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

Date Central SA Cereal Hay '18 Central SA Cereal Hay '17
05-Jan-2018 115 140
12-Jan-2018 115 140
19-Jan-2018 115 140
26-Jan-2018 115 132.5
02-Feb-2018 115 125
09-Feb-2018 115 125
16-Feb-2018 122.5 125
23-Feb-2018 130 125
02-Mar-2018 130 125
09-Mar-2018 130 125
16-Mar-2018 130 125
23-Mar-2018 130 125
30-Mar-2018 130 125
06-Apr-2018 130 125
13-Apr-2018 140 125
20-Apr-2018 140 125
27-Apr-2018 140 125
04-May-2018 145 125
11-May-2018 150 125
18-May-2018 150 126
25-May-2018 155 125
01-Jun-2018 155 125
08-Jun-2018 160 125
15-Jun-2018 165 125
22-Jun-2018 165 125
29-Jun-2018 165 125
06-Jul-2018 165 125
13-Jul-2018 235 130
20-Jul-2018 235 130
27-Jul-2018 252.5 130
03-Aug-2018 270 130
10-Aug-2018 270 130
17-Aug-2018 350 130
24-Aug-2018 125
31-Aug-2018 125
07-Sep-2018 125
14-Sep-2018 105
21-Sep-2018 105
28-Sep-2018 105
05-Oct-2018 105
12-Oct-2018 105
19-Oct-2018 105
26-Oct-2018 105
02-Nov-2018 105
09-Nov-2018 105
16-Nov-2018 105
23-Nov-2018 105
30-Nov-2018 105
07-Dec-2018 115
14-Dec-2018 115
21-Dec-2018 115

Hay commentary

  • Central South Australia received some patchy rain fall this week with Maitland recording 14mm, Kadina, 8mm, Roseworthy 13mm and Clare 24mm.
  • Crops are looking promising after consistent rainfall over the last couple of weeks. There are still parts of the region that remain dry particularly in the north and east. Some cereal crops in the south of the York Peninsula are looking promising and have the potential to be an average year.
  • Demand remains high in the region and there is a lot of enquiry for protein hay. Supply is limited with most hay now spoken for.
  • Lucerne and cereal hay prices have firmed this week.
  • Cereal hay: +80 ($300 to $400/t). Prices have firmed this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +45 ($300 to $450/t). Prices have firmed this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($120 to $150/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.


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