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Read hay statistics and data about the Goulburn and Murray Valley regions.

Date GV VIC Cereal Hay '18 GV VIC Cereal Hay '17
05-Jan-2018 110 130
12-Jan-2018 110 130
19-Jan-2018 110 130
02-Feb-2018 110 130
09-Feb-2018 120 130
23-Feb-2018 110 130
02-Mar-2018 130
09-Mar-2018 130
16-Mar-2018 N/A
23-Mar-2018 130
30-Mar-2018 130
06-Apr-2018 135
20-Apr-2018 115
27-Apr-2018 120
04-May-2018 N/A
11-May-2018 120
18-May-2018 120
25-May-2018 120
01-Jun-2018 120
15-Jun-2018 135
22-Jun-2018 130
29-Jun-2018 130
06-Jul-2018 130
13-Jul-2018 140
27-Jul-2018 140
03-Aug-2018 140
17-Aug-2018 140
24-Aug-2018 120
31-Aug-2018 95
07-Sep-2018 105
14-Sep-2018 100
21-Sep-2018 100
05-Oct-2018 100
12-Oct-2018 100
26-Oct-2018 100
02-Nov-2018 100
16-Nov-2018 110
23-Nov-2018 110
30-Nov-2018 110
07-Dec-2018 110
14-Dec-2018 110
21-Dec-2018 110

Hay commentary

  • Local trade is reportedly quiet in this region. There are still reports of old season hay being sent up north to New South Wales and Queensland feedlots and cattle stations.
  • There is some vetch moving to dairies in the western district of Victoria, which is selling for $180-250 per tonne before freight.
  • Weather is pretty typical in the Goulbourn and Murray Valley’s with high temperatures and dry heat.
  • There are no price changes noted this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-$0 ($80 to $160/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-$0 ($230 to $300/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-$0 ($90 to $100/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-$0 ($150 to180/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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