South West Victoria
|Date||SW 20||SW 19||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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This report summarises the hay market for South-west Victoria.
- 30mm of rain fell in the South West Victoria region this week, with 14mm rainfall further north in the Horsham area.
- Most cereal and vetch hay production has been completed.
- Some later hay made in the Mallee and Wimmera have demonstrated better quality due to minimal rain on it.
- Warm conditions have enabled growers to get back to pasture hay following the rain earlier in the week.
- Small amount of straw being made in comparison to last season.
- Sources are suggesting most inquiries are from dairy farmers looking to plan ahead. They are still seeking out lasts seasons hay due to quality issues with new hay.
- No changes to pricing to report this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($200 to $230/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($500 to $600/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/- ($60 to $80/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.