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Read hay statistics and data about the South East South Australia region.

Date SE SA Cereal Hay '17 SE SA Cereal Hay '16
06-Jan-2017 170 225
13-Jan-2017 170 225
20-Jan-2017 170 235
27-Jan-2017 235
03-Feb-2017 135 235
10-Feb-2017 135 235
24-Feb-2017 135 235
03-Mar-2017 135 235
10-Mar-2017 135 235
24-Mar-2017 135 230
31-Mar-2017 135
07-Apr-2017 135 230
21-Apr-2017 135 230
28-Apr-2017 135
12-May-2017 140 230
19-May-2017 140 230
26-May-2017 140
02-Jun-2017 140 235
16-Jun-2017 140
23-Jun-2017 140 235
30-Jun-2017 140 240
07-Jul-2017 140 240
14-Jul-2017 140
21-Jul-2017 240
28-Jul-2017 140 240
04-Aug-2017 140 240
18-Aug-2017 140 235
25-Aug-2017 140 235
01-Sep-2017 140 235
08-Sep-2017 140 235
15-Sep-2017 115 230
22-Sep-2017 115

Hay commentary

  • Hay traders report low demand from farmers and difficulty moving hay. In an effort to get fodder moving, growers eased prices this week. This did little get the market moving with the prospects of a promising season limiting urgency.
  • Most hay is heading outside the southeast, but this market too eased somewhat following good rain to much of Victoria.
  • Demand from northern region is expected to ease with new season cereal being cut.
  • Growers are hoping for a boost in the quality of feed this year and will likely produce good volumes.
  • The southeast region continues to be one of the most reliable in terms of cereal hay quality in the country.
  • In recent weeks, protein hay has become considerably more difficult to acquire.
  • To ensure quality we continue to advocate for the careful inspection of fodder before purchase and obtaining a feed test.
  • Cereal hay: +/-$0 ($90 to $140/tonnes). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-$0 ($240 to $300/tonnes). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-$0 ($90 to $120/tonnes). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-$0 ($120 to 150/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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