Read hay statistics and data about the Gippsland region.
Gippsland received scattered rainfall this week with Orbost recording 17mm, Sale 5mm, Bairnsdale 6mm, Yarram 2mm and Yanakie 1mm.
- The late rains in Gippsland have greened up the region however a lot of the grass in the region is now going to head. There is still some silage being made in the region and hay making is well underway.
- Demand has eased in the region. There is a lot of 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 for $270-$325/t delivered locally.
- It has been reported that there is some silage available in the region from $100/bale on farm.
- Pasture hay prices have eased this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($400 to $470/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: -213 ($225 to $350/t). Prices have eased this week.
- Please note unless stated otherwise, prices are per tonne, 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.
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.