During world War II, chaff and hay were needed to feed draft horses that were vital to production and transport in South Australian industries. The government therefore needed to ensure that adequate supplies were made available across the state. Legislation therefore required that it be acquired compulsively from producers. The farming community cooperated remarkably well to the degree that there were very few bad depts. The paper titled “Some Notes on Chaff and Hay Production 1944” by P.C. Angove, written in July 1976 (pdf 116.1 KB)
, describes the procedures and implications of collecting and supplying Chaff and Hay in South Australia.