South West WA
|Date||WA 21||WA 20||WA 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.
- There was no significant rain for the region over the last seven days.
- Near Northam, some growers have started to cut hay with reports some has been exposed to approximately 10 – 20mm of rain since cutting. Conditions have been mild in the west for this time of year and growers are needing bigger windows to dry hay. Cut hay is also laying on wet ground due to the high moisture levels following a wet season.
- In the northern parts of the region, crops have been impacted slightly by rust. Further south in the York area, new season cereal crops have been plagued by waterlogging. Any later crops will potentially yield better and avoid the current spring rain.
- In general, the season is still on track to finish well in the west. Growers who decreased plantings due to limited export opportunities are now looking at good yielding crops and finding tonnes produced will be on par with 2020. With export only taking reduced amounts of premium hay this season some growers could be storing downgraded hay due to recent weather damage.
- Changes to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: -$10 ($260 to $290/t). Prices have eased this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($450 to $490). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($130 to 180/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($180 to $200/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.