Bega Valley

Date Bega 20 Bega 19 Bega 5YA
10-Jan-20 420 450 292
17-Jan-20 420 450 292
24-Jan-20 475 450 292
31-Jan-20 475 450 292
07-Feb-20 475 450 291
14-Feb-20 475 450 291
21-Feb-20 475 450 291
28-Feb-20 475 450 291
06-Mar-20 465 450 289
13-Mar-20 455 450 289
20-Mar-20 455 450 289
27-Mar-20 455 450 289
03-Apr-20 415 450 289
10-Apr-20 415 450 289
17-Apr-20 415 450 289
24-Apr-20 415 450 289
01-May-20 375 450 297
08-May-20 375 450 297
15-May-20 375 450 297
22-May-20 450 297
29-May-20 450 297
05-Jun-20 450 307
12-Jun-20 450 307
19-Jun-20 450 307
26-Jun-20 450 307
03-Jul-20 450 328
10-Jul-20 520 328
17-Jul-20 520 328
24-Jul-20 535 328
31-Jul-20 555 328
07-Aug-20 575 362
14-Aug-20 575 362
21-Aug-20 575 362
28-Aug-20 575 362
04-Sep-20 525 343
11-Sep-20 415 343
18-Sep-20 415 343
25-Sep-20 413 343
02-Oct-20 410 330
09-Oct-20 375 330
16-Oct-20 373 330
23-Oct-20 370 330
30-Oct-20 370 330
06-Nov-20 375 316
13-Nov-20 380 316
20-Nov-20 400 316
27-Nov-20 400 316
04-Dec-20 390 308
11-Dec-20 390 308
18-Dec-20 390 308
25-Dec-20 390 308


Change in price is the change since the last report. Hay quoted is sourced and delivered locally, GST exclusive unless stated otherwise. It should be noted that local prices quoted may not be the cheapest available, sourcing it from another region may be more affordable, and buyers are encouraged to evaluate all options. Prices are indicative to a mid-range shedded product, and based on the best indication of market value at the time of reporting. It should be noted there is a wide variation in quality of hay, prices for a mid-range product will not reflect the weighted average of trade. Prices will naturally vary based on the product quantity and quality, buyer/seller relationship and the size of the trade.

This report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of grain and hay markets in each dairy 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, Dairy Australia disclaims all liability to the fullest extent permitted by Australian law for any inadvertent errors and for any losses or damages stemming from reliance upon its content. Dairy Australia recommends all persons seek independent advice and, where appropriate, advice from a qualified advisor before making any decisions about changes to business strategy.

Dairy Australia generates a hay report to help farmers make more informed decisions when buying hay. The hay report is updated 40 times per year and provides an independent and timely assessment of hay markets in each dairy region.

This report summarises the hay market for the Bega Valley, New South Wales.


  • It has been smoky and dry in Bega this week and thunderstorms are forecast for late in the week.
  • Farmers in the region are doing what they can to keep things running. Some are running on generators, others are having water carted in, and some are preparing to sow crops to provide themselves feed.
  • Demand is holding very strong in the Bega Valley. With some pasture and feed lost there is demand coming from these farmers additional to those who have run out of. There was very little feed made in Bega and surrounding regions this season. Hay is being carted into the region from NSW, Victoria and South Australia. Getting hay to some in the region requires police escort.
  • The prices quoted are for hay and straw to be carted into the region.
  • It has been reported that vetch is being delivered to the region from $450-480/t.
  • It has been reported that canola is being delivered into the region from $410/t.
  • No price changes have been noted this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($410 to $430/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($650 to $700/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($250 to $300/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($400 to $500/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Please note unless stated otherwise, prices are per tonne, sourced and delivered locally. The price range indicated is for feeds of varying quality with the price range generally indicative of quality of feed. We recommend feed testing and viewing of fodder before purchase to be sure of the quality of feed.
  • The Government continues to offer subsidies for transport of fodder, moving livestock and water infrastructure to support eligible farmers in NSW affected by drought. This can be backdated to 1st January 2018. For more information and to apply please visit

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