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Read hay statistics and data about the Bega Valley region.

Date Bega Cereal Hay '17 Bega Cereal Hay '16
06-Jan-2017 210 285
13-Jan-2017 210 285
20-Jan-2017 210 275
27-Jan-2017 325
03-Feb-2017 210 275
10-Feb-2017 210 275
24-Feb-2017 210 275
03-Mar-2017 210 255
10-Mar-2017 210 255
24-Mar-2017 210 255
31-Mar-2017 210
07-Apr-2017 205 255
21-Apr-2017 205 255
28-Apr-2017 205
12-May-2017 215 255
19-May-2017 215 255
26-May-2017 215
02-Jun-2017 215 255
16-Jun-2017 215
23-Jun-2017 215 255
30-Jun-2017 215 255
07-Jul-2017 215 255
14-Jul-2017 215
21-Jul-2017 255
28-Jul-2017 210 255
04-Aug-2017 210 255
18-Aug-2017 210 255
25-Aug-2017 210 255
01-Sep-2017 210 255
08-Sep-2017 210 255
15-Sep-2017 210 255
22-Sep-2017 210
06-Oct-2017 210 255
13-Oct-2017 210 255
27-Oct-2017 210 255
03-Nov-2017 210 255
17-Nov-2017 210 255

Hay commentary

  • There were no changes to hay prices this week.
  • Supply continues to be limited due to the very dry autumn and winter seasons, which subsequently dried out land.
  • There is limited work for contractors in the region, with most of the harvest and ryegrass silage completed and farmers deciding to let crops go to grain.
  • There is 30 millimetres of rain forecast this week, which may slow the little haymaking left.
  • Lucerne and high protein feeds are in demand.
  • Demand for feed is predicted to be increasing as local supply will not be readily available.
  • Cereal hay: +/-$0 ($190 to $230/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-$0 ($320 to $350/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-$0 ($120 to $150/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-$0 ($180 to $210/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.


Note: Change in price is the change since the last report. Hay prices are delivered, GST exclusive, based on shedded hay without weather damage, of good quality and colour. It should be noted there is a wide variation in quality for hay, so prices are indicative for a mid-range product.

This report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of grain and hay markets in each dairying region. 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, to the fullest extent permitted by Australian law Dairy Australia disclaims all liability for any inadvertent errors and for any losses or damages stemming from reliance upon its content.  Dairy Australia recommends that all persons seek independent advice and, where appropriate, advice from a qualified adviser, before making any decisions about changes to business strategy.

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