Read hay statistics and data about the Gippsland 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.
Rain fell over Gippsland this week. Parts of the region received more rainfall than others with areas such as Yanackie recording 57mm compared with areas such Orbost which reported 14mm.
- There is water lying in parts of the region this week which has been a welcomed change. Rains will have been beneficial to crops that have been sown. Much more rain is needed for parts of the region.
- Demand is very strong and continues to increase. Supply is limited with feed being sourced from outside the region. A lot of alternatives are being sourced and used in Gippsland including almond hulls, palm kernels, oranges and orange rinds. There is a high demand for cereal hay but this is increasingly difficult to source. Hay and straw prices quoted are from outside the region.
- No price changes have been noted this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($500 to $550/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($550 to $570/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($220 to $260/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($440 to $560/tonne). 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.