North Coast NSW

Date N NSW 21 N NSW 20 N NSW 5YA
08-Jan-21 275 475 337
15-Jan-21 275 475 337
22-Jan-21 275 525 337
29-Jan-21 275 525 337
05-Feb-21 275 525 348
12-Feb-21 275 525 348
19-Feb-21 275 475 348
26-Feb-21 275 425 348
05-Mar-21 275 425 353
12-Mar-21 275 425 353
19-Mar-21 275 425 353
26-Mar-21 275 425 353
02-Apr-21 275 425 360
09-Apr-21 275 425 360
16-Apr-21 275 425 360
23-Apr-21 250 425 360
30-Apr-21 250 425 360
07-May-21 425 360
14-May-21 425 360
21-May-21 425 360
28-May-21 425 360
04-Jun-21 425 355
11-Jun-21 425 355
18-Jun-21 375 355
25-Jun-21 325 355
02-Jul-21 325 352
09-Jul-21 325 352
16-Jul-21 325 352
23-Jul-21 325 352
30-Jul-21 325 352
06-Aug-21 325 382
13-Aug-21 325 382
20-Aug-21 325 382
27-Aug-21 325 382
03-Sep-21 325 383
10-Sep-21 325 383
17-Sep-21 325 383
24-Sep-21 325 383
01-Oct-21 325 359
08-Oct-21 285 359
15-Oct-21 285 359
22-Oct-21 285 359
29-Oct-21 285 359
05-Nov-21 285 335
12-Nov-21 285 335
19-Nov-21 275 335
26-Nov-21 275 335
03-Dec-21 275 328
10-Dec-21 275 328
17-Dec-21 275 328
24-Dec-21 328


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.

This report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of grain and hay markets in each dairy 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, 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 report summarises the hay market for the New South Wales North Coast.


  • There was some light rainfall over this week, with some parts receiving up to 10mm of rain. Sources suggest with the cooler nigh temperatures, pasture growth rates have plateaued.
  • There are reports growers have been seeding new season ryegrass.
  • Despite the large amount of rainfall over the last four months, the region will still need rain to continue to fall at the right times to stop paddocks from drying out too quickly.
  • There has been cereal hay coming into the region from the Gunnedah region, with some growers wanting to move good quality feed before it is potentially destroyed by mice.
  • Farmers that can store fodder on farm are sourcing out quality affordable hay, with some requests for cereal hay and silage, are coming from farmers weaning cattle.
  • Cereal hay, straw, and lucerne prices quoted are for supplies to be carted into the region.
  • Disaster flood recovery grants up to $75,000 for primary producers – Rural Assistance Authority
  • No changes to pricing this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($220 to $280/t). Prices remain steady 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.

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