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Hay Report



Dairy Australia generates a hay report to help farmers make more informed decisions when buying hay. The hay report is updated 40 times per year and provides an independent and timely assessment of hay markets in each dairy region.

Hay prices by location

Select a location to view the hay price:

  • Location: Atherton Tablelands

    Week Ending12 April 2024
  • Location: Darling Downs

    Week Ending12 April 2024
  • Location: North Coast NSW

    Week Ending12 April 2024
  • Location: Central West NSW

    Week Ending12 April 2024
  • Location: Bega Valley

    Week Ending12 April 2024
  • Location: Gippsland

    Week Ending12 April 2024
  • Location: Goulburn & Murray Valley

    Week Ending12 April 2024
  • Location: South West Victoria

    Week Ending12 April 2024
  • Location: South East SA

    Week Ending12 April 2024
  • Location: Central SA

    Week Ending12 April 2024
  • Location: South West WA

    Week Ending12 April 2024
  • Location: North West Tasmania

    Week Ending12 April 2024

National Summary

  • Hay Report - 12 April 2024PDF1.01 MB

All Location Hay Prices

12 April 2024

Cereal

Lucerne

Straw

Pasture

Atherton Tablelands
Price range
Change
N/A
N/A
N/A
$330 - $450
Steady
Darling Downs
Price range
Change
$230 - $300
Steady
$350 - $440
$10
$90 - $110
Steady
$230 - $325
$5
North Coast NSW
Price range
Change
$250 - $320
Steady
$340 - $410
Steady
$70 - $110
$5
$240 - $300
Steady
Central West NSW
Price range
Change
$270 - $335
$10
$340 - $430
Steady
$70 - $130
$5
$260 - $300
Steady
Bega Valley
Price range
Change
$250 - $370
$15
$360 - $460
$10
$100 - $150
$15
$290 - $360
-$10
Gippsland
Price range
Change
$250 - $330
$5
$360 - $440
$10
$90 - $145
$5
$220 - $260
-$5
Goulburn & Murray Valley
Price range
Change
$265 - $315
$5
$340 - $410
Steady
$90 - $120
Steady
$240 - $280
-$10
South West Victoria
Price range
Change
$260 - $330
Steady
$330 - $410
Steady
$90 - $110
Steady
$210 - $250
$5
South East SA
Price range
Change
$270 - $320
Steady
$330 - $390
$5
$90 - $115
$5
$230 - $270
Steady
Central SA
Price range
Change
$260 - $335
Steady
$320 - $400
Steady
$90 - $110
$3
N/A
South West WA
Price range
Change
$300 - $360
Steady
$350 - $450
$10
$100 - $125
Steady
$230 - $270
$5
North West Tasmania
Price range
Change
$245 - $320
Steady
$300 - $380
Steady
$85 - $130
$5
$275 - $355
Steady
Whilst all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this report, to the fullest extent permitted by Australian law Dairy Australia disclaims all liability for any inadvertent errors and for any losses or damages stemming from reliance upon its content. Dairy Australia recommends that all persons seek independent advice and, where appropriate, advice from a qualified adviser, before making any decisions about changes to business strategy.

About the Hay Report

Why the hay report is created

Farmers, government, industry advocacy and businesses across the supply chain require independently produced, unbiased data on the industry to inform strategic decisions and policy formation.

Hay reports provide an independent industry view, bringing together key data and insights across the supply chain and industry without any vested interest.

The hay report is created using data provided by the Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA).


Interpreting the reports

Hay prices are based on shedded hay without weather damage, of good quality and colour. There is a wide variation in quality for hay, so prices are indicative for a mid-range product.

Prices are estimates based on delivery to dairy farms with allowance for freight, storage, and marketing costs, but exclusive of GST. Actual prices may vary for quality or other reasons.

In this video, dairy farm manager Brian Corr explains how Dairy Australia's hay and grain email updates help him make more informed decisions on-farm.


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