Report

South West Victoria


Date SW 20 SW 19 SW 5YA
10-Jan-20 285 290 211
17-Jan-20 325 290 211
24-Jan-20 325 296 211
31-Jan-20 325 303 211
07-Feb-20 325 285 215
14-Feb-20 325 293 215
21-Feb-20 300 300 215
28-Feb-20 275 300 215
06-Mar-20 275 313 222
13-Mar-20 275 325 222
20-Mar-20 270 325 222
27-Mar-20 270 368 222
03-Apr-20 270 368 233
10-Apr-20 270 368 233
17-Apr-20 270 368 233
24-Apr-20 270 368 233
01-May-20 260 368 251
08-May-20 260 385 251
15-May-20 260 393 251
22-May-20 260 400 251
29-May-20 260 400 251
05-Jun-20 260 400 272
12-Jun-20 260 400 272
19-Jun-20 260 400 272
26-Jun-20 260 400 272
03-Jul-20 260 400 274
10-Jul-20 260 400 274
17-Jul-20 245 420 274
24-Jul-20 230 420 274
31-Jul-20 230 420 274
07-Aug-20 230 420 270
14-Aug-20 215 360 270
21-Aug-20 215 360 270
28-Aug-20 215 360 270
04-Sep-20 215 360 259
11-Sep-20 215 325 259
18-Sep-20 215 325 255
25-Sep-20 215 325 255
02-Oct-20 215 325 239
09-Oct-20 215 275 239
16-Oct-20 215 275 239
23-Oct-20 215 275 239
30-Oct-20 215 265 239
06-Nov-20 215 263 224
13-Nov-20 215 260 224
20-Nov-20 215 260 224
27-Nov-20 215 260 224
04-Dec-20 200 260 217
11-Dec-20 260 217
18-Dec-20 260 217
25-Dec-20 260 217
27-Dec-19

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.

This report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of grain and hay markets in each dairy region. It should be remembered that actual prices may vary for quality or other reasons. Whilst all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this report, Dairy Australia disclaims all liability to the fullest extent permitted by Australian law for any inadvertent errors and for any losses or damages stemming from reliance upon its content. Dairy Australia recommends all persons seek independent advice and, where appropriate, advice from a qualified advisor before making any decisions about changes to business strategy.

This report summarises the hay market for South-west Victoria.

Commentary

  • Storms came across the region this week bringing varying amounts of rain.
  • Reports suggest 90% of all hay made in the Mallee and Wimmera has been weather damaged. The season is all but finished in the area now.
  • Some growers that had severely damaged hay mulched the rows rather than try and bail it.
  • Manangatang in the Mallee and Horsham are two locations that have been able to bail hay with minimal weather damage, in comparison to other parts.
  • New season hay is not selling from the paddock like previous years, growers are moving it into on farm storage.
  • Growers are feed testing new season vetch to ascertain protein levels. If they are able to get 20% protein or greater, they are pricing at $190/tonne on farm. As protein drops so does the price.
  • All prices remain steady this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($200 to $230/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($500 to $600/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/- ($60 to $80/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($150 to $180/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.

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