|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.
- With 18mm to 20mm of rain falling in some parts of the region over the past fortnight, reasonable weather has supported good crop growth. With areas across the north now becoming quite dry, there are no serious concerns yet.
- While there is still potential for a promising season, growers are looking for good late winter and early spring rain.
- Diesel is sitting at around $2.10 per litre for bulk deliveries on farm. Fuel levies and increased prices for local deliveries are expected to remain a feature.
- Hay prices will need to rise to provide clearer market signals and support hay production against the increasing costs of inputs, labour, and commodity prices for alternative crops.
- With most hay being sold on contract, there is very little hay available for sale.
- Farmers are providing supplementary feed to support stock through to Spring
- Pricing remains steady. Stocks of any hay are now in short supply and prices are expected to remain steady due to lack of sales on the open market.
- No change to pricing this week as supply shortages have reduced open trade.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($190 to $260/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($400 to $430/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($130 to $150/t). Prices remain steady but supply is extremely short.
- 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.