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Read hay statistics and data about the South East South Australia region.

Date SE 19 SE 18 SE 5YA
04-Jan-2019 290 110 180
11-Jan-2019 305 110 180
18-Jan-2019 280 100 180
25-Jan-2019 290 100 180
01-Feb-2019 300 100 174
08-Feb-2019 290 100 174
15-Feb-2019 290 100 174
22-Feb-2019 290 100 174
01-Mar-2019 290 110 175
08-Mar-2019 295 110 175
15-Mar-2019 300 110 175
22-Mar-2019 300 110 175
29-Mar-2019 315 110 175
05-Apr-2019 315 110 180
12-Apr-2019 315 110 180
19-Apr-2019 340 110 180
26-Apr-2019 365 110 180
03-May-2019 365 110 183
10-May-2019 365 110 183
17-May-2019 365 110 183
24-May-2019 365 110 183
31-May-2019 365 110 201
07-Jun-2019 395 185 201
14-Jun-2019 425 260 201
21-Jun-2019 425 250 201
28-Jun-2019 425 250 201
05-Jul-2019 425 250 204
12-Jul-2019 425 250 204
19-Jul-2019 425 251 215
26-Jul-2019 425 250 204
02-Aug-2019 425 250 215
09-Aug-2019 425 250 215
16-Aug-2019 425 350 215
23-Aug-2019 425 350 215
30-Aug-2019 425 350 215
06-Sep-2019 425 350 221
13-Sep-2019 425 350 221
20-Sep-2019 425 350 221
27-Sep-2019 425 350 221
04-Oct-2019 425 350 226
11-Oct-2019 255 350 226
18-Oct-2019 250 350 254
25-Oct-2019 245 350 254
01-Nov-2019 245 350 213
08-Nov-2019 245 350 213
15-Nov-2019 245 325 213
22-Nov-2019 245 325 213
29-Nov-2019 245 325 213
06-Dec-2019 245 290 209
13-Dec-2019 290 183
20-Dec-2019 290 183
27-Dec-2019 290 183

Notes:

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

  • It was a cool week in southeast South Australia. Patchy rain fell in southeast South Australia this week with Naracoorte recording about 11mm of rainfall, Keith 7mm, Mount Gambier 15mm, Padthaway 6mm, and Lameroo 6mm.
  • There is still some straw being baled in the region. Parts of the region have had poor pastural growth and there will be limited pasture hay made. Most pastural hay made in the region is for personal use.
  • There is a lot of demand coming from outside the region, however local demand remains steady. There is a lot of hay moving from southeast South Australia to the northern states, particularly Northern Territory and Queensland.
  • It has been reported that there is some vetch being delivered into the region from $350-$400/t.
  • Straw prices have eased this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($230 to $260/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($350 to $500/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: -20 ($140 to $170/t). Prices have eased this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($300 to $400/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.

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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