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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-21 250 425 360
14-May-21 250 425 360
21-May-21 250 425 360
28-May-21 250 425 360
04-Jun-21 250 425 355
11-Jun-21 250 425 355
18-Jun-21 250 375 355
25-Jun-21 250 325 355
02-Jul-21 250 325 352
09-Jul-21 275 325 352
16-Jul-21 275 325 352
23-Jul-21 275 325 352
30-Jul-21 275 325 352
06-Aug-21 275 325 382
13-Aug-21 275 325 382
20-Aug-21 275 325 382
27-Aug-21 275 325 382
03-Sep-21 275 325 383
10-Sep-21 275 325 383
17-Sep-21 275 325 383
24-Sep-21 275 325 383
01-Oct-21 275 325 364
08-Oct-21 275 285 364
15-Oct-21 250 285 364
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.

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.


  • This week up to 70mm of rain was recorded across the region.
  • Over the last eight weeks, soil moisture has begun to dry up with minimal rain. The rainfall received this week is not expected to change this dramatically, and may act as a hindrance to growers trying to cut hay.
  • Reports not as much silage will be made this season with demand subdued and many farmers still carrying over feed from last season. Pasture for grazing will improve in the coming weeks following rain. Growers have been fertilising rhodes grass, and there are plans to plant millet later in the year if conditions continue to improve.
  • Trade continues to be steady with local coastal growers selling to smaller farming operations and equine clients over the last two months due to the drier conditions. Reports of new season cereal hay with some minimal weather damage being transported in from the New England region for dairy farmers.
  • Cereal hay, straw, and lucerne prices quoted are for supplies to be carted into the region.
  • Changes to pricing this week.
  • Cereal hay: -$25 ($250 to $280/t). Prices have eased 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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