Read hay statistics and data about the North Coast 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.
No significant rain to report in the last seven days, just light patchy rain has passed through the region. Major rain events are not needed in the area, continued light falls will be enough to take the area through.
- Days have been much cooler this week, with only tops of 15 to 16 degrees.
- A great deal of silage was made during the February to April period when good rainfall passed through the area and crops couldn’t make hay. Some of this is on the market now for $80-$90 a roll but not moving easily due to many having their own stock.
- Feed in the area is still doing well for this time of year, growth is much slower at present but better conditions will see an influx. There is still a small quantity of Rhodes grass being bailed when the weather permits.
- Demand continues to be quiet on the North Coast NSW. There has been a slight amount of inquiry/movement for farmers wanting good quality feed for weaners. With cattle prices still holding well, many are selling and not carrying stock through the winter months.
- Cereal hay, straw, and lucerne prices quoted are for supplies to be carted into the region.
- Prices remain steady this week, price transparency on cereal hay is low as there really is little to no trade at present.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($300 to $350/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($400 to $450/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($100 to $150/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($220 to $250/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.
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.