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.
- Patchy rain fell in southeast South Australia on Monday with parts of the regions recording between 0 and 10mm. More rain is forecast for later in the week.
- Southeast South Australia has had a good season and there is still a bit of growth around. Straw and lucerne continue to be made in the region.
- Demand is holding firm in southeast South Australia. A lot of demand is coming from outside the region. There is a lot of hay moving from southeast South Australia to the northern states, particularly Northern Territory, NSW, and Queensland. Hay supplies are moving fast and are becoming thin with some farmers now sold out of hay. A lot of hay on the market is now lower grade.
- Price changes have been noted this week.
- Cereal hay: +10 ($270 to $340/t). Prices have firmed this week.
- Lucerne hay: +30 ($470 to $550/t). Prices have firmed this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($140 to $190/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: -40 ($270 to $350/t). Prices have eased 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.