Hay Shire is located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River on largely flat terrain including saltbush plains with river red gum and black box corridors along river. The Shire is one of Australia’s leading wool and sheep meat producing areas. A wide variety of fruit and vegetables are grown, picked and packaged in Hay with lettuce, pumpkins, tomatoes, garlic, corn, rockmelons, watermelons and broccoli among them. Irrigated crops grown around the Hay area are maize, cotton, wheat, oats, barley, cereal rye, grain sorghum, sunflowers, soya beans, rapeseed, large seeds and legumes. Pasture crops include paspalum/white clover and sub clover/rye grasses are the normal winter pastures.

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