Hay season a lot better

RAIN at the right time has allowed a local business to harvest 80 per cent of its potential yield, a contrast to recent seasons.

Parker’s Hay at Oxley has had a run of back luck with only two of the past six years living up to expectation.

A dry November allowed harvesting of quality lucerne and hay that they’ll supply to a strong base of recreational horse users and the race horse industry in Victoria and New South Wales.

But the season could have gone the other way if one rainfall event never took place.

“If we didn’t get 29mm at the end of September the season would have ended up like four of the last six,” Daniel Parker said.

“The yield was up on last year’s failure, but I’m more focused on getting good quality.”

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