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Read hay statistics and data about the South West Western Australia region.

Date WA 20 WA 19 WA 5YA
10-Jan-2020 340 300 213
17-Jan-2020 350 300 213
24-Jan-2020 350 300 213
31-Jan-2020 350 300 213
07-Feb-2020 350 305 220
14-Feb-2020 370 318 220
21-Feb-2020 358 330 220
28-Feb-2020 345 340 220
06-Mar-2020 340 340 227
13-Mar-2020 335 340 227
20-Mar-2020 345 340 227
27-Mar-2020 345 340 227
03-Apr-2020 345 340 230
10-Apr-2020 345 340 230
17-Apr-2020 345 340 230
24-Apr-2020 345 340 230
01-May-2020 345 340 236
08-May-2020 345 340 236
15-May-2020 345 340 236
22-May-2020 345 340 236
29-May-2020 345 340 236
05-Jun-2020 345 340 244
12-Jun-2020 345 340 244
19-Jun-2020 348 340 244
26-Jun-2020 350 340 244
03-Jul-2020 350 340 241
10-Jul-2020 350 340 241
17-Jul-2020 350 340 241
24-Jul-2020 350 340 241
31-Jul-2020 350 340 241
07-Aug-2020 350 340 241
14-Aug-2020 340 241
21-Aug-2020 340 241
28-Aug-2020 340 241
04-Sep-2020 340 238
11-Sep-2020 340 238
18-Sep-2020 340 238
25-Sep-2020 340 238
02-Oct-2020 340 232
09-Oct-2020 340 232
16-Oct-2020 340 232
23-Oct-2020 340 232
30-Oct-2020 340 232
06-Nov-2020 340 236
13-Nov-2020 340 236
20-Nov-2020 325 236
27-Nov-2020 315 236
04-Dec-2020 315 240
11-Dec-2020 315 240
18-Dec-2020 330 240
25-Dec-2020 330 240


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

  • 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.


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