|Date||C SA 22||C SA 21||C SA 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.
- A little bit of rain this week but substantial falls needed to start the cropping season, rain has been predicted for week commencing 30th May.
- Dry seeding has been undertaken by many growers with estimates that 95% of the region’s crops have been dry seeded. Most growers have therefore finished seeding and are now waiting for rain to support germination and start the season.
- Canola plantings have increased as predicted, most dry sown early have germinated.
- Diesel sitting at around $2 per litre, so fuel levies and increased prices for local deliveries are expected to remain a feature.
- Hay prices will need to rise to reflect input costs and commodity prices for alternative crops.
- Steady demand for hay, regular late Autumn sales
- Pricing remains variable and is quality rather than demand driven.
- Cereal hay: -$5 ($170 to $240/t). Prices for lower quality dropped slightly this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($390 to $420/t). Prices remain steady this week for high protein hay.
- Straw: +/-0 ($90 to $150/t). Prices remain steady.
- 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.