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Read hay statistics and data about the Gippsland region.

Date Gipps Cereal Hay '18 Gipps Cereal Hay '17
05-Jan-2018 175 180
12-Jan-2018 175 180
19-Jan-2018 175 180
02-Feb-2018 175 180
09-Feb-2018 175 180
23-Feb-2018 185 180
02-Mar-2018 180
09-Mar-2018 180
16-Mar-2018 N/A
23-Mar-2018 180
30-Mar-2018 180
06-Apr-2018 180
20-Apr-2018 180
27-Apr-2018 180
04-May-2018 N/A
11-May-2018 200
18-May-2018 200
25-May-2018 200
01-Jun-2018 200
15-Jun-2018 200
22-Jun-2018 200
29-Jun-2018 200
06-Jul-2018 200
13-Jul-2018 200
27-Jul-2018 200
03-Aug-2018 200
17-Aug-2018 185
24-Aug-2018 185
31-Aug-2018 185
07-Sep-2018 185
14-Sep-2018 175
21-Sep-2018 175
05-Oct-2018 175
12-Oct-2018 175
26-Oct-2018 175
02-Nov-2018 175
16-Nov-2018 175
23-Nov-2018 175
30-Nov-2018 175
07-Dec-2018 175
14-Dec-2018 175
21-Dec-2018 175

Hay commentary

  • East Gippsland appears to be dictating demand and receiving daily truckloads of hay from the west. Reports suggest round bale grass hay is moving to beef and dairy farms in the direction of Maffra, Sale and Bairnsdale.
  • There are also reports of some silage, lucerne and vetch moving from the west for autumn calving dairies and those beginning to stock up for winter.
  • The land has really started to dry out in the west however this hasn’t appeared to impact demand, with carryover still in sheds.
  • Cereal hay prices firmed this week.
  • Cereal hay: +$10 ($140 to $230/tonne). Prices firmed this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-$0 ($290 to $320/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-$0 ($130 to $160/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-$0 ($120 to $240/tonne). 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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