3 Rivers Hay Grading

Grade Characteristics Indicative Range
Protein % ME MJ / kg Use
3 Rivers Mulch Brown colour, stemmy, little leaf remaining, mould remaining, some initial breakdown of fibre, suitable for orchard & garden mulch. Below 8.0 Below 7.0 - Processing Mulch
3 Rivers Stock 3 Brown colour, due to weather damage and / or heating; reasonable leaf retention; thick stems, caramel smell and / or grassy.

N.B. - Grower notes required.
        - Customer inspection encouraged.
12 - 28 Below 7.0 - Stock Feed
- Processing
3 Rivers Stock 2 Green to light brown in colour with up to 50% bleaching (weather damage), sound leaf retention. Up to 10% grass, few seed heads & some weeds allowable. 15 - 20 7.0 - 8.0 - Stock Feed
3 Rivers Stock 1 Green to light brown in colour, good leaf retention, thicker stem acceptable, up to 30% bleach (weather damage) present, up to 5% grass & few seed heads. 18 - 28 8.0 - 10.4 - Horse
- Dairy

Please note:

  1. Feed analysis objective information can not be (accurately) linked to visual information.
    We recommend an individual test on each load of hay.
  2. Indicative moisture of large bales is 16-18%, small bales 18-20%.
  3. Prices are excluding GST on farm prices