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Darling Downs

Date DD 22 DD 21 DD 5YA
07-Jan-22 260 310 328
14-Jan-22 260 310 328
21-Jan-22 260 310 328
28-Jan-22 310 330
04-Feb-22 310 332
11-Feb-22 310 332
18-Feb-22 310 334
25-Feb-22 310 336
04-Mar-22 310 336
11-Mar-22 310 353
18-Mar-22 310 361
25-Mar-22 310 361
01-Apr-22 310 361
08-Apr-22 310 367
15-Apr-22 310 363
22-Apr-22 310 364
29-Apr-22 310 365
06-May-22 310 365
13-May-22 310 365
20-May-22 310 374
27-May-22 310 378
03-Jun-22 310 380
10-Jun-22 300 380
17-Jun-22 290 379
24-Jun-22 290 379
01-Jul-22 290 383
08-Jul-22 290 388
15-Jul-22 290 388
22-Jul-22 290 399
29-Jul-22 290 399
05-Aug-22 290 397
12-Aug-22 280 393
19-Aug-22 270 416
26-Aug-22 270 405
02-Sep-22 270 387
09-Sep-22 270 387
16-Sep-22 270 368
23-Sep-22 270 366
30-Sep-22 270 364
07-Oct-22 270 361
14-Oct-22 270 361
21-Oct-22 270 361
28-Oct-22 270 361
04-Nov-22 270 350
11-Nov-22 270 351
18-Nov-22 270 344
25-Nov-22 270 344
02-Dec-22 270 346
09-Dec-22 270 349
16-Dec-22 260 349
23-Dec-22 260 339
30-Dec-22 260 347


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.


  • There was no rain recorded this week across the region.
  • The majority of the region is on track for a good season, however, the St George area has missed out on significant rain over the last four weeks. Some growers have irrigated new season crops as a result.
  • Barley crops continue to be cut for hay, with reports that these crops are producing good hay.
  • There are still reports of mice climbing crops, with many growers having to air bait to control numbers.
  • As demand continues to be subdued in the region, most new season fodder is being stored for personal use.
  • No change to pricing this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($260 to $280/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($390 to $430/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($60 to $70/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($200 to $240/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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