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Read hay statistics and data about the Gippsland region.

Date Gipps 18 Gipps 17 Gipps 5YA
05-Jan-2018 175 180 221
12-Jan-2018 175 180 221
19-Jan-2018 175 180 221
26-Jan-2018 175 180 221
02-Feb-2018 175 180 219
09-Feb-2018 175 180 219
16-Feb-2018 180 180 219
23-Feb-2018 185 180 219
02-Mar-2018 185 180 229
09-Mar-2018 185 180 229
16-Mar-2018 185 180 229
23-Mar-2018 185 180 229
30-Mar-2018 185 180 229
06-Apr-2018 185 180 230
13-Apr-2018 185 180 230
20-Apr-2018 185 180 230
27-Apr-2018 185 180 230
04-May-2018 185 180 234
11-May-2018 185 180 234
18-May-2018 185 181 234
25-May-2018 185 200 234
01-Jun-2018 185 200 248
08-Jun-2018 208 200 248
15-Jun-2018 230 200 248
22-Jun-2018 285 200 248
29-Jun-2018 285 200 248
06-Jul-2018 320 200 265
13-Jul-2018 320 200 265
20-Jul-2018 320 200 265
27-Jul-2018 335 200 265
03-Aug-2018 350 200 279
10-Aug-2018 393 193 279
17-Aug-2018 443 185 279
24-Aug-2018 430 185 279
31-Aug-2018 458 185 279
07-Sep-2018 485 185 292
14-Sep-2018 485 175 292
21-Sep-2018 485 175 292
28-Sep-2018 485 175 292
05-Oct-2018 485 175 227
12-Oct-2018 485 175 227
19-Oct-2018 175 227
26-Oct-2018 175 227
02-Nov-2018 175 229
09-Nov-2018 175 229
16-Nov-2018 175 229
23-Nov-2018 175 229
30-Nov-2018 175 229
07-Dec-2018 175 227
14-Dec-2018 175 227
21-Dec-2018 175 227
28-Dec-2018 175 227

Hay commentary

  • 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.

Notes:

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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