Goulburn Murray Valley
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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.
- It continues to be dry across the region, however, rain is forecast for the end of the week.
- After a good start to the season, a lack of follow up rain is causing concern across the region.
- Cold weather has slowed subclover growth. Silage chopping may be delayed until mid to late August in some parts, due to slow growth and the need graze paddocks.
- In the north of the region, there is growing concern around the lack of pasture options for sheep growers due to slowing grass growth.
- Both vetch and winter barley sown in mid-April are looking good in the northwest of the region.
- The Victorian Government is limiting the transport of bees into the northwest for pollination of almonds. There are concerns there will not be sufficient hive numbers to complete the task and the availability of pollination services for other crops will also be restricted.
- Reports of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Bali are causing considerable concern, and there are calls for stronger and more decisive action. Information about the Australian Vetplan and preparedness is available at https://animalhealthaustralia.com.au
- Demand for hay is increasing and scarcity is becoming evident. Many of the region’s hay and fodder producers are only servicing existing customers.
- There has also been increased demand for straw, but supply is quite low. The return on investment for straw is high due to cost of production, equipment and transport. This season it may only be produced on contract.
- No change to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($170 to $225/t). Prices remain steady.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($390 to $420/t). Prices remain steady.
- Straw: +/-0 ($70 to $120/t). Prices remain steady.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($215 to $260/t). Prices remain steady.
- 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.