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.
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.
- There was some storm activity across the region over the last seven days, with the Forbes area recording 54mm of rain for October so far.
- Some silage has been made in region by growers wanting to clean up lucerne crops. Growers have also taken advantage of the season and planted teff grass. New season hay is ready to be cut now. There are reports of a small amount of rust in crops but this was to be expected with significant rain, heavy crops and smaller spraying windows with continued wet conditions.
- Enquiry from produce stores and dairy farmers about new season hay, wanting to know what fodder will be available in the coming months as they start to run out of current stores.
- Local trade continues to be minimal as good grazing increases in the region and low stock numbers.
- No changes to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($180 to $210/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($310 to $360/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.