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

Date Tas 20 Tas 19 Tas 5YA
10-Jan-2020 315 300 231
17-Jan-2020 320 130 231
24-Jan-2020 320 148 231
31-Jan-2020 325 165 231
07-Feb-2020 300 155 212
14-Feb-2020 300 150 212
21-Feb-2020 300 145 212
28-Feb-2020 300 145 212
06-Mar-2020 300 148 211
13-Mar-2020 300 150 211
20-Mar-2020 300 150 211
27-Mar-2020 300 150 211
03-Apr-2020 300 150 211
10-Apr-2020 300 150 209
17-Apr-2020 300 150 209
24-Apr-2020 300 150 209
01-May-2020 300 150 209
08-May-2020 300 150 212
15-May-2020 300 150 212
22-May-2020 300 150 212
29-May-2020 300 150 212
05-Jun-2020 168 223
12-Jun-2020 185 223
19-Jun-2020 185 223
26-Jun-2020 185 223
03-Jul-2020 185 223
10-Jul-2020 185 231
17-Jul-2020 215 231
24-Jul-2020 215 240
31-Jul-2020 215 231
07-Aug-2020 215 240
14-Aug-2020 240 240
21-Aug-2020 240 240
28-Aug-2020 240 240
04-Sep-2020 240 240
11-Sep-2020 240 238
18-Sep-2020 240 238
25-Sep-2020 240 238
02-Oct-2020 240 238
09-Oct-2020 240 234
16-Oct-2020 240 234
23-Oct-2020 240 234
30-Oct-2020 240 234
06-Nov-2020 240 241
13-Nov-2020 240 241
20-Nov-2020 240 241
27-Nov-2020 240 241
04-Dec-2020 240 241
11-Dec-2020 240 247
18-Dec-2020 240 247
25-Dec-2020 240 247


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

  • Northwest Tasmania have had a reasonably dry ten days which was required. Plenty of grass in the area but this will change once the frosts set in. Only one frost event has been recorded so far this season.
  • Farmers are trying to get the last of new season grass into maize and turnip paddocks but the window for this is closing and really only have a fortnight to get this done. It’s just been too wet to get on paddocks to finish off the planting.
  • Demand for hay will increase in the next month with the continued wet and cold, especially for those calving cattle. Cattle farmers have already been feeding hay for close to a month now as they have tried to keep stock off the grassed paddocks as they are just turning to mud with the foot traffic and wet conditions.
  • A lot of hay was traded during the season so there is concern if there will be enough stocks to get everyone through a wet winter. If the spring breaks well and silage can be made in good time this will take the pressure off.
  • It’s also potato harvest time and they too are struggling with the damp conditions to complete their harvest.
  • No price changes have been noted this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($260 to $340/t) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($370 to $400/t) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($150 to $200/t) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($250 to $320/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. 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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