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Bega Valley

Date Bega 22 Bega 21 Bega 5YA
07-Jan-22 285 325 296
14-Jan-22 285 325 294
21-Jan-22 285 325 304
28-Jan-22 285 325 297
04-Feb-22 285 325 299
11-Feb-22 285 325 299
18-Feb-22 285 325 299
25-Feb-22 285 325 295
04-Mar-22 285 325 298
11-Mar-22 285 325 298
18-Mar-22 285 325 298
25-Mar-22 285 325 298
01-Apr-22 285 325 298
08-Apr-22 285 325 297
15-Apr-22 285 325 297
22-Apr-22 285 320 297
29-Apr-22 285 320 298
06-May-22 285 320 299
13-May-22 284 320 300
20-May-22 283 320 300
27-May-22 283 305 311
03-Jun-22 288 305 311
10-Jun-22 288 305 311
17-Jun-22 288 305 311
24-Jun-22 288 305 311
01-Jul-22 288 305 311
08-Jul-22 305 318
15-Jul-22 305 336
22-Jul-22 305 336
29-Jul-22 305 345
05-Aug-22 305 355
12-Aug-22 305 359
19-Aug-22 305 372
26-Aug-22 305 372
02-Sep-22 305 372
09-Sep-22 305 362
16-Sep-22 305 340
23-Sep-22 305 340
30-Sep-22 305 340
07-Oct-22 305 339
14-Oct-22 305 332
21-Oct-22 305 332
28-Oct-22 305 331
04-Nov-22 305 318
11-Nov-22 305 319
18-Nov-22 305 317
25-Nov-22 295 316
02-Dec-22 285 311
09-Dec-22 285 309
16-Dec-22 285 309
23-Dec-22 285 309
30-Dec-22 285 312


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. 


  • Little to no rainfall across the region this week, with falls of 5 -10mm of rain on average. Parts of the region are starting to dry out and are in need of rainfall.
  • Rye grasses on irrigation are growing well but dry land grasses are beginning to struggle.
  • In those areas still carrying water, farmers have been selectively sowing and fertilising on raised ground and slopes for pasture growth with crimson, shaftal and persian clover seed. Green feed continues to be in good supply in some areas across the region with most farmers feeding well on pastures.
  • Mice activity continues to be reported in both paddocks and sheds, though not in great numbers.
  • There have been reports of rust on early sown grazing wheat, as well as oat crown and stem rust also confirmed in the mixed farming regions of southern NSW.
  • The prices of inputs continue to be an issue especially Monoammonium phosphate (MAP) and urea, as well as the ongoing rising cost of fuel.
  • There continues to be requests for donations from livestock farmers further north and there is the understanding this will continue for some time with the back-to-back rain events. Growers are either sending up supplies or arranging donation drives. However, costs are becoming a concern.
  • Hay enquiries have risen even with the abundance of green feed available. Feedlot interest continues to be strong as they seek to secure winter feedstock. With much of the highest quality either sold or contracted. Shedded hay is in higher demand, due to the adverse weather conditions.
  • Some change to pricing this week.
  • Cereal hay: +$5 ($265 to $310/t). Prices increase this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($480 to $520/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($200 to $220/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($330 to $360/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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