Read hay statistics and data about the South East South Australia 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.
- Frosts have started to come through the region. Some much-needed rain fell in southeast South Australia this week with Mount Gambier recording 28mm, Naracoorte 20mm, Keith 20mm and Padthaway 22m.
- Grass in the region continues to grow, albeit slowly. The region was starting to dry however the rains this week have helped alleviate the situation. Next seasons crops have come up and are just out of the ground.
- Demand is strong coming from both inside and outside the region. Locally some farmers are finding they might be short and are trying to secure hay supplies. Hay is moving quickly and most of what is in sheds is now committed. Hay supplies in the region are limited. Hay is being carted from the region to NSW, Victoria and Queensland. Pasture hay in the region is largely for personal use.
- Cereal hay and lucerne prices have firmed this week.
- Cereal hay: +60 ($400 to $450/t). Prices have firmed this week.
- Lucerne hay: +50 ($500 to $550/t). Prices have firmed this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($140 to $170/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($300 to $350/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.