The short answer is – YES, but for quality Hay.
You’ve heard us say it before, livestock eat 365 days a year. Our country needs Hay to be made, but not just any Hay – good quality Hay.
There is typically always a market for Hay that meets the below requirements:
Quality Assured Product
» Buyers are interested in knowing the quality of your Hay before they buy it. They want to know the visual grade, the Feed Test values and see good quality photos! Having those 3 things done greatly assists in the marketing and moving of Hay, all the while helping to maximize returns.
» We unpack on Page 30 what high-quality Hay really looks like when it comes to your Visual and Feed Testing parameters.
Please note that we are not expecting there to be a big market for Hay off the paddock or stored in the paddock, this is typical to most years (drought excluded)
» We’re talking 600+ kgs per bale. Australia is a vast country with an increasingly variable climate. Hay is being moved over large distances and using a High- Density baler helps to minimise the freight cost and increase the potential options and regions of marketing your 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
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
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