Resources

The Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) has a considerable resource ‘library’ of materials of relevance to the fodder industry.

We generate weekly, monthly and quarterly information for our members and stakeholders, in the form of the Hay Report produced in partnership with Dairy Australia, our e-newsletter AFIA News, and our Focus on Fodder magazine – and you can find them all here!

We are also in the process of revising and updating our fact sheets, which will be made available over the coming months.

Hay Report

The Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) researches and delivers a Hay Report to Dairy Australia 40 times per year.

AFIA recognises the importance of fodder/supplementary feed to our livestock sectors. Our years of experience help us measure the impact that seasonal conditions, such as drought and fire, can have on the supply and price of fodder – and the flow-on effects this has to critical farm business decisions across the country.

Our Hay Report aims to place ‘real time’ data in the hands of farmers to support informed decision-making to drive sustainable on-farm profits.

The Hay Report is a partnership between Dairy Australia and the Australian Fodder Industry Association, produced by AFIA under contract for DA.

For further information see: https://www.dairyaustralia.com.au/industry-statistics/industry-reports/hay-report

Latest

Hay Report – 24 May 2024

Hay Report – 24 May 2024

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE. Summary Driving Prices Up WA  is seeing some limited pasture feeding availability, but the majority of the area is still dry and requires fodder supplies for animal health and support. SA is still very dry and is now only supplying locally which is reducing availability...

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Past Reports

Hay Report – 17 May 2024

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE. Summary Driving Prices Up Western Australia is seeing some early greening of pastures that received rain; however fodder...

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Hay Report – 03 May 2024

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE. Summary Driving Prices Up Even with the very recent rainfall WA continues to be dry and unseasonably warm which is...

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Hay Report – 26 April 2024

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE. Summary Driving Prices Up Western Australia’s dry period continues unabated with little to no rainfall being recorded...

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Hay Report – 19 April 2024

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE. Summary Driving Prices Up Western Australia’s dry period continues without any forecast for rain on the horizon. With the...

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Fodder Care

Supported by New Holland

Fodder Care is an AFIA initiative supporting AFIA members and the wider fodder industry to help people produce high quality hay and silage.

Fodder Care aims to help producers better describe their hay and silage and to communicate that information with their customers.

Fodder Care encourages you to record the important information about your fodder.

AFIA has developed a Fodder Vendor Declaration Form for use by members, which is available here.

AFIA encourages all producers to keep:

  • Paddock inspection records – inspection for hazards and potential contaminants
  • Chemical application records –  record the rates and date of application of chemicals
  • Harvest records – information on raking, conditioning and baling and storage location
  • Feed analysis – nutritional parameters of your product if a feed analysis has been carried out.

This information can then be used to produce vendor declarations to help you market your fodder and ensure that your customers have all the information they need.

Fodder Briefs

Curing Quality Hay

Knowledge, patience and experience Properly curing hay is critical for high quality hay that is not likely to combust....

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Harvesting Rice Straw

An alternative feed source during drought Alternative feed sources are in high demand during drought in Australia....

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Safety Information

Download and print the PDF’s here