The challenges and the unknowns in the coming season will have an effect on Hay prices. Supply and quality levels could be impacted by seasonal conditions. Higher yielding crops tend to have poorer feed test results and can lodge prior to cutting.

Fodder Market Outlook Summarised:

»  Return to historically lower price positions

»  Cereal Hay $140-250* per tonne ex farm

»  Straw $50-$120* per tonne ex farm

»  Lucerne $220-320* per tonne ex farm

»  Vetch $170-230* per tonne ex farm

»  Mixed low legume content pasture Hay, summer forages and Canola earn approximately $30* less (per tonne) than cereals.

»  Forage sorghum Hay can trade between $30-50* (per tonne) below Cereal Hay. Feed test, visual quality, bale weights and location will have an impact on the above numbers.

*Disclaimer: These prices are an indication and general guide only. Hay can be differentiated in value on location, visual grades, Feed Test, storage, and bale weights. We strongly recommend that growers Visit regularly for market updates or contact our team to discuss their product. Keep an eye on our monthly Hay market reports to appropriately price your product throughout the season.


  • Neville Janke

    Neville Janke is a qualified agronomist and Horticulturist with over 20 years of experience guiding farmers in the Agricultural and Horticultural industries. With this experience, Neville has been helping long-term users of Hay and grain to experience the Feed Central way of sourcing quality Feed for hungry cattle.

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