North West Tasmania
|Date||Tas 22||Tas 21||Tas 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.
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.
- Moderate rainfall across some regions, 10-15mm falling late in the week.
- Weather conditions trending back towards average this week with lower than expected minimum and maximum temperatures.
- Some good subsoil moisture reported however in general there will need additional rainfall to prevent deterioration.
- Input costs continue to rise with fuel and fertiliser being the areas of most concern.
- Inquiries into lucerne and grass silage in some areas.
- Hay sales are still slow, as most farmers are producing what they require in the short term. However, a continued lack of rain may see demand rise, particularly leading into the cooler months.
- No changes to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($240 to $260/t) Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($290 to $340/t) Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($150 to $200/t) Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($190 to $230/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.