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Read hay statistics and data about the Gippsland region.

Date Gipps Cereal Hay '17 Gipps Cereal Hay '16
06-Jan-2017 180 260
13-Jan-2017 180 275
20-Jan-2017 180 275
27-Jan-2017 275
03-Feb-2017 180 275
10-Feb-2017 180 275
24-Feb-2017 180 275
03-Mar-2017 180 275
10-Mar-2017 180 275
24-Mar-2017 180 280
31-Mar-2017 180
07-Apr-2017 180 280
21-Apr-2017 180 285
28-Apr-2017 180
12-May-2017 200 285
19-May-2017 200 285
26-May-2017 200
02-Jun-2017 200 285
16-Jun-2017 200
23-Jun-2017 200 285
30-Jun-2017 200 285
07-Jul-2017 200 285
14-Jul-2017 200
21-Jul-2017 285
28-Jul-2017 200 285
04-Aug-2017 200 285
18-Aug-2017 185 285
25-Aug-2017 185 285
01-Sep-2017 185 275
08-Sep-2017 185 275
15-Sep-2017 175 275
22-Sep-2017 175
06-Oct-2017 175 275
13-Oct-2017 175 275
27-Oct-2017 175 255
03-Nov-2017 175 255
17-Nov-2017 175 255

Hay commentary

  • Weather is variable in Gippsland with western areas experiencing productive weather for high yielding silage and hay. Warragul and southern Gippsland are experiencing dry weather which is amenable to cutting and curing.
  • East Gippsland had a dry spell over the last six weeks, although quality of hay and silage is up this year, quantity is reportedly down 50%.
  • New season pasture hay prices firmed, however there is still carryover from last year. New season hay is up to $210 per tonne.
  • We recommend obtaining a mould and yeast test, a feed test and using a trusted a supplier when purchasing fodder this year.
  • New season vetch is selling for $310 tonne in the west.
  • Cereal hay: +/-$0 ($140 to $210/tonne). Prices remain steady 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: +$25 ($120 to $240/tonne). Prices firmed 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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