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

Date GV VIC Cereal Hay '18 GV VIC Cereal Hay '17
05-Jan-2018 110 130
12-Jan-2018 110 130
19-Jan-2018 110 130
26-Jan-2018 110 130
02-Feb-2018 110 130
09-Feb-2018 120 130
16-Feb-2018 115 130
23-Feb-2018 110 130
02-Mar-2018 110 130
09-Mar-2018 110 130
16-Mar-2018 110 130
23-Mar-2018 110 130
30-Mar-2018 110 130
06-Apr-2018 110 135
13-Apr-2018 110 125
20-Apr-2018 110 115
27-Apr-2018 110 120
04-May-2018 120 135
11-May-2018 130 135
18-May-2018 130 136
25-May-2018 165 120
01-Jun-2018 165 120
08-Jun-2018 165 127.5
15-Jun-2018 165 135
22-Jun-2018 205 130
29-Jun-2018 205 130
06-Jul-2018 215 130
13-Jul-2018 215 140
20-Jul-2018 245 140
27-Jul-2018 245 140
03-Aug-2018 245 140
10-Aug-2018 350 140
17-Aug-2018 425 140
24-Aug-2018 120
31-Aug-2018 95
07-Sep-2018 105
14-Sep-2018 100
21-Sep-2018 100
28-Sep-2018 100
05-Oct-2018 100
12-Oct-2018 100
19-Oct-2018 100
26-Oct-2018 100
02-Nov-2018 100
09-Nov-2018 105
16-Nov-2018 110
23-Nov-2018 110
30-Nov-2018 110
07-Dec-2018 110
14-Dec-2018 110
21-Dec-2018 110

Hay commentary

  • Since last Wednesday’s rainfall, there has been light rain recorded in the Goulburn Valley region with Echuca recording 3mm, Shepparton 4mm, Benalla 7mm and Kyabram 1mm over the week.
  • Crops in the region are a few weeks behind and are currently looking to be a below average year.
  • Demand remains strong in the region and is coming from all along the eastern states. There is a lot of enquiry coming in for next seasons crops both from farmers looking to secure hay and from croppers. Supply in the region is limited
  • Price changes have been noted this week.
  • Cereal hay: +75 ($350 to $500/t). Prices have firmed this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($400 to $600/t). Prices remain steady this week
  • Straw: +45 ($160 to $180/t). Prices have firmed this week.
  • Pasture hay: +85 ($330 to $410/t). Prices have firmed this week.


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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