Read hay statistics and data about the South West Western Australia 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.
- Rain was reported this week in the west with Ravensworth getting a good wash and many from the area have commented that they have been able to fill dams. Further north around Callingiri (north east of Perth) recorded 7mm.
- This weekend is set to bring widespread rainfall from the Cape all the way down to Esperance. The front still looks strong and could bring up to 20mm of rain.
- Hay crops are up and looking good at this stage but with low subsoil moisture they are needing a decent rainfall. Concerns are emerging that if the season comes up short, the tonnage of export grade hay needed for international market will not be there.
- There is very little hay or straw left that is not spoken for in the west. Straw, lucerne, and pasture are difficult to source. No changes to prices this week as there is very little trade in the market. Any movement relates to previously committed orders.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($330 to $370/t). Prices remain largely steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($450 to $490/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($120 to 140/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($200 to $220/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.