Forage Marketing

Canadian forage and forage products are marketed across the county and around the globe. Products range from hay and organic hay (in large round bales, small and large squares, compressed) to straw and alfalfa pellets.

Our CFGA members adhere to our code of ethics. These are a statement of the values of the CFGA and provide a guide to the decisions we make as businesses and individuals. This code of ethics assists us with the responsibilities to the principles of ethical marketing and business practices.

Double Compressed Hay

Our double-compressed product is available in 20 kg, 30 kg, 40 kg, 60 kg, 250 kg and 400 kg bales. These are the bales of choice for our overseas customers who receive them in sea containers. These bales represent the maximum weight in the minimum size.

We have double compressed operations in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. 

Dehydrated Products

Our dehydrated products include cubes and pellets. Cubes and pellets are available in 12 kg, 25 kg and 40 kg bags; 500 kg totes and bulk.

Our premium product is produced and packaged in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Quebec. Cubes and pellets are used domestically and also shipped to the U.S. and Asia.

Long Fibre Bales

Our long-fibre bales are available in several sizes to suit shipping and the needs of our clients. We offer small square bales (14” and 18” bales) and medium to large bales; three feet by three feet, three feet by four feet and four feet by four feet. Squares are convenient for shipping economically via road.

We also produce two tie (14” & 16”) bales and three tie bales (55 kg) for our equine customers in the U.S., U.K. and Middle East. Our producers use either twine, net or plastic wraps for the round bales. As well, we export round and large square straw bales. All of our producers provide nutritional analysis from an accredited agency upon request.

Our Canadian hay marketers continue to see a surge in demand for their products and, sometimes, there are less than successful outcomes. This increase in demand combined with a shortage of forage products due to drought conditions appears to bring out some less honest business dealings. We have been advised of several situations where large deposits are paid, but the hay never delivered. There have also been situations where the delivered hay was not of the agreed upon quality.

We urge buyers and sellers to take steps to ensure that the buying and selling of their quality forage products is done in a fair and equitable manner benefiting both parties. 

If you are considering purchasing or selling hay, here are some tips to keep in mind:
– Have you purchased from or sold hay to this person before?
– If not, obtain at least two independent references for the company/individual to ensure you are dealing with someone reputable.

Remember, if it appears too good to be true, it probably is.
– Has the hay been analyzed? Is the analysis information available? Is the hay free of mould? Do you know the moisture content? Can you visually inspect the hay? – Are you purchasing from a member of the CFGA who has agreed to the CFGA’s code of ethics?

The CFGA actively promotes and encourages the highest level of integrity within the forage and grassland industry. If you have concerns regarding the purchasing or selling of Canadian hay products please co

Company First Name Last Name City Province, Code Phone E-mail
Alberta Gold Seal Forage Corp. Jim Husing Innisfail Alberta T4G 1T8 (403) 227-5040 agsfc@telus.net
Barr-AG Ltd. Barry Schmitt Olds Alberta T4H 1G6 (403) 507-8660 bschmitt@barr-ag.com
Blood Tribe Forage Processing Cyrus Weasel Fat Standoff Alberta, T0L 1Y0 (403) 635-0938 cyrus@btfp.ca
Chapman Bros. Farms. Darren Chapman Virden Manitoba R0M 2C0 (204) 851-0164 dlfarms@mts.net
Elcan Forage Inc Greg Sommerfeld Broderick Saskatchewan S0H 0L0 (306) 867-8080 elcan@xplornet.com
Enterprises Macay Inc. Marc Lavoie St.Isidore AB T0H 3B0 (780) 624-2850 marc@macay.net
Glenisle Farms James Glen Keene Ontario K9L 2G0 (705) 295-4489 glenisle@nexicom.net
Green Prairie International Peter Ball Lethbridge Alberta T1J 4P4 (403) 327-9941 peter.ball@greenprairie.com
Healey Hay and Strawdust Supply Garth Healey Abbotsford British Columbia V3G 0CT (778) 808-9920 (cell) garth@bcstrawdustsales.com
International Quality Forage & Feed Inc. Ed Shaw Carstairs Alberta, T0M 0N0 (204) 851-0164 ed@iqforage.com
Jan-Star Farms Mike Henry Tara Ontario N0H 2N0 (519) 934-2023 janstarfarm@hotmail.com
Kletke Farms Chris Kletke  Brunkild Manitoba R0G 0E0 (204) 746-0462 chris@kletke.ca
Marhaven Agri Inc. Chris Martin Alma Ontario N0B 1A0 (519) 638-3423 chris@marhavenagri.ca
Nechako Valley Agri Jason Hawkins Vanderhoof British Columbia  V0J 3A0 (250) 944-0514 nechakovalleyagri@gmail.com
Top Hay Agri Industries Judd Wu Vanderhoof BC V0J 3A0 (250) 524-2888 judd@tophay.ca
West Gro Seeds Service Ltd. Scott Peters Boissevain Manitoba R0K 0C0 (204) 534-6692 scott@westgro.ca
Wilbur-Ellis Company Russ Mellow Lethbridge Alberta T1J 4P4 (403) 634-7641 (cell) rmellow@wilburellis.com
Dean and Nona Stewart Weyburn Saskatchewan S4H 2L2 306-842-5742 nonastewart1122@yahoo.ca
Don Rowntree Georgetown Ontario L7G 4S5 (416) 464-2373 donrowntree@hotmail.com
Garry Johnson Owen Sound Ontario  N4K 5N5 (519 371-5247 joyngarry@gmail.com
Jake Heppner Altona Manitoba R0G 0B0 (204) 324-1240 jeheppner@xplornet.com
Mike Faulkner Rockwood Ontario N0B 2K0 (519) 856-0779 m.j.faulkner@live.ca
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