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Read hay statistics and data about the Goulburn and Murray Valley regions.

Date GV 20 GV 19 GV 5YA
10-Jan-2020 330 365 208
17-Jan-2020 330 365 208
24-Jan-2020 350 365 208
31-Jan-2020 360 365 208
07-Feb-2020 325 345 206
14-Feb-2020 325 345 206
21-Feb-2020 323 345 206
28-Feb-2020 320 345 206
06-Mar-2020 315 345 205
13-Mar-2020 310 345 205
20-Mar-2020 310 365 205
27-Mar-2020 290 365 205
03-Apr-2020 290 380 210
10-Apr-2020 270 380 210
17-Apr-2020 250 395 210
24-Apr-2020 250 410 210
01-May-2020 205 410 224
08-May-2020 205 410 224
15-May-2020 205 410 224
22-May-2020 410 224
29-May-2020 410 224
05-Jun-2020 410 237
12-Jun-2020 410 237
19-Jun-2020 410 237
26-Jun-2020 410 237
03-Jul-2020 410 251
10-Jul-2020 425 251
17-Jul-2020 425 251
24-Jul-2020 425 251
31-Jul-2020 425 251
07-Aug-2020 425 272
14-Aug-2020 360 272
21-Aug-2020 360 272
28-Aug-2020 360 272
04-Sep-2020 350 263
11-Sep-2020 350 263
18-Sep-2020 350 263
25-Sep-2020 350 263
02-Oct-2020 350 246
09-Oct-2020 350 246
16-Oct-2020 293 246
23-Oct-2020 235 246
30-Oct-2020 235 246
06-Nov-2020 250 224
13-Nov-2020 265 224
20-Nov-2020 265 224
27-Nov-2020 255 224
04-Dec-2020 265 220
11-Dec-2020 260 220
18-Dec-2020 270 220
25-Dec-2020 270 220


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.

Hay commentary

  • Overall, the region has had another week of perfect conditions for winter seeding. Less than 10ml’s of rain fell in parts over the weekend.
  • Much cooler days and some light frosts have fallen in the area. With the start of winter still over two weeks away the need for good quality roughage for cattle producers may be much sooner this season.
  • The valley is still very green, and growth is good in the region. Fertiliser is also going out on new season pastures.
  • Enquiry is slow, there is no hay moving from the region compared to a couple of months ago.
  • All prices remain steady this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($190 to $220/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($330 to $400/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($80 to $100/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($250 to $330/t). Prices remain steady 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.


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