North West Tasmania
|Date||Tas 20||Tas 19||Tas 5YA|
Notes: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.
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This report summarises the hay market for north-west Tasmania.
- It was mostly dry this week in northwest Tasmania with light rain falling in the region on Thursday.
- Silage continues to be made in northwest Tasmania.
- Demand is holding firm in northwest Tasmania and is largely coming from the east coast. There is a lot of hay moving to the east coast of Tasmania and cereal hay is becoming difficult to source.
- It has been reported that there is pasture silage available from $75-$80/bale on farm.
- Cereal hay prices have firmed this week.
- Cereal hay: +5 ($310 to $330/t) Prices have firmed this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($370 to $400/t) Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($80 to $130/t) Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($270 to $290/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. We recommend feed testing and viewing of fodder before purchase to be sure of the quality of feed.