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

Date SW WA Cereal Hay '18 SW WA Cereal Hay '17
05-Jan-2018 175 190
12-Jan-2018 175 190
19-Jan-2018 175 190
26-Jan-2018 175 190
02-Feb-2018 175 190
09-Feb-2018 175 190
16-Feb-2018 175 190
23-Feb-2018 175 190
02-Mar-2018 175 190
09-Mar-2018 175 190
16-Mar-2018 175 190
23-Mar-2018 175 190
30-Mar-2018 175 190
06-Apr-2018 175 190
13-Apr-2018 175 190
20-Apr-2018 175 190
27-Apr-2018 175 190
04-May-2018 175 190
11-May-2018 175 190
18-May-2018 175 191
25-May-2018 175 190
01-Jun-2018 175 190
08-Jun-2018 195 190
15-Jun-2018 215 190
22-Jun-2018 190
29-Jun-2018 190
06-Jul-2018 160
13-Jul-2018 160
20-Jul-2018 160
27-Jul-2018 160
03-Aug-2018 160
10-Aug-2018 160
17-Aug-2018 160
24-Aug-2018 160
31-Aug-2018 160
07-Sep-2018 160
14-Sep-2018 160
21-Sep-2018 160
28-Sep-2018 160
05-Oct-2018 160
12-Oct-2018 160
19-Oct-2018 160
26-Oct-2018 160
02-Nov-2018 160
09-Nov-2018 155
16-Nov-2018 150
23-Nov-2018 150
30-Nov-2018 150
07-Dec-2018 150
14-Dec-2018 175
21-Dec-2018 175
28-Dec-2018

Hay commentary

  • A break has swept through this western state with reportedly 15 millimetres of rain falling in York in the past week. The lower southern areas reportedly missed out on rainfall.
  • Seeding has mostly finished for this region now.
  • Seeding is continuing which is slightly behind schedule for the year. Farmers are happy for the break to have hit.
  • There is high demand for hay from the south-east and south coastal areas, particularly for cattle feed. It’s reportedly difficult to source supplies. The export market is supporting the strong domestic demand.
  • Prices have firmed this week.
  • Cereal hay: +$40 ($180 to $250/tonne). Prices have firmed this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-$0 ($450 to $490). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +$20 ($100 to 160/tonne). Prices have firmed this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-$0 ($80 to $200/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.

Notes:

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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