South East SA
20 May 2020
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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.
- No rainfall across the region this week, with warming conditions. Dry, clear and sunny for the week.
- Pastures in the region are showing increased heat and moisture stress with more dryland pastures turning brown, though irrigated pastures continue to provide green feed.
- Pasture and cereal hay continue to be made in the region, with the clear dry conditions excellent for curing the cuts. However, reports continue to indicate that the pasture hay yield is lower than average due to the drier conditions over the season stunting growth. Lucerne stands are looking good and are expected to produce some quality protein hay.
- Grain harvest continues through the region; most canola is now complete, and cereals are coming off the headers. Cereal straw is also planned to be made after harvest.
- Enquiries remain steady in the region with pasture feed still available, and new season hay filtering into the market. Some older lower quality hay is moving into the market to clear space at a reduced price and this is moving fairly fast. Exporters are still looking for good cereal hay and are continuing to source from both traditional and non-traditional suppliers.
- Some change to prices this week.
- Cereal hay: -5 ($260 to $315/t). Prices decrease this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($320 to $380/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($95 to $120/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: -30 ($200 to $285/t). Prices decrease 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.