Read hay statistics and data about the Gippsland region.
- Light patchy rain fell in Gippsland this week with Orbost recording 3mm, Yanakie 1mm, Wonthaggi 1mm, while areas such as Bairnsdale and Sale only received a light drizzle.
- Gippsland is in need of more rain. The west of the region has some good grass growth and there is some silage being made.
- Demand for fodder remains high in the region, however has eased from its peak. Most hay coming into the region is coming from western Victoria, the Goulburn Valley and the Mallee.
- It has been reported pea hay is available in the region from $500/t delivered locally.
- It has been reported there is some canola available in the region for $320-$400/t delivered locally.
- It has been reported there is some barley silage available in the region for $130/t on farm.
- There has been no price change noted this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($420 to $550/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($550 to $600/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($200 to $250/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($420 to $520/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.