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.
Southwest Victoria had their autumn break last week and more rain has fallen this week with Warrnambool recording 9mm and Colac 3mm.
- Farmers are busy sowing their usual rotations. Soil moisture is ideal for sowing crops in the region.
- Local demand has eased however demand coming from outside the region remains high. It is becoming increasingly difficult to source quality feed. Supplies are limited in the region however some farmers are letting go of some hay following the autumn break and it is postulated that more feed might come onto the market. Most pasture hay in the region is not being sold and is for personal use. Hay and straw is 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 canola available in the region for $300 - $350/t delivered locally.
- Cereal hay, pasture hay and straw prices have firmed this week.
- Cereal hay: +15 ($360 to $440/t). Prices have firmed this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($425 to $500/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +5 ($190 to $200/t). Prices have firmed this week.
- Pasture hay: +25 ($330 to $400/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.