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.
- Another week of low rainfall totals across the region, with up to 10-15mm of rain being recorded in some areas, whilst it remained dry in others. Temperatures continue to trend below average.
- Dryland graze and grain wheat varieties around Invergordon are showing strong growth, with good ongoing soil moisture expected to support growth and carry the crops through this drier period to the expected rain in spring.
- Whilst parts of the region are drying out, soils remain saturated in some areas. This has led to shallow roots and crops struggling to take up fertiliser. Warmer and drier days are being looked for in those areas.
- Lentil crops in the west of the region are coming along very well with great bulk and growth, monitoring for disease will be ongoing.
- Cold weather has slowed subclover growth. Silage chopping is still on track to begin mid to late August in some parts of the region due to slow growth and the need graze paddocks.
- Reports of foot-and-mouth-disease (FMD) in Bali are causing considerable concern, however the current response of the Federal Government and national farmer bodies is offering some assurance for farmers. Information about the Australian Vetplan and preparedness is available at https://animalhealthaustralia.com.au
- Hay demand has stabilised, though scarcity is still showing and many farmers in the region are only servicing existing customers. There has been increased demand for straw, but supply is quite low.
- No change to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($170 to $225/t). Prices remain steady.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($390 to $420/t). Prices remain steady.
- Straw: +/-0 ($70 to $120/t). Prices remain steady.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($215 to $260/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.