It’s National Hay Safe Day!

It’s National Hay Safe Day!

What a year! With a promising season in full swing, an eye on the weather, and a global pandemic impacting the availability and movement of workers across the country, it is THE perfect time to take a day to focus on safety across the fodder supply chain. The...

Top 10 hazards: Telehandlers

FODDER SAFETY BRIEF Telehandlers are the ideal machine for tight spaces often found when feeding livestock or lifting and loading. Providing four-wheel drive capabilities, telehandlers can be as comfortable off road as they are on it when operated in the correct...

Training Your Workers

Fodder Safety Brief Training your workers is the valuable first step toward a safe work place.  For most farmers it is almost impossible to complete all tasks on farm without the help from outside resources. READ THE FULL BRIEF  

Traffic Management Plan Steps

Fodder Safety Brief It’s not practical for most agribusinesses to install fixed barriers to segregate pedestrians from vehicular traffic, paint yellow walkways, install CCTV or other control measures.  There are some things you can do to manage traffic and keep people...
Curing Quality Hay

Curing Quality Hay

Knowledge, patience and experience Properly curing hay is critical for high quality hay that is not likely to combust. We have asked experienced AFIA members how they test that their hay is cured and summarised their responses below. Remember that no one method is...
Fodder Storage and Hay Sheds

Fodder Storage and Hay Sheds

Key points to consider when building a hay shed There are multiple factors to consider when planning to construct a hay shed on your property, such as permits, access, size, location and stormwater capture. This Fodder Brief aims to provide a planning framework to...