Report

Atherton Tableland


Date AT 20 AT 19 AT 5YA
10-Jan-20 420 350 320
17-Jan-20 420 350 320
24-Jan-20 420 350 320
31-Jan-20 420 350 320
07-Feb-20 420 350 315
14-Feb-20 420 350 315
21-Feb-20 373 350 315
28-Feb-20 325 350 315
06-Mar-20 325 350 302
13-Mar-20 325 350 302
20-Mar-20 325 350 302
27-Mar-20 325 350 302
03-Apr-20 325 350 297
10-Apr-20 300 350 297
17-Apr-20 275 350 297
24-Apr-20 255 350 297
01-May-20 255 350 292
08-May-20 255 350 292
15-May-20 255 350 292
22-May-20 255 350 292
29-May-20 255 350 292
05-Jun-20 255 350 296
12-Jun-20 255 350 296
19-Jun-20 273 350 296
26-Jun-20 290 350 296
03-Jul-20 290 350 304
10-Jul-20 290 350 304
17-Jul-20 290 350 304
24-Jul-20 290 350 304
31-Jul-20 290 350 304
07-Aug-20 290 350 321
14-Aug-20 290 350 321
21-Aug-20 290 358 321
28-Aug-20 290 365 321
04-Sep-20 290 380 308
11-Sep-20 290 380 308
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-20 450 335
30-Oct-20 450 335
06-Nov-20 435 326
13-Nov-20 420 326
20-Nov-20 420 326
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.

Dairy Australia generates a hay report to help farmers make more informed decisions when buying hay. The hay report is updated 40 times per year and provides an independent and timely assessment of hay markets in each dairy region.

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

Hay Commentary

  • It has been a hot and humid week in the Atherton Tablelands. Storms have been patchy over the region this week. More rain and thunderstorms are forecast for later in the week.
  • Farmers in the region are waiting for these storms and a decent amount of rainfall to start sowing crops.
  • The absence of summer rains is driving local demand. Enquiry is also coming from areas outside the region such as Gatton. Hay supplies have moved fast and are increasingly difficult to source. Most of the hay being made is already committed.
  • No price changes have been noted this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($400 to $440/t). 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.
  • Due to the shortage of hay in the region, it is cautioned to be wary of the weight of bales, with farmers packing lighter bales for sale.

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