In response to drought-like conditions and an unprecedentedly low supply of hay throughout Tasmania, the Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) are hosting a fodder planning workshop on 19 April 2016 in Longford, Tasmania.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together hay producers, hay traders and anyone with a known need for fodder this year. The day will focus on getting better communication throughout the fodder supply chain in Tasmania and will include plenty of time for making new contacts in the hay and silage industry.  


“With Tasmania experiencing an usually dry season and demand for hay in many regions outstripping supply, this event is essential for preparing farmers for next year and for similar conditions in the future,” Scott Williams of Statewide AG Services said.


We will hear about sourcing fodder from a Moon Lake (formerly Van Demon’s Land) representative and also an insight into large-scale production from Scott Williams of Statewide Ag Services will feature during the day.


As well as these presentations, the workshop will include a farm tour by Geoff Wing of Wing Rural and a barbecue lunch will be provided by Statewide Ag Services for all that attend.

AFIA’s Executive Officer Darren Keating explained, “This is a terrific opportunity for both ends of the hay supply chain to expand their business network and to form the necessary relationships to ensure that they have the right contacts and plans in place to deal with seasons like this in the future. The demand for fodder has really changed in the past 5-10 years and now is a great opportunity for the industry to catch up with it.” 

The event will take place at the Riverlands Centre, Longford between 10am and 2pm and will cost $10 per person payable on the day. If you would like to attend, RSVP before Friday 15 April to Jesse Lourey of AFIA on 0418 782 382 or

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