Read hay statistics and data about the Central South Australia region.
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.
Central South Australia welcomed rain this week with Maitland recording 29mm, Kadina 27mm and Clare 18mm.
- Rains have started to moisten soils but much more is needed. Farmers are busy sowing this week and are getting into their crop rotations. Some farmers have held back on canola crops this season and it is postulated that impact the supply of canola later in the season.
- Demand in the region is very strong however has eased a little locally. It is postulated that with the rain some farmers may release more of their hay supplies. External demand remains very strong. Supplies are limited with most feed now spoken for. It has been reported that stock area taking well to canola hay and the feed tests on this vary. Canola which has had nitrogen spread with the anticipation of rain is not testing as well as those crops that have not been treated with nitrogen.
- It has been reported that there is canola hay available in the region for $300-$350/t on farm.
- No price changes have been noted this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($350 to $410/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($480 to $550/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($200 to $250/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.
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.