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Hay prices stabilize in Sask., Man.

CNS Canada –– Timely rains have drastically improved the forage crop outlooks for Saskatchewan and Manitoba, while also putting prices back into their normal ranges. “Skyrocketing hay prices have stabilized… supplies are good,” said Terry Kowalchuk, a provincial forage crop specialist in Regina. Prices are mostly back down into the $80-$100 per tonne range, he […] Read more


Cindy Wilinski’s bid to help small-acreage owners quickly ‘snowballed’ after she started a hay-sharing service on Facebook.

Hay-sourcing group riding to the rescue of those in need

Cindy Wilinski wanted to help so she harnessed the power of Facebook 
to source affordable hay for livestock owners hit hard by drought


Fed up with high hay prices and concerned about the lack of affordable hay, Cindy Wilinski decided to take matters into her own hands. Last month, the owner of CRW Equines set up a Facebook page called Hay List 2015 to connect hay buyers with hay sellers. “I was trying to group people together because […] Read more

Estimating the value of a standing hay crop

Buyer and seller can make a two-part agreement, with final payment made after harvest

“The month of July is usually the most difficult time of year to determine hay prices,” says Ted Nibourg, farm business management specialist, Ag-Info Centre, Stettler. “Yields and quality are uncertain and demand is an unknown factor. July of 2014 is no exception.” Last summer’s hay production was variable in quality, says Nibourg. “Two long […] Read more