|Date||Gipps 22||Gipps 21||Gipps 5YA|
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.
- Variable rainfall across the region this week with totals of 50mm in the far east and less than 5mm in the west.
- There have been some sporadic sheep graziers warnings due to colder overnight conditions, as well as reports of low visibility due to mist persisting well into the mornings on some days.
- Replanting in the east of the region to replace those crops damaged or destroyed by the rain dump has now been almost completed. Growers in that region are feeling optimistic with the follow up rain after the plantings were in. Sowing season continues with ongoing good soil moisture and promising weather forecasts giving growers’ confidence for the season.
- The drier calmer days allowed for the spraying of post emergent herbicide on canola crops to be completed in most regions.
- Final cut coming off in fields around Bairnsdale, reports of good yields. It has been a good growing season for most of the region’s traditional dryland pastures.
- Annual ryegrass and clover pasture crops are flourishing with plenty of on pasture feed available. Pastures sown 6-8 weeks ago in the central areas are now at 15cm high cover.
- Higher fuel costs are being reported by some in the region, and the freight levy is still being applied to deliveries to offset fuel costs.
- Hay and silage enquiries continue with strong demand, with some dedicated growers pushing out 2-3 truckloads a day over the last couple of weeks. Good livestock prices and increasing demand from the south and west to build on farm stocks for the winter months are being stated as the reason for the uptick. Shedded hay is attracting the most interest due to the unstable weather conditions.
- No change in prices this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($200 to $240/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($530 to $550/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($80 to $100/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($90 to $135/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.