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Read hay statistics and data about the Gippsland region.

Date Gipps Cereal Hay '18 Gipps Cereal Hay '17
05-Jan-2018 175 180
12-Jan-2018 175 180
19-Jan-2018 175 180
26-Jan-2018 175 180
02-Feb-2018 175 180
09-Feb-2018 175 180
16-Feb-2018 180 180
23-Feb-2018 185 180
02-Mar-2018 185 180
09-Mar-2018 185 180
16-Mar-2018 185 180
23-Mar-2018 185 180
30-Mar-2018 185 180
06-Apr-2018 185 180
13-Apr-2018 185 180
20-Apr-2018 185 180
27-Apr-2018 185 180
04-May-2018 185 180
11-May-2018 185 180
18-May-2018 185 181
25-May-2018 185 200
01-Jun-2018 185 200
08-Jun-2018 207.5 200
15-Jun-2018 230 200
22-Jun-2018 285 200
29-Jun-2018 285 200
06-Jul-2018 320 200
13-Jul-2018 320 200
20-Jul-2018 320 200
27-Jul-2018 335 200
03-Aug-2018 350 200
10-Aug-2018 442.5 192.5
17-Aug-2018 185
24-Aug-2018 185
31-Aug-2018 185
07-Sep-2018 185
14-Sep-2018 175
21-Sep-2018 175
28-Sep-2018 175
05-Oct-2018 175
12-Oct-2018 175
19-Oct-2018 175
26-Oct-2018 175
02-Nov-2018 175
09-Nov-2018 175
16-Nov-2018 175
23-Nov-2018 175
30-Nov-2018 175
07-Dec-2018 175
14-Dec-2018 175
21-Dec-2018 175

Hay commentary

  • Gippsland received patchy rainfall this week. This was mainly in the west, areas in the east remain dry.
  • The warmer weather in the region has allowed pastures and crops to start moving. Little bits of rainfall have allowed crops to hold in there and paddocks are starting to change colour. Strong winds in the region are damaging the crops by removing the little moisture available in the soil.
  • Calving continues to occur at a high rate and this has increased demand in the region. Most hay being moved in the region that is not under contract is of low quality. Supply is limited and is becoming increasingly difficult to source.
  • Cereal and pasture hay prices have firmed this week.
  • Cereal hay: +93 ($350 to $435/t). Prices have firmed this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($400 to $500/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($180 to $250/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +95 ($320 to $420/t). Prices have firmed 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.


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