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Read hay statistics and data about the Darling Downs region.

Date DD 18 DD 17 DD 5YA
05-Jan-2018 300 230 298
12-Jan-2018 300 230 298
19-Jan-2018 300 230 298
26-Jan-2018 300 230 298
02-Feb-2018 300 230 316
09-Feb-2018 300 230 316
16-Feb-2018 310 230 316
23-Feb-2018 320 230 316
02-Mar-2018 320 230 339
09-Mar-2018 320 275 339
16-Mar-2018 320 278 339
23-Mar-2018 320 280 339
30-Mar-2018 320 280 339
06-Apr-2018 320 310 343
13-Apr-2018 320 310 343
20-Apr-2018 320 310 343
27-Apr-2018 320 310 343
04-May-2018 320 310 350
11-May-2018 320 310 350
18-May-2018 350 311 350
25-May-2018 350 310 350
01-Jun-2018 360 310 354
08-Jun-2018 360 318 354
15-Jun-2018 360 325 354
22-Jun-2018 360 325 354
29-Jun-2018 380 325 354
06-Jul-2018 380 325 356
13-Jul-2018 380 325 356
20-Jul-2018 425 325 356
27-Jul-2018 425 325 356
03-Aug-2018 425 325 381
10-Aug-2018 425 325 381
17-Aug-2018 550 325 381
24-Aug-2018 550 325 381
31-Aug-2018 550 325 381
07-Sep-2018 550 325 377
14-Sep-2018 550 310 377
21-Sep-2018 550 310 377
28-Sep-2018 550 310 377
05-Oct-2018 550 310 297
12-Oct-2018 550 310 297
19-Oct-2018 550 310 297
26-Oct-2018 550 310 297
02-Nov-2018 525 310 275
09-Nov-2018 525 303 275
16-Nov-2018 500 295 275
23-Nov-2018 500 295 275
30-Nov-2018 500 295 275
07-Dec-2018 500 300 298
14-Dec-2018 500 300 298
21-Dec-2018 300 298
28-Dec-2018 300 298

Hay commentary

  • It was another dry week in the Darling Downs with no rainfall recorded.
  • The prevailing hot, dry and windy conditions have really dried the soil and summer crops in the region are failing. There is rain forecast for the region and this could save some of these crops.
  • Demand while still strong in the region has eased. Hay continues to be carted into the region from all across the eastern states.
  • Lucerne prices have eased this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($450 to $550/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: -50 ($500 to $600/t). Prices have eased this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($250 to $300/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($250 to $350/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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