Weather, Innovation, and the Hay Market: a chat with Tim Ford

Hay Matters by Feed Central

Episode notes
  • A brief big picture look at Australian Ag in 2024 and the differences between the U.S and Australian hay market
  • The investment, dedication and hard work of young people returning to large scale family hay farms.
  • Adapting to varying weather patterns, specifically the shift from El Niño to La Niña
  • How growers and buyers can get the most out of the hay market during a wet year.
  • The challenges and risks posed by outdoor stacked hay, especially under the threat of potential flooding
  • Insights from past floods, including an increased demand for hay
  • The importance of improved infrastructure and access for hay growers to facilitate easier distribution and movement during wet years.