Central West NSW
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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.
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This report summarises the hay market for central-west New South Wales.
- This week saw rain fall in the northern parts of the region, with Orange and Dubbo recording up to 20mm of rain. This has reportedly been ideal for growers that have been sowing over the last fortnight, giving topsoil a much-needed boost.
- Many growers have been spreading bait for mice during or immediately after planting, to prevent seed loss.
- Significant mice damage to stored hay continues to be reported, as numbers peak across the region.
- There are reports of a shortage of good quality cereal hay in the region, following wet hay making conditions last year and ongoing damage by mice.
- No changes to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($190 to $220/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($350 to $400/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($60 to $80/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($160 to $200/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.