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Date Gipps 22 Gipps 21 Gipps 5YA
07-Jan-22 100 140 208
14-Jan-22 100 110 192
21-Jan-22 100 110 194
28-Jan-22 100 110 196
04-Feb-22 100 110 197
11-Feb-22 100 110 197
18-Feb-22 100 110 197
25-Feb-22 100 110 196
04-Mar-22 100 110 196
11-Mar-22 100 110 199
18-Mar-22 100 110 203
25-Mar-22 100 110 203
01-Apr-22 100 110 203
08-Apr-22 100 110 203
15-Apr-22 104 110 203
22-Apr-22 108 110 203
29-Apr-22 113 110 203
06-May-22 113 110 203
13-May-22 113 110 219
20-May-22 113 110 219
27-May-22 113 110 219
03-Jun-22 118 110 227
10-Jun-22 118 110 230
17-Jun-22 118 110 233
24-Jun-22 118 110 237
01-Jul-22 118 110 237
08-Jul-22 118 100 250
15-Jul-22 119 100 250
22-Jul-22 120 100 250
29-Jul-22 135 100 250
05-Aug-22 135 100 250
12-Aug-22 100 269
19-Aug-22 100 269
26-Aug-22 100 269
02-Sep-22 100 269
09-Sep-22 100 269
16-Sep-22 100 265
23-Sep-22 100 275
30-Sep-22 100 285
07-Oct-22 100 285
14-Oct-22 100 285
21-Oct-22 100 285
28-Oct-22 100 285
04-Nov-22 100 291
11-Nov-22 100 294
18-Nov-22 100 296
25-Nov-22 100 296
02-Dec-22 100 260
09-Dec-22 100 253
16-Dec-22 100 211
23-Dec-22 100 211
30-Dec-22 100 216


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. 


  • There was low rainfall across the area this week, with some parts of the region receiving no rain at all. Frosts continue most mornings.
  • There is lucerne being cut around Bairnsdale, and if the weather stays favourable, this will set up some good fresh growth for a mid-September cut.
  • Canola crops around Lucknow are showing good early flowering and biomass.
  • Pasture growth has slowed due to the ongoing cold weather and livestock are being supported with supplementary feed.
  • With calving season continuing, the ongoing cold weather is requiring careful monitoring of the herds. There are reports that around 50% of births have been completed by the end of July.
  • There is a considerable fear that foot-and-mouth-disease (FMD) could make it to Australia, there are calls for more stringent controls by farmers in the area. Information about the Australian Vetplan and preparedness is available at
  • Fertiliser prices are once again of concern, as most stock on shore is already contracted.
  • The trade of pre-contacted fodder is ongoing and increasing. Lucerne hay and silage are in high demand, especially in the west of the region. Straw is mainly being pre-contracted into feedlots or sold for bedding.
  • No change in prices this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($200 to $250/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($530 to $550/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($80 to $110/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +$15 ($90 to $180/t). Prices increase 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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