Darling Downs
Report

Darling Downs


Date DD 20 DD 19 DD 5YA
10-Jan-20 500 480 344
17-Jan-20 500 480 344
24-Jan-20 520 490 344
31-Jan-20 525 500 344
07-Feb-20 525 500 349
14-Feb-20 525 500 349
21-Feb-20 480 500 349
28-Feb-20 435 500 349
06-Mar-20 435 538 368
13-Mar-20 435 575 368
20-Mar-20 435 575 368
27-Mar-20 415 575 368
03-Apr-20 415 575 376
10-Apr-20 415 553 376
17-Apr-20 415 558 376
24-Apr-20 415 563 376
01-May-20 390 563 383
08-May-20 390 563 383
15-May-20 390 581 383
22-May-20 390 600 383
29-May-20 390 600 383
05-Jun-20 390 600 394
12-Jun-20 390 600 394
19-Jun-20 370 600 394
26-Jun-20 350 600 394
03-Jul-20 350 625 407
10-Jul-20 350 625 407
17-Jul-20 350 635 407
24-Jul-20 350 635 407
31-Jul-20 310 635 407
07-Aug-20 310 635 415
14-Aug-20 310 635 415
21-Aug-20 310 580 415
28-Aug-20 310 525 415
04-Sep-20 310 525 392
11-Sep-20 310 450 392
18-Sep-20 310 450 382
25-Sep-20 310 438 382
02-Oct-20 310 425 373
09-Oct-20 310 425 373
16-Oct-20 310 425 373
23-Oct-20 310 425 373
30-Oct-20 310 425 373
06-Nov-20 425 358
13-Nov-20 425 358
20-Nov-20 425 358
27-Nov-20 435 358
04-Dec-20 445 357
11-Dec-20 455 357
18-Dec-20 455 357
25-Dec-20 455 357
27-Dec-19

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.

This report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of grain and hay markets in each dairy region. 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.

This report summarises the hay market for the Darling Downs, Queensland.

Commentary

  • Significant storms and hail impacted the area this week.
  • Whilst many growers have now finished their cereal hay season, there is weather damaged hay in the region.
  • Some growers are choosing not to bail new season straw due to low prices and good availability of other fodder types, including damaged new season hay.
  • Demand in general remains quiet due to low stock numbers in the area and cancelled horse events across the state.
  • A wet summer would take the pressure off irrigation lucerne and rhodes grass.
  • There are no changes to prices this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($300 to $320/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($400 to $450/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($60 to $70/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($200 to $240/tonne) 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.

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