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 – 12 April 2024

Hay Report – 12 April 2024

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE. NATIONAL SUMMARY Driving Prices Up WA’s dry period is continuing with the demand on fodder supplies continuing to be high to meet the needs of herds and flocks. Rainfall over some of the previously dry parts of Victoria and Tasmania will see a response from pastures...

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Past Reports

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...

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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

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Safety Information

Training Your Workers

Fodder Safety Brief Training your workers is the valuable first step toward a safe work place.  For most farmers it is...

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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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Download and print the PDF’s here