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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 250 201
28-Jun-2019 250 201
05-Jul-2019 250 204
12-Jul-2019 250 204
19-Jul-2019 250 204
26-Jul-2019 250 204
02-Aug-2019 250 215
09-Aug-2019 250 215
16-Aug-2019 350 215
23-Aug-2019 350 215
30-Aug-2019 350 215
06-Sep-2019 350 221
13-Sep-2019 350 221
20-Sep-2019 350 221
27-Sep-2019 350 221
04-Oct-2019 350 190
11-Oct-2019 350 190
18-Oct-2019 350 190
25-Oct-2019 350 190
01-Nov-2019 350 177
08-Nov-2019 350 177
15-Nov-2019 325 177
22-Nov-2019 325 177
29-Nov-2019 325 177
06-Dec-2019 290 183
13-Dec-2019 290 183
20-Dec-2019 290 183
27-Dec-2019 290 183


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

  • 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.


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