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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

Hay commentary

  • Steady trading was reported this week while prices remain steady.
  • Reports indicate good supplies around the state and a potential overflow into next season.
  • There is a great deal of poorer quality feed around.
  • A large premium will exist next year for adequately stored fodder, reports suggest.
  • The northwest is by far the best off in terms of rainfall but much of the south struggles with frosts and lack of rainfall.
  • Farmers will again look to cover the majority of feed requirements on farm this year to cut costs. This may result in less hay trading generally this year.
  • Cereal hay: +/-$0 ($160 to 220/tonnes) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-$0 ($250 to 320/tonnes) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-$0 ($100 to 140/tonnes) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-$0 ($140 to 190/tonnes) 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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