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Read hay statistics and data about the South West Victoria region.

Date SW VIC Cereal Hay '18 SW VIC Cereal Hay '17
05-Jan-2018 150 152.5
12-Jan-2018 150 152.5
19-Jan-2018 150 152.5
26-Jan-2018 150 152.5
02-Feb-2018 150 152.5
09-Feb-2018 150 152.5
16-Feb-2018 150 152.5
23-Feb-2018 150 152.5
02-Mar-2018 150 152.5
09-Mar-2018 150 152.5
16-Mar-2018 150 152.5
23-Mar-2018 150 152.5
30-Mar-2018 150 152.5
06-Apr-2018 150 152.5
13-Apr-2018 150 152.5
20-Apr-2018 150 152.5
27-Apr-2018 150 152.5
04-May-2018 150 152.5
11-May-2018 150 152.5
18-May-2018 150 153.5
25-May-2018 200 170
01-Jun-2018 215 170
08-Jun-2018 215 170
15-Jun-2018 215 170
22-Jun-2018 315 170
29-Jun-2018 242.5 170
06-Jul-2018 242.5 170
13-Jul-2018 255 170
20-Jul-2018 255 170
27-Jul-2018 265 170
03-Aug-2018 275 170
10-Aug-2018 275 170
17-Aug-2018 275 170
24-Aug-2018 170
31-Aug-2018 170
07-Sep-2018 170
14-Sep-2018 150
21-Sep-2018 150
28-Sep-2018 150
05-Oct-2018 150
12-Oct-2018 150
19-Oct-2018 150
26-Oct-2018 150
02-Nov-2018 150
09-Nov-2018 150
16-Nov-2018 150
23-Nov-2018 150
30-Nov-2018 150
07-Dec-2018 150
14-Dec-2018 150
21-Dec-2018 150

Hay commentary

  • Some good rainfall has been recorded in southwest Victoria this week with Colac recording 20mm, Warrnambool 31mm and Hamilton 18mm.
  • Grass in the region is growing, albeit slowly. It is expected that in 2-3 weeks there will be a reduced need for hand feeding in the region.
  • Demand is strong and continues to increase, primarily coming from NSW. Supply is limited and difficult to source.
  • There has been no price change noted this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($250 to $300/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($330 to $420/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($140 to $165/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($250 to $300/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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