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