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Read hay statistics and data about the Central West New South Wales region.

Date CW NSW Cereal Hay '17 CW NSW Cereal Hay '16
06-Jan-2017 175 255
13-Jan-2017 175 255
20-Jan-2017 160 255
27-Jan-2017 255
03-Feb-2017 160 245
10-Feb-2017 160 245
24-Feb-2017 160 245
03-Mar-2017 160 245
10-Mar-2017 160 245
24-Mar-2017 160 230
31-Mar-2017 160
07-Apr-2017 160 230
21-Apr-2017 160 230
28-Apr-2017 160
12-May-2017 160 230
19-May-2017 165 230
26-May-2017 165
02-Jun-2017 165 230
16-Jun-2017 165
23-Jun-2017 165 240
30-Jun-2017 165 240
07-Jul-2017 165 240
14-Jul-2017 180
21-Jul-2017 240
28-Jul-2017 180 240
04-Aug-2017 180 240
18-Aug-2017 180 240
25-Aug-2017 180 240
01-Sep-2017 160 240
08-Sep-2017 160 210
15-Sep-2017 160 235
22-Sep-2017 160

Hay commentary

  • There were no changes to hay prices this week with limited trading in the region.
  • Uncharacteristically, limited quality hay is available and many growers have not received sufficient rain to ensure a bumper season.
  • A number of severe frosts combined with a lack of rainfall created a disastrous cropping season.
  • It is expected farmers in the region will look south for supply later in the season.
  • Hay traders continue to report having great difficulty finding good protein hay.
  • There is reasonable access to poorer quality feed in the region with little interest reported from farmers.
  • Cereal hay: +/-$0 ($140 to $180/tonnes). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-$0 ($250 to $330/tonnes) Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-$0 ($110 to $130/tonnes). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-$0 ($150 to 170/tonnes). Prices remain steady this week.


Change in price is the change since the last report. Hay prices are delivered, GST exclusive, based on shedded hay without weather damage, of good quality and colour. It should be noted there is a wide variation in quality for hay, so prices are indicative for a mid-range product.

This report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of grain and hay markets in each dairying 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, to the fullest extent permitted by Australian law Dairy Australia disclaims all liability for any inadvertent errors and for any losses or damages stemming from reliance upon its content. Dairy Australia recommends that all persons seek independent advice and, where appropriate, advice from a qualified adviser, before making any decisions about changes to business strategy.

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