UPDATE – 20th January
The rains are finally here … but don’t expect things to be fixed overnight! It will take a a good few weeks before we start to see anything approaching full Grassy Hay from local suppliers. What will help is the relaxed demand for hay as paddocks recover, and hopefully this will allow farmers to start shedding some hay for winter.
Note: In the short term hay production has stopped as the rains will not allow drying of the hay on the ground.
Barley stock is now so low we are holding a beardless variety for small animal feed only. This is available at $5 / Bag and limited to two bags per customer.
Our chaff supply is still relying on supplies from SA and Victoria and we should have a steady supply at current prices.
GRASSY ROUND BALES
Locally produced round bales are unlikely to be available until late summer.
We have sourced some 3ft x 4ft Grassy Round Bales from North Queensland and these are now available at the shop for $160.00 each.
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.