Materials Purchased

Oaten Hay

Oaten hay is the mainstay of the Australian export hay industry. It is widely accepted as a nutritious, palatable source of fodder for a range of applications including dairy, equine and beef customers in the North Asian and Middle Eastern regions.

Hay Australia prefers to contract with growers of oaten hay on an annual basis, with view to developing long-term supply arrangements.

Direct purchasing of hay is also acceptable, however will depend on Hay Australia’s quality and volume requirements.

Hay Australia’s production plant has a fixed processing capacity, and growers who enter contracts to supply will guarantee the receival of their hay produced, providing it meets relevant quality standards.

Payment Terms

Contracted growers will be paid a minimum grade payment (MGP) on delivery to the Yerecoin or Bridgewater plant, with an initial payment made with respect to the quality attributes of WSC, ADF, NDF and visual quality as defined in the contract.

Market based increments to pricing can be made subject to currency movement and progression of the sales program.

Other Terms and Conditions

Other terms and conditions will remain unchanged and will be as per the schedule and provisions of the standard Hay Australia hay purchase contract.

Uncontracted hay will be purchased on an ‘as required’ basis.

Wheaten Straw

Header trailed wheaten straw can be used as a fodder substitute in TMRs (Total Mixed Rations) which are common in larger North Asian dairies and beef properties.

Supplied wheaten straw is required to be clean, bright, free of weeds or stones, and absent of mould or weather damage.

Straw may need to be kept on-farm for as long as twelve months, so appropriate storage is recommended in order for the product to remain export quality.

Bedding straw

Long wheaten straw (>50cm in length) is highly sought after in the Japanese markets for horse bedding. This product may be purchased on an ‘as required’ basis.

Supplied wheaten straw is required to be clean, bright, free of weeds or stones, and absent of mould or weather damage.

Straw may need to be kept on-farm for as long as twelve months, so appropriate storage is recommended in order for the product to remain export quality.