North Coast NSW
|Date||N NSW 21||N NSW 20||N NSW 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.
The hay report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of hay markets in each dairy region. This report is created using data provided by the Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA). 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, Dairy Australia disclaims all liability to the fullest extent permitted by Australian law for any inadvertent errors and for any losses or damages stemming from reliance upon its content. Dairy Australia recommends all persons seek independent advice and, where appropriate, advice from a qualified advisor before making any decisions about changes to business strategy.
- This week up to 70mm of rain was recorded across the region.
- Over the last eight weeks, soil moisture has begun to dry up with minimal rain. The rainfall received this week is not expected to change this dramatically, and may act as a hindrance to growers trying to cut hay.
- Reports not as much silage will be made this season with demand subdued and many farmers still carrying over feed from last season. Pasture for grazing will improve in the coming weeks following rain. Growers have been fertilising rhodes grass, and there are plans to plant millet later in the year if conditions continue to improve.
- Trade continues to be steady with local coastal growers selling to smaller farming operations and equine clients over the last two months due to the drier conditions. Reports of new season cereal hay with some minimal weather damage being transported in from the New England region for dairy farmers.
- Cereal hay, straw, and lucerne prices quoted are for supplies to be carted into the region.
- Changes to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: -$25 ($250 to $280/t). Prices have eased this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($380 to $430/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($100 to $150/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($200 to $230/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.