Read hay statistics and data about the North Coast New South Wales region.
- It has been a wet week in north coast NSW with Lismore recording 36mm over the week and Grafton recording 33mm.
- 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.
- There are a lot of cereal crops that are ready to be made into hay that are being turned into silage as the weather is not permitting for hay making. There is some Rhodes grass ready to be baled that is waiting for sunny weather.
- Demand has eased from its peak but is still strong from the Tablelands. New season supply is in the market.
- There are no price changes noted this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($450 to $600/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($500 to $750/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($250 to $350/t). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($350 to $450/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.