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

Date CW 18 CW 17 CW 5YA
05-Jan-2018 185 175 210
12-Jan-2018 185 175 210
19-Jan-2018 185 160 210
26-Jan-2018 185 160 210
02-Feb-2018 185 160 216
09-Feb-2018 185 160 216
16-Feb-2018 185 160 216
23-Feb-2018 185 160 216
02-Mar-2018 200 160 222
09-Mar-2018 200 160 222
16-Mar-2018 185 160 222
23-Mar-2018 185 160 222
30-Mar-2018 198 160 222
06-Apr-2018 210 160 231
13-Apr-2018 210 160 231
20-Apr-2018 243 160 231
27-Apr-2018 275 160 231
04-May-2018 280 160 246
11-May-2018 285 160 246
18-May-2018 285 161 246
25-May-2018 285 165 246
01-Jun-2018 285 165 253
08-Jun-2018 285 165 253
15-Jun-2018 285 165 253
22-Jun-2018 285 165 253
29-Jun-2018 340 165 253
06-Jul-2018 385 165 272
13-Jul-2018 385 180 272
20-Jul-2018 385 180 272
27-Jul-2018 390 180 272
03-Aug-2018 395 180 300
10-Aug-2018 450 180 300
17-Aug-2018 550 180 300
24-Aug-2018 575 180 300
31-Aug-2018 575 160 300
07-Sep-2018 575 160 307
14-Sep-2018 575 160 307
21-Sep-2018 563 160 307
28-Sep-2018 550 160 307
05-Oct-2018 500 160 219
12-Oct-2018 478 160 219
19-Oct-2018 165 219
26-Oct-2018 170 219
02-Nov-2018 170 211
09-Nov-2018 170 211
16-Nov-2018 170 211
23-Nov-2018 180 211
30-Nov-2018 200 211
07-Dec-2018 200 217
14-Dec-2018 200 217
21-Dec-2018 200 217
28-Dec-2018 200 217

Hay commentary

  • Thursday and Friday brought rain to the region. Over the two days Orange and Forbes recorded 31mm, Cowra 25mm and Dubbo 63mm.
  • The Government has announced subsidies for transport of fodder, moving livestock and water infrastructure to support eligible farmers in NSW affected by drought. This can be backdated to 1st January 2018. For more information and to apply please visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/climate-and-emergancies/droughthub.
  • The rain has helped dry land crops and there is a green tinge in the region. Crops which were looking to fail may now produce some grain. If there is follow-up rain there may be some dry land Lucerne in the region. The rain has also helped dry sewn foraged sorghum.
  • Demand while high has eased from its peak. New season supply from South Australia and Victoria has come into the market.
  • Cereal hay and straw prices have eased this week
  • Cereal hay: -23 ($430 to $525/t). Prices have eased this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($550 to $600/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: -25 ($300 to $400/t). Prices have eased this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($400 to $520/t). Prices remain steady this week.

Notes: 

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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