Atherton Tableland

Date AT 21 AT 20 AT 5YA
08-Jan-21 315 420 320
15-Jan-21 315 420 320
22-Jan-21 420 320
29-Jan-21 420 320
05-Feb-21 420 315
12-Feb-21 420 315
19-Feb-21 373 315
26-Feb-21 325 315
05-Mar-21 325 302
12-Mar-21 325 302
19-Mar-21 325 302
26-Mar-21 325 302
02-Apr-21 325 297
09-Apr-21 300 297
16-Apr-21 275 297
23-Apr-21 255 297
30-Apr-21 255 297
07-May-21 255 292
14-May-21 255 292
21-May-21 255 292
28-May-21 255 292
04-Jun-21 255 296
11-Jun-21 255 296
18-Jun-21 273 296
25-Jun-21 290 296
02-Jul-21 290 304
09-Jul-21 290 304
16-Jul-21 290 304
23-Jul-21 290 304
30-Jul-21 290 304
06-Aug-21 290 321
13-Aug-21 290 321
20-Aug-21 290 321
27-Aug-21 290 321
03-Sep-21 290 308
10-Sep-21 290 308
17-Sep-21 290 308
24-Sep-21 290 308
01-Oct-21 290 335
08-Oct-21 290 335
15-Oct-21 290 335
22-Oct-21 290 335
29-Oct-21 290 335
05-Nov-21 290 326
12-Nov-21 290 326
19-Nov-21 315 326
26-Nov-21 315 326
03-Dec-21 315 320
10-Dec-21 315 320
17-Dec-21 315 320
24-Dec-21 320


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.

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


  • It has been a much drier month for the region, whilst some rain has fallen closer to the coast.
  • With warmer conditions rhodes grass is now needing to be irrigated.
  • Demand continues to be subdued in the area due to good paddock feed. Small amounts of fodder have moved locally for weaners.
  • Whilst the region has been an area that has mostly stayed with round bails, some farmers are now considering large squares as a more cost-effective option, especially with
  • freight involved.
  • Growers in the area are now busy with the lupin harvest.
  • No change to pricing this week.
  • 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.

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