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.
- Continued and repeated rainfall events has caused repeated flooding. There is concern about the impact this is having on residents and the ability for the region to recover without additional support.
- Assessment of additional damage from the repeated flood events is continuing. Pastures have been significantly damaged and will require support and careful management for soil structure to recover from the repeated flooding events and associated mud across the region.
- There is little if any trade in fodder as those able to produce/harvest fodder look to restock supplies when conditions permit.
- Need was being filled by hay/silage donations and Government supported emergency fodder programs to those livestock producers affected by flooding. Additional high-quality hay will continue to be required. Good quality feed is a priority to support the health of recovering stock and to reduce the risk of biosecurity impacts from poorer quality fodder.
- Flood-affected farmers can call the Department of Primary Industries’ emergency hotline on 1800 814 647 to request assistance from Agricultural and Animal Services for animal assessment and veterinary support, emergency fodder and, if required, euthanasia and burial. 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.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($200 to $260/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 ($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.