|Date||C SA 21||C SA 20||C SA 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.
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.
- Significant rain was forecast for the region this week but at time of writing, only 5mm of rain had fallen. More storm activity is forecast for the coming days.
- With a late break many crops were planted later this year and are still up to five weeks from where they would normally be. The western part of the region, including the York Peninsula, have not had adequate rain since the end of July. Growers are now cutting hay that will yield significantly less on what was originally predicted. Provided spring rain doesn’t become an issue, it is expected there will still be good quality fodder produced. Burra was predicted to yield 5 – 6/t per hectare but are now forecast 3 – 4/t.
- The season is expected to be in full swing in another two weeks. Parts of Barossa received an isolated rain event three weeks ago which has reportedly benefited crops in that area.
- Exporters will only take a reduced amount of new season cereal hay and it will need to be a premium product. It continues to be an opportunist market and some trade is taking place for this reason.
- Changes to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: +/$20 ($180 to $1200/t). Prices have increased this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($400 to $450/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($90 to $140/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.