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Read hay statistics and data about the South West Victoria region.

Date SW 20 SW 19 SW 5YA
10-Jan-2020 285 290 211
17-Jan-2020 325 290 211
24-Jan-2020 325 296 211
31-Jan-2020 325 303 211
07-Feb-2020 325 285 215
14-Feb-2020 325 293 215
21-Feb-2020 300 300 215
28-Feb-2020 275 300 215
06-Mar-2020 275 313 222
13-Mar-2020 275 325 222
20-Mar-2020 270 325 222
27-Mar-2020 270 368 222
03-Apr-2020 270 368 233
10-Apr-2020 270 368 233
17-Apr-2020 270 368 233
24-Apr-2020 270 368 233
01-May-2020 260 368 251
08-May-2020 260 385 251
15-May-2020 260 393 251
22-May-2020 260 400 251
29-May-2020 260 400 251
05-Jun-2020 260 400 272
12-Jun-2020 260 400 272
19-Jun-2020 260 400 272
26-Jun-2020 260 400 272
03-Jul-2020 260 400 274
10-Jul-2020 260 400 274
17-Jul-2020 245 420 274
24-Jul-2020 230 420 274
31-Jul-2020 230 420 274
07-Aug-2020 230 420 270
14-Aug-2020 360 270
21-Aug-2020 360 270
28-Aug-2020 360 270
04-Sep-2020 360 259
11-Sep-2020 325 259
18-Sep-2020 325 259
25-Sep-2020 325 259
02-Oct-2020 325 239
09-Oct-2020 275 239
16-Oct-2020 275 239
23-Oct-2020 275 239
30-Oct-2020 265 239
06-Nov-2020 263 224
13-Nov-2020 260 224
20-Nov-2020 260 224
27-Nov-2020 260 224
04-Dec-2020 260 217
11-Dec-2020 260 217
18-Dec-2020 260 217
25-Dec-2020 260 217


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

  • Southwest Victoria continues to have a good season so far. There is 15-20mm of rain is forecast for the next few days.
  • Farmers in the local area are currently fertilising in anticipation of the rain. The rain is expected to bring more confidence for growers, conversely, if the area missed out yields might start to decrease.
  • There are still strong supplies of local fodder in the region. Buyers are only purchasing what they require and no additional supply.
  • Local demand remains steady in Southwest Victoria. There has been some movement from the Nhill area with cereal and vetch hay going into local dairies to meet their normal requirements for this time of year. Vetch is reported to be $330-$350/t delivered from Nhill into the Southwest. Hay prices quoted are from local and surrounding regions such as the Wimmera. Lucerne isn’t currently being traded into the area.
  • Prices are unchanged this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($220 to $240/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($500 to $600/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/- ($60 to $80/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($150 to $180/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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