Prices of livestock foods: fodder and by-products

This page contains the wholesale prices for fodder and by-products, recorded weekly by the Milan Chamber of Commerce with regard to the following products (description here):
The prices recorded over the last ten weeks are listed in the table, while the graph to the side illustrates price trends over the last three years.

The graph below shows the historical comparison between the prices of the foods considered.

Pressed lucerne hay

Survey date
Pressed lucerne hay
€ / Ton
Min Max ± on prev. price
16 Oct 2018
180,00 190,00 +2,78%
9 Oct 2018
180,00 180,00 -5,26%
9 Oct 2018
190,00 190,00 +5,56%
2 Oct 2018
175,00 185,00 0,00%
25 Sep 2018
175,00 185,00 0,00%
18 Sep 2018
175,00 185,00 0,00%
11 Sep 2018
175,00 185,00 0,00%
4 Sep 2018
175,00 185,00 0,00%
28 Aug 2018
175,00 185,00 +2,86%
7 Aug 2018
170,00 180,00 +6,06%
Source: Source: Milan Chamber of Commerce, cereali, farine, germi, oli, sottoprodotti e foraggi (Cod. 1550)
Prices refer to full wagon/truck/tank shipment - ex Milan (North of Italy), packing and VAT excluded, product not damaged.
€/ton Italy, Milan - Monthly average price
Pressed lucerne hay
2003 2008 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 % on prev. month % on 2017
January 139 143 167 221 150 139 135 203 +7,38% +50,46%
February 138 143 167 221 144 135 135 213 +4,62% +57,41%
March 131 143 167 225 139 135 135 218 +2,35% +61,11%
April 132 143 167 248 129 135 135 216 -0,49% +60,32%
May n.q. n.q. 167 145 123 135 135 n.q. - -
June 109 n.q. 167 142 125 131 138 150 0,00% +9,09%
July 123 153 157 141 136 135 142 157 +4,67% +10,95%
August 144 150 173 142 140 135 146 178 +13,06% +21,30%
September 153 150 183 144 141 135 148 180 +1,41% +21,62%
October 169 145 203 147 141 135 149 184 +2,08% +23,32%
November 191 141 208 152 142 135 175
December 193 140 220 152 142 135 189
Average 147 145 181 170 137 135 146 190
Change (1) -9,70% +21,36% +16,01% -6,12% -19,02% -1,75% +8,20% +36,13%
Source: Milan Chamber of Commerce
1) Change % from the same period of previous year
  = min price
= max price

Pressed first crop hay

Survey date
Pressed first crop hay
€ / Ton
Min Max ± on prev. price
16 Oct 2018
112,00 155,00 +19,20%
9 Oct 2018
112,00 112,00 -27,74%
9 Oct 2018
155,00 155,00 +21,57%
2 Oct 2018
105,00 150,00 0,00%
25 Sep 2018
105,00 150,00 0,00%
18 Sep 2018
105,00 150,00 0,00%
11 Sep 2018
105,00 150,00 0,00%
4 Sep 2018
105,00 150,00 0,00%
28 Aug 2018
105,00 150,00 +4,08%
7 Aug 2018
100,00 145,00 +4,26%
Source: Source: Milan Chamber of Commerce, cereals, flours, germs, oils, by-products and fodder (Cod. 1530 )
Prices refer to full wagon/truck/tank shipment - ex Milan (North of Italy), packing and VAT excluded, product not damaged.
€/ton Italy, Milan - Monthly average price
Pressed first crop hay
2003 2008 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 % on prev. month % on 2017
January 119 108 146 151 112 89 101 174 +8,98% +72,65%
February 118 109 146 151 106 87 101 184 +5,52% +82,18%
March 115 109 146 152 101 86 101 190 +3,26% +88,12%
April n.q. 109 146 158 95 86 101 190 0,00% +88,12%
May n.q. n.q. 146 123 88 79 101 n.q. - -
June 106 103 110 118 85 87 89 107 0,00% +20,72%
July 121 115 119 115 83 94 97 111 +3,13% +13,62%
August 142 115 128 113 84 94 105 125 +13,12% +19,05%
September 150 115 139 113 85 94 108 128 +2,00% +18,06%
October 168 110 147 113 87 96 112 132 +3,53% +17,86%
November 180 106 148 114 89 101 142
December 182 105 151 114 89 101 160
Average 140 109 141 126 92 91 110 147
Change (1) +1,94% +12,93% +5,79% -11,09% -26,81% -0,47% +19,86% +44,66%
Source: Milan Chamber of Commerce
1) Change % from the same period of previous year
  = min price
= max price

Dehydrated lucerne in bales

Survey date
Dehydrated lucerne in bales
€ / Ton
Min Max ± on prev. price
16 Oct 2018
215,00 240,00 0,00%
9 Oct 2018
215,00 240,00 0,00%
2 Oct 2018
215,00 240,00 0,00%
25 Sep 2018
215,00 240,00 0,00%
18 Sep 2018
215,00 240,00 0,00%
11 Sep 2018
215,00 240,00 0,00%
4 Sep 2018
215,00 240,00 0,00%
28 Aug 2018
215,00 240,00 +2,25%
7 Aug 2018
210,00 235,00 +5,95%
31 Jul 2018
200,00 220,00 +2,44%
Source: Source: Milan Chamber of Commerce, cereals, flours, germs, oils, by-products and fodder (Cod. 1525 )
Prices refer to full wagon/truck/tank shipment - ex Milan (North of Italy), packing and VAT excluded, product not damaged.
€/ton Italy, Milan - Monthly average price
Dehydrated lucerne in bales
2003 2008 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 % on prev. month % on 2017
January 169 196 244 263 223 203 198 224 +1,60% +13,61%
February 166 201 245 265 217 203 198 228 +1,67% +15,51%
March 155 201 245 266 211 203 198 230 +0,82% +16,46%
April 150 198 245 268 196 203 198 229 -0,62% +15,73%
May 141 185 245 243 184 189 194 220 -3,75% +13,30%
June 140 193 245 239 179 189 195 205 -6,82% +5,13%
July 152 205 245 230 191 190 198 206 +0,49% +4,30%
August 171 205 255 227 198 190 201 225 +9,22% +12,03%
September 180 209 255 225 199 190 203 228 +1,11% +12,35%
October 192 208 258 224 201 190 205 228 0,00% +11,25%
November 203 209 260 225 203 198 215
December 205 217 263 225 203 198 221
Average 169 202 250 239 200 195 202 221
Change (1) -6,15% +28,24% +13,17% -4,36% -16,36% -2,47% +3,24% +11,47%
Source: Milan Chamber of Commerce
1) Change % from the same period of previous year
  = min price
= max price

Chopped corn (Brescia Chamber of Commerce)

Survey date
Food for livestock - Farm gate chopped corn
(30% dry matter and 30% starch)
€ / Ton
Min Max ± on prev. price
Thursday   30 Aug 2018
35,00 38,00 0,00%
Thursday   23 Aug 2018
35,00 38,00 0,00%
Thursday   2 Aug 2018
35,00 38,00 +1,39%
Thursday   26 Jul 2018
35,00 37,00 -
Thursday   31 Aug 2017
33,00 36,00 -5,48%
Thursday   24 Aug 2017
35,00 38,00 0,00%
Thursday   3 Aug 2017
35,00 38,00 0,00%
Thursday   27 Jul 2017
35,00 38,00 0,00%
Thursday   20 Jul 2017
35,00 38,00 -
Thursday   1 Sep 2016
33,50 37,50 0,00%
Thursday   25 Aug 2016
33,50 37,50 0,00%
Thursday   4 Aug 2016
33,50 37,50 0,00%
Thursday   28 Jul 2016
33,50 37,50 -
Thursday   3 Sep 2015
31,00 35,00 0,00%
Thursday   27 Aug 2015
31,00 35,00 -2,94%
Thursday   20 Aug 2015
32,00 36,00 -4,23%
Thursday   30 Jul 2015
33,00 38,00 0,00%
Thursday   23 Jul 2015
34,00 37,00 -
Saturday   6 Sep 2014
32,00 35,00 -8,22%
Saturday   30 Aug 2014
35,00 38,00 -2,67%
Saturday   23 Aug 2014
35,00 40,00 -3,85%
Saturday   2 Aug 2014
35,00 43,00 +1,30%
Saturday   26 Jul 2014
35,00 42,00 -
Saturday   19 Oct 2013
38,00 47,00 0,00%
Saturday   12 Oct 2013
38,00 47,00 0,00%
Saturday   5 Oct 2013
38,00 47,00 0,00%
Saturday   28 Sep 2013
38,00 47,00 0,00%
Saturday   21 Sep 2013
38,00 47,00 0,00%
Saturday   14 Sep 2013
40,00 45,00 0,00%
Saturday   7 Sep 2013
40,00 45,00 0,00%
Saturday   31 Aug 2013
40,00 45,00 -
Source: Brescia Chamber of Commerce