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Read hay statistics and data about the Bega Valley region.

Date Bega 20 Bega 19 Bega 5YA
10-Jan-2020 420 450 292
17-Jan-2020 420 450 292
24-Jan-2020 450 292
31-Jan-2020 450 292
07-Feb-2020 450 291
14-Feb-2020 450 291
21-Feb-2020 450 291
28-Feb-2020 450 291
06-Mar-2020 450 289
13-Mar-2020 450 289
20-Mar-2020 450 289
27-Mar-2020 450 289
03-Apr-2020 450 289
10-Apr-2020 450 289
17-Apr-2020 450 289
24-Apr-2020 450 289
01-May-2020 450 297
08-May-2020 450 297
15-May-2020 450 297
22-May-2020 450 297
29-May-2020 450 297
05-Jun-2020 450 307
12-Jun-2020 450 307
19-Jun-2020 450 307
26-Jun-2020 450 307
03-Jul-2020 450 328
10-Jul-2020 520 328
17-Jul-2020 520 328
24-Jul-2020 535 328
31-Jul-2020 555 328
07-Aug-2020 575 362
14-Aug-2020 575 362
21-Aug-2020 575 362
28-Aug-2020 575 362
04-Sep-2020 525 343
11-Sep-2020 415 343
18-Sep-2020 415 343
25-Sep-2020 413 343
02-Oct-2020 410 330
09-Oct-2020 375 330
16-Oct-2020 373 330
23-Oct-2020 370 330
30-Oct-2020 370 330
06-Nov-2020 375 316
13-Nov-2020 380 316
20-Nov-2020 400 316
27-Nov-2020 400 316
04-Dec-2020 390 308
11-Dec-2020 390 308
18-Dec-2020 390 308
25-Dec-2020 390 308


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.

Hay commentary

  • It has been smoky and dry in Bega this week and thunderstorms are forecast for late in the week.
  • Farmers in the region are doing what they can to keep things running. Some are running on generators, others are having water carted in, and some are preparing to sow crops to provide themselves feed.
  • Demand is holding very strong in the Bega Valley. With some pasture and feed lost there is demand coming from these farmers additional to those who have run out of. There was very little feed made in Bega and surrounding regions this season. Hay is being carted into the region from NSW, Victoria and South Australia. Getting hay to some in the region requires police escort.
  • The prices quoted are for hay and straw to be carted into the region.
  • It has been reported that vetch is being delivered to the region from $450-480/t.
  • It has been reported that canola is being delivered into the region from $410/t.
  • No price changes have been noted this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($410 to $430/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($650 to $700/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($250 to $300/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($400 to $500/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.
  • The Government continues to offer subsidies for transport of fodder, moving livestock and water infrastructure to support eligible farmers in NSW affected by drought. This can be backdated to 1st January 2018. For more information and to apply please visit https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/climate-and-emergencies/droughthub

This report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of grain and hay markets in each dairying 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, to the fullest extent permitted by Australian law Dairy Australia disclaims all liability for any inadvertent errors and for any losses or damages stemming from reliance upon its content.  Dairy Australia recommends that all persons seek independent advice and, where appropriate, advice from a qualified adviser, before making any decisions about changes to business strategy.


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