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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
26-Jan-2018 275 210
02-Feb-2018 275 210
09-Feb-2018 275 210
16-Feb-2018 275 210
23-Feb-2018 275 210
02-Mar-2018 275 210
09-Mar-2018 275 210
16-Mar-2018 275 210
23-Mar-2018 275 210
30-Mar-2018 275 210
06-Apr-2018 275 220
13-Apr-2018 275 225
20-Apr-2018 275 230
27-Apr-2018 275 230
04-May-2018 275 220
11-May-2018 275 220
18-May-2018 275 230
25-May-2018 275 230
01-Jun-2018 275 230
08-Jun-2018 275 230
15-Jun-2018 275 230
22-Jun-2018 275 250
29-Jun-2018 275 250
06-Jul-2018 275 250
13-Jul-2018 275 250
20-Jul-2018 275 257.5
27-Jul-2018 308.75 265
03-Aug-2018 342.5 265
10-Aug-2018 342.5 265
17-Aug-2018 265
24-Aug-2018 265
31-Aug-2018 265
07-Sep-2018 300
14-Sep-2018 300
21-Sep-2018 300
28-Sep-2018 302.5
05-Oct-2018 305
12-Oct-2018 305
19-Oct-2018 305
26-Oct-2018 305
02-Nov-2018 305
09-Nov-2018 287.5
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

  • There was a light drizzle reported in the Atherton Tablelands last Thursday, since then the region has remained dry.
  • There is still a lot of hay being made in the region, however the amount left to be made is becoming minimal. After this cut there might be some crops on irrigation that could be ready for a second cut in 8-12 weeks.
  • Demand remains strong in the region this week. There is increased enquiry coming in from NSW. Supply in the region is becoming limited.
  • Prices remain steady this week.
  • Pasture hay: +/-0 ($300 to $385/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.
  • 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.


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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