Frequently Asked Questions
Questions & Answers
Fodder is any agricultural foodstuffs used specifically to feed domesticated livestock (such as cattle, sheep, camels, rabbits, horses, goats, chickens and pigs). Fodder refers particularly to food given to the animals rather than that which they forage for themselves.
- a truck (24tonne GVM and 28ft tray) and a bogie pig trailer;
- semi-trailer; and
- b-double semi trailer.
- Variety and type of hay (lucerne, oaten, small squares, rounds or large 8’x4’x3’ square);
- Quality and grade;
- Pricing and terms of trade;
- Pick up and/or delivery times;
- Truck capacities and size of load;
- Access to delivery sites; and
- Equipment and/or labour required to unload delivery.
- Access to delivery sites?
- can a large truck drive into the area without affecting gardens;
- has room to easily and safely manoeuvre;
- Can get close to storage facilities;
- Has all weather access; and
- Provides a safe area to work.
- Equipment and/or labour required to unload delivery?
- A tractor or forklift will be required to unload round or large square bales.
- Does your equipment have sufficient reach to unload top bales of a loaded truck (approximately 4.3metres)?
- Hand-unload of truckload (400 bales) of small squares requires 4 fit adults – 2 on truck and 2 unloading into shed.
- MHC can provide labour for hand unloading of deliveries for more than 50 bales (small squares) at an additional charge.
- Labour will need to be arranged prior to delivery.
Please note: Mudgee Hay Company will not hand unload round bales or large squares of hay from a truck. A suitable tractor or forklift will be required on site for this purpose. If arrangements are not in place, waiting time will be charged by MHC from the time of delivery until the truck is unloaded.
Telephone our sales phone number to arrange a mutually convenient time to collect your hay. We have various farms and storage sites for hay so pick-up locations may change and we will confirm address details when speaking with one of our friendly team members.
We recommend you consult your local animal nutritionist, Local Land Services Officer or a veterinarian to discuss your animals’ dietary requirements.