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Read hay statistics and data about the South East South Australia region.

Date SE 20 SE 19 SE 5YA
10-Jan-2020 285 305 210
17-Jan-2020 295 280 210
24-Jan-2020 305 290 210
31-Jan-2020 320 300 210
07-Feb-2020 305 290 203
14-Feb-2020 305 290 203
21-Feb-2020 305 290 203
28-Feb-2020 305 290 203
06-Mar-2020 295 295 205
13-Mar-2020 285 300 205
20-Mar-2020 285 300 205
27-Mar-2020 285 315 205
03-Apr-2020 285 315 209
10-Apr-2020 285 315 209
17-Apr-2020 285 340 209
24-Apr-2020 285 365 209
01-May-2020 285 365 218
08-May-2020 285 365 218
15-May-2020 285 365 218
22-May-2020 285 365 218
29-May-2020 285 365 218
05-Jun-2020 285 395 253
12-Jun-2020 285 425 253
19-Jun-2020 280 425 253
26-Jun-2020 275 425 253
03-Jul-2020 275 425 261
10-Jul-2020 235 425 261
17-Jul-2020 425 261
24-Jul-2020 425 261
31-Jul-2020 425 261
07-Aug-2020 425 272
14-Aug-2020 425 272
21-Aug-2020 425 272
28-Aug-2020 425 272
04-Sep-2020 425 278
11-Sep-2020 425 278
18-Sep-2020 425 278
25-Sep-2020 425 278
02-Oct-2020 425 247
09-Oct-2020 255 247
16-Oct-2020 250 247
23-Oct-2020 245 247
30-Oct-2020 245 247
06-Nov-2020 245 220
13-Nov-2020 245 220
20-Nov-2020 245 220
27-Nov-2020 245 220
04-Dec-2020 245 208
11-Dec-2020 245 208
18-Dec-2020 245 208
25-Dec-2020 245 208


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

  • Southeast South Australia received 25-31mls in the last week, the Mount Gambier area is very wet.
  • The first of the season’s crops are starting to canopy over, everything is looking good. It’s not too wet for the majority of the Southeast. First of the in crop weed spraying has occurred, farmers keen to keep the plantings nice and clean.
  • Demand remains flat in southeast South Australia. There is still reports of nervous selling, potentially feeling that any old and damaged stocks need to be moved before a flood of new season hay comes onto the market in the spring. There are also reports of some growers holding off for higher lucerne prices.
  • Demand will increase as it does for most areas when feed is needed to carry stock during the cold months, but this has not occurred to any great degree so far. Some dairy farmers further south that have been waterlogged have reached out for good hay.
  • Prices have eased this week.
  • Cereal hay: -$40 ($220 to $250/t). Prices have eased this week.
  • Lucerne hay: -$35 ($330 to $350/t). Prices have eased this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($100 to $120/t). Prices remain steady.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($180 to $200/t). Prices remain steady.
  • 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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