|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.
- Little to no rainfall across the region this week, with average temperatures slightly higher than last week and prevalent morning frosts.
- Alongside warmer days, the rate of crop and pasture growth has increased, however this will need to continue to support fodder options.
- Stripe rust is being reported in an increasing number of paddocks across the state and the Bega Valley is no exception, samples are being sent for pathotyping. Information on susceptible varieties and individual pathotypes can be found at https://nvt.grdc.com.au/nvt-disease-ratings
- Farmers are on the lookout for good quality high protein fodder, whilst feeding out of remaining on farm stocks.
- Demand for hay has steadied and there is little hay moving locally. Some higher quality feed is coming into the area from South Australia and the Riverina.
Feedlot demand continues to be strong as they secure supply of winter feedstock, with ongoing interest in straw. Much of the highest quality fodder is either sold or already contracted so open sales are now at the lower quality end of the market.
- No change to pricing.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($265 to $320/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($480 to $520/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($200 to $225/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.