|Date||Gipps 21||Gipps 20||Gipps 5YA|
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.
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This report summarises the hay market for Gippsland, Victoria.
- There was no rain reported in the region this week.
- Whilst South Gippsland was reportedly too wet for too long, the area has now dried out quickly with pasture going to head.
- Corn plantings may not happen in southern Gippsland this year due to the continued wet conditions and delays in the getting pastures off the ground.
- Pasture hay is being made in the Yarram area. Reports suggest it may need one last rain event to finish.
- Some dairy farmers in the region are seeking good quality milking hay.
- There is an abundance of grass in the area of varying quality and some farmers want grass off due to the fire risk.
- All prices remained steady this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($280 to $330/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($550 to $650/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($70 to $85/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($130 to $150/tonne). Prices remain steady 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.