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Read hay statistics and data about the North Coast New South Wales region.

Date Nthn NSW Cereal Hay '18 Nthn NSW Cereal Hay '17
05-Jan-2018 290 245
12-Jan-2018 290 245
19-Jan-2018 245
02-Feb-2018 245
09-Feb-2018 245
16-Feb-2018 N/A
23-Feb-2018 245
02-Mar-2018 245
09-Mar-2018 265
16-Mar-2018 N/A
23-Mar-2018 265
30-Mar-2018 265
06-Apr-2018 275
20-Apr-2018 275
27-Apr-2018 275
04-May-2018 N/A
11-May-2018 275
18-May-2018 275
25-May-2018 275
01-Jun-2018 275
15-Jun-2018 275
22-Jun-2018 275
29-Jun-2018 275
06-Jul-2018 275
13-Jul-2018 280
27-Jul-2018 300
03-Aug-2018 300
17-Aug-2018 300
24-Aug-2018 315
31-Aug-2018 315
07-Sep-2018 325
14-Sep-2018 325
21-Sep-2018 325
05-Oct-2018 325
12-Oct-2018 325
26-Oct-2018 325
02-Nov-2018 325
16-Nov-2018 290
23-Nov-2018 290
30-Nov-2018 290
07-Dec-2018 290
14-Dec-2018 290
21-Dec-2018 290

Hay Commentary

  • Demand is very slow in the north coast region of New South Wales.
  • Consistent patchy rainfall has been reported right throughout summer with few breaks to make hay.
  • Reports of Rhodes grass pasture hay has been cut and baled in the last week.
  • There are reports of concern on quality of hay produced this season, as persistent rainfall encouraged growth and compromised on hay grading.
  • Trading is quiet due to high growth-levels of grass.
  • No price changes are noted this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-$0 ($280 to $300/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-$0 ($350 to $400/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-$0 ($180 to $240/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-$0 ($200 to $250/t). Prices remain steady this week.


Change in price is the change since the last report. Prices are estimates based on delivery to dairy farms with allowance for freight, storage, and marketing costs, but exclusive of GST. Wheat prices are for the relevant stockfeed wheat available in a region (ASW, AGP, SFW1 or FED1) and F1 for barley.

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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