North Coast NSW
|Date||N NSW 21||N NSW 20||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.
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This report summarises the hay market for the New South Wales North Coast.
- The first week of May saw up to 60mm of rain fall in the region, with substantial feed for grazing available from the recent wet conditions of the past few months.
- Some growers have also sown new season ryegrass. Growers with lower country have had to re-sow some grass due to waterlogging.
- There have been reports of cereal hay coming into the region from the Gunnedah area. Reports suggest growers are wanting to move good quality feed before it is potentially destroyed by mice.
- Sources suggest farmers that can store fodder on farm are sourcing out quality affordable hay.
- There is some local demand for cereal hay and silage, however, trade continues to be limited while overall demand is subdued.
- Cereal hay, straw, and lucerne prices quoted are for supplies to be carted into the region.
- Disaster flood recovery grants up to $75,000 for primary producers – Rural Assistance Authority https://raa.nsw.gov.au/disaster-assistance/special-disaster-grants-floods
- No changes to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($220 to $280/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 ($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.