|Date||Bega 22||Bega 21||Bega 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.
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.
- Low rainfall over the area this week with some areas receiving less than 10mm.
- With clearer conditions the sowing schedule is in full swing, and good soil moisture is giving growers a level of confidence in the season moving forward.
- The crops sown early continue to flourish in the good conditions with hopes for a good season ahead. Growers are watching the rainfall forecasts however as this year has been unpredictable.
- Green feed continues to be plentiful across the region with most farmers feeding almost completely from pasture.
- Good conditions are continuing with rain falling at the right time for the area after a rocky start; however a wet and cold winter may see demand for cereal hay and straw increase for stock security.
- Requests for donations for livestock farmers further north have been received in the region with some growers either sending up supplies or commencing donation drives.
- Hay inquiries remain slow but steady as the recent rainfall events have ensured immediate feed via pasture grasses are sufficient. Interest from feedlots is increasing as they seek to secure winter feedstock. Given the weather conditions the enquires are increasingly for shedded hay.
- Slight change to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: -$3 ($265 to $300/t). Prices slightly lower 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.