Hay Caps are celebrating 10 years of manufacture and are still being made on the family farm in the southern Riverina.
Invented back in 2006 by hay producers Phil and Lynda Snowden of Tocumwal, Hay Caps are uniquely Australian.
The Snowden’s take pride that Hay Caps are a local invention, locally made and distributed to customers all over Australia and overseas.
The Hay Caps are proving themselves to be a very affordable option and have the ability to cover any volume of hay and be reused year after year.
With the bumper season of 2016, many hay producers are finding it hard to shift hay.
It was seasons like this that led Mr Snowden to invent Hay Caps.
“So much hay was wasted in years like this when it was baled and stacked, but left uncovered,” Mr Snowden said.
“For every 75mm rain that falls on a bale of hay, over 200 litres goes into the top bale.
“That’s a 44 gallon drum of water and it ruins the hay.
“Big square bales of hay need to be protected.
“We are very proud that our Hay Cap system has protected over a million bales of hay to date.”
The Snowden’s have been covering hay for more than 30 years.
They looked at the major problems with the systems that had been used before, coming up with their simple and safe way to cover large bale stacks.
Hay Caps are applied at ground level to the bale.
Then the covered bale is placed on top as the stack is built.
- Contact 1800 429 227 or visit: www.haycap.com.au.