Report

South West Victoria


Date SW 20 SW 19 SW 5YA
10-Jan-20 285 290 228
17-Jan-20 325 290 228
24-Jan-20 325 296 228
31-Jan-20 325 303 228
07-Feb-20 325 285 230
14-Feb-20 325 293 230
21-Feb-20 300 300 230
28-Feb-20 275 300 230
06-Mar-20 275 313 231
13-Mar-20 275 325 231
20-Mar-20 270 325 231
27-Mar-20 270 368 231
03-Apr-20 270 368 242
10-Apr-20 270 368 242
17-Apr-20 270 368 242
24-Apr-20 270 368 242
01-May-20 260 368 256
08-May-20 260 385 256
15-May-20 260 393 256
22-May-20 260 400 256
29-May-20 260 400 256
05-Jun-20 260 400 274
12-Jun-20 260 400 274
19-Jun-20 260 400 274
26-Jun-20 260 400 274
03-Jul-20 260 400 273
10-Jul-20 260 400 273
17-Jul-20 245 420 273
24-Jul-20 230 420 273
31-Jul-20 230 420 273
07-Aug-20 230 420 264
14-Aug-20 215 360 264
21-Aug-20 215 360 264
28-Aug-20 215 360 264
04-Sep-20 215 360 255
11-Sep-20 215 325 255
18-Sep-20 215 325 255
25-Sep-20 215 325 255
02-Oct-20 215 325 239
09-Oct-20 215 275 239
16-Oct-20 215 275 239
23-Oct-20 275 239
30-Oct-20 265 239
06-Nov-20 263 224
13-Nov-20 260 224
20-Nov-20 260 224
27-Nov-20 260 224
04-Dec-20 260 217
11-Dec-20 260 217
18-Dec-20 260 217
25-Dec-20 260 217
27-Dec-19

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.

This report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of grain and hay markets in each dairy 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, 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.

This report summarises the hay market for South-west Victoria.

Commentary

  • Part of the region received significant rain this week, with the Warrnambool area reporting between 120 to 160mm of rain.
  • Growers and contractors in the Mallee and Wimmera have had better conditions for making vetch and cereal hay this week. Despite the rain damage it is still bailing well, but there will be weather damaged hay in the Mallee and Wimmera this season.
  • Cereal in the Wimmera is yielding 8-10/tonne and vetch is 3.5/tonne and up. Vetch in the Mallee is varied but yielding approximately 2-3.5/tonne.
  • New season hay is not selling from the paddock like previous years, growers are moving it into on farm storage.
  • Dairy farmers are still reaching out for last year’s good quality vetch and cereal hay.
  • There have been no changes to pricing this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($200 to $230/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($500 to $600/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/- ($60 to $80/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($150 to $180/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.

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