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.
No rain to report, more frosts and cooler daytime temperatures have continued in the area. This is the third consecutive year where there has been significant number of frosts recorded in July and August.
- Rainfall is now needed to see crops through. The above average rainfall throughout April has been what has kept the area going with only small totals recorded in July. There is some rain forecast for the coming days.
- Crops are still hanging on and are well established.
- Demand remains quiet in central South Australia. Some parts around Eudunda have started to sell off lambs due to the dryer conditions despite the lamb market downturn. Snowtown and down through the Yorke Peninsula is also dry. There is hay movement but majority of this was contracted back earlier in the season and is headed for feedlots. There are loads going into the southern parts of the North Territory for weaners but that is normal trade for this time of year.
- No changes in pricing to report this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($200 to $250/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($400 to $480/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($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.