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Read hay statistics and data about the Bega Valley region.

Date Bega Cereal Hay '18 Bega Cereal Hay '17
05-Jan-2018 210 210
12-Jan-2018 210 210
19-Jan-2018 210 210
26-Jan-2018 222.5 210
02-Feb-2018 235 210
09-Feb-2018 235 210
16-Feb-2018 235 210
23-Feb-2018 235 210
02-Mar-2018 250 210
09-Mar-2018 250 210
16-Mar-2018 250 210
23-Mar-2018 250 210
30-Mar-2018 250 210
06-Apr-2018 250 205
13-Apr-2018 250 205
20-Apr-2018 255 205
27-Apr-2018 260 205
04-May-2018 260 205
11-May-2018 260 205
18-May-2018 260 206
25-May-2018 330 215
01-Jun-2018 330 215
08-Jun-2018 330 215
15-Jun-2018 330 215
22-Jun-2018 330 215
29-Jun-2018 330 215
06-Jul-2018 365 215
13-Jul-2018 385 215
20-Jul-2018 385 212.5
27-Jul-2018 417.5 210
03-Aug-2018 450 210
10-Aug-2018 450 210
17-Aug-2018 515 210
24-Aug-2018 210
31-Aug-2018 210
07-Sep-2018 210
14-Sep-2018 210
21-Sep-2018 210
28-Sep-2018 210
05-Oct-2018 210
12-Oct-2018 210
19-Oct-2018 210
26-Oct-2018 210
02-Nov-2018 210
09-Nov-2018 210
16-Nov-2018 210
23-Nov-2018 210
30-Nov-2018 210
07-Dec-2018 210
14-Dec-2018 210
21-Dec-2018 210

Hay commentary

  • There has been no rainfall recorded in Bega this week and frosts continue in the region. Strong winds were also reported on Wednesday.
  • The Government has announced subsidies for transport of fodder, moving livestock and water infrastructure to support eligible farmers in NSW affected by drought. This can be backdated to the 1st of January 2018. For more information and to apply please visit: www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/climate-and-emergancies/droughthub
  • Allocations for farmers who use the Brogo River were reduced this week. This is concerning for those farmers who have already started irrigating. Crops are struggling in the prevailing dry and frosty conditions.
  • Demand for fodder remains high in the Bega region. Feed is becoming difficult to source and a lot of what is available is of low quality.
  • Prices have firmed this week.
  • Cereal hay: +65 ($480 to $550/t). Prices have firmed this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +25 ($500 to $650/t). Prices have firmed this week.
  • Straw: +35 ($200 to $250/t). Prices have firmed this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($400 to $475/t). Prices remain steady 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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