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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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This report summarises the hay market for the Darling Downs, Queensland.
- No rain fell across the region this week and the St George area is very dry and irrigation is running low. Rain is needed for those planting grain sorghum. A wet summer would take the pressure off irrigating lucerne and rhodes grass.
- There is weather damaged hay in the region.
- Growers not looking to bail new season straw due to low prices and good availability of other fodder types, including damaged new season hay.
- Many growers this year significantly reduced the amount of hay they made due to the very low demand in the area.
- Farmers in the region are reportedly waiting for the cattle market to ease back before considering restocking.
- No changes to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($300 to $320/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($400 to $450/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($60 to $70/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($200 to $240/tonne) 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.