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The Farm Tender Hay Report – Volume 7

  • By: "Prime" Ag News
  • May 23, 2018

Buyers frustrated at dwindling stock levels

This Hay game has changed so much. At the starting point of this "frenzy," back at the end of January, we had one customer for ten parcels of Hay, today it would be ten customers for the one parcel of Hay, that's how it's changed.

The supply focus has shifted to Southern or Western Victoria and the Mid North of South Australia, but it's getting hard to find in these areas also.

Much of the Hay you see on the road today has been booked up for some time

I have seen how dry it is in NSW with my own eyes, as I am writing this report from Orange having traveled from Bendigo. Apart from the irrigation, there is no feed anywhere, and the crops are struggling to come through

We heard an interesting scenario from a Cattle Breeder who has recently budgeted $500 for Hay per Cow and Calf unit, it's a hefty budget, but he said it would be worthwhile if he manages to keep those bloodlines he has built up over several years. That's what the genetics means to his business

It's like sport, there are winners and losers, the winners have celebrated selling the Hay they never thought they would and gained valuable cash flow. That' how it works

Prices for cereal Hay, both old and new season, went up $10-$20 in the last fortnight, there were only slight rises for Vetch Hay, and we now have no prices out of the Riverina because there is little or no Hay to sell. 

What you can do

  • If you are looking to sell or buy Hay, make sure you register with www.farmtender.com.au first
  • If you are a carrier and can cart Hay, there is still plenty of work out there (register also)
  • If you have Hay to sell, please list or let us know


The Hay Market for the fortnight ending the 23rd of May 2018

Description
(Large Squares)
Ex Sth
Mallee
Vic
Ex Nth
Mallee
Vic
Ex
Wimmera
Vic
Ex Nth
Country
Vic
Ex
Malle
SA
Ex Mid
North
SA
Ex
Riverina
NSW
Vetch NS
20/10/40/650kg
Shedded
$240
+/-
$10
$240
+/-
$10
$230
+/-
$10
$230
+/-
$10
$230
+/-
$10
N/A N/A
Vetch NS
18.5/9/45/580kg
Cap/Tarp
$225
+/-
$10
$225
+/-
$10
$225
+/-
$10
$225
+/-
$10
$225
+/-
$10
N/A N/A
Vetch OS
19/9/50/550kg
Cap/Tarp
$155
+/-
$10
$155
+/-
$10
$155
+/-
$10
$155
+/-
$10
$155
+/-
$10
N/A N/A
Clover NS
17/9/45/600kg
Shedded
$195
+/-
$10
$195
+/-
$10
$195
+/-
$10
$195
+/-
$10
$195
+/-
$10
$195
+/-
$10
$195
+/-
$10
Oaten/Wheaten NS
8/8/55/600kg
Shedded
$145
+/-
$10
$145
+/-
$10
$145
+/-
$10
$145
+/-
$10
$145
+/-
$10
$135
+/-
$10

N/A

Oaten/Wheaten OS
7/8/55/580kg
Cap/Tarp
$135
+/-
$10
$135
+/-
$10
$135
+/-
$10
$135
+/-
$10
$135
+/-
$10
$135
+/-
$10

N/A

Pasture NS
8/8/55/550kg
Shedded
N/A N/A $160
+/-
$10
$160
+/-
$10
$160
+/-
$10
$150
+/-
$10

N/A

Pasture OS
8/8/55/550kg
Cap/Tarp
$140
+/-
$10
$140
+/-
$10
$130
+/-
$10
$130
+/-
$10
$130
+/-
$10
$130
+/-
$10
$130
+/-
$10
Straw
550/kg
Paddock
$85
+/-
$10
$85
+/-
$10
$75
+/-
$10
$75
+/-
$10
$75
+/-
$10
$75
+/-
$10
$95
+/-
$10

What it means:
Prices are $ + GST per Metric Tonne - $/mt
NS – New Season
OS – Old Season
20/10/40/650 - Protein/ME/NDF/Bale weight
Shedded – Shedded
Cap/Tarp – Capped and or Tarped
Paddock – Paddock 

Disclaimer – These prices are to be used as a guide only, there are many variables that need to be taken into consideration. Farm Tender will not be held responsible for any of the above prices

If you are looking to list your Hay or require more information go to www.farmtender.com.au or call contact one of the sales team

John Drum – 0408 504 561 or johnd@farmtender.com.au
Paul Grayling – 0447 069 082 or paulg@farmtender.com.au
Shane Ruyg – 0447 922 604 or shaner@farmtender.com.au
Mike Pickard – 0429 677 636 or mikep@farmtender.com.au 
Or 1300 Farming (1300 327 646)