Goulburn Murray Valley
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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.
- Low rainfall across the region this week with falls ranging from 10-30mm of rain. Soil moisture profiles are looking good after the break
- Grazing and grain canola and wheat sown earlier in the month are doing well. Canola is at full ground cover stage in some areas. Grass/weed spraying is being undertaken prior to putting livestock out on the paddocks.
- Growers have been and will continue to seed over the coming months. They are hoping for mild and consistent rainfall to support germination and growth without a disruption to the sowing schedule.
- Pasture grass is still growing well in the region and water is reasonably affordable for those seeking to irrigate.
- Input costs remain an on-going issue, most growers are now incorporating the4se costs into their forward planning as there is a firm belief input costs will remain high for the foreseeable future.
- Hay enquiries remain steady with some interest in shedded straw for those looking for fibre. Sufficient hay remains stored on farm which is expected to keep local demand down over the coming months.
- No change to pricing this week
- Cereal hay: +/- 0 ($170 to $205/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($390 to $420/t). Prices remain steady this week
- Straw: +/-0 ($70 to $110/t). Price range wider this week, prices increased for higher quality.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($210 to $250/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.