Hay

HAY FORECAST

HAY FORECAST

UPDATE – 13th May

Still no significant rainfall and signs for winter are grim. Low shed stock at the farm and reduced bore water reserves mean hay will continue to be scarce unless the heavens open any time soon.

Lucerne will continue to be grown through winter but some farmers may not have enough water to grow their usual amount of acreage and plant drought resistant crops instead.

Barley Hay is very a very thirsty crop in the early stages so it is unlikely there will be as much seed put down as is normal. The Barley Hay is typically bales between late July until early September.

The brief, but good rainfall we have a couple of months ago did result in some good grass growth and we are currently stocking up Grassy Round Bales which we hope will see us through winter. So far we have more than we have had in recent years so this is a positive  sign. On the other hand, not so many small square bales were made and these will probably become scarce in coming weeks.

Our chaff supply is steady and current prices should be sustainable.

 

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. Our target is to shed several hundreds of these for winter as we anticipate lean times.

We have still have 3ft x 4ft Grassy Round Bales from North Queensland and these are also $160.00 each so will most probably be back-up stock for winter.

 

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   $36.00 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
$24.00
$160.00
$160.00
BARLEY HAY   n/a n/a n/a
SHEDDED LUCERNE   $34.00 n/a n/a
GRASSY SECOND GRADE   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 n/a 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.