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North Coast NSW

Date N NSW 22 N NSW 21 N NSW 5YA
07-Jan-22 230 275 290
14-Jan-22 230 275 292
21-Jan-22 230 275 295
28-Jan-22 275 295
04-Feb-22 275 295
11-Feb-22 275 309
18-Feb-22 275 309
25-Feb-22 275 309
04-Mar-22 275 309
11-Mar-22 275 321
18-Mar-22 275 328
25-Mar-22 275 328
01-Apr-22 275 328
08-Apr-22 275 330
15-Apr-22 275 330
22-Apr-22 250 325
29-Apr-22 250 325
06-May-22 250 325
13-May-22 250 325
20-May-22 250 325
27-May-22 250 325
03-Jun-22 250 327
10-Jun-22 250 327
17-Jun-22 250 327
24-Jun-22 250 327
01-Jul-22 250 327
08-Jul-22 275 332
15-Jul-22 275 335
22-Jul-22 275 357
29-Jul-22 275 359
05-Aug-22 275 358
12-Aug-22 275 366
19-Aug-22 275 366
26-Aug-22 275 399
02-Sep-22 275 390
09-Sep-22 275 382
16-Sep-22 275 377
23-Sep-22 275 370
30-Sep-22 275 362
07-Oct-22 275 361
14-Oct-22 250 356
21-Oct-22 250 355
28-Oct-22 250 353
04-Nov-22 250 349
11-Nov-22 250 337
18-Nov-22 250 319
25-Nov-22 240 317
02-Dec-22 230 318
09-Dec-22 230 317
16-Dec-22 230 319
23-Dec-22 230 319
30-Dec-22 230 320


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.

The hay report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of hay markets in each dairy region. This report is created using data provided by the Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA). 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, Dairy Australia disclaims all liability to the fullest extent permitted by Australian law for any inadvertent errors and for any losses or damages stemming from reliance upon its content. Dairy Australia recommends all persons seek independent advice and, where appropriate, advice from a qualified advisor before making any decisions about changes to business strategy.


  • There was no rain for the region this past week, with conditions becoming increasingly dry. Daytime temperatures continue to increase with days reaching 27 degrees at the start of this week.
  • Growers continue to cut silage in the region. Most silage being cut is by dairy farmers, aiming to conserve and use later. Crop growth has slowed with dry conditions and warm days, with cereal crops needing a lot more rain.
  • There are reports not as much silage will be made this season with demand down and many still carrying over from last season.
  • Trade continues to be steady with local coastal growers selling to smaller farming operations and equine clients over the last two months.
  • Cereal hay, straw, and lucerne prices quoted are for supplies to be carted into the region.
  • No changes to pricing this week.
  • Cereal hay: +/-0 ($250 to $300/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($380 to $430/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Straw: +/-0 ($100 to $150/t). Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($200 to $230/t). 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.

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