Read hay statistics and data about the Goulburn and Murray Valley regions.
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.
- Scattered rain fell on Saturday in the Goulburn Valley with Shepparton recording 4mm of rainfall, Echuca 6mm, Kyabram 6mm, Benalla 10mm and Yarrawonga 10mm.
- Grass growth is good in the Goulburn Valley with most farmers in the region now having some sort of green feed.
- External demand is strong. Gassed rice straw and mouldy corn stubble are being carted into the region from the Riverina. Many farmers in the region are only servicing existing customers. Some farmers in the region are releasing hay supplies, however there is little of this.
- A lot of the hay that is now moving is low-grade. There is a lot of hay being carted into and out of the region.
- It has been reported that corn stubble is available in the Goulburn Valley from $190/tonne.
- 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 $380/tonne on farm.
- Lucerne prices have eased this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($400 to $450/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: -25 ($550 to $700/tonne). Prices have eased this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($190 to $220/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($420 to $480/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.