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Read hay statistics and data about the North West Tasmania region.

Date NW Tas Cereal Hay '17 NW Tas Cereal Hay '16
06-Jan-2017 230 260
13-Jan-2017 230 260
20-Jan-2017 210 260
27-Jan-2017 275
03-Feb-2017 210 275
10-Feb-2017 210 275
24-Feb-2017 210 275
03-Mar-2017 210 275
10-Mar-2017 210 275
24-Mar-2017 210 275
31-Mar-2017 210
07-Apr-2017 210 275
21-Apr-2017 190 275
28-Apr-2017 190
12-May-2017 190 295
19-May-2017 190 295
26-May-2017 190
02-Jun-2017 190 295
16-Jun-2017 200
23-Jun-2017 200 295
30-Jun-2017 200 295
07-Jul-2017 200 295
14-Jul-2017 200
21-Jul-2017 295
28-Jul-2017 200 295
04-Aug-2017 200 285
18-Aug-2017 200 285
25-Aug-2017 190 285
01-Sep-2017 190 285
08-Sep-2017 190 285
15-Sep-2017 190 285
22-Sep-2017 190
06-Oct-2017 190 250
13-Oct-2017 190 250
27-Oct-2017 190 250
03-Nov-2017 190 250
17-Nov-2017 190 250

Hay commentary

  • Hay trading is quiet at the moment as growers and buyers focus on hay production. No changes to prices were reported this week.
  • Seasonal conditions are extremely varied across the state with the north enjoying a good season, the midlands (particularly further south) very dry, the east coast dry and some rain in the south.
  • Protein hay is in demand but of limited supply with reports of virtually no lucerne available. Some early cutting of lucerne has been reported and the quality looks excellent.
  • There is limited supply of good pasture hay and straw available.
  • Reports indicate good supplies should be available from this production season, especially from the north of the state.
  • There are good levels of supply from last season.
  • There is an expectation prices will lift in January/February as feed sources become more scare and farmers look to secure supply.
  • Cereal hay: +/-$0 ($160 to 220/tonne) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-$0 ($220 to 300/tonne) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-$0 ($100 to 140/tonne) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-$0 ($140 to 190/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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