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Read hay statistics and data about the Atherton Tableland region.

Date Athn Rhodes Grass '18 Athn Rhodes Grass '17
05-Jan-2018 275 210
12-Jan-2018 275 210
19-Jan-2018 275 210
02-Feb-2018 275 210
09-Feb-2018 275 210
23-Feb-2018 275 210
02-Mar-2018 210
09-Mar-2018 210
16-Mar-2018 N/A
23-Mar-2018 210
30-Mar-2018 210
06-Apr-2018 220
20-Apr-2018 230
27-Apr-2018 230
04-May-2018 N/A
11-May-2018 230
18-May-2018 230
25-May-2018 230
01-Jun-2018 230
15-Jun-2018 230
22-Jun-2018 250
29-Jun-2018 250
06-Jul-2018 250
13-Jul-2018 250
27-Jul-2018 265
03-Aug-2018 265
17-Aug-2018 265
24-Aug-2018 265
31-Aug-2018 265
07-Sep-2018 300
14-Sep-2018 300
21-Sep-2018 300
05-Oct-2018 305
12-Oct-2018 305
26-Oct-2018 305
02-Nov-2018 305
16-Nov-2018 270
23-Nov-2018 275
30-Nov-2018 275
07-Dec-2018 275
14-Dec-2018 275
21-Dec-2018 275

Hay commentary

  • The Tablelands received 14-15 millimetres of rain earlier this week, with heavy rainfall and storms forecast for the weekend. Rainfall forecasts have been temperamental lately impacting on hay production.
  • Local demand remains steady. Some large squares have been moving to Longreach area, in central Queensland. Demand is expected to remain steady for near future and may firm, as hay sheds appear to be emptying.
  • Prices remain steady for this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-$0 ($200 to $350/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.


Change in price is the change since the last report. Hay prices are delivered, GST exclusive, based on shedded hay without weather damage, of good quality and colour. It should be noted there is a wide variation in quality for hay, so prices are indicative for a mid-range product.

This report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of grain and hay markets in each dairying 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, to the fullest extent permitted by Australian law Dairy Australia disclaims all liability for any inadvertent errors and for any losses or damages stemming from reliance upon its content. Dairy Australia recommends that all persons seek independent advice and, where appropriate, advice from a qualified adviser, before making any decisions about changes to business strategy.


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