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

Date GV VIC Cereal Hay '17 GV VIC Cereal Hay '16
06-Jan-2017 130 215
13-Jan-2017 130 215
20-Jan-2017 130 215
27-Jan-2017 215
03-Feb-2017 130 215
10-Feb-2017 130 215
24-Feb-2017 130 215
03-Mar-2017 130 215
10-Mar-2017 130 215
24-Mar-2017 130 215
31-Mar-2017 130
07-Apr-2017 135 215
21-Apr-2017 115 230
28-Apr-2017 120
12-May-2017 120 240
19-May-2017 120 240
26-May-2017 120
02-Jun-2017 120 240
16-Jun-2017 135
23-Jun-2017 130 240
30-Jun-2017 130 240
07-Jul-2017 130 240
14-Jul-2017 140
21-Jul-2017 240
28-Jul-2017 140 240
04-Aug-2017 140 245
18-Aug-2017 140 245
25-Aug-2017 120 245
01-Sep-2017 95 245
08-Sep-2017 105 225
15-Sep-2017 100 230
22-Sep-2017 100

Hay commentary

  • Reports indicate a growing percentage of poor quality feed on the market as we near the new season and growers look to clear sheds.
  • Demand continues to be low as growers and buyers have full sheds.
  • Late rain through August and the start of September resulted in a major turnaround in expectation for this season. Parts of the region are particularly dry.
  • Cereal hay is the most in demand type farmers continue to look for fibre.
  • Large volumes of poor quality dry hay are available for around $65/tonnes.
  • Some silage has been cut this week, but most growers are waiting for this weekend’s predicted frosts to pass.
  • A short silage season is predicted.
  • Mice is a real issue in the region. Use a trusted supplier and carefully inspect product when purchasing feed this season.
  • Cereal hay: +/-$0 ($80 to $120/tonnes). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-$0 ($230 to $260/tonnes). Prices remain steady this week but limited stocks available.
  • Straw: +/-$0 ($90 to $100/tonnes). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: No supply reportedly available.


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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