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