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Read hay statistics and data about the Central South Australia region.

Date Central SA Cereal Hay '18 Central SA Cereal Hay '17
05-Jan-2018 115 140
12-Jan-2018 115 140
19-Jan-2018 140
02-Feb-2018 125
09-Feb-2018 125
16-Feb-2018 N/A
23-Feb-2018 125
02-Mar-2018 125
09-Mar-2018 125
16-Mar-2018 N/A
23-Mar-2018 125
30-Mar-2018 125
06-Apr-2018 125
20-Apr-2018 125
27-Apr-2018 125
04-May-2018 N/A
11-May-2018 125
18-May-2018 125
25-May-2018 125
01-Jun-2018 125
15-Jun-2018 125
22-Jun-2018 125
29-Jun-2018 125
06-Jul-2018 125
13-Jul-2018 130
27-Jul-2018 130
03-Aug-2018 130
17-Aug-2018 130
24-Aug-2018 125
31-Aug-2018 125
07-Sep-2018 125
14-Sep-2018 105
21-Sep-2018 105
05-Oct-2018 105
12-Oct-2018 105
26-Oct-2018 105
02-Nov-2018 105
16-Nov-2018 105
23-Nov-2018 105
30-Nov-2018 105
07-Dec-2018 115
14-Dec-2018 115
21-Dec-2018 115

Hay commentary

  • Summer is in full swing Central South Australia, with few hot days to be expected.
  • Domestic trading is still fairly steady with plenty of carryover from 2016 and is not expected to pick up until the end of summer when local and interstate demand increases.
  • There has been a fire in Murray Bridge this week that has destroyed Thomas Foods International abattoir, the largest family-owned meat processing plant in Australia. It will be interesting to see what impact this has on the local fodder market.
  • Obtaining a feed test when buying hay is highly recommended.
  • No price changes noted this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-$0 ($90 to 140/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-$0 ($250 to 300/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-$0 ($80 to $110/t). 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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