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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- Moderate to heavy rainfall across large parts of the region, with rainfall between 40mm and 80mm reported in those areas hit by the rain band.
- Due to the rainfall sowing has been placed on hold in those regions where the rain left the fields too wet to sow. However there has been some limited interest in aerial seeding those areas.
- In those areas that received a large dump of rain on the weekend there is some concern newly sown canola will be washed away. Assessment will take place once the fields have drained.
- Corn is being cut for silage around Forbes.
- Southern end of the region is on track with sowing of wheat continuing into stubble fields into soil with good moisture. Canola continues to be sown due to the return potential, but there are reports of seed scarcity. Sheep are being introduced into ‘graze and grain’ wheat and canola crops, such as 970.
- There has been some isolated mouse activity seen across the region. https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/resources/mouse-management.
- Input costs are a continuing concern. There is no expectation prices for fuel and fertiliser will drop.
- The interest in quality fodder remains high, some increased interest in straw. Prices have steadied.
- No change to pricing this week.
- Cereal hay: +0/-0 ($175 to $215/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +0/-0 ($305 to $355/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.