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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- Slight rainfall with falls of between 10-15mm for the week across most of the region.
- Average temperature trends are continuing to fall below expected, with cooler nights being forecast.
- The last of the silage crops are being cut around Invergordon. Spraying and seeding operations are in full swing taking advantage of the favourable conditions while they last.
- Whist the rain events have become intermittent some low-lying paddocks are still too soft for either the completion of pasture hay cutting, or to allow livestock on to graze. Farmers in those areas are hoping for further clear and warmer days to allow completion of hay production with good weather for curing.
- Most are reporting a good greening of the fields with both earlier and later sown crops taking advantage of increased soil moisture as well as ongoing small but steady falls of rain to maintain growth.
- Silage crops are still being cut in the region, depending on weather conditions as well as the availability of contractors. The rice harvest in Southern NSW has been significant, so there is a shortage of contractors for other crops and jobs.
- Hay enquires are rising with most growers moving quite a bit of stock. Feedlots are in the market for some good quality lucerne and cereal hay. Livestock prices are stated as the reason for the higher than expected demand, with prices of fodder expected to rise as supply becomes restricted. There is still plenty of green feed around for pasture feeding, mostly for dairy farmers.
- Inputs costs continue to be on the growers’ radar, especially fuel with a noticeable increase in diesel prices during the past week.
- No change to pricing this week
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($170 to $205/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.