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North West Tasmania


Date Tas 21 Tas 20 Tas 5YA
08-Jan-21 250 315 249
15-Jan-21 250 320 249
22-Jan-21 250 320 249
29-Jan-21 250 325 249
05-Feb-21 250 300 226
12-Feb-21 225 300 226
19-Feb-21 225 300 226
26-Feb-21 225 300 226
05-Mar-21 225 300 225
12-Mar-21 225 300 225
19-Mar-21 225 300 225
26-Mar-21 225 300 225
02-Apr-21 225 300 225
09-Apr-21 225 300 223
16-Apr-21 225 300 223
23-Apr-21 225 300 223
30-Apr-21 210 300 223
07-May-21 210 300 225
14-May-21 218 300 225
21-May-21 225 300 225
28-May-21 225 300 225
04-Jun-21 225 300 231
11-Jun-21 225 270 231
18-Jun-21 225 270 231
25-Jun-21 225 270 231
02-Jul-21 225 270 231
09-Jul-21 225 250 232
16-Jul-21 225 250 232
23-Jul-21 225 250 239
30-Jul-21 225 250 232
06-Aug-21 225 250 239
13-Aug-21 238 250 239
20-Aug-21 250 250 239
27-Aug-21 250 250 239
03-Sep-21 250 250 230
10-Sep-21 250 250 236
17-Sep-21 250 250 236
24-Sep-21 250 250 236
01-Oct-21 250 250 236
08-Oct-21 250 250 232
15-Oct-21 250 250 232
22-Oct-21 250 234
29-Oct-21 250 234
05-Nov-21 250 241
12-Nov-21 250 241
19-Nov-21 250 241
26-Nov-21 250 241
03-Dec-21 250 241
10-Dec-21 250 247
17-Dec-21 250 247
24-Dec-21 247
31-Dec-21

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. 

Commentary

  • 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.



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