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Central SA

Date C SA 22 C SA 21 C SA 5YA
07-Jan-22 200 225 206
14-Jan-22 200 225 207
21-Jan-22 225 209
28-Jan-22 225 207
04-Feb-22 225 203
11-Feb-22 225 205
18-Feb-22 225 208
25-Feb-22 225 210
04-Mar-22 225 210
11-Mar-22 225 210
18-Mar-22 225 210
25-Mar-22 225 210
01-Apr-22 225 210
08-Apr-22 225 212
15-Apr-22 225 219
22-Apr-22 225 219
29-Apr-22 205 215
06-May-22 205 216
13-May-22 205 217
20-May-22 205 217
27-May-22 205 218
03-Jun-22 205 218
10-Jun-22 205 223
17-Jun-22 205 228
24-Jun-22 205 230
01-Jul-22 205 230
08-Jul-22 205 230
15-Jul-22 205 245
22-Jul-22 205 245
29-Jul-22 205 249
05-Aug-22 205 257
12-Aug-22 205 262
19-Aug-22 205 278
26-Aug-22 205 277
02-Sep-22 185 283
09-Sep-22 185 281
16-Sep-22 185 270
23-Sep-22 178 261
30-Sep-22 170 232
07-Oct-22 170 215
14-Oct-22 190 210
21-Oct-22 190 212
28-Oct-22 190 213
04-Nov-22 190 213
11-Nov-22 200 207
18-Nov-22 200 202
25-Nov-22 200 202
02-Dec-22 200 210
09-Dec-22 200 214
16-Dec-22 200 205
23-Dec-22 200 209
30-Dec-22 200 214


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.

The hay report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of hay markets in each dairy region. This report is created using data provided by the Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA). 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. 


  • There was some rain this week in the north of the region, with up to 10mm of rain recorded.
  • More rain would be ideal now for winter crops as they head into their last weeks of the growing season. Growers and contractors are preparing for the new hay season to start.
  • Next month will provide an indication of how much will be produced and what will be exported.
  • Local trade has slowed as paddock feed continues to improve. Many farmers are now waiting to see what the new season hay season will bring before committing to any more fodder purchases.
  • Exporters will only take a reduced amount of new season cereal hay and it will need to be a premium product.
  • No change to prices this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($170 to $200/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($400 to $450/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($90 to $140/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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