From a news release
The Ontario Forage Council launched the “Ontario Hay Listing Service” in July 2008 and it has proven to be an effective communication and marketing tool for connecting with buyers across Ontario and beyond.
We have responded to the needs of both hay and straw producers and purchasers, who have both expressed a need for a listings service here in Ontario. Our mission is to provide an easy and effective process of bringing hay and straw producers and buyers together. To cater to the fact that most producers and buyers are located in the rural community, the site has been designed with dial-up users in mind.
During this current growing season, producers are facing many challenges associated with the weather and drought-like conditions. A shortage of hay can potentially have a severe impact on many sectors. Most producers have reported near average yields on their first cut of hay, however, many are now commenting about the severe shortage of second cut. Some livestock producers are reporting challenges in sourcing adequate hay supplies to adequately sustain their herds.
This year in particular, we feel that there is an urgency to spread the word about the “Ontario Hay Listings Service”. We see an immediate need for buyers and producers to utilize a forum by which to communicate their needs to one another. This continues to be a FREE, efficient and effective way of buying or selling hay and straw.
The Ontario Forage Council would like to thank our Ontario Hay Listings sponsors Quality Seeds Ltd and Can Grow Crop Solutions Inc. Their generous contributions make it possible for us to provide this valuable service. For more information on Quality Seeds Ltd., or Can Grow Crop Solutions Inc., please click on the links provided on the web site.