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 – 01 March 2024

Hay Report – 01 March 2024

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE. Summary Driving Prices Up Though there has been some rain in Western Australia this has not alleviated the dry conditions which continue to affect availability of feed and are placing fodder supplies in increasing demand. This coupled with a smaller hay production this...

read more

Past Reports

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....

read more

Harvesting Rice Straw

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

read more

Safety Information

Download and print the PDF’s here

Submissions

Victorian Export Inquiry

AFIA Submission into the INQUIRY INTO THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INCREASING EXPORTS  OF GOODS AND SERVICES FROM REGIONAL VICTORIA      On Thursday 17 April, 2014 AFIA made a submission to the Victorian parliamentary inquiry into...

read more