UPDATE – 9th November
We are hoping to get some second grade lucerne and grassy lucerne coming through soon following the recent rains. Some follow-up rainfall would be nice though. Lucerne production as a whole is increasing and new grass growth will decrease demand with the moister warmer weather. This should reflect in lowering prices in the coming weeks. Insufficient rain has fallen to charge up the water table so farmers are still relying on bore water. A wet summer is an absolutely necessity or we will be in real trouble. Sheds are largely full of Barley hay which had a good harvest this winter, and we also secured some Oaten hay which should be available for a while to come.
Local shedded Grassy hay has been very disappointing this year and we have been bringing Grassy hay (small square bales) from North Queensland. We should be able to continue this supply until local grass is available.
GRASSY ROUND BALES
We have a reliable supply of good quality 4ft x 4ft round bales at $140 each which we expect to to keep us stocked until the end of the year.
We source all our hay from local farmers with whom we have established long relationships. We collect direct from the farm several times per week and our aim is maintain a reliable stock of fresh feed all year, even when supply is short.
Our chaff is locally cut and bagged specifically for Brendale Produce using high temperature steam treatment to maintain freshness, ensuring it is always to our standards.
We primarily stock several grades of lucerne as well as grassy and barley hay in standard square, small round and large round bales. The table below shows bale types currently supplied by farmers in our region. Actual availability is seasonal.