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

Date Tas 18 Tas 17 Tas 5YA
05-Jan-2018 190 230 223
12-Jan-2018 190 230 223
19-Jan-2018 190 210 223
26-Jan-2018 190 210 223
02-Feb-2018 190 210 222
09-Feb-2018 190 210 222
16-Feb-2018 190 210 222
23-Feb-2018 190 210 222
02-Mar-2018 190 210 224
09-Mar-2018 190 210 224
16-Mar-2018 190 210 224
23-Mar-2018 190 210 224
30-Mar-2018 190 210 224
06-Apr-2018 190 210 223
13-Apr-2018 190 210 223
20-Apr-2018 190 210 223
27-Apr-2018 190 210 223
04-May-2018 190 210 227
11-May-2018 190 210 227
18-May-2018 190 211 227
25-May-2018 190 190 227
01-Jun-2018 190 190 232
08-Jun-2018 190 195 232
15-Jun-2018 190 200 232
22-Jun-2018 190 200 232
29-Jun-2018 210 200 232
06-Jul-2018 210 200 237
13-Jul-2018 210 200 237
20-Jul-2018 210 200 237
27-Jul-2018 220 200 237
03-Aug-2018 230 200 240
10-Aug-2018 230 200 240
17-Aug-2018 230 200 240
24-Aug-2018 230 190 240
31-Aug-2018 230 190 240
07-Sep-2018 230 190 236
14-Sep-2018 230 190 236
21-Sep-2018 230 190 236
28-Sep-2018 230 190 236
05-Oct-2018 230 190 227
12-Oct-2018 230 190 227
19-Oct-2018 230 190 227
26-Oct-2018 230 190 227
02-Nov-2018 230 190 227
09-Nov-2018 230 190 227
16-Nov-2018 300 190 227
23-Nov-2018 300 190 227
30-Nov-2018 300 190 227
07-Dec-2018 300 190 226
14-Dec-2018 300 190 226
21-Dec-2018 190 226
28-Dec-2018 190 226

Hay commentary

  • Saturday brought scattered showers to north-west Tasmania with Smithton recording 1mm, Marrawah 2mm while Devonport and Launceston recorded no rainfall.
  • Some farmers in the region are finishing off the last of silage. Hay making is well underway throughout the state. There is rain forecast and farmers are busy making what they can before the rain hits.
  • Demand has eased in the region and there is a lot of new season pasture hay coming onto the market.
  • It has been reported silage is available in the region from $75/bale on farm.
  • There are no price changes noted this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($275 to $325/t) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($300 to $350/t) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($80 to $120/t) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-$0 ($140 to $200/t) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Please note unless stated otherwise, prices are per tonne, 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.

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.

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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