|Date||Gipps 21||Gipps 20||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.
- A much drier fortnight for Gippsland with only light rain recorded in the northern parts over the past week. Cold and overcast conditions have been preventing paddocks from drying out, particularly after the flooding in June.
- Large quantities of fodder continue to be feed out to stock which is expected to continue until conditions improve. Locals are suggesting this could be another four weeks away for the region.
- Despite the wet conditions, Gippsland remains on track for a good season.
- The region continues to recover from storm and flood damage. Many have been making enquiries to secure feed for the remainder of winter. There is a variety of feed moving into Gippsland with farmers making sure not to leave themselves short.
- No change to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($250 to $290/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($550 to $650/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($70 to $85/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/- ($90 to $110/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.