I've just come back from visiting some of the farmers we deal with on a regular basis and also some new ones, Ive just got to say they work so bloody hard, hats off to them.
Its not easy farming and often the weathers Gods aren't kind.
So far this season we have secured some really nice hay, if you'd like a stable price year round with hay thats not going to deteriorate in open sheds and your horse is not going to waste, come over for a visit and ill run you through what we have.
I honestly believe we have the best hay available to market and its priced fair !
The hay is being stored in a farmers new shed on a concrete floor, the sheds all closed up and no sunlight gets in. The hay was harvested with good colour in it and it smells really nice.
Italian Rye Grass / Meadow Hay
This hay come off a brand new stand, good weight in the bale, good colour and smells great.
There will be a limited supply from this particular farmer, first in best dressed.
Sub Clover Hay
This is up there with some of the best sub I've seen.
Fine stem Queensland hay holding its leaf well.
I know the title doesn't make much sense, its just for the search's.
Looking at having a themed party, then why not use straw bales for seating ?
A single bale can seat 2 adults shoulder to shoulder and make for an interesting talking point, bales are $16 each and if they are bought back not wet or broken we will refund you $8.00 per bale.
Straw bales can be picked up from our warehouse Monday-Friday 7:30am - 5pm or alternatively you can have them delivered and returned to us for an additional charge depending on your location and the amount you wish to hire. Delivery has a 10 bale minimum however collection from store can be as few as you like
For further information please phone us on (02) 9666-7755, or send a message via the link on the website
I've recently come back from a very informative and interesting trip through central N.S.W down to Victoria, the purpose of the trip was to source the best quality hay available to market.
This year I meet with several farmers in a few different locations, all were very welcoming and loved a chat.
There products varied a lot, even from farmers who were neighbours or across the other side of a river. All were down on production because of floods from previous years and some because of lack of water allocation.
What some people don't realize is how much the same kind of hay ( for example Lucerne ) can vary, and not all hay is the same.
N.S.W for example can often get 6 cuts of Lucerne per year. Most dedicated Lucerne farmers use what is called a summer active Lucerne, so the plant stays dormant over winter and kicks off around November with what is known as first cut Lucerne, which often has a thicker stalk and can be known to have a little grass through it.
Not the ideal racehorse quality hay, but still good enough for hacks. As the weather heats up the hay comes up quicker and also has a slightly thinner stalk and once the hay is baled right produces racehorse quality hay. Which is exactly the hay we look for.
It has been said that hay is easy to grow and just about all farmers have had a crack at it or know someone who has, but were it gets tricky and is often an art form is in the bailing of hay, it needs to be cut and cured in perfect conditions to keep the leaf on the stalk and stop the hay from souring and going off.
Like anything in life it all comes down to knowledge and experience, and we have the best farmers on-board to supply you with excellent quality hay at an affordable price.