Victorian agricultural contractors have started harvesting in what is expected to be a promising hay and silage season.
Fodder analyst Colin Peace says new season hay in the state's north-east is already selling for $100 per tonne less than last year.
He says many Victorian farmers ran out of fodder over winter, and will be relieved at the chance to replenish hay and silage stocks over summer.
"There have been similar seasons to this, but it has been a long time since we've had a promising season immediately on the back of some of the lowest hay stocks we've had.
"If this season wasn't as good as it is, we'd be in a lot of trouble."
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