Read hay statistics and data about the Central West New South Wales region.
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.
Patchy rain fell in central west NSW over Monday and Tuesday with parts of the region recording between 10mm and 50mm of rainfall.
- Rain has been welcomed by farmers which has helped some crops which were struggling in parts of the region. The grass is growing in central west NSW and the region is looking green. There are some farmers in the region making lucerne and rye grass hay this week.
- Demand has slowed in central west NSW, however, there is still a steady stream of enquiry coming in. Most hay in the region has moved and feed is being sourced from Victoria and South Australia. Cereal hay and straw prices have been sourced from outside the region.
- Lucerne and pasture hay prices have eased this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($360 to $400/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: -160 ($420 to $460/t). Prices have eased this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($250 to $280/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: -105 ($160 to $200/t). Prices have eased 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.
This report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of grain and hay markets in each dairying 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, to the fullest extent permitted by Australian law Dairy Australia disclaims all liability for any inadvertent errors and for any losses or damages stemming from reliance upon its content. Dairy Australia recommends that all persons seek independent advice and, where appropriate, advice from a qualified adviser, before making any decisions about changes to business strategy.