The winter cropping season has seen regular rainfall and warm conditions which has given many growers confidence for this season’s crop. The addition of topdressing nitrogen is now the decision for growers to make. Many have performed deep soil Nitrogen test to assess soil profile nitrogen with results showing reasonably strong levels due to the moist mild weather we have seen which is ideal conditions for natural mineralisation of nitrogen. With supply of urea being tight in the near future it is now the time to order your urea to secure your needs for the coming topdressing season and not have your yield potential dictated by urea availability. Sulphur must also be a consideration in canola crops if pre plant sulphur was not applied, with products such has Gran Am and Slam providing both Nitrogen and sulphur.
The demand for hay has been slow after an exceptional season for demand of fodder over the dry hot summer period with growers seeing strong prices for their product. This drop in demand is due to the great rainfall we have seen and warm weather resulting in excellent pastures growth in most districts. Demand should begin to increase as the as the cold weather finally greets us as winter traditionally sees strong demand for fodder. Supply is limited so prices for hay is excepted to hold firm after slightly easing from the prices seen earlier in the year.
Chaff products for horses are always available locally direct from our mill at competitive retail prices with quality Lucerne, oaten and wheaten chaff and our always popular “Pony Mix” as well as bagged feed grain products.