Central West NSW

Date CW 21 CW 20 CW 5YA
08-Jan-21 260 415 300
15-Jan-21 230 400 300
22-Jan-21 415 300
29-Jan-21 470 300
05-Feb-21 470 299
12-Feb-21 470 299
19-Feb-21 470 299
26-Feb-21 470 299
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.


  • No rain fell in the regions this week.
  • There has been a large amount of silage rounds made this year, unusual for the region.
  • Most new season hay has had rain on it at some point, and there will be a big variance in the level of weather damage. Small pockets of the region will have been able to produce some undamaged hay. Crops are however reported to still yield well after a good start to the season.
  • Growers that were able to, pushed crops through for grain instead of making hay.
  • Reports suggest some lucerne crops are getting too mature and discoloured as growers have struggled to get an opportunity to cut due to the weather.
  • There is still plenty of dry feed in paddocks for those who do have stock. This is partly keeping demand subdued in the region.
  • Prices remain steady this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($240 to $280/tonne). Prices remain steady 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.

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