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Read hay statistics and data about the South West Western Australia region.

Date WA 19 WA 18 WA 5YA
04-Jan-2019 300 175 175
11-Jan-2019 300 175 175
18-Jan-2019 300 175 175
25-Jan-2019 300 175 175
01-Feb-2019 300 175 180
08-Feb-2019 305 175 180
15-Feb-2019 175 180
22-Feb-2019 175 180
01-Mar-2019 175 188
08-Mar-2019 175 188
15-Mar-2019 175 188
22-Mar-2019 175 188
29-Mar-2019 175 188
05-Apr-2019 175 190
12-Apr-2019 175 190
19-Apr-2019 175 190
26-Apr-2019 175 190
03-May-2019 175 203
10-May-2019 175 203
17-May-2019 175 203
24-May-2019 175 203
31-May-2019 175 214
07-Jun-2019 195 214
14-Jun-2019 215 214
21-Jun-2019 215 214
28-Jun-2019 215 214
05-Jul-2019 215 209
12-Jul-2019 215 209
19-Jul-2019 215 209
26-Jul-2019 215 209
02-Aug-2019 215 209
09-Aug-2019 215 209
16-Aug-2019 215 209
23-Aug-2019 215 209
30-Aug-2019 215 209
06-Sep-2019 215 205
13-Sep-2019 215 205
20-Sep-2019 215 205
27-Sep-2019 215 205
04-Oct-2019 215 184
11-Oct-2019 215 184
18-Oct-2019 215 184
25-Oct-2019 215 184
01-Nov-2019 290 167
08-Nov-2019 290 167
15-Nov-2019 300 167
22-Nov-2019 300 167
29-Nov-2019 300 167
06-Dec-2019 300 172
13-Dec-2019 300 172
20-Dec-2019 300 172
27-Dec-2019 300 172


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.

Hay commentary

  • It was a dry week in southwest Western Australia with no rainfall recorded.
  • Southwest Western Australia is very dry. Farmers in the region are starting to hand feed. There are some in the region that are baling wheat and barley straw this week.
  • The demand for feed has started to pick up. Some farmers are trying to secure feed supplies. There is limited carryover from previous seasons as most of this has moved to the eastern states.
  • Cereal hay prices have firmed this week.
  • Cereal hay: +5 ($230 to $380/t). Prices have firmed this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-$0 ($450 to $490). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($100 to 160/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0($200 to $280/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Please note unless stated otherwise, prices are per tonne, delivered and sourced 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.


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