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Read hay statistics and data about the South West Victoria region.

Date SW 18 SW 17 SW 5YA
05-Jan-2018 150 153 184
12-Jan-2018 150 153 184
19-Jan-2018 150 153 184
26-Jan-2018 150 153 184
02-Feb-2018 150 153 191
09-Feb-2018 150 153 191
16-Feb-2018 150 153 191
23-Feb-2018 150 153 191
02-Mar-2018 150 153 192
09-Mar-2018 150 153 192
16-Mar-2018 150 153 192
23-Mar-2018 150 153 192
30-Mar-2018 150 153 192
06-Apr-2018 150 153 196
13-Apr-2018 150 153 196
20-Apr-2018 150 153 196
27-Apr-2018 150 153 196
04-May-2018 150 153 212
11-May-2018 150 153 212
18-May-2018 150 154 212
25-May-2018 200 170 212
01-Jun-2018 215 170 228
08-Jun-2018 215 170 228
15-Jun-2018 215 170 228
22-Jun-2018 315 170 228
29-Jun-2018 243 170 228
06-Jul-2018 243 170 226
13-Jul-2018 255 170 226
20-Jul-2018 255 170 226
27-Jul-2018 265 170 226
03-Aug-2018 275 170 226
10-Aug-2018 275 170 226
17-Aug-2018 275 170 226
24-Aug-2018 275 170 226
31-Aug-2018 300 170 226
07-Sep-2018 325 170 222
14-Sep-2018 325 150 222
21-Sep-2018 325 150 222
28-Sep-2018 325 150 222
05-Oct-2018 325 150 187
12-Oct-2018 325 150 187
19-Oct-2018 325 150 187
26-Oct-2018 325 150 187
02-Nov-2018 325 150 180
09-Nov-2018 325 150 180
16-Nov-2018 325 150 180
23-Nov-2018 325 150 180
30-Nov-2018 325 150 180
07-Dec-2018 325 150 183
14-Dec-2018 290 150 183
21-Dec-2018 150 183
28-Dec-2018 150 183

Hay commentary

  • Light patchy rain fell in southwest Victoria this week with Colac recording 2mm while Hamilton and Warrnambool recorded no rainfall.
  • Farmers are busy getting feed supplies in the shed in anticipation of rain. The rain is welcomed by many to help growth continue in the area and decrease the need for feed.
  • Demand is quiet in southwest Victoria. Farmers in the region are making silage for their own personal use to decrease their need for feed and it is postulated they are waiting to see how much feed they can make themselves before purchasing feed.
  • It has been reported there is canola available in the region for $300 - $350/t delivered locally.
  • Cereal hay prices have eased this week.
  • Cereal hay: -35 ($250 to $330/t). Prices have eased this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($400 to $500/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($160 to $200/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($250 to $330/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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