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

Date GV 20 GV 19 GV 5YA
10-Jan-2020 330 365 208
17-Jan-2020 330 365 208
24-Jan-2020 365 208
31-Jan-2020 365 208
07-Feb-2020 345 206
14-Feb-2020 345 206
21-Feb-2020 345 206
28-Feb-2020 345 206
06-Mar-2020 345 205
13-Mar-2020 345 205
20-Mar-2020 365 205
27-Mar-2020 365 205
03-Apr-2020 380 210
10-Apr-2020 380 210
17-Apr-2020 395 210
24-Apr-2020 410 210
01-May-2020 410 224
08-May-2020 410 224
15-May-2020 410 224
22-May-2020 410 224
29-May-2020 410 224
05-Jun-2020 410 237
12-Jun-2020 410 237
19-Jun-2020 410 237
26-Jun-2020 410 237
03-Jul-2020 410 251
10-Jul-2020 425 251
17-Jul-2020 425 251
24-Jul-2020 425 251
31-Jul-2020 425 251
07-Aug-2020 425 272
14-Aug-2020 360 272
21-Aug-2020 360 272
28-Aug-2020 360 272
04-Sep-2020 350 263
11-Sep-2020 350 263
18-Sep-2020 350 263
25-Sep-2020 350 263
02-Oct-2020 350 246
09-Oct-2020 350 246
16-Oct-2020 293 246
23-Oct-2020 235 246
30-Oct-2020 235 246
06-Nov-2020 250 224
13-Nov-2020 265 224
20-Nov-2020 265 224
27-Nov-2020 255 224
04-Dec-2020 265 220
11-Dec-2020 260 220
18-Dec-2020 270 220
25-Dec-2020 270 220
27-Dec-2019

Notes:

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 on Thursday with some areas recording up to 13mm and others recorded nothing. More rain and storms are forecast for the rest of the week.
  • Lucerne and straw is continuing to be made in the region. Farmers are waiting to see what the storm brings and what this means for their crops.
  • Demand for cereal hay is holding firm, largely coming from north of the region. Hay is moving to fire affected areas. Donated hay sourced from the region is moving into impacted areas. A lot of lucerne in the region is being made into small squares. The quality of lucerne is varied which is reflected in the large price range.
  • No price changes have been noted this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($310 to $350/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($600 to $800/t). Prices remain steady this week
  • Straw: +/-0 ($130 to $160/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($340 to $370/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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