FARMERS across the region have begun seeking alternative feed sources as ongoing drought conditions continue to take their toll.
Fodder crops have become increasingly popular, while feed pellets have begun to flood into the region.
Several transporters have been kept busy carting pellets into the region from across the state.
One such transporter is McCulloch Bulk Haulage's Matt Czepil, who said the high price of hay from interstate was a contributing factor in the recent spike.
"Lately we have transported a power of pellets into the region," Mr Czepil said.
"They've been coming in from everywhere and we have been taking them everywhere.
"It's not unusual for us to cart pellets, but we have certainly seen a rise recently, that's for sure."
Pursehouse Rural agronomist Matt Roseby said the increase in supplement feed could also be due to the price of feed grain.
"Feed barley and things like that, are currently sitting at more than $400 a tonne," Mr Roseby said.
"It's great news for guys who have managed to get a crop off, but bad news for guys trying to feed their stock.
"I'm not surprised their thinking outside the box, I think grain prices would certainly be a big factor in an increase in the use of feed pellets."
The region's lack of winter rainfall has seen a significant drop in the amount of crops harvested.
However, Mr Roseby said some farmers had reaped some rewards from late-season cropping.
"There would be a handful of guys who would have been able to strip off a crop," he said.
"How much they were actually able to harvest, that's a different question.
"I think there would have been a lot more guys who would have looked to grow hay and capitalise on the current hay market.
"As well as that, I think those guys who looked to grow hay, would have been as feed for their own stock.
"Now most of that is gone, those guys could be the ones looking at pellets and those other kind of supplements."
Recent storms across the region have some farmers hopeful of a summer crop heading into the new year.
"That bit of storm activity, I think has a few people feeling really good," Mr Roseby said.
"I would say, if there is a chance of guys getting a crop in, sorghum will be pretty popular.
"Particularly for those guys growing for stock.
"It can get going in tough conditions and can certainly help maintain stock."