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.
- No rain fell across the region in the past week, however, 5-10 mm is forecast for the coming weekend.
- Growers in the Dubbo area are trying to get as much hay bailed as possible while conditions remain favourable. More hay will be cut over the next week.
- There is hay in the region that has already been weather damaged and cutting has been slow due to heavy crops and significant drying time.
- The majority of new season hay will still go into storage.
- Small amounts of new season cereal hay, in particular oaten, have started to move.
- Cereal hay prices eased this week, reflecting the new season price.
- Cereal hay: -$70 ($240 to $280/tonne). Prices have eased this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($500 to $700/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($60 to $80/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($160 to $200/tonne). 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.