​​30 July 2013


To advise that Plant Export Operations Manual (PEOM) Volume 8A has been amended, providing approval for the coring technique for hay and straw bales.


The coring technique for bales of hay and straw was conditionally approved till 30 June 2013, subject to the results of scientific trials undertaken by industry. The Grain and Seed Exports Program has received submissions from AFIA enabling the ongoing use of coring as a sampling technique for hay and straw.

Key Points

  • Coring is an approved technique for sampling export consignments of hay and straw
  • The PEOM has been amended to reflect approval of the coring technique.


Visit the DAFF website to view the PEOM Volume 8A Commodity Inspections - hay and straw information. 

If you have any further enquiries, please email the Grain and Seed Exports Program phone +61 2 6272 3229.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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