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 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.