North West Tasmania
|Date||Tas 21||Tas 20||Tas 5YA|
Notes:Change in price is the change since the last report. Hay quoted is sourced and delivered locally, GST exclusive unless stated otherwise. It should be noted that local prices quoted may not be the cheapest available, sourcing it from another region may be more affordable, and buyers are encouraged to evaluate all options. Prices are indicative to a mid-range shedded product, and based on the best indication of market value at the time of reporting. It should be noted there is a wide variation in quality of hay, prices for a mid-range product will not reflect the weighted average of trade. Prices will naturally vary based on the product quantity and quality, buyer/seller relationship and the size of the trade.
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- The region again faced another wet week. It is expected that the Launceston region could again receive up to 30mm of rain. Reports also that floods are coming down the river systems at present, which could impact lower country.
- Silage season remains on hold now until conditions become dryer. Feed has been slow to grow with ongoing cool conditions but with warmer weather growers are indicating that this will improve quickly.
- There are concerns that it could be a wetter than average spring and summer. Growers are reporting if they can get the required break in the weather, it should be a good yielding season.
- Demand continues to be steady as some farmers purchase what they need to get through until the wet conditions ease.
- No changes to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($220 to $280/t) Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($300 to $350/t) Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($150 to $200/t) Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($200 to $240/t) Prices remain steady this week.
- Please note unless stated otherwise, prices are per tonne, sourced and delivered locally. The price range indicated is for feeds of varying quality with the price range generally indicative of quality of feed. We recommend feed testing and viewing of fodder before purchase to be sure of the quality of feed. We recommend feed testing and viewing of fodder before purchase to be sure of the quality of feed.