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Read hay statistics and data about the South West Victoria region.

Date SW VIC Cereal Hay '17 SW VIC Cereal Hay '16
06-Jan-2017 153 207.5
13-Jan-2017 153 225
20-Jan-2017 153 237.5
27-Jan-2017 245
03-Feb-2017 153 245
10-Feb-2017 153 245
24-Feb-2017 153 245
03-Mar-2017 153 245
10-Mar-2017 153 250
24-Mar-2017 153 255
31-Mar-2017 153
07-Apr-2017 153 255
21-Apr-2017 153 265
28-Apr-2017 153
12-May-2017 170 295
19-May-2017 170 295
26-May-2017 170
02-Jun-2017 170 295
16-Jun-2017 170
23-Jun-2017 170 295
30-Jun-2017 170 295
07-Jul-2017 170 295
14-Jul-2017 170
21-Jul-2017 290
28-Jul-2017 170 290
04-Aug-2017 170 290
18-Aug-2017 170 275
25-Aug-2017 170 275
01-Sep-2017 170 275
08-Sep-2017 170 235
15-Sep-2017 150 240
22-Sep-2017 150
06-Oct-2017 150 240
13-Oct-2017 150 240
27-Oct-2017 150 210
03-Nov-2017 150 210
17-Nov-2017 150 155

Hay commentary

  • Very little hay trading is taking place with no changes in pricing reported; this situation is expected to remain for at least another two weeks.
  • Hay production has not kicked off yet.
  • Severe frosts reportedly damaged 50% of mature and maturing wheat crops near Great Western, Ararat, Lake Bolac and Tatyoon.
  • Increasing level of enquiry within the region for quality protein hay.
  • Protein hay is difficult to source, although reports suggest very good quality vetch hay available from northern Victoria at $250-$260/tonne (+GST) delivered with carryover at $180 per tonne.
  • Silage production is well underway and the quality is reportedly good.
  • Cereal hay: +/-$0 ($110 to $190/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-$0 ($260 to $290/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-$0 ($110 to $130/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-$0 ($110 to $160/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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