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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 the Atherton Tableland, Queensland.
- There was no significant rain to report in the region this week, with more overcast days. Conditions have not been favourable for hay making due to the ongoing cloud cover.
- Demand continues to be slow due to good paddock feed and record cattle prices in Mareeba this week.
- Small amounts of hay have moved locally for weaners.
- Growers prefer not to store any hay long term.
- Some farmers may look to an alternative such as growing peanuts, as demand is subdued for hay and corn.
- Prices are not expected to ease much further.
- Pasture (Rhodes Grass) hay: +/-0 ($280 to $300/tonne). Prices remain steady 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.