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.
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.
- Moderate rainfall across the region this week with falls averaging around 20mm of rain.
- Canola graze and grain varieties in the north-east of the region are growing well after their first graze.
- After being sown in April and receiving good rain, ryegrass paddocks are able to be grazed, allowing for further growth prior to being cut for hay.
- The drier conditions have ramped up the cutting of silage. There is a high quantity and quality of product coming off paddocks with more manageable moisture levels.
- There are reports of the emergence of Russian Wheat Aphid in wheat and barley crops across the region. Damage is being reported across 40% of crops in some paddocks. Control measures are underway.
- Input costs continue to be of concern, with fuel being the most mentioned. While urea prices have come down a little, most growers are still being quoted $1200 - $1300 per tonne delivered on farm.
- Hay enquires and prices have stabilised this week after a lift last week. General conservation of hay is needed, as less favourable conditions and reduced hay plantings elsewhere are expected to bring shortfalls. Many fodder growers in the region are only servicing existing customers. Sales and movement of lower grade hay will continue.
- 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.