Read hay statistics and data about the Atherton Tableland region.
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.
Atherton Tablelands received approximately 10mls of rain this week over two nights. The overcast weather continues, next week is forecast to bring dryer weather.
- The area is green and as the weather improves the feed will take off. With the overcast weather it is making it very hard to get the drying time needed for making hay.
- Corn is being harvested now and will continue over the next two months. Tablelands corn is highly sort after to be milled into cracked corn. Moisture is very high at the moment, up around 26 per cent and needs to be brought down to 13 per cent to be stored.
- Demand is nothing in comparison to this time last year. There has been requests for hay from Longreach and Whitton.
- Pasture (Rhodes Grass) hay: +/-0 ($280 to $300/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.
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.