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 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.
- It was a dry week in northwest Tasmania, however rain is forecast for the rest of the week.
- Northwest Tasmania is green, and the grass continues to grow. The region is starting to dry out but should be fine if the rain comes through. It has been a very good season in the region with farmers in the northwest Tasmania having a good amount of feed.
- Demand is holding firm in northwest Tasmania and is largely coming from the east coast. The east coast is dry and has very little feed. There is a lot of hay moving to the east coast of Tasmania. Many farmers in the northwest have enough feed to get them through the season. Cereal hay is becoming difficult to source.
- Cereal hay and lucerne is being sourced outside northwest Tasmania.
- It has been reported that there is pasture silage available from $75-$80/bale on farm.
- It has been reported that cheaper cereal hay can be sourced outside the region through established contacts. While difficult to source, those with established contacts might be able to find cereal hay from $200/t delivered.
- No price changes have been noted this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($310 to $330/t) Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($370 to $400/t) Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($80 to $130/t) Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($270 to $290/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.