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Read hay statistics and data about the Goulburn and Murray Valley regions.

Date GV 19 GV 18 GV 5YA
04-Jan-2019 365 110 163
11-Jan-2019 365 110 163
18-Jan-2019 365 110 163
25-Jan-2019 365 110 163
01-Feb-2019 365 110 168
08-Feb-2019 345 120 168
15-Feb-2019 345 115 168
22-Feb-2019 345 110 168
01-Mar-2019 345 110 171
08-Mar-2019 345 110 171
15-Mar-2019 345 110 171
22-Mar-2019 365 110 171
29-Mar-2019 365 110 171
05-Apr-2019 380 110 172
12-Apr-2019 380 110 172
19-Apr-2019 395 110 172
26-Apr-2019 410 110 172
03-May-2019 410 120 184
10-May-2019 410 130 184
17-May-2019 410 130 184
24-May-2019 410 165 184
31-May-2019 410 165 196
07-Jun-2019 410 165 196
14-Jun-2019 410 165 196
21-Jun-2019 410 205 196
28-Jun-2019 410 205 196
05-Jul-2019 410 215 207
12-Jul-2019 425 215 207
19-Jul-2019 425 216 233
26-Jul-2019 425 245 207
02-Aug-2019 425 245 233
09-Aug-2019 425 350 233
16-Aug-2019 360 425 233
23-Aug-2019 360 425 233.25
30-Aug-2019 360 425 233.25
06-Sep-2019 350 425 228
13-Sep-2019 350 425 228
20-Sep-2019 390 228
27-Sep-2019 355 228
04-Oct-2019 355 182
11-Oct-2019 375 182
18-Oct-2019 375 182
25-Oct-2019 375 182
01-Nov-2019 395 168
08-Nov-2019 385 168
15-Nov-2019 335 168
22-Nov-2019 338 168
29-Nov-2019 340 168
06-Dec-2019 350 166
13-Dec-2019 365 166
20-Dec-2019 365 166
27-Dec-2019 365 166


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

  • Patchy rain fell in the Goulburn Valley this week with Shepparton recording 10mm of rainfall, Echuca 3mm, Kyabram 9mm, Benalla 11mm and Yarrawonga 9mm. Heavy frosts were also reported.
  • Crops are not looking as promising as they once were in the Goulburn Valley and the frost this week may have caused some damage. Many farmers are busy making silage and it is anticipated that some farmers will start making hay next week. The little bit of rain crops received should help them push a head and be ready for hay making.
  • Demand is high in the Goulburn Valley region. Many farmers are purchasing standing crops. Gassed rice straw and mouldy corn stubble are being carted into the region from the Riverina. There is a lot of hay moving from the region.
  • It has been reported that corn stubble is available in the Goulburn Valley from $190/t.
  • It has been reported there is gassed rice straw available in the region from $100/bale.
  • It has been reported that there is some gassed rice straw silage available from $100/bale delivered locally.
  • It has been reported there is some canola available in the region from $250/t on farm.
  • No price changes have been noted this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($300 to $400/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($500 to $520/t). Prices remain steady this week
  • Straw: +/-0 ($120 to $150/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($270 to $330/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.


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