North Coast NSW
|Date||N NSW 22||N NSW 21||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.
- The continuing rain and repeated flooding will hamper the ability of the region to recover without substantial additional assistance. Assessment of additional damage from the repeated flood events is continuing but has been hampered by ongoing high rainfall weather events and lack of consistent support.
- There is little if any trade in locally produced fodder as those able to produce/harvest fodder look to restock their own supplies. Where paddock access has allowed pasture rehabilitation or sowing of fodder crops, there is some confidence of improved local feed supply.
- Careful management is being undertaken to support and rehabilitate pastures damaged by waterlogging, damage to soil structure and inundation with mud.
- Flood-affected farmers can call the Department of Primary Industries’ emergency hotline on 1800 814 647. Assistance or further information can be accessed through the online portals:
- Minimal fodder sales outside of some Departmental purchases for the emergency fodder drops.
- No changes to pricing this week due to ongoing storm impact recovery within the region.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($200 to $260/t). Prices bookmarked until more regular trade resumes.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($380 to $430/t). Prices bookmarked until more regular trade resumes.
- Straw: +/-0 ($100 to $150/t). Prices bookmarked until more regular trade resumes.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($190 to $220/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Please note: Cereal hay, straw, and lucerne prices should be considered as a bookmark rather than a reflection of the local trade due to the reliance on donations and current conditions. We recommend feed testing and viewing of fodder before purchase to be sure of the quality of feed.