Read hay statistics and data about the Gippsland region.
Change in price is the change since the last report. Hay quoted is sourced and delivered locally, GST exclusive unless stated otherwise. 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.
Rain fell in Gippsland this week with Yarram recording about 36mm of rainfall, Yanakie 24mm, Wonthaggi 33mm, Bairnsdale 19mm, Nilma north 43mm, and Sale 23mm. Strong winds have also reported in the region. Parts of the region have good hay making weather forecast for the weekend.
- After the rain passed, farmers were busy cutting hay this week in preparation for the making hay over the weekend.
- Demand remains slow in Gippsland. It is postulated that many farmers in the south of the region are waiting to see what the season brings before purchasing more feed, while farmers in the east are only purchasing when necessary. Some farmers are purchasing standing feed in the region. Cereal hay, lucerne and straw prices are for hay sourced outside the region.
- It has been reported that there is vetch being delivered to the area from $400 - 420/t.
- It has been reported there is silage available in the region for $80-100/bale delivered.
- It has been reported that there is standing silage available in the region for $30/bale.
- Pasture hay prices have eased this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($280 to $340/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($550 to $650/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($200 to $240/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: -35 ($220 to $350/t). Prices have eased this week.
- Please note unless stated otherwise, prices are per tonne, sourced and 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.
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.