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Read hay statistics and data about the North West Tasmania region.

Date Tas 19 Tas 18 Tas 5YA
04-Jan-2019 300 190 223
11-Jan-2019 300 190 223
18-Jan-2019 130 190 223
25-Jan-2019 148 190 223
01-Feb-2019 165 190 222
08-Feb-2019 155 190 222
15-Feb-2019 190 222
22-Feb-2019 190 222
01-Mar-2019 190 224
08-Mar-2019 190 224
15-Mar-2019 190 224
22-Mar-2019 190 224
29-Mar-2019 190 224
05-Apr-2019 190 223
12-Apr-2019 190 223
19-Apr-2019 190 223
26-Apr-2019 190 223
03-May-2019 190 227
10-May-2019 190 227
17-May-2019 190 227
24-May-2019 190 227
31-May-2019 190 232
07-Jun-2019 190 232
14-Jun-2019 190 232
21-Jun-2019 190 232
28-Jun-2019 210 232
05-Jul-2019 210 237
12-Jul-2019 210 237
19-Jul-2019 210 237
26-Jul-2019 220 237
02-Aug-2019 230 240
09-Aug-2019 230 240
16-Aug-2019 230 240
23-Aug-2019 230 240
30-Aug-2019 230 240
06-Sep-2019 230 236
13-Sep-2019 230 236
20-Sep-2019 230 236
27-Sep-2019 230 236
04-Oct-2019 230 227
11-Oct-2019 230 227
18-Oct-2019 230 227
25-Oct-2019 230 227
01-Nov-2019 230 227
08-Nov-2019 230 227
15-Nov-2019 300 227
22-Nov-2019 300 227
29-Nov-2019 300 227
06-Dec-2019 300 226
13-Dec-2019 300 226
20-Dec-2019 300 226
27-Dec-2019 300 226

Notes:

Change in price is the change since the last report. Hay quoted is sourced locally, delivered locally, GST exclusive. 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

  • Light scattered rain fell in northwest Tasmania with Marrawah and Devonport recording 1mm, Launceston 2mm and Smithton none.
  • North west Tasmania is very dry and in need of some rain. Most farmers are finished making hay for the season.
  • Demand is slow in the region. There is a lot of feed on the market. The south east of Tasmania remains dry and it is anticipated that this part of the region will have a high need for feed this season.
  • It has been reported silage is available in the region from $50/bale on farm.
  • Cereal and pasture hay prices have firmed this week.
  • Cereal hay: -10 ($130 to $180/t) Prices have eased this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($300 to $350/t) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +25 ($80 to $150/t) Prices have firmed this week.
  • Pasture hay: +30 ($100 to $180/t) Prices have firmed this week.
  • Please note unless stated otherwise, prices are per tonne, delivered and sourced 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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