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.
North coast NSW has been hot, dry and windy this week. Tuesday the region was on catastrophic fire alert.
- Fires have been burning in the region and skies have been ashy at times during the week. Some grazier paddocks have been burnt in the fires. Farmers in north coast NSW have been baling sugar cane tops when they can as conditions are mostly too hot and dry.
- Demand remains really strong in north coast NSW, coming from both within and outside the region. Most cereal hay in the region has moved. Cereal hay is now being transported into the region from Victoria. There is limited feed available in north coast NSW with most hay spoken for.
- Cereal hay prices quoted are for hay to be transported into the region.
- It has been reported there is frosted sugar case silage available in the region from $100/bale on farm.
- It has been reported that there is some vetch available in the region from $600/t on farm.
- It has been reported that there is some wheat stubble available in the region from $230-300/t on farm.
- It has been reported that there are sugar cane tops available in the region from $150/t on farm.
- Cereal hay prices have firmed this week.
- Cereal hay: +25 ($430 to $480/t). Prices have firmed this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($600 to $700/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($270 to $330/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($300 to $400/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.