Hay

HAY FORECAST

HAY FORECAST

UPDATE – 1st August

 

Due to a combination of slow supply and high demand, we are currently out of all grade of lucerne until the next baling expect around 10th August which will be prime hay. We hope a second grade available shortly after.

Barley Hay is in full harvest and will continue to be cut and baled until the start of September. We will store as much as we can to see us into summer. We will also keep a stock of bales for bagging into smaller amounts, to serve our guinea pig customers, which will be available into next year.

Grassy hay is available but in small squares tends to be quite coarse, late season hay. Ironically, most of the good quality local grass hay baled before April was put into large round bales. We are expecting some grassy hay from North Queensland in shop mid week (late Wed 5th Aug).

 

GRASSY ROUND  BALES

Our primary producer of Grassy Round Bales now has good quality 4ft x 4ft round bales which we  have in storage and will ferry to the shop as required. Prices remain at $160 each. We anticipate lean times so our target is to shed several hundreds of these for winter and until the new grass is in , probably November.

 

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.

Bale Type Prime Lucerne 2nd Lucerne Barley Hay Shedded Lucerne Grassy Lucerne Ebony Cow Pea Barely Lucerne Mix Grassy Grassy 2nd
Square    
 Tick   Tick  Tick
Small Round   Tick
Large Round  Tick

CURRENT HAY & MULCH PRICES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

HAY SQUARE BALE SMALL ROUND
(3ft x 4ft)
LARGE ROUND
(4ft x 4ft)
PRIME LUCERNE   n/a n/a n/a
SECOND LUCERNE   n/a n/a n/a
BARLEY LUCERNE MIX   n/a n/a  n/a 
GRASS LUCERNE    n/a n/a n/a
GRASSY (North Queensland)
$24.00
n/a
$160.00
BARLEY HAY   $30.00 n/a n/a
SHEDDED LUCERNE   n/a n/a n/a
GRASSY SECOND GRADE   $19.00 n/a n/a
 
SORGHUM n/a   n/a n/a
EBONY COW PEA n/a  n/a n/a
SHEDDED RYE GRASS n/a   n/a n/a 
MULCH SQUARE BALE LARGE SQUARE LARGE ROUND
(4ft x 4ft)
SUGAR CANE $10.00 n/a n/a
SUGAR CANE (Plastic Wrap) $12.50 n/a n/a
LUCERNE (Plastic Wrap) n/a n/a n/a
STRAW $17.50 n/a n/a
STRAW HIRE $8.00 n/a n/a
CHAFF SPECIAL / BLEND
PRIME LUCERNE CHAFF
$55.00 COMBO $46.50
PRIME LUCERNE
(Sealed Plastic – 25Kg)
$56.00 TRIPLE-COMBO $46.50
OATEN $39.50
WHEATEN $39.50  
STANDARD
SQUARE BALE
 Hay6
SMALL ROUND
(3ft diameter
x 4ft high)
 Hay5 LARGE ROUND
(4ft diameter
x 4ft high)
 Hay4

This site is regularly updated but for latest availability and prices, please call us on (07) 3881 1711 or visit us at Unit 2 / 124 South Pine Road, Brendale QLD 4500.