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.
- Light patchy rain fell over the Goulburn Valley on Saturday with parts of the region recording about 1-2mm while other parts recorded no rainfall. Strong winds were also reported this week.
- While many finished baling before the rain event two weeks ago there is still a lot of hay on the ground. This was rained on and is water damaged. Farmers have baled their first cut of lucerne with most baling small squares. Irrigated pasture has been baled and we should see some dryland pasture baled in the coming weeks.
- New season hay has come onto the market and cereal hay is moving fast. There is a high demand for cereal hay coming from both within and outside the region. A lot of hay is already committed.
- It has been reported there is some canola available in the region for $220 - 250/t on farm.
- It has been reported that there is vetch available in the region from $300/t on farm.
- Cereal and pasture hay prices have firmed this week.
- Cereal hay: +30($250 to $280/t). Prices have firmed 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: +60 ($350 to $370/t). Prices have firmed 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.