Hi everyone, we’ve been getting lots of calls from farmers looking for hay to get them through the rest of the season, but we’ve officially run out of hay.
We currently only have a very small amount of compact bales left, and we’ve had to restrict sales to 30 small bales per customer to get people through until the new season in October.
We’re sorry for the inconvenience; it’s been a really tough year for farmers everywhere (including us), and we’d love to be able to help other who are struggling through the drought, but we won’t have hay until October when we start cutting again.
Thanks to Stacey and the team from the Bullengarook Adult Riders Club for making last weekend’s TTT Show Jumping event at the Werribee Equestrian Centre such a success.
Compressed Hay Bales for prizes
Forbes Lucerne sponsored compressed hay bales for the winners of the event, and they were really well received by all. We had a great time meeting everyone and getting to show off our compressed hay and compressed bales of straw, and we hope to see everyone again next time.
Forbes Lucerne will be sponsoring this year’s TTT Dressage event in Werribee. We’ll have compact hay bales for winners, and we’ll have the ute and trailer at the event all weekend with straw and hay for sale, so leave a bit of room in your float for a few compact bales.
We have a range of hay bale styles available here at Forbes Lucerne, not just our compact bales. As well as normal small square bales, we also have big squares (8’ x 4’ x 3’) for people wanting bulk hay (contact us for wholesale enquiries by the semi-load or b-double load).
Standard Small Square Bales
Most common small bales in Australia
Weigh between 20 and 25 kg
Dimensions are 3’ x 18” x 15”, or 900mm x 375mm x 450mm in metric measurements
Compact Hay Bales
Compact Bales are the same weight as a small square bale
Compressed for export purposes
Palletized for easy handling & transport
Dimensions are 20” x 18” x 9.5” (that’s 500mm x 450mm x 240mm in metric)
We have compact hay bales for sale online all year round here at Forbes Lucerne
Big Square Bale (or Jumbo Bale)
Used for bulk feeding
Weigh around 600kg
Dimensions vary, but standard Jumbo Bales are 8’ x 4’ x 3’ (that’s 2.4m x 1.2m x 900mm in metric)
If you’re interested in Jumbo Bales, please Contact Mark Forbes for pricing and availability
As a sponsor for this event, Forbes Lucerne will be making a special offer to all competitors at the event: we’ll have our full range of hay and straw available at the Werribee Park NEC all weekend (from Friday afternoon), for sale at our farm gate price, free of charge!
We’ll have lucerne hay, oaten hay, straw and pasture hay for sale in our compact bales, as well as straw for sale in normal small square bales. Prices are available at our online hay store.
We’ll have a trade stall set up for the weekend, so come and have a look at our hay if you haven’t seen our compact hay bales before.
Pre-order so you don’t miss out, because stocks available on the weekend will be very limited.
Have you seen Forbes Lucerne’s Compact Bales? They’re small square bales, but tightly compacted into 1/3 the space.
Compact Bales are great for transport and storage because they’re so small, and they’re also great to feed out with. They’re easier to handle than conventional bales, and there’s less wastage when your animals eat them.
Here are some photos of our compact bales, so you can see them for yourself.
If you have any questions, or you’d like to order some grass hay, lucerne hay or oaten hay in compact bales, please contact us or order online.
And here’s a video showing a compact bale being fed out to Flutter, one of our horses.