Read hay statistics and data about the Bega Valley region.
- Thursday’s rain in Bega continued into Friday and Saturday, the region recording a further 13mm over the three days.
- The Government has announced subsidies for transport of fodder, moving livestock and water infrastructure to support eligible farmers in NSW affected by drought. This can be backdated to 1st January 2018. For more information and to apply please visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/climate-and-emergancies/droughthub.
- The grass is starting to grow and things are starting to green in Bega. There is some silage in the region that will be made over the next couple of weeks.
- While the demand is still there is has eased from its peak. Some farmers are trying to lock in and secure feed to last over next winter.
- It has been reported that canola available in the region from $400/t delivered locally.
- No price change has been noted this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($480 to $550/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($500 to $650/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($200 to $250/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($400 to $475/t). 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.