important it is for each of us to play our own part.

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Feed centeal inspectors inspecting a crop

What Is A CVD (Commodity Vendor Declaration) And How Does It Trace My Hay?

Selling Hay
When deciding to graze a crop, or cut for Hay or Straw, chemical withholding periods need to be consideredand strictly adhered to. Remember that ALL chemicals applied to the crop at any stage of production must be documented on the CVD. Chemical residue testing of feed commodities and animal carcasses…
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Benefits Of Making Hay, For Those Who Aren’t Sure

Hay Bales, Selling Hay
Every year around 10 million tonnes of fodder (Hay, straw and silage) is produced. Total value is around $2 billion. Approximately half is traded, and half retained for on farm use. See what the benefits of making hay are. Like all commodities, the market is cyclical, however, growers with good…
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The Reality Of Selling Hay Off The Paddock

Selling Hay
This season (21/22) we expect to see limited buyers purchasing Hay off the paddock. It’s important to remember that livestock eat 365 days of the year, not just when you are making Hay. You will need to consider these things when selling hay off the paddock. Unlike the Grain industry,…
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What Do Hay Buyers Really Want?

Selling Hay
In summary, here’s what Feed Central Hay buyers want: Heavy, large, square bales (8x4x3) that maximise freight and handling efficiencies at every stage. High density (HD) balers that can deliver this size bale are now highly preferred.Feed with high Energy & good Protein, so baling while the crop is immature…
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What Prevents Your Hay From Selling?

Selling Hay
We talk to a lot of producers about what will help your product sell but this season we wanted to outline some notable issues that could affect the saleability of your Hay. Here they are: Not Knowing The Quality Of Your Hay » Have you got your Hay Quality Assured…
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Tips For A Profitable Hay Season 21/22

Buying Hay, Selling Hay
Writing outlooks or predictions as you sit on the edge of any new season can be a challenge. Various views and projections start to be floated on both the fodder and grain markets, weather outlooks are in, and of course the gut feel of past season experiences is here to…
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Tips for a Profitable Hay Season 19/20

Buying Hay, Selling Hay
Are you thinking of making hay? Have you had a frost? Choosing between making Hay or Grain? DOWNLOAD ‘TIPS FOR A PROFITABLE HAY SEASON’ BOOKLETRead through our booklet to gain an insight into the hay market and answer some of your burning questions regarding new season DOWNLOAD BOOKLET HERE Due…
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Hay Making Tips 2019/20

Buying Hay, Hay Bales, Selling Hay
TIPS FOR A PROFITABLE HAY SEASON 2019-2020 EDITION INTRODUCTIONMarketing and Making Hay – What, Why and How Much?SellingPicking and Paying a ContractorChoosing Between Making Silage or HayEstimating a Gross MarginCutting, Raking and Baling MethodsStorageINTRODUCTION Wow! What a year. We have seen hay prices reach record levels and supply is critically…
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Tips for a Profitable Hay Season 20/21

Buying Hay, Selling Hay
Are you thinking of making hay? Will there be a market? Wondering what is best between hay and grain? Our Hay booklet investigates market predictions for the 20/21 season and equips you with all the answers you need to help you make the right choices this season.
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How To Make Quality Hay

Hay Bales, Selling Hay
With the hay making season upon us it’s important that we try to make a high quality product. So what management factors can we focus on to produce the highest quality hay as possible? Variety – To grow the best possible hay it is important to match the variety you…
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