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South West WA

Date WA 22 WA 21 WA 5YA
07-Jan-22 275 315 241
14-Jan-22 275 315 241
21-Jan-22 315 241
28-Jan-22 315 245
04-Feb-22 315 245
11-Feb-22 315 248
18-Feb-22 315 252
25-Feb-22 315 254
04-Mar-22 315 256
11-Mar-22 315 256
18-Mar-22 315 256
25-Mar-22 315 256
01-Apr-22 315 256
08-Apr-22 315 256
15-Apr-22 315 260
22-Apr-22 315 260
29-Apr-22 300 257
06-May-22 300 257
13-May-22 300 257
20-May-22 300 257
27-May-22 300 257
03-Jun-22 300 257
10-Jun-22 300 261
17-Jun-22 300 265
24-Jun-22 300 265
01-Jul-22 300 265
08-Jul-22 300 259
15-Jul-22 300 259
22-Jul-22 300 259
29-Jul-22 300 259
05-Aug-22 300 259
12-Aug-22 300 259
19-Aug-22 300 259
26-Aug-22 285 256
02-Sep-22 285 256
09-Sep-22 285 252
16-Sep-22 285 252
23-Sep-22 285 252
30-Sep-22 285 252
07-Oct-22 285 252
14-Oct-22 275 250
21-Oct-22 275 250
28-Oct-22 275 237
04-Nov-22 275 253
11-Nov-22 275 250
18-Nov-22 275 251
25-Nov-22 275 248
02-Dec-22 275 246
09-Dec-22 275 246
16-Dec-22 275 251
23-Dec-22 275 254
30-Dec-22 275 255


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. 


  • Up to 10mm of rain fell in the northern parts of the region over the past week. Milder conditions have continued, with warmer weather forecast for the coming week.
  • Waterlogging has been a significant widespread problem this season. Conditions are starting to improve, warmer weather needed now after the winter rain and cool weather.
  • Crops are doing well, with only a few weeks before the hay season is due to commence.
  • There is minimal domestic trade with reports of some demand for straw. Only a small amount of straw stored undercover this season, as the chicken industry continues to seek out a good quality product.
  • The season is still on track to be a success with big yields already being forecast for grain and hay growers. There are mixed reports on how much hay will actually be produced this season, but many feel this will be less than previous seasons.
  • No changes to prices this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($260 to $310/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($450 to $490). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($130 to 180/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($180 to $200/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.

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