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HAY WHAT YA GOT MOVIN? HOW ‘BOUT MOVIN’ SOME HAY WITH ME.

Have you ever wondered how the Farmers feed their cattle, sheep or any other livestock during periods of drought…

Here are the ‘Farm’ Facts:

  • Hay is transported by one of these trucks – a Western Star 2011 Stratosphere Built in the USA. 18-speed manual gearbox and 18.5 metres in overall length.
  • Carries 23 tonnes of Lucerne Hay & each bale weighs about 600kg which is assessed by the Department of Primary Industries feed test in order to determine the value per kg of the feed purchased.
  • The test results indicate very good quality lucerne with high protein and energy.
  • During the drought, feed is rationed and one 600kg bale of lucerne would feed one cow for about 100 days and would have cost about $600 per tonne or $350 per bale.

Truck provided by David and Belinda Davidson from Yarran Agriculture

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