Read hay statistics and data about the Darling Downs region.
Change in price is the change since the last report. Hay quoted is sourced locally, delivered locally, GST exclusive. It should be noted that local prices quoted may not be the cheapest available, sourcing it from another region may be more affordable, and buyers are encouraged to evaluate all options. Prices are indicative to a mid-range shedded product, and based on the best indication of market value at the time of reporting. It should be noted there is a wide variation in quality of hay, prices for a mid-range product will not reflect the weighted average of trade. Prices will naturally vary based on the product quantity and quality, buyer/seller relationship and the size of the trade.
Rain fell in the Darling Downs this week with Toowoomba recording 6mm.
- The Darling Downs remains hot and dry. Dryland crops are struggling. Many farmers have run out of irrigation water which means for many lucerne is now finished. Some farmers have been able to harvest sorghum and are looking at baling the stubble.
- Demand has tapered off from its peak. Supply of feed in the Darling Downs is limited with farmers sourcing feed from throughout the eastern states.
- It has been reported that there is some sorghum and millet available in the region from $360/t
- No price changes have been noted this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($450 to $550/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($580 to $650/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($220 to $330/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 and sourced 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.
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.