Central SA

Date C SA 21 C SA 20 C SA 5YA
08-Jan-21 225 315 226
15-Jan-21 225 315 226
22-Jan-21 225 330 226
29-Jan-21 225 320 226
05-Feb-21 225 320 225
12-Feb-21 225 320 225
19-Feb-21 320 225
26-Feb-21 320 225
05-Mar-21 295 219
12-Mar-21 270 219
19-Mar-21 270 219
26-Mar-21 270 219
02-Apr-21 270 226
09-Apr-21 270 226
16-Apr-21 270 226
23-Apr-21 270 226
30-Apr-21 213 226
07-May-21 213 219
14-May-21 213 219
21-May-21 213 219
28-May-21 213 219
04-Jun-21 213 231
11-Jun-21 213 231
18-Jun-21 219 231
25-Jun-21 225 231
02-Jul-21 225 244
09-Jul-21 225 244
16-Jul-21 225 244
23-Jul-21 225 244
30-Jul-21 225 244
06-Aug-21 225 274
13-Aug-21 225 274
20-Aug-21 225 274
27-Aug-21 225 274
03-Sep-21 225 279
10-Sep-21 225 279
17-Sep-21 225 279
24-Sep-21 225 279
01-Oct-21 225 223
08-Oct-21 225 223
15-Oct-21 225 223
22-Oct-21 225 223
29-Oct-21 225 223
05-Nov-21 225 214
12-Nov-21 225 214
19-Nov-21 225 214
26-Nov-21 225 214
03-Dec-21 225 216
10-Dec-21 225 216
17-Dec-21 225 216
24-Dec-21 216


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 Australia's central region.


  • The central South Australia region received some light showers over the last week, with the region expected to experience stormy conditions over the next few days. The area is expected to record up to 40mm of rain in the coming days, with approximately 15mm of rain total recorded for 2021.
  • There are reports of a significant amount of straw continuing to be baled across the region. Dry summer conditions have been ideal for straw production, while there is limited demand from mushroom and chicken farms, as well as exporters wanting premium straw for stock bedding.
  • Domestic demand remains subdued as there is substantial pasture available for grazing. There are also reports of limited trade occurring throughout the region.
  • No changes in pricing to report this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($200 to $250/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($400 to $480/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/- ($90 to $140/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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