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

Date C SA 18 C SA 17 C SA 5YA
05-Jan-2018 115 140 165
12-Jan-2018 115 140 165
19-Jan-2018 115 140 165
26-Jan-2018 115 133 165
02-Feb-2018 115 125 164
09-Feb-2018 115 125 164
16-Feb-2018 123 125 164
23-Feb-2018 130 125 164
02-Mar-2018 130 125 166
09-Mar-2018 130 125 166
16-Mar-2018 130 125 166
23-Mar-2018 130 125 166
30-Mar-2018 130 125 166
06-Apr-2018 130 125 167
13-Apr-2018 140 125 167
20-Apr-2018 140 125 167
27-Apr-2018 140 125 167
04-May-2018 145 125 174
11-May-2018 150 125 174
18-May-2018 150 126 174
25-May-2018 155 125 174
01-Jun-2018 155 125 180
08-Jun-2018 160 125 180
15-Jun-2018 165 125 180
22-Jun-2018 165 125 180
29-Jun-2018 165 125 180
06-Jul-2018 165 125 192
13-Jul-2018 235 130 192
20-Jul-2018 235 130 192
27-Jul-2018 253 130 192
03-Aug-2018 270 130 216
10-Aug-2018 270 130 216
17-Aug-2018 350 130 216
24-Aug-2018 350 125 216
31-Aug-2018 400 125 216
07-Sep-2018 450 125 230
14-Sep-2018 450 105 230
21-Sep-2018 400 105 230
28-Sep-2018 350 105 230
05-Oct-2018 350 105 177
12-Oct-2018 350 105 177
19-Oct-2018 358 105 177
26-Oct-2018 365 105 177
02-Nov-2018 350 105 168
09-Nov-2018 350 105 168
16-Nov-2018 325 105 168
23-Nov-2018 325 105 168
30-Nov-2018 325 105 168
07-Dec-2018 325 115 168
14-Dec-2018 310 115 168
21-Dec-2018 115 168
28-Dec-2018 115 168

Hay commentary

  • It was a dry week in central South Australia with no rainfall recorded.
  • Harvest is almost complete in central South Australia and straw making is well underway. Many farmers are busy baling as much straw as they can before the forecast rain falls.
  • Demand has eased in the region. It has been reported that stock are taking well to canola hay and the feed tests on this vary. Canola which has had nitrogen spread with the anticipation of rain is not testing as well as those crops that have not been treated with nitrogen. There is a lot of frosted wheat in the region that is of varying quality.
  • It has been reported that there is canola hay available in the region for $300-$350/t on farm.
  • Price changes have been noted this week.
  • Cereal hay: -15 ($290 to $330/t). Prices have eased this week.
  • Lucerne hay: -15 ($420 to $500/t). Prices have eased this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($160 to $250/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Please note unless stated otherwise, prices are per tonne, delivered locally. The price range indicated is for feeds of varying quality with the price range generally indicative of quality of feed. We recommend feed testing and viewing of fodder before purchase to be sure of the quality of feed.

Notes:

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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