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Bega Valley


Date Bega 21 Bega 20 Bega 5YA
08-Jan-21 325 420 329
15-Jan-21 325 420 329
22-Jan-21 325 475 329
29-Jan-21 325 475 329
05-Feb-21 325 475 328
12-Feb-21 325 475 328
19-Feb-21 325 475 328
26-Feb-21 325 475 328
05-Mar-21 325 465 324
12-Mar-21 325 455 324
19-Mar-21 325 455 324
26-Mar-21 325 455 324
02-Apr-21 325 415 316
09-Apr-21 325 415 316
16-Apr-21 325 415 316
23-Apr-21 320 415 316
30-Apr-21 320 375 316
07-May-21 320 375 316
14-May-21 320 375 316
21-May-21 320 375 316
28-May-21 305 375 316
04-Jun-21 305 375 325
11-Jun-21 305 375 325
18-Jun-21 305 375 325
25-Jun-21 305 375 325
02-Jul-21 305 375 346
09-Jul-21 305 375 346
16-Jul-21 305 375 346
23-Jul-21 305 375 346
30-Jul-21 305 375 346
06-Aug-21 305 375 380
13-Aug-21 305 375 390
20-Aug-21 305 375 390
27-Aug-21 305 375 390
03-Sep-21 305 375 361
10-Sep-21 305 375 361
17-Sep-21 305 375 361
24-Sep-21 305 375 361
01-Oct-21 305 375 348
08-Oct-21 305 375 348
15-Oct-21 305 375 348
22-Oct-21 305 375 348
29-Oct-21 305 375 348
05-Nov-21 305 375 334
12-Nov-21 305 375 334
19-Nov-21 305 375 334
26-Nov-21 295 375 346
03-Dec-21 285 325 317
10-Dec-21 325 308
17-Dec-21 325 308
24-Dec-21 308
31-Dec-21

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. 

Commentary

  • Bega Valley recorded over 100mm of rain for November and up to 10mm so far for December.
  • A significant amount of silage has been made thus far. Rain events have slowed production down. There is an abundance of feed in the area for stock, ideally hay would be made this season in addition to silage, but current conditions would not allow enough drying time to produce pasture hay.
  • As farmers head into summer there is plenty of water available for irrigating.
  • Trade continues to be low with reduced amounts of cereal hay coming onto the coast for dairy farmers. Smaller farming operations continue to purchase small squares of fodder for equine stock.
  • Changes to prices this week.
  • Cereal hay: -$20 ($270 to $300/t). Prices have eased this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($480 to $520/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($200 to $230/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: -$20 ($330 to $380/t). Prices have eased 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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