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.
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.
- A dry week for the region, with warm conditions enabling evaporation of some flood waters.
- Farmers and growers on the eastern side of the Forbes area are reporting 90% of their farms were covered in flood water. This was reportedly a one in fifty-year flood, with 33 inches recorded to date this year where a normal year would see approximately 21 inches. Water has receded in most parts to the east, but water is expected to still be laying paddocks for up to three months west of Forbes.
- Lucerne crops are significantly damaged with chaff mills seeking out good quality wheaten hay to be processed.
- Local trade continues to be minimal; there is still a significant amount of carry over hay of varied quality from last season stored in the region. Farmers seeking good quality cereal hay locally will have difficulty finding this.
- For flood assistance contact NSW Rural Assistance Authority https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/disaster-assistance. Service NSW can also assist with checking your eligibility.
- No changes to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($180 to $220/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($300 to $340/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.