South West Victoria
|Date||SW 22||SW 21||SW 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.
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- Low rainfall in the region of the week with most areas recording 10-15mm, there were falls of around 25mm in the far west coastal and limited border regions, however the remainder of the border and coast is still very dry.
- Reports of forage kale bulking up well around Macarthur after receiving good rainfalls earlier in the month.
- Cereal and wheat crops sown earlier in the month in the central and east of the region are looking good with enough moisture from the rain event and ongoing small but steady falls to support growth. Growers still looking for more consistent heavier falls to bolster confidence.
- Dry conditions in the west have allowed the continued cutting of silage crops, however little is left now to harvest.
- The border areas are still dry and need good rainfall now to support crops that have been dry seeded. Many growers reporting less than 10mm of rain has fallen on new season crops.
- Reports of mice continue in the region, mostly seen around sheds and housing, some activity in the fields but damage apparently low.https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/resources/mouse-management.
- Fuel prices are on the rise across the region.
- Hay inquiries have steadied as most growers are taken up with sowing and spraying programs. There has been interest from dairy farmers in the drier parts of the region to bolster fodder stores. Some trade into the region for contracted hay and small feedlots.
- No change to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($180 to $220/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($330 to $380/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($80 to $105/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($150 to $180/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.