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Notes: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.
The hay report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of hay markets in each dairy region. This report is created using data provided by the Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA). 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, Dairy Australia disclaims all liability to the fullest extent permitted by Australian law for any inadvertent errors and for any losses or damages stemming from reliance upon its content. Dairy Australia recommends all persons seek independent advice and, where appropriate, advice from a qualified advisor before making any decisions about changes to business strategy.
- Hay production has been supported by a week of clear weather. Growers expect to be able to bale and get hay into storage.
- Rising fuel prices are also expected to impact hay production and local transport costs. Sources suggest as the cost of production increases this season, maize plantings are likely to be below previous years.
- Fall armyworm control is being undertaken across the region. This is another cost which impacted maize plantings.
- Some silage has been cut this week.
- Weather conditions have supported growers to bale rhodes grass, with consecutive days to allow for drying.
- Small amounts of trade continue locally for farmers weaning cattle. Some areas reporting drier conditions so fodder trade is expected to increase in the coming months.
- Increase to prices.
- Pasture (Rhodes Grass) hay: +$60 ($300 to $400/t). Prices increased.
- Please note: Hay in the Atherton Tablelands is traditionally priced at $/bale, so it is important to check bale weights for conversion. 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.