Report

Atherton Tableland


Date AT 20 AT 19 AT 5YA
10-Jan-20 420 350 297
17-Jan-20 420 350 297
24-Jan-20 420 350 297
31-Jan-20 420 350 297
07-Feb-20 420 350 297
14-Feb-20 420 350 297
21-Feb-20 373 350 297
28-Feb-20 325 350 297
06-Mar-20 325 350 297
13-Mar-20 325 350 297
20-Mar-20 325 350 297
27-Mar-20 325 350 297
03-Apr-20 325 350 300
10-Apr-20 300 350 300
17-Apr-20 275 350 300
24-Apr-20 255 350 300
01-May-20 255 350 301
08-May-20 255 350 301
15-May-20 255 350 301
22-May-20 255 350 301
29-May-20 255 350 301
05-Jun-20 255 350 304
12-Jun-20 255 350 304
19-Jun-20 273 350 304
26-Jun-20 290 350 304
03-Jul-20 290 350 308
10-Jul-20 290 350 308
17-Jul-20 290 350 308
24-Jul-20 290 350 308
31-Jul-20 290 350 308
07-Aug-20 290 350 332
14-Aug-20 290 350 332
21-Aug-20 290 358 332
28-Aug-20 290 365 332
04-Sep-20 290 380 321
11-Sep-20 290 380 321
18-Sep-20 290 390 308
25-Sep-20 290 390 308
02-Oct-20 290 390 335
09-Oct-20 290 450 335
16-Oct-20 290 450 335
23-Oct-20 290 450 335
30-Oct-20 290 450 335
06-Nov-20 290 435 326
13-Nov-20 290 420 326
20-Nov-20 315 420 326
27-Nov-20 420 326
04-Dec-20 420 320
11-Dec-20 420 320
18-Dec-20 420 320
25-Dec-20 420 320
27-Dec-19

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.

This report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of grain and hay markets in each dairy 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, 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.

This report summarises the hay market for the Atherton Tableland, Queensland.

Commentary

  • The weather remained dry this week, however some storms are forecast for the coming weekend.
  • Due to warmer temperatures rhodes grass now needs to be irrigated.
  • Demand continues to be slow in the area as there continues to be good paddock feed.
  • Small amounts of fodder have moved locally for weaners and to Townsville for boat cattle.
  • Whilst the region has been an area that has mostly stayed with round bails, some farmers are now considering large squares as a more cost-effective option, especially with freight involved.
  • Prices increased this week.
  • Pasture (Rhodes Grass) hay: +$25 ($300 to $330/tonne). Prices firmed this week.
  • Note: Hay in the Atherton Tablelands is traditionally priced at $/bale, so it is important to check bale weights for conversion. 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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