Demand is outstripping supply for agricultural chemicals such as weed sprays, however, the supply of livestock feed has improved at rural suppliers in Orange.
Silmac and Mullion Produce have broth reported a recent surge in demand for weed killers such as Roundup.
Silmac manager Michael MacMahon said getting some supplies has been challenging with the base of some of its chemicals having to be imported from China before the formulations are completed in Australia.
"This year we've come out of a long dry period, then there's been rain from Queensland down through the middle of NSW," Mr MacMahon said.
He said demand for the chemicals dropped off during the drought, and the increased need came at the same time as coronavirus, which has slowed production and transport.
Mr MacMahon said supplies of oat seeds were also lower than usual due to smaller yields and people feeding the seeds to livestock during the drought.
However, he said most animal health treatments and stock feed was in good supply due to animals once again being able to graze on grass.
Mullion Produce manager Amanda Rattray has also seen demand for weed chemicals increase.
"With the rain and having drought for so long we are getting newer weeds and weeds that have been dormant for a long time," Miss Rattray said.
However, she also said stock feeds were in good supply but in the past few weeks the store has been selling more bulk dog food, mostly to regular customers but also people who couldn't get their regular pet food at the supermarket.
With the rain and having drought for so long we are getting newer weeds and weeds that have been dormant for a long time.Amanda Rattray
She said due to coronavirus the business was made aware that some warehouses selling products from China would close so they have pre-stocked with winter dog and horse coats and other pet products.
However, she said the most surprising demand that came due to coronavirus was demand for chickens.
"We had 250 chickens a couple of weeks ago and we sold them all in days," Miss Rattray said.
"We cannot get chooks now, we cannot get them anywhere, our suppliers have now put us on a waiting list."
She said she and other workers have had to educate some buyers about welfare of the birds, while others had them on a wish list and have now got the time for them.
When it comes to machinery On-Trac Ag Bathurst manager Josh Ditchfield said people were still seeking used machinery from the Orange, Bathurst and Mudgee stores.
"Since its rained its bolstered a little," Mr Ditchfield said.
However, there was still a down turn when it came to new stock.
Like with the rural supplies businesses it was business as usual but Mr Ditchfield said all three businesses have currently stopped operating on Saturdays due to few in-person requests and the number of on-premises staff may be reviewed.
He said people were still purchasing equipment and parts but fewer people were entering the stores.
"Sales is fine, I can do mine over the phone, farm visits and everything are out," Mr Ditchfield said.
He said also also expected the postponing of several country shows to affect business.
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