South West Victoria
|Date||SW 21||SW 20||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.
- Up to 40mm of rain was recorded in the region over the past week. Following recent rain, there is good pasture availability and grass continues to be seeded by some.
- The Mallee and Wimmera areas are reportedly still dry and will required rainfall to support recently sown crops for the upcoming season.
- Some farmers with storage continue to seek out good quality hay, taking advantage of low prices.
- There is varied qualities of hay on the market, with trade expected to increase as the weather becomes cooler and farmers begin to utilise stored feed.
- No change to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($170 to $210/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($350 to $400/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($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.