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

Date GV 18 GV 17 GV 5YA
05-Jan-2018 110 130 163
12-Jan-2018 110 130 163
19-Jan-2018 110 130 163
26-Jan-2018 110 130 163
02-Feb-2018 110 130 168
09-Feb-2018 120 130 168
16-Feb-2018 115 130 168
23-Feb-2018 110 130 168
02-Mar-2018 110 130 171
09-Mar-2018 110 130 171
16-Mar-2018 110 130 171
23-Mar-2018 110 130 171
30-Mar-2018 110 130 171
06-Apr-2018 110 135 172
13-Apr-2018 110 135 172
20-Apr-2018 110 135 172
27-Apr-2018 110 135 172
04-May-2018 120 135 184
11-May-2018 130 135 184
18-May-2018 130 136 184
25-May-2018 165 120 184
01-Jun-2018 165 120 196
08-Jun-2018 165 128 196
15-Jun-2018 165 135 196
22-Jun-2018 205 130 196
29-Jun-2018 205 130 196
06-Jul-2018 215 130 207
13-Jul-2018 215 140 207
20-Jul-2018 245 140 207
27-Jul-2018 245 140 207
03-Aug-2018 245 140 233
10-Aug-2018 350 140 233
17-Aug-2018 425 140 233
24-Aug-2018 425 120 233
31-Aug-2018 425 95 233
07-Sep-2018 425 105 228
14-Sep-2018 425 100 228
21-Sep-2018 390 100 228
28-Sep-2018 355 100 228
05-Oct-2018 355 100 182
12-Oct-2018 375 100 182
19-Oct-2018 100 182
26-Oct-2018 100 182
02-Nov-2018 100 168
09-Nov-2018 105 168
16-Nov-2018 110 168
23-Nov-2018 110 168
30-Nov-2018 110 168
07-Dec-2018 110 166
14-Dec-2018 110 166
21-Dec-2018 110 166
28-Dec-2018 110 166

Hay commentary

  • Wednesday and Thursday brought scattered showers over the Goulburn Valley region with Echuca, Shepparton, Benalla and Kyabram only recording 1mm while Yarrawonga recorded 7mm.
  • The rain is interrupting hay making. Canola and wheaten crops have been cut and are waiting to be baled. Early pasture hay and lucerne is ready for a cut once the weather is permitting.
  • There is a strong demand for cereal hay in the region. There is a new season cereal, canola and Lucerne available in the region with clover and grasses available in the next couple of weeks.
  • It has been reported canola is available in the region for $280 - $300/t on farm.
  • It has been reported that vetch is available in the region from $550/t delivered locally.
  • It has been reported there may be canola and wheaten silage being made and coming into the market at $200/t on farm.
  • Cereal and Lucerne hay prices have firmed this week.
  • Cereal hay: +20 ($350 to $400/t). Prices have firmed this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +50 ($525 to $575/t). Prices have firmed this week
  • Straw: +/-0 ($160 to $180/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($330 to $410/t). Prices remain steady this week.

Notes:

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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