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Read hay statistics and data about the Central South Australia region.

Date C SA 20 C SA 19 C SA 5YA
10-Jan-2020 315 325 202
17-Jan-2020 315 335 202
24-Jan-2020 330 330 202
31-Jan-2020 320 325 202
07-Feb-2020 320 335 201
14-Feb-2020 320 340 201
21-Feb-2020 320 345 201
28-Feb-2020 320 345 201
06-Mar-2020 295 345 205
13-Mar-2020 270 345 205
20-Mar-2020 270 345 205
27-Mar-2020 270 345 205
03-Apr-2020 270 355 212
10-Apr-2020 270 380 212
17-Apr-2020 270 380 212
24-Apr-2020 270 380 212
01-May-2020 213 380 217
08-May-2020 213 380 217
15-May-2020 213 380 217
22-May-2020 380 217
29-May-2020 380 217
05-Jun-2020 400 229
12-Jun-2020 420 229
19-Jun-2020 420 229
26-Jun-2020 420 229
03-Jul-2020 420 241
10-Jul-2020 420 241
17-Jul-2020 420 241
24-Jul-2020 420 241
31-Jul-2020 445 241
07-Aug-2020 470 275
14-Aug-2020 470 275
21-Aug-2020 470 275
28-Aug-2020 470 275
04-Sep-2020 470 284
11-Sep-2020 425 284
18-Sep-2020 425 284
25-Sep-2020 340 284
02-Oct-2020 255 223
09-Oct-2020 210 223
16-Oct-2020 210 223
23-Oct-2020 210 223
30-Oct-2020 225 223
06-Nov-2020 228 214
13-Nov-2020 230 214
20-Nov-2020 230 214
27-Nov-2020 250 214
04-Dec-2020 260 216
11-Dec-2020 260 216
18-Dec-2020 270 216
25-Dec-2020 270 216


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

  • Central South Australia have received small showers over the last week and are looking for good follow up rain within the next fortnight.
  • Seeding is in full swing with grain grower’s planting wheat and barley for the coming summer harvest. Oats for new season hay which for many growers in this area will be grown and bailed for export. Most growers are running their normal sized cropping program this season. Some additions for extra sheep feed to store for personal use.
  • The past week has seen a small amount of vetch and cereal heading to the Flinders area for calving cattle.
  • Demand remains quiet in central South Australia. There has been no real movement since the first rain episode. There is hay out in the paddock that has been rained on and lost its colour but not damaged, and many farmers are trying to move this. There was a lot of frost damaged crops turned to hay in the region and many farmers are trying to move this as well.
  • No changes in pricing to note this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($200 to $225/t). Prices have remained steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($400 to $480/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/- ($90 to $140/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.


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