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South East SA

Date SE 22 SE 21 SE 5YA
07-Jan-22 210 235 206
14-Jan-22 210 235 211
21-Jan-22 210 235 204
28-Jan-22 210 235 203
04-Feb-22 210 235 201
11-Feb-22 210 235 199
18-Feb-22 210 235 199
25-Feb-22 210 235 199
04-Mar-22 210 235 201
11-Mar-22 210 235 202
18-Mar-22 210 235 202
25-Mar-22 215 235 202
01-Apr-22 215 235 205
08-Apr-22 215 235 205
15-Apr-22 218 235 205
22-Apr-22 220 205 204
29-Apr-22 220 205 209
06-May-22 220 205 210
13-May-22 220 205 210
20-May-22 220 205 211
27-May-22 220 205 211
03-Jun-22 220 205 211
10-Jun-22 230 205 232
17-Jun-22 240 205 253
24-Jun-22 240 205 252
01-Jul-22 240 205 252
08-Jul-22 205 252
15-Jul-22 205 252
22-Jul-22 205 252
29-Jul-22 205 252
05-Aug-22 205 252
12-Aug-22 210 252
19-Aug-22 215 273
26-Aug-22 215 273
02-Sep-22 215 273
09-Sep-22 215 272
16-Sep-22 215 267
23-Sep-22 205 265
30-Sep-22 195 263
07-Oct-22 195 263
14-Oct-22 195 229
21-Oct-22 195 228
28-Oct-22 195 222
04-Nov-22 195 222
11-Nov-22 195 214
18-Nov-22 195 207
25-Nov-22 203 209
02-Dec-22 210 212
09-Dec-22 210 205
16-Dec-22 210 205
23-Dec-22 210 205
30-Dec-22 210 209


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.

The hay report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of hay markets in each dairy region. This report is created using data provided by the Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA). It should be remembered that actual prices may vary for quality or other reasons. Whilst all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this report, Dairy Australia disclaims all liability to the fullest extent permitted by Australian law for any inadvertent errors and for any losses or damages stemming from reliance upon its content. Dairy Australia recommends all persons seek independent advice and, where appropriate, advice from a qualified advisor before making any decisions about changes to business strategy. 


  • Consistent but light rainfall has been measured across most of the region during the past week. Although the region remains behind average recorded rainfall for the year, there is confidence in a reasonable to average season.
  • Sowing is now complete for the majority of growers, with only some small areas of heavy soil still to be planted.
  • The predicted move towards grazing cereal varieties has been confirmed. High international prices have encouraged growers to increase their options, with return on investment being a key driver given the rising cost of inputs and labour shortages.
  • A big shortfall of hay is expected this year; however, this will become clearer in Spring. Growers with contracts in place will maintain their hay production programs. Although, as sowing has progressed it is clear farmers have chosen to plant additional grain crops/pasture rather than invest in hay.
  • Fodder trade has remained steady with increased enquiries from sheep producers as they look to maintain stock levels.
  • Supply of hay across the region is very low, with little hay available for open sale. Reports of shortages are expected to increase which will in-turn increase quoted prices for new customers in particular.
  • No change to pricing this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/- 0 ($200 to $240/t). Prices remain steady.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($330 to $350/t). Prices remain steady depending on quality.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($100 to $120/t). Prices remain steady.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($180 to $220/t). Prices remain steady.
  • 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.

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