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North West Tasmania

Date Tas 22 Tas 21 Tas 5YA
07-Jan-22 240 250 246
14-Jan-22 250 250 246
21-Jan-22 250 250 211
28-Jan-22 250 250 215
04-Feb-22 250 250 218
11-Feb-22 250 225 211
18-Feb-22 250 225 210
25-Feb-22 250 225 209
04-Mar-22 250 225 209
11-Mar-22 250 225 210
18-Mar-22 250 225 210
25-Mar-22 250 225 210
01-Apr-22 250 225 210
08-Apr-22 250 225 210
15-Apr-22 250 225 208
22-Apr-22 250 225 208
29-Apr-22 253 210 207
06-May-22 253 210 207
13-May-22 218 209
20-May-22 225 210
27-May-22 225 210
03-Jun-22 225 210
10-Jun-22 225 215
17-Jun-22 225 219
24-Jun-22 225 219
01-Jul-22 225 223
08-Jul-22 225 223
15-Jul-22 225 223
22-Jul-22 225 229
29-Jul-22 225 229
05-Aug-22 225 231
12-Aug-22 238 234
19-Aug-22 250 241
26-Aug-22 250 239
02-Sep-22 250 239
09-Sep-22 250 239
16-Sep-22 250 236
23-Sep-22 250 232
30-Sep-22 250 232
07-Oct-22 250 232
14-Oct-22 250 232
21-Oct-22 250 232
28-Oct-22 250 232
04-Nov-22 250 232
11-Nov-22 250 232
18-Nov-22 250 246
25-Nov-22 250 246
02-Dec-22 250 246
09-Dec-22 250 246
16-Dec-22 240 244
23-Dec-22 240 240
30-Dec-22 240 248


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. 


  • Rainfall has been low but consistent over the past week with low rain falling on most days. Expected rainfall over the weekend due to an approaching front is being watched closely.
  • Soil moisture profiles remain low, leading to a consideration of the value of dry tolerant varieties.
  • Winter pasture crops around Smithton are coming along nicely.
  • Maize crops remain on schedule for silage harvest in coming weeks, depending on weather conditions and availability of contractors. Oat crops, sown a month ago, are germinating consistently and doing well.
  • Recent rains in the more southern parts of the region are supporting continued availability of green feed, though more consistent rain is needed to give farmers confidence of sustained pasture growth.
  • Input costs continue to be of concern, with the outlook for continued high prices. Fertiliser spreading is still being completed in some regions in preparation for the forecast rains.
  • The dry conditions have seen interest in hay remain steady. Enquiries have been for quality cereal and lucerne hay, with most being sourced from the south where the cutting and bailing season is mostly complete.
  • No change to pricing this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($240 to $265/t) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($290 to $340/t) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($150 to $200/t) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($190 to $230/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.

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