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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 150 187
26-Oct-2018 150 187
02-Nov-2018 150 180
09-Nov-2018 150 180
16-Nov-2018 150 180
23-Nov-2018 150 180
30-Nov-2018 150 180
07-Dec-2018 150 183
14-Dec-2018 150 183
21-Dec-2018 150 183
28-Dec-2018 150 183

Hay commentary

  • Patchy rain fell over southwest Victoria this week with Warrnambool recording 11mm, Hamilton 6mm while Colac did not record any rainfall.
  • Silage continues to be made in the region. new season cereal hay and vetch will be ready for a cut in a couple of weeks while failed crops up north in the Wimmera continue to be made into hay.
  • Demand has slowed in the region. There is new season supply coming into the market north of the region from Wimmera.
  • It has been reported there is some vetch available in the Wimmera region for $300 - $440/t on farm.
  • It has been reported there is canola available in the region for $300 - $350/t delivered locally.
  • There is no price change noted this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($300 to $350/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($330 to $420/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($150 to $180/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($300 to $400/t). Prices remain steady this week.

Notes:

Change in price is the change since the last report. Hay prices are delivered, GST exclusive, based on shedded hay without weather damage, of good quality and colour. It should be noted there is a wide variation in quality for hay, so prices are indicative for a mid-range product.

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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