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.
- Grass has become rank as growers haven’t been able to cut hay with the wet conditions. A cut now would allow new fresh grass to come through.
- Weather has been dry and warm this week, with days reaching up to 25 degrees.
- Small quantities of silage being made in the area at present.
- Paddocks are starting to dry, and growers are taking the opportunity to plant rye and some early oat crops.
- Despite the huge rainfall over the last four months the region will still need rain to continue to fall at the right times to stop paddocks from drying out too quickly.
- Reports of lucerne and vetch being freighted from Victoria for dairy farmers.
- Small amounts of hay have been moving locally to farmers needing good roughage to feed stock that have been affected by the wet.
- Cereal hay, straw, and lucerne prices quoted are for supplies to be carted into the region.
- No changes to prices this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($250 to $300/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($400 to $450/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 have eased 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.