Photo: Andrew Fuda, CEO of Australian business Western Meat Packers Group (WMPG) has set a new world record for a bale of hay that cost $30,000 Australian dollars.
The Guinness World Records world record for the largest straw bale pyramid measured 28.95 m (94 ft 11 in) high and was made up of 1,500 bales. The structure was made by members of Le Cercle Des Jeunes Agriculteurs du Pays de Sarrebourg, in Voyer, Sarrebourg, France on 22 August 2004. The base measured: 25 m x 25 m (82 ft x 82 ft).
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest parade of classic tractors; it consisted of 964 tractors, achieved by RFD-TV & Rural TV (both USA) at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, on 25 August 2012.
Andrew Fuda, CEO of WMPG, paid the eye-watering sum at a charity gala to raise money for western Australian farmers affected by a devastating bushfire that tore through Yarloop, Harvey and Waroona in January, The Global Meat reports.
Commenting on the purchase of the hay bale, Fuda said the unique smoke-infused hay will be feed to steers destined for the Japanese market.
“We believe the beef from those animals to be fed the world record priced hay will be highly sought after by very discerning Japanese consumers who may even be able detect the smokey flavours infused from ancient WA [Western Australia] jarrah, red gum and peppermint trees,” said Fuda.