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Read hay statistics and data about the South East South Australia region.

Date SE SA Cereal Hay '18 SE SA Cereal Hay '17
05-Jan-2018 110 170
12-Jan-2018 110 170
19-Jan-2018 100 170
26-Jan-2018 100 152.5
02-Feb-2018 100 135
09-Feb-2018 100 135
16-Feb-2018 100 135
23-Feb-2018 100 135
02-Mar-2018 110 135
09-Mar-2018 110 135
16-Mar-2018 110 135
23-Mar-2018 110 135
30-Mar-2018 110 135
06-Apr-2018 110 135
13-Apr-2018 110 135
20-Apr-2018 110 135
27-Apr-2018 110 135
04-May-2018 110 135
11-May-2018 110 135
18-May-2018 110 136
25-May-2018 110 140
01-Jun-2018 110 140
08-Jun-2018 185 140
15-Jun-2018 260 140
22-Jun-2018 140
29-Jun-2018 140
06-Jul-2018 140
13-Jul-2018 140
20-Jul-2018 140
27-Jul-2018 140
03-Aug-2018 140
10-Aug-2018 140
17-Aug-2018 140
24-Aug-2018 140
31-Aug-2018 140
07-Sep-2018 140
14-Sep-2018 115
21-Sep-2018 115
28-Sep-2018 115
05-Oct-2018 115
12-Oct-2018 115
19-Oct-2018 115
26-Oct-2018 115
02-Nov-2018 115
09-Nov-2018 107.5
16-Nov-2018 100
23-Nov-2018 100
30-Nov-2018 110
07-Dec-2018 110
14-Dec-2018 110
21-Dec-2018 110

Hay commentary

  • There has been regular rainfall in the past week with 12 millimetres recorded each day for the past four days. Follow up rains have been consistent since the break.
  • Seeding is finished for this region now, as it’s too wet to continue.
  • There is lots of hay being carted around at the moment, as external demand for hay is very strong.
  • Prices have firmed this week.
  • Cereal hay: +$150 ($220 to $300/tonne). Prices have firmed this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +$70 ($250 to $300/tonne). Prices have firmed this week.
  • Straw: +$25 ($90 to $110/tonne). Prices have firmed this week.
  • Pasture hay: +$80 ($180 to $200/tonne). Prices have firmed this week.


Change in price is the change since the last report. Hay prices are delivered, GST exclusive, based on shedded hay without weather damage, of good quality and colour. It should be noted there is a wide variation in quality for hay, so prices are indicative for a mid-range product.

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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