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.
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- There was light rainfall across the region this week with most areas receiving falls of less than 10mm of rain.
- Whilst some paddocks are showing good growth with the favourable conditions, there are some still too wet to have been sown around the Invergordon area. Growers are expecting to make a call about late season sowing or summer crop preparation in the next two weeks.
- Oats are coming along well in the north of the region. It is expected to provide bulk fodder options to fill the early feed gap, however there is some evidence of crown rust. Some growers plan to crash graze the paddocks showing rust.
- Early sown mid-maturing barley in the west of the region is coming along following good rainfall, with growers hoping that ongoing moisture will sustain current crop growth.
- There have been some early cuts for hay in the region as the sunny days provide the opportunity for the crop to dry in preparation for bailing.
- Input costs continue to be of concern, with fuel and fertiliser being top of mind. Many growers are using much more vigorous soil sampling this season to target the application of fertiliser and therefore reduce overall costs.
- Both hay demand and prices are stable this week, with many farmers in the region only servicing existing customers. A lot of the hay that is now moving is lower grade however some higher-grade parcels are available for a premium.
- No change to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($170 to $215/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($390 to $420/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($70 to $110/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($210 to $250/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.