Central West NSW
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Notes:Change in price is the change since the last report. Hay quoted is sourced and delivered locally, GST exclusive unless stated otherwise. 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.
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This report summarises the hay market for central-west New South Wales.
- Whilst no rain fell across the regions this week, and there are some cereal crops still to be baled in the region.
- Most new season hay has had rain on it at some point, and there will be a big variance in the level of weather damage. Small pockets of the region will have been able to produce some undamaged hay. Crops are however reported to still yield well after a good start to the season.
- Growers are now able to cut lucerne. Any future cuts over the summer is likely to be good quality, given the right conditions.
- Reports suggest there is a large amount of rust in crops this year as well as disease in vetch, due to the wet weather.
- Hot weather will start to impact paddock feed and summer rain will finish it off.
- Areas, such as the Hawkesbury, are having a good season which is impacting demand in the region.
- Prices remained steady this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($240 to $280/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($500 to $700/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Straw: +/-0 ($60 to $80/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($160 to $200/tonne). Prices remain steady this week.
- Please note unless stated otherwise, prices are per tonne, sourced and 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.