Read hay statistics and data about the Darling Downs region.
Change in price is the change since the last report. Hay quoted is sourced and delivered locally, GST exclusive unless stated otherwise. 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.
It was a dry week in the Darling Downs with no rainfall recorded. Frosts and strong winds were also reported.
- It is dry in the Darling Downs with frosts and strong winds exacerbating the situation. There may be some failed crops turned into hay in the coming weeks.
- Demand for hay has eased a little in the Darling Downs. It is postulated many farmers are waiting for next seasons crops before purchasing more hay. Hay supplies are limited in the Darling Downs with most hay in the region spoken for. Sugar cane tops moving into the region from the Bundaberg/MacKay region, most of this is already committed. Farmers in the region are sourcing feed from throughout the eastern states.
- Hay prices quoted are sourced from outside the region.
- It has been reported that there are some sugar cane tops available in the region from $300/t delivered locally.
- No price changes have been noted this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($600 to $670/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($700 to $800/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($380 to $450/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($450 to $650/t) Prices remain steady this week.
- Please note unless stated otherwise, prices are per tonne, sourced and 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.
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.