North West Tasmania
|Date||Tas 21||Tas 20||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.
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- Northwest Tasmania has not reported any rain for the last fortnight.
- A large amount of grass silage has been made in the region and plenty of good quality paddock feed is still available.
- Sources suggest that those that tried for more lucerne plantings have discovered the topsoil in paddocks has dried out with wind, but there are still some soaks laying beneath.
- A large share of first cut lucerne hay has been made into silage. Any that has been made into hay has been in high demand.
- Some grass is running to head now and will be cut for hay within ten days depending on the weather.
- There is still limited demand reported in the region, but farmers are considering options and want to put hay away for the future.
- All prices remain steady this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($220 to $280/tonne) Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($300 to $350/tonne) Prices have eased this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($150 to $200/tonne) Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($250 to $320/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. We recommend feed testing and viewing of fodder before purchase to be sure of the quality of feed.