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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 471 165 219
26-Oct-2018 465 170 219
02-Nov-2018 450 170 211
09-Nov-2018 450 170 211
16-Nov-2018 450 170 211
23-Nov-2018 438 180 211
30-Nov-2018 425 200 211
07-Dec-2018 425 200 217
14-Dec-2018 425 200 217
21-Dec-2018 200 217
28-Dec-2018 200 217

Hay commentary

  • Tuesday brought light patchy showers to central west NSW with Dubbo and Orange recording 1mm while Forbes and Cowra recorded no rainfall.
  • Farmers are anticipating showers this week. It is postulated that these rains will help growth in the region and further ease demand.
  • Demand is slow in the region. Enquiry is largely coming from farmers who are ensuring the have enough feed to last them through next winter. Most canola in the region is for personal use, canola coming into the market is of varying quality and feed tests are recommended.
  • It has been reported there is some canola hay available from $400/t delivered locally.
  • Lucerne prices have eased this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($400 to $450/t). Prices remain this week.
  • Lucerne hay: -75 ($500 to $550/t). Prices have eased this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($190 to $210/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($250 to $350/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Please note unless stated otherwise, prices are per tonne, 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.
  • 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 https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/climate-and-emergencies/droughthub

Notes: 


Change in price is the change since the last report. Hay quoted is sourced locally, delivered locally, GST exclusive. 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.


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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