South West Victoria
|Date||SW 22||SW 21||SW 5YA|
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 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.