Read hay statistics and data about the Darling Downs 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.
Sunday brought rain to the Darling Downs with Toowoomba recording 7mm.
- The rain has greened the region a little but this is superficial. Oats are struggling and are in need of some rain. Farmers would usually be sowing barley crops for silage however not many are doing this.
- Demand remains high. Supply of feed in the Darling Downs is limited with farmers sourcing this from the eastern states.
- Hay prices quoted are sourced from outside the region.
- It has been reported that there is some sorghum, millet and corn available in the region from $360/t.
- It has been reported there is some sorghum stubble available in the region from $200/t on farm.
- It has been reported that there is corn silage available in the region from $120/t
- It has been reported that there is sorghum silage on the market from $100/t.
- There are no price changes noted this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($550 to $575/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($600 to $700/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($350 to $400/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($400 to $500/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.