In the last week, locally, any excess hay supply has dried up and the on-farm price has jumped massively. We are trying to limit price rises as much as possible, but have had to put our prices up. We have begun turning most new requests away to look after our existing customers. Depending on when produce stores last got their stock in, they may actually be cheaper at the moment, but it’s unlikely to stay that way. We know of hay growers that are getting more on-farm for a bale than we are delivering it to you for. On the good side, unlike last year, we are still producing hay J and lucerne should continue to be available through into winter. Our horse pasture blend should also get more productive as the cooler weather arrives as it is predominately cool season species. The current hay shortage is entirely due to the drought and good, widespread rain may turn the situation around quite quickly.
the current hay situation
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