Horses feed on local produce
HORSES from all corners of the country will be munching on local Warwick produce as they flock to the Rose City for the Barastoc Polocrosse Nationals.
Olsen's Produce is the sole supplier of horse feed at the event, with a shed set up at the grounds for ultimate customer convenience.
Marie Hoffman of Olsen's said they had already sold over 100 bales of oaten hay.
"We've got another 110 competitors expected to arrive (today) so we've ordered another load of hay," Ms Hoffman said.
Cheryl Roser, employee at Olsen's, said the team was busy each day with orders coming out of their ears.
"We've had email contact with all of the states since January, asking whether we stock this particular feed and if not can we get it in," Ms Roser said.
"So really it's like looking into a crystal ball to see how much we need, but our chaff production has definitely gone up."
Another Olsen's Produce employee, Glenn Muller, said he was surprised but glad at how busy it actually was.
"It's good to see they don't just bring their own feed, they're willing to use our local stuff," Mr Muller said.