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South West WA


Date WA 21 WA 20 WA 5YA
08-Jan-21 315 340 266
15-Jan-21 315 350 266
22-Jan-21 315 350 266
29-Jan-21 315 350 266
05-Feb-21 315 350 257
12-Feb-21 315 370 257
19-Feb-21 315 358 257
26-Feb-21 315 345 257
05-Mar-21 315 340 261
12-Mar-21 315 335 261
19-Mar-21 315 345 261
26-Mar-21 315 345 261
02-Apr-21 315 345 264
09-Apr-21 315 345 264
16-Apr-21 315 345 264
23-Apr-21 315 345 264
30-Apr-21 300 345 264
07-May-21 300 345 266
14-May-21 300 345 266
21-May-21 300 345 266
28-May-21 300 345 266
04-Jun-21 300 345 272
11-Jun-21 300 345 272
18-Jun-21 300 348 272
25-Jun-21 300 350 272
02-Jul-21 300 350 269
09-Jul-21 300 350 269
16-Jul-21 300 350 269
23-Jul-21 300 350 269
30-Jul-21 300 350 269
06-Aug-21 300 350 269
13-Aug-21 300 350 272
20-Aug-21 300 350 272
27-Aug-21 285 350 272
03-Sep-21 285 350 266
10-Sep-21 285 350 266
17-Sep-21 285 350 266
24-Sep-21 285 350 266
01-Oct-21 285 350 261
08-Oct-21 285 350 261
15-Oct-21 275 350 261
22-Oct-21 275 350 261
29-Oct-21 275 350 261
05-Nov-21 275 350 260
12-Nov-21 275 350 260
19-Nov-21 275 315 260
26-Nov-21 275 315 276
03-Dec-21 275 315 258
10-Dec-21 315 240
17-Dec-21 315 240
24-Dec-21 240
31-Dec-21

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. 

Commentary

  • Many growers now focused on grain harvest in the west. Record rain for the Margert River this growing season with reports of over a meter falling across the region. Growers had to graze grass where possible to slow growth. Water logging was a problem even on the sand, with some crops going to seed.
  • A significant amount of pasture silage was made primarily for personal use. Hay trade has been slow, with growers reporting carryover of pasture hay from last season. Slow trade is thought to be due to high cattle prices and farmers reluctant to purchase more stock.
  • Mixed reports on how much cereal hay has been produced this season. With export only taking reduced amounts of premium hay some growers could be storing downgraded hay due to recent weather damage.
  • No changes to pricing this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($260 to $290/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($450 to $490). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($130 to 180/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($180 to $200/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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