Read hay statistics and data about the South West Victoria region.
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.
- Patchy rain fell over southwest Victoria this week with Colac recording 34mm of rainfall and Warrnambool recording 63mm.
- It is too wet to get onto the paddock and there is water lying around. The region is green and there is good grass growth.
- Local demand remains steady however external is high. Hay supplies are limited with most hay in the region now committed. There is a bit more hay coming onto the market but there is not much of this. Hay and straw are being carted into the region from the Wimmera/Mallee region. Lucerne hay is being sourced and priced from southeast South Australia.
- It has been reported there is vetch available in the region from $420/tonne delivered locally.
- Cereal hay and pasture hay prices have firmed this week.
- Cereal hay: +20 ($400 to $440/tonne). Prices have firmed this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($550 to $600/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($190 to $200/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +5 ($370 to $400/tonne). 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.