Goulburn Murray Valley
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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.
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This report summarises the hay market for the Goulburn Murray Valley, Victoria.
- There was up to 20mm of rain received across the region earlier in the week.
- New season cropping continues; it will be crucial that rain continues to fall at the right times for the season to progress well.
- Feed availability is starting to decline with cooler conditions being experienced across the region. Despite some warm days it has been much milder this autumn earlier on than previous years.
- Small amounts of good quality lucerne continue to move from the region into New South Wales, primarily to the north coast. Trade of lucerne expected to continue and potentially increase as farmers actively source good quality fodder.
- There are still reports of significant amounts of hay stored on farm which is expected to keep demand down locally over the coming months.
- Price changes to cereal hay.
- Cereal hay: -$15 ($180 to $200/t). Prices have eased this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($450 to $500/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($70 to $100/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($230 to $280/t). 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.