Read grain data and statistics about the Atherton Tableland region.
Wheat: Down $10 ($420 to $430/tonne). Barley: Steady ($530 to $540/tonne). Maize: Steady ($545 to $555/tonne). Sorghum: Down $10 ($390 to $400/tonne).
- After the northern grain growing areas in central Queensland got off to a good start in terms of rainfall, more recently, parts of the central west NSW have also seen rain. This should see grain growers here ramp up planting progress.
- However, areas such as the Darling Downs and Liverpool plains have not been as fortunate, as of yet.
- With offshore factors pushing WA prices, and in turn prices here, lower wheat markets have been reasonably quiet as of late.
- A decline in demand has seen sorghum markets also take on a softer tone.
- The supply of barley remains tight, with recent price weakness in wheat market prompting some demand to shift from barley to wheat.
Change in price is the change since the last report. Prices are estimates based on delivery to dairy farms with allowance for freight, storage, and marketing costs, but exclusive of GST. Wheat prices are for the relevant stockfeed wheat available in a region (ASW, AGP, SFW1 or FED1) and F1 for barley.
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.