Hay

HAY FORECAST

HAY FORECAST

UPDATE – 9th March 2020

Good rains are falling on the coast but the picture inland is of significantly less rainfall. While the persistent showers inland have been good for growing, the creeks are not flowing and the water table is not being re-charged. Irrigation during winter may be restricted unless we have good rain before the end of autumn.

Finally, supply is exceeding demand and farmers’ sheds are filling up with lucerne and grass. Whether our growing season is long enough to supply us over winter is not certain. This over-supply has resulted in a recent fall in prices and this new hay has now hit the shop floor. (See prices table). 

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

Our local produces of Grassy round bales are holding off until next month for cutting to maximise the volume we get from the crop. This is because it is unlikely we will get two cuts before autumn slows growth down.

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.

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

 

**  –  BARLEY HAY FOR SMALL ANIMAL USE ONLY  –  $5 / BAG

CURRENT HAY & MULCH PRICES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

HAY SQUARE BALE SMALL ROUND
(3ft x 4ft)
LARGE ROUND
(4ft x 4ft)
PRIME LUCERNE   $32.00 n/a n/a
2nd LUCERNE   $30.00 n/a n/a
BARLEY LUCERNE MIX   n/a n/a  n/a 
GRASS LUCERNE    $30.00 n/a n/a
GRASSY $28.00 $160.00 n/a
BARLEY HAY   n/a n/a n/a
SHEDDED LUCERNE   n/a n/a n/a
FIRST CUT   n/a 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 $95.00 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.