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.
- Up to 10mm of rain was recorded in the north this past week, bringing the total to 100mm for the month of June. There were heavy snow falls were reported at Orange following a cold snap across the state.
- Majority of new season crops are now planted, with some growers reporting that new lucerne plantings are still to go in once paddocks have dried enough.
- Significant mice numbers continue to damage fodder stores, as they eat through weather damaged hay from last season. There are reports that numbers could be slowing down due to the work of farmers baiting and reducing access to food sources.
- There are enquiries from local farmers with sheep and beef cattle looking for winter feed, with the decline of summer grasses after frost and cool soil temperatures.
- Reports indicate there are plenty of lower grade hay available for trade in the region. Buyers continue to show concern when making inquiry around mice damaged cereal hay.
- Changes to lucerne and cereal hay this week.
- Cereal hay: -$10 ($170 to $200/t). Prices have eased this week.
- Lucerne hay: -$20 ($330 to $380/t). Prices have eased 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.