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

Date C SA 19 C SA 18 C SA 5YA
04-Jan-2019 320 115 165
11-Jan-2019 325 115 165
18-Jan-2019 335 115 165
25-Jan-2019 330 115 165
01-Feb-2019 325 115 164
08-Feb-2019 335 115 164
15-Feb-2019 340 123 164
22-Feb-2019 345 130 164
01-Mar-2019 345 130 166
08-Mar-2019 345 130 166
15-Mar-2019 345 130 166
22-Mar-2019 345 130 166
29-Mar-2019 345 130 166
05-Apr-2019 355 130 167
12-Apr-2019 380 140 167
19-Apr-2019 380 140 167
26-Apr-2019 380 140 167
03-May-2019 380 145 174
10-May-2019 380 150 174
17-May-2019 380 150 174
24-May-2019 380 155 174
31-May-2019 380 155 180
07-Jun-2019 400 160 180
14-Jun-2019 420 165 180
21-Jun-2019 420 165 180
28-Jun-2019 420 165 180
05-Jul-2019 420 165 192
12-Jul-2019 420 235 192
19-Jul-2019 420 236 216
26-Jul-2019 420 253 192
02-Aug-2019 445 270 216
09-Aug-2019 470 270 216
16-Aug-2019 470 350 216
23-Aug-2019 470 350 216.133333333333
30-Aug-2019 470 400 216.133333333333
06-Sep-2019 470 450 230
13-Sep-2019 425 450 230
20-Sep-2019 400 230
27-Sep-2019 350 230
04-Oct-2019 350 177
11-Oct-2019 350 177
18-Oct-2019 358 177
25-Oct-2019 365 177
01-Nov-2019 350 168
08-Nov-2019 350 168
15-Nov-2019 325 168
22-Nov-2019 325 168
29-Nov-2019 325 168
06-Dec-2019 325 168
13-Dec-2019 310 168
20-Dec-2019 320 168
27-Dec-2019 320 168

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.

Hay commentary

  • Rainfall was patchy this week in central South Australia with Clare recording 10mm of rainfall while Kadina only recorded a light drizzle. Light frosts were also reported in parts of the region.
  • Crops are really going backwards in the region and with a warm weekend forecast some farmers have decided to cut for hay this week to salvage these crops. More crops will be cut for hay next week. A lot of crops planted for grain will not make grain this season and will be made into hay instead.
  • Demand is strong in central South Australia. There is more last season hay coming onto the market with many trying to clear out their sheds before the start of next season.
  • Cereal hay prices have eased this week.
  • Cereal hay: -45 ($400 to $450/t). Prices have eased this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($570 to $650/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($220 to $250/t). Straw 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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