Read hay statistics and data about the South West Western Australia region.
- Friday and Saturday brought rain to southwest Western Australia with Busselton recording 11mm over the two days and Bridgetown recording 7mm.
- The rain is delaying cutting and baling in the region. Some farmers are waiting to see what the rain brings to decide what to do with their crops.
- The domestic demand remains steady. New seasons supply is coming into the market.
- There is no price change noted this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-$0 ($180 to $250/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-$0 ($450 to $490). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($80 to 140/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-$0 ($80 to $200/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.