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South West Victoria

Date SW 22 SW 21 SW 5YA
07-Jan-22 200 200 204
14-Jan-22 200 200 206
21-Jan-22 200 200 208
28-Jan-22 200 200 209
04-Feb-22 200 200 210
11-Feb-22 200 200 207
18-Feb-22 200 200 208
25-Feb-22 200 200 210
04-Mar-22 200 200 211
11-Mar-22 200 200 214
18-Mar-22 200 200 217
25-Mar-22 200 200 217
01-Apr-22 200 200 225
08-Apr-22 200 200 227
15-Apr-22 200 200 227
22-Apr-22 200 190 228
29-Apr-22 200 190 231
06-May-22 200 190 233
13-May-22 200 190 238
20-May-22 200 190 240
27-May-22 200 190 251
03-Jun-22 190 254
10-Jun-22 190 254
17-Jun-22 190 254
24-Jun-22 190 274
01-Jul-22 190 260
08-Jul-22 190 259
15-Jul-22 190 261
22-Jul-22 190 265
29-Jul-22 190 267
05-Aug-22 190 268
12-Aug-22 190 266
19-Aug-22 190 254
26-Aug-22 195 255
02-Sep-22 195 252
09-Sep-22 195 258
16-Sep-22 195 247
23-Sep-22 195 247
30-Sep-22 195 247
07-Oct-22 195 247
14-Oct-22 195 234
21-Oct-22 195 231
28-Oct-22 195 231
04-Nov-22 195 229
11-Nov-22 205 220
18-Nov-22 205 221
25-Nov-22 198 222
02-Dec-22 190 221
09-Dec-22 190 221
16-Dec-22 200 212
23-Dec-22 200 210
30-Dec-22 200 213


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.


  • After some rainfall late last week the region has again had little to none for the remainder of the week.
  • The north and the east of the region still have soil moisture which supports some confidence in the cropping season. However, the coastal and border regions are seeing soil moisture degradation. The border and coastal areas remain very dry.
  • Sowing of oil seed crops into ripped ground continues in and around the Hamilton region. Lentil crops have been sown in the past 2 weeks into the north of the region, closer to the Wimmera, in areas with some damp loam and are coming along well.
  • Growers in the east of the region, who planted early, are still looking for decent rainfall to boost growth, whilst soil moisture and temperatures are reasonable; the lack of substantial rainfall is a cause for concern.
  • Reports of mice continue, still not considered to be a threat as evidence in the paddocks is low, more seen around sheds and storage. Monitoring and management is ongoing.
  • Fuel and other inputs costs are still a cause for concern in the region. The fuel excise reduction has been overtaken by demand driven price rises and reliance on imports for supply.
  • Hay enquiries are quieter as growers concentrate on seeding and spraying. There has been interest from dairy farmers in the drier parts of the region to reinforce on farm stores of fodder. Some trade into the region for contracted hay and small feedlots.
  • No change to pricing this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($180 to $220/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($330 to $380/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($80 to $105/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($150 to $180/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.

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