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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 303 211
07-Feb-2020 285 215
14-Feb-2020 293 215
21-Feb-2020 300 215
28-Feb-2020 300 215
06-Mar-2020 313 222
13-Mar-2020 325 222
20-Mar-2020 325 222
27-Mar-2020 368 222
03-Apr-2020 368 233
10-Apr-2020 368 233
17-Apr-2020 368 233
24-Apr-2020 368 233
01-May-2020 368 251
08-May-2020 385 251
15-May-2020 393 251
22-May-2020 400 251
29-May-2020 400 251
05-Jun-2020 400 272
12-Jun-2020 400 272
19-Jun-2020 400 272
26-Jun-2020 400 272
03-Jul-2020 400 274
10-Jul-2020 400 274
17-Jul-2020 420 274
24-Jul-2020 420 274
31-Jul-2020 420 274
07-Aug-2020 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 had a couple of drizzly days this week, but no decent rainfall was recorded in the region.
  • Southwest Victoria has dried off and farmers have started handfeeding. Straw continues to be made in the region.
  • Demand is slow locally but is strong from outside the region. Southwest Victoria had a good season, and most have enough hay to cover themselves. Many in the region are holding onto their hay supplies to make sure they have themselves covered and may release some supplies onto the market later in the season. There are supplies being donated from the region to fire affected areas.
  • Hay prices quoted are from local and surrounding regions such as the Wimmera.
  • It has been reported that vetch is being delivered to the region from $360/t.
  • No price changes have been noted this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($300 to $350/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($480 to $550/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($160 to $170/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($240 to $270/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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