Read hay statistics and data about the South West Victoria 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.
- Rain fell in southwest Victoria this week with Colac recording 15mm of rainfall and Warrnambool 19mm.
- Farmers in the region are spreading nitrogen on pastures which continue to grow. Next seasons crops are looking healthy.
- Demand coming from outside the region is very strong, locally the demand is steady. With the high price of feed, farmers in the region are trying to purchase as little feed as possible. Supply of feed in the region is limited and it is becoming increasing difficult to source feed. Many farmers are trying to source pasture hay and low-grade cereal hay, however there is very little of this. Most hay in the region is now committed. Most pasture hay in the region is not being sold and is for personal use. Hay and straw are being carted into the region from the Wimmera/Mallee region.
- Lucerne hay is being sourced and priced from southeast South Australia.
- It has been reported there is canola available in the region for $300 - $350/t delivered locally.
- Lucerne and pasture hay prices have firmed this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($360 to $440/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +113 ($550 to $600/t). Prices have firmed this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($190 to $200/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +15 ($360 to $400/t). Prices have firmed 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.