Report

South West WA


Date WA 20 WA 19 WA 5YA
10-Jan-20 340 300 248
17-Jan-20 350 300 248
24-Jan-20 350 300 248
31-Jan-20 350 300 248
07-Feb-20 350 305 257
14-Feb-20 370 318 257
21-Feb-20 358 330 257
28-Feb-20 345 340 257
06-Mar-20 340 340 261
13-Mar-20 335 340 261
20-Mar-20 345 340 261
27-Mar-20 345 340 261
03-Apr-20 345 340 264
10-Apr-20 345 340 264
17-Apr-20 345 340 264
24-Apr-20 345 340 264
01-May-20 345 340 266
08-May-20 345 340 266
15-May-20 345 340 266
22-May-20 345 340 266
29-May-20 345 340 266
05-Jun-20 345 340 272
12-Jun-20 345 340 272
19-Jun-20 348 340 272
26-Jun-20 350 340 272
03-Jul-20 350 340 269
10-Jul-20 350 340 269
17-Jul-20 350 340 269
24-Jul-20 350 340 269
31-Jul-20 350 340 269
07-Aug-20 350 340 269
14-Aug-20 350 340 269
21-Aug-20 350 340 269
28-Aug-20 350 340 269
04-Sep-20 350 340 266
11-Sep-20 350 340 266
18-Sep-20 350 340 266
25-Sep-20 350 340 266
02-Oct-20 350 340 232
09-Oct-20 350 340 232
16-Oct-20 350 340 232
23-Oct-20 340 232
30-Oct-20 340 232
06-Nov-20 340 236
13-Nov-20 340 236
20-Nov-20 325 236
27-Nov-20 315 236
04-Dec-20 315 240
11-Dec-20 315 240
18-Dec-20 330 240
25-Dec-20 330 240
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.

Dairy Australia generates a hay report to help farmers make more informed decisions when buying hay. The hay report is updated 40 times per year and provides an independent and timely assessment of hay markets in each dairy region.

This report summarises the hay market for Western Australia's south-west region.

Commentary

  • It was a hot, dry week in southwest Western Australia with no rainfall recorded in the region.
  • While most farmers have finished baling straw around the country, there is still some be baled in Western Australia.
  • Domestic demand is steady in southwest Western Australia. New season hay and straw is moving fast and is limited in supply. A lot of hay in the state is now committed. It is becoming difficult to source hay. There is very little carryover from previous seasons.
  • Cereal hay prices have firmed this week.
  • Cereal hay: +10 ($320 to $380/t). Prices have firmed this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($450 to $490). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($120 to 150/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($240 to $280/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.

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