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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.
- There was widespread rain this week from Warick recording 15mm of rain, to St George recording 9mm of rain.
- Reports that this is one of the best hay producing seasons in three to four years - growers have been producing good quality cereal hay, in particular barley and oaten. Cereal hay is expected to continue being baled for the remainder of the month. This week’s rain has slowed production, any hay currently down will require assistance with drying which will impact the quality.
- There have been reports that new season hay is going into storage for personal use as trade continues to be limited in the region.
- Growers will continue to bale new season straw taking advantage of a good clean product despite minimal enquiry locally.
- No change to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($260 to $280/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($380 to $420/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($60 to $70/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.