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View the latest reports which help farmers make informed decisions when buying hay and grain.

Hay and grain reports

The hay and grain reports are commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of hay and grain markets in each dairy region.

The reports are updated 40 weeks per year and can be used by farmers to inform purchase decisions or audit past decisions.

Access the hay report and the grain report.

Subscribe to receive the hay and grain reports via email.

Watch this video of dairy farm manager Brian Corr explaining how the hay and grain weekly email updates help him make better informed decisions on-farm.

Why the hay and grain reports are created

Farmers, government, industry advocacy and businesses across the supply chain require independently produced, unbiased data on the industry to inform strategic decisions and policy formation.

Hay and grain reports provide an independent industry view, bringing together key data and insights across the supply chain and industry without any vested interest.

Industry collaborations

The hay and grain reports are created using data provided by the Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) and Profarmer Consulting.

Interpreting the reports

Wheat prices are for the relevant stockfeed wheat available in a region (ASW, AGP, SFW1 or FED1) and F1 for barley. Hay prices are based on shedded hay without weather damage, of good quality and colour. There is a wide variation in quality for hay, so prices are indicative for a mid-range product.

Prices are estimates based on delivery to dairy farms with allowance for freight, storage, and marketing costs, but exclusive of GST. 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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