South West WA
|Date||WA 22||WA 21||WA 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.
- No rain over the past week for the region but there are good falls predicted for the coming days.
- Many growers are looking for good rainfall over the coming month to improve subsoil in preparation of new season plantings.
- Increasing world market demand and high prices for grain, particularly canola, may impact decisions regarding hectares allocated to hay production.
- Mice activity may require management. Growers are being asked to remain vigilant and monitor numbers in order to implement any required baiting programs at sowing.
- Plenty of supply of lower quality, weather damaged hay.
- Slight decreases in price for last season’s product.
- Cereal hay: -$50 ($200 to $250/t). Price range has dropped this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($450 to $490/t). Price range remains steady this week.
- Straw: -$45 ($100 to $120/t). Price range has dropped.
- Pasture hay: -$45 ($160 to $180/t). Price range has dropped.
- 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.