|Date||C SA 20||C SA 19||C SA 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.
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 Australia's central region.
- Thunderstorms came through the region this week but brought minimal rain.
- In the past fortnight there has been better conditions for bailing the last of the new season hay.
- There is a significant amount of weather damaged new season hay with a big variance in quality in the region this season.
- A large share of hay for export has been downgraded to 4th and 5th grade, forcing exporters to look closely at what they can take and they are reassessing prices.
- Some growers turned sheep onto hay rows or mulched them back through headers rather than trying to bail due to the significant damage.
- Some potential new season straw has already showed staining.
- All prices remain steady this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($200 to $250/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($400 to $480/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/- ($90 to $140/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.