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

Date SW VIC Cereal Hay '18 SW VIC Cereal Hay '17
05-Jan-2018 150 152.5
12-Jan-2018 150 152.5
19-Jan-2018 150 152.5
02-Feb-2018 150 152.5
09-Feb-2018 150 152.5
23-Feb-2018 150 152.5
02-Mar-2018 152.5
09-Mar-2018 152.5
16-Mar-2018 N/A
23-Mar-2018 152.5
30-Mar-2018 152.5
06-Apr-2018 152.5
20-Apr-2018 152.5
27-Apr-2018 152.5
04-May-2018 N/A
11-May-2018 170
18-May-2018 170
25-May-2018 170
01-Jun-2018 170
15-Jun-2018 170
22-Jun-2018 170
29-Jun-2018 170
06-Jul-2018 170
13-Jul-2018 170
27-Jul-2018 170
03-Aug-2018 170
17-Aug-2018 170
24-Aug-2018 170
31-Aug-2018 170
07-Sep-2018 170
14-Sep-2018 150
21-Sep-2018 150
05-Oct-2018 150
12-Oct-2018 150
26-Oct-2018 150
02-Nov-2018 150
16-Nov-2018 150
23-Nov-2018 150
30-Nov-2018 150
07-Dec-2018 150
14-Dec-2018 150
21-Dec-2018 150

Hay commentary

  • Demand for fodder is still quite slow and expected to increase shortly. Enquiry is steady and regular contracts are being fulfilled.
  • There is some vetch enquiry in the region which is selling for $245-$265 (+GST) delivered.
  • Good quality new season hay ranges from $140-$190/tonne, although there is a lot of carryover stock selling for less.
  • Cereal hay: +/-$0 ($110 to $190/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-$0 ($250 to $290/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-$0 ($90 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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