A demanding science to hay production

Farmers have been advised they need to be aware of stringent quality standards if they want to develop an export hay business.
Farmers have been advised they need to be aware of stringent quality standards if they want to develop an export hay business.

 

FROM the sidelines, agricultural commentators often ponder why Australian croppers do not produce more hay.

It offers logistical benefits in lessening the pressure at grain harvest, it is a sound risk management strategy as it does not require spring rain and it offers a non-chemical means of weed control.

However, at a practical level, many farmers quickly find out hay production is a demanding science and elect to stick to pure grain production.

Sam Ellis, who is a former quality assurance co-ordinator for Victorian hay processer, Gilmac Pty Ltd, said the key to successful hay production was attention to detail

http://www.farmweekly.com.au/news/agriculture/agribusiness/general-news/a-demanding-science-to-hay-production/2755192.aspx

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