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Read hay statistics and data about the Gippsland region.

Date Gipps 20 Gipps 19 Gipps 5YA
10-Jan-2020 300 275 214
17-Jan-2020 300 285 214
24-Jan-2020 300 293 214
31-Jan-2020 300 214
07-Feb-2020 300 217
14-Feb-2020 310 217
21-Feb-2020 320 217
28-Feb-2020 320 217
06-Mar-2020 335 218
13-Mar-2020 350 218
20-Mar-2020 350 218
27-Mar-2020 350 218
03-Apr-2020 350 220
10-Apr-2020 350 220
17-Apr-2020 350 220
24-Apr-2020 350 220
01-May-2020 350 235
08-May-2020 430 235
15-May-2020 430 235
22-May-2020 430 235
29-May-2020 470 235
05-Jun-2020 485 254
12-Jun-2020 500 254
19-Jun-2020 500 254
26-Jun-2020 500 254
03-Jul-2020 500 271
10-Jul-2020 500 271
17-Jul-2020 500 271
24-Jul-2020 500 271
31-Jul-2020 500 271
07-Aug-2020 500 285
14-Aug-2020 500 285
21-Aug-2020 500 285
28-Aug-2020 500 285
04-Sep-2020 500 296
11-Sep-2020 500 296
18-Sep-2020 500 296
25-Sep-2020 500 296
02-Oct-2020 500 304
09-Oct-2020 500 304
16-Oct-2020 500 304
23-Oct-2020 500 304
30-Oct-2020 500 304
06-Nov-2020 500 304
13-Nov-2020 500 304
20-Nov-2020 500 304
27-Nov-2020 320 304
04-Dec-2020 285 244
11-Dec-2020 285 244
18-Dec-2020 285 244
25-Dec-2020 285 244


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.

Hay commentary

  • Patchy rain fell in Gippsland this week with some areas recording a bit over 10mm of rainfall while others recorded over 100mm. More patchy rain is forecast to fall in the region later this week.
  • South Gippsland is wet and green, and some are still producing feed. While others in the east did receive good rainfall, much more is needed. Parts of east Gippsland do have a green tinge however, much of the region remains brown and dry.
  • Demand is steady in Gippsland. Some farmers in the south have donated hay to fire affected areas with this moving to east Gippsland. South Gippsland has had a good season and produced a lot of feed. Many roads in east Gippsland remain closed and require permits and police escort to enter.
  • Cereal hay, lucerne and straw prices are for hay sourced outside the region.
  • No price changes have been noted this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($350 to $400/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($550 to $650/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($190 to $230/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, 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.


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