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South West Victoria

Date SW 22 SW 21 SW 5YA
07-Jan-22 200 200 204
14-Jan-22 200 200 206
21-Jan-22 200 200 208
28-Jan-22 200 200 209
04-Feb-22 200 200 210
11-Feb-22 200 200 207
18-Feb-22 200 200 208
25-Feb-22 200 200 210
04-Mar-22 200 200 211
11-Mar-22 200 200 214
18-Mar-22 200 200 217
25-Mar-22 200 200 217
01-Apr-22 200 200 225
08-Apr-22 200 200 227
15-Apr-22 200 200 227
22-Apr-22 200 190 228
29-Apr-22 200 190 231
06-May-22 200 190 233
13-May-22 190 238
20-May-22 190 240
27-May-22 190 251
03-Jun-22 190 254
10-Jun-22 190 254
17-Jun-22 190 254
24-Jun-22 190 274
01-Jul-22 190 260
08-Jul-22 190 259
15-Jul-22 190 261
22-Jul-22 190 265
29-Jul-22 190 267
05-Aug-22 190 268
12-Aug-22 190 266
19-Aug-22 190 254
26-Aug-22 195 255
02-Sep-22 195 252
09-Sep-22 195 258
16-Sep-22 195 247
23-Sep-22 195 247
30-Sep-22 195 247
07-Oct-22 195 247
14-Oct-22 195 234
21-Oct-22 195 231
28-Oct-22 195 231
04-Nov-22 195 229
11-Nov-22 205 220
18-Nov-22 205 221
25-Nov-22 198 222
02-Dec-22 190 221
09-Dec-22 190 221
16-Dec-22 200 212
23-Dec-22 200 210
30-Dec-22 200 213


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 the highest falls records in the east. The border region continues to be very dry. There is reasonable rainfall forecast over the coming weekend.
  • Drier conditions have led to silage crops being cut in the west of the region.
  • Earlier sowing took advantage of the rainfall in the east and the forecast rain is giving hope the break will come over the coming days. Growers in the west have dry-sown wheat and barley.
  • Spring sown pasture feed such as phalaris and cocksfoot are looking good in the northern part of the region. Hybrid ryegrass and clovers dry-sown into brassica crops are at the ground cover stage and should provide good bulk feed in June/July.
  • Some reports of increased mice numbers. CSIRO recommendation remains to monitor and bait at sowing to support efficacy of baiting programs.
  • Straw remains in short supply with demand increasing though prices appear to have stabilised. With the on-going dry in the west of the region there is requirement for hay for immediate consumption. There are varied qualities of hay on the market with an assumption trade should increase in cooler weather.
  • No change to pricing this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($180 to $220/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($330 to $380/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($80 to $100/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($150 to $180/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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