Central West NSW

Date CW 21 CW 20 CW 5YA
08-Jan-21 260 415 300
15-Jan-21 230 400 300
22-Jan-21 230 415 300
29-Jan-21 230 470 300
05-Feb-21 230 470 299
12-Feb-21 230 470 299
19-Feb-21 230 470 299
26-Feb-21 230 470 299
05-Mar-21 425 286
12-Mar-21 380 286
19-Mar-21 380 286
26-Mar-21 380 286
02-Apr-21 380 298
09-Apr-21 380 298
16-Apr-21 380 298
23-Apr-21 380 298
30-Apr-21 380 298
07-May-21 380 319
14-May-21 380 319
21-May-21 380 319
28-May-21 380 319
04-Jun-21 380 332
11-Jun-21 380 332
18-Jun-21 380 332
25-Jun-21 380 332
02-Jul-21 380 349
09-Jul-21 330 349
16-Jul-21 330 349
23-Jul-21 330 349
30-Jul-21 330 349
06-Aug-21 330 364
13-Aug-21 330 364
20-Aug-21 330 364
27-Aug-21 330 364
03-Sep-21 330 346
10-Sep-21 330 346
17-Sep-21 330 346
24-Sep-21 330 346
01-Oct-21 330 307
08-Oct-21 330 307
15-Oct-21 260 307
22-Oct-21 260 307
29-Oct-21 260 307
05-Nov-21 260 305
12-Nov-21 260 305
19-Nov-21 260 305
26-Nov-21 260 305
03-Dec-21 260 296
10-Dec-21 260 296
17-Dec-21 260 296
24-Dec-21 296


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.

This report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of grain and hay markets in each dairy region. 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 report summarises the hay market for central-west New South Wales.


  • Rainfall for the region was varied over the past week, with 50-80mm of rain recorded. Cutting and baling of lucerne and teff grass in the area has been hindered by ongoing wet conditions.
  • Hay quality has also been impacted by the rain. Many growers have opted to graze their lucerne, especially dryland, rather than try and make hay with the continued summer rainfall. Chaffing mills are still taking good quality lucerne but quantities are well down on previous years.
  • Demand remains subdued and trade is limited, while there is plenty of feed available.
  • Some growers are reporting problems with mice in the area, with some concerned about potential damages to fodder stored on farm.
  • No change to prices this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($220 to $240/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($350 to $450/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.

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