When you need to buy hay for your livestock, it’s essential to deal with hay suppliers who can quickly source high-quality hay fodder and deliver it promptly to your farm. McNaughts’ diverse fleet provides cost-effective, reliable and fast interstate transport for your farm hay.

What is Hay Fodder?

Hay fodder is food given out to larger livestock, such as sheep and cattle, as opposed to food that they forage for themselves. The different types of farm hay include grass (such as Bermuda), legume (vetch, lucerne, etc.) and cereal (such as oat and wheat). Or you can make a fodder hay bale containing a mixture of the above.

McNaughts’ Hay For Livestock

Providing quality feed for your livestock all year round can be challenging enough by itself. And, with the problems of increasing climate variability, from drought to flooding, you need a reliable, fast and cost-effective solution for your livestock’s ongoing hay and fodder needs. McNaughts provides quality livestock hay for sale throughout Victoria and New South Wales. Our large fleet of JCBs, B-Double and Road-Train drop-deck combinations can safely and effectively load and deliver hay bales for export overseas and to farmers and agriculturalists.

McNaughts’ Solutions With Hay and Fodder

When it comes to hay and fodder throughout Victoria and New South Wales regions, McNaughts has you covered!

  • We’ll provide pickup and delivery from your farm if you’re a grower, with hay and fodder for sale. We work both small and large jobs, providing singles, B-doubles, and road trains at harvest time to service all your needs.
  • If you’re a buyer, we’ll bulk freight our locally-sourced, high-quality hay and fodder directly to your farm. We have a diverse fleet of bulk-freight trucks with payload capabilities from 25MT to 90MT (1MT = 1,000kg).

We also provide services that can help you grow more hay and fodder on your own property! We provide fertiliser spreading and blending services, as well as gypsum for soil improvement and lime.

Other Agricultural Products For You

Besides hay, we provide other products to help with feeding and bedding your livestock:

  • Almond Hulls: These are the soft outer covering of the almond and are processed onsite and sold as livestock feed. They are a good source of protein and can supplement farm hay.
  • Cotton Trash: This consists of the stalks, seed fragments, leaves and burrs that remain after the cotton is separated during processing. Cotton trash can be used for mulch, calf bedding and roughage feed. 

We provide a full range of competitively-sourced agricultural products to service you all year round.

Contact us, and we’ll provide a tailored solution for your needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The definition of fodder is “food for cattle and other livestock”.
This means that farm hay is only one type of fodder. Typically, hay fodder is grass, cereal, legumes or other herbaceous plants that have been cut and dried for use as livestock feed. Some other forms of fodder are compressed and pelleted feed, almond hulls and silage. Silage is fodder made from green foliage crops and stored in airtight conditions, usually in a silo.

For domesticated animals such as cows and sheep, hay provides many nutrients that animals need to stay healthy. Hay is a long-strand fibre which helps keep the digestive tract functioning properly. And good-quality farm hay has high protein stability, which means that more protein directly reaches the small intestine.

This varies with how big your cows are! According to Agriculture Victoria, a 550 kg dry cow (one having a deliberate rest period from milking) requires 8.6 kg of hay fodder daily to maintain her condition. Therefore, one tonne of farm hay (1,000 kg) would feed 116 head of cattle (dry cows) for one day.