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Read hay statistics and data about the North West Tasmania region.

Date NW Tas Cereal Hay '18 NW Tas Cereal Hay '17
05-Jan-2018 190 230
12-Jan-2018 190 230
19-Jan-2018 190 210
26-Jan-2018 190 210
02-Feb-2018 190 210
09-Feb-2018 190 210
16-Feb-2018 190 210
23-Feb-2018 190 210
02-Mar-2018 190 210
09-Mar-2018 190 210
16-Mar-2018 190 210
23-Mar-2018 190 210
30-Mar-2018 190 210
06-Apr-2018 190 210
13-Apr-2018 190 200
20-Apr-2018 190 190
27-Apr-2018 190 190
04-May-2018 190 210
11-May-2018 190 210
18-May-2018 190 211
25-May-2018 190 190
01-Jun-2018 190 190
08-Jun-2018 190 195
15-Jun-2018 190 200
22-Jun-2018 190 200
29-Jun-2018 210 200
06-Jul-2018 210 200
13-Jul-2018 210 200
20-Jul-2018 210 200
27-Jul-2018 220 200
03-Aug-2018 230 200
10-Aug-2018 230 200
17-Aug-2018 230 200
24-Aug-2018 190
31-Aug-2018 190
07-Sep-2018 190
14-Sep-2018 190
21-Sep-2018 190
28-Sep-2018 190
05-Oct-2018 190
12-Oct-2018 190
19-Oct-2018 190
26-Oct-2018 190
02-Nov-2018 190
09-Nov-2018 190
16-Nov-2018 190
23-Nov-2018 190
30-Nov-2018 190
07-Dec-2018 190
14-Dec-2018 190
21-Dec-2018 190

Hay commentary

  • Northwest Tasmania received some patchy rainfall this week with Cressy recording 9mm, Smithton 36mm, Devonport 1mm and Launceston 2mm.
  • There is still some waterlogging in the region slowing farm activity in these areas.
  • The demand for fodder remains strong in northwest Tasmania. Supplies are limited and are difficult to source.
  • There are no price changes noted this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($210 to $250/t) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($300 to $350/t) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($200 to $240/t) Prices remain steady week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-$0 ($140 to $200/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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