Read hay statistics and data about the Darling Downs region.
- The weekend brought rain to the Darling Downs with Tawoomba recording 27mm on Saturday and a further 7mm on Sunday.
- Some farmers in the region are planting crops now that there has been some good rainfall and that there is follow-up rain predicted. Some crops that were looking to be drought affected have come back and will be used for grain.
- Demand is still really strong in the region. Most cereal hay is coming from Victoria and South Australia.
- It has been reported there are sugar cane tops available at the moment for $180/t on farm.
- Straw prices have eased this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($500 to $600/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($550 to $600/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: -75 ($300 to $400/t). Prices have eased this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($275 to $375/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.