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Read hay statistics and data about the Gippsland region.

Date Gipps 19 Gipps 18 Gipps 5YA
04-Jan-2019 440 175 221
11-Jan-2019 440 175 221
18-Jan-2019 415 175 221
25-Jan-2019 415 175 221
01-Feb-2019 415 175 219
08-Feb-2019 425 175 219
15-Feb-2019 180 219
22-Feb-2019 185 219
01-Mar-2019 185 229
08-Mar-2019 185 229
15-Mar-2019 185 229
22-Mar-2019 185 229
29-Mar-2019 185 229
05-Apr-2019 185 230
12-Apr-2019 185 230
19-Apr-2019 185 230
26-Apr-2019 185 230
03-May-2019 185 234
10-May-2019 185 234
17-May-2019 185 234
24-May-2019 185 234
31-May-2019 185 248
07-Jun-2019 208 248
14-Jun-2019 230 248
21-Jun-2019 285 248
28-Jun-2019 285 248
05-Jul-2019 320 265
12-Jul-2019 320 265
19-Jul-2019 320 265
26-Jul-2019 335 265
02-Aug-2019 350 279
09-Aug-2019 393 279
16-Aug-2019 443 279
23-Aug-2019 430 279
30-Aug-2019 458 279
06-Sep-2019 485 292
13-Sep-2019 485 292
20-Sep-2019 485 292
27-Sep-2019 485 292
04-Oct-2019 485 227
11-Oct-2019 485 227
18-Oct-2019 485 227
25-Oct-2019 485 227
01-Nov-2019 485 229
08-Nov-2019 435 229
15-Nov-2019 435 229
22-Nov-2019 435 229
29-Nov-2019 435 229
06-Dec-2019 435 227
13-Dec-2019 435 227
20-Dec-2019 435 227
27-Dec-2019 437 227


Change in price is the change since the last report. Hay quoted is sourced locally, delivered locally, GST exclusive. 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

  • It was a hot week in Gippsland. Light scattered rain fell in the region with Orbost recording 9mm, Bairnsdale 13mm, Sale 17mm, while Wonthaggi, Yarram and Yanakie recorded none.
  • Gippsland is very dry. The is little growth in the region for areas without irrigation. Fires have gone through the region however this has not impacted farms.
  • Demand has eased in the region. There is a lot of canola and cereal hay being carted into Gippsland from other parts of the state. It is postulated that there will not be enough feed in Gippsland this season. Silage in the region is mostly for personal use with a little being sold. Canola that has been made correctly is testing well is and is good quality feed.
  • It has been reported there is some canola available in the region from $300-$400/t delivered locally.
  • Cereal hay prices have firmed this week.
  • Cereal hay: +10 ($370 to $480/t). Prices have firmed 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 ($210 to $390/t). remain steady this week.
  • Please note unless stated otherwise, prices are per tonne, delivered and sourced 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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