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 – 10th Sept 2021

Hay Report – 10th Sept 2021

NATIONAL SUMMARY READ THE FULL REPORT  Driving Prices Up –   The seasonal outlook released by BOM is predicting above average rainfall for the eastern parts of Australia as well as parts of Western Australia. A wet spring again this year has the potential to reduce the production of good quality...

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Past Reports

Hay Report – 3rd Sept 2021

NATIONAL SUMMARY READ FULL REPORT Driving Prices Up –   Mice concerns are already being experienced in the Darling Downs of QLD as growers move...

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Hay Report – 27 August 2021

NATIONAL SUMMARY Read the full Report Driving Prices Up – Reduced production of hay for export across the West and South Australia will mean no...

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Hay Report – 20 August 2021

NATIONAL SUMMARY READ THE FULL REPORT Driving Prices Up – Reduced production of hay for export across the West and South Australia will mean no...

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Hay Report – 6 August 2021

NATIONAL SUMMARY Driving Prices Up –   Farmers taking advantage of prices and securing the remainder of good quality cereal hay to be stored for...

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Fodder Care

Supported by New Holland

Fodder Care is an AFIA initiative that aims to supply information and tools to AFIA members and the wider fodder industry to help people produce high quality Hay and Silage.

The other key aim of Fodder Care is to help producers better describe their hay and silage and to communicate that information with their customers.

While this can be done in a number of ways AFIA recommends producers use the Fodder Care online service. This is a web based tool that lets producers record relevant information about their hay and silage in an easy to use internet based system.

Fodder Care helps you to record the important information about your fodder;

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

    Subscription and access to the Fodder Care online service is available to all Australian hay and silage producers.

    For more information contact the AFIA office on 03 9670 0523

    Fodder Briefs

    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....

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    Harvesting Rice Straw

    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

    Stacking Hay Safely

    Stacking Hay Safely

    Stacking and loading hay safely Statistics show that many work place incidents result from ‘complacency’ - doing a job...

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    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...

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