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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

Hay commentary

  • No changes to hay prices this week with good demand reported from traders.
  • Without significant rain, farmers are concerned about the level of supply heading into summer.
  • Comments suggest growers are expecting a poor season and supply to be tight this year.
  • Good quality cereal and protein hay is most in demand.
  • Good volumes of feed are coming from southern regions.
  • Because of the large amounts of weather damaged feed on the market we recommend obtaining a feed test and only using a trusted supplier.
  • Cereal hay: +/-$0 ($190 to $230/tonnes). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-$0 ($320 to $350/tonnes). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-$0 ($120 to $150/tonnes). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-$0 ($180 to $210/tonnes). Prices remain steady this week.


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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