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Read grain data and statistics about the Atherton Tableland region.

Date AT '20 AT '19 AT '5YA
10-Jan-2020 450 475 364
17-Jan-2020 460 470 364
24-Jan-2020 470 465 364
31-Jan-2020 470 465 364
07-Feb-2020 465 460 357
14-Feb-2020 455 450 357
21-Feb-2020 450 440 357
28-Feb-2020 450 430 357
06-Mar-2020 445 425 352
13-Mar-2020 435 425 352
20-Mar-2020 435 430 352
27-Mar-2020 465 430 352
03-Apr-2020 485 430 354
10-Apr-2020 430 354
17-Apr-2020 425 354
24-Apr-2020 425 354
01-May-2020 415 358
08-May-2020 395 358
15-May-2020 390 358
22-May-2020 395 358
29-May-2020 405 358
05-Jun-2020 403 374
12-Jun-2020 400 374
19-Jun-2020 410 374
26-Jun-2020 410 374
03-Jul-2020 405 380
10-Jul-2020 395 380
17-Jul-2020 385 380
24-Jul-2020 385 380
31-Jul-2020 385 380
07-Aug-2020 395 381
14-Aug-2020 395 381
21-Aug-2020 405 381
28-Aug-2020 410 381
04-Sep-2020 410 382
11-Sep-2020 430 382
18-Sep-2020 435 382
25-Sep-2020 440 382
02-Oct-2020 440 383
09-Oct-2020 440 383
16-Oct-2020 440 383
23-Oct-2020 430 383
30-Oct-2020 420 383
06-Nov-2020 420 378
13-Nov-2020 425 378
20-Nov-2020 430 378
27-Nov-2020 435 378
04-Dec-2020 435 377
11-Dec-2020 435 377
18-Dec-2020 445 377
25-Dec-2020 445 377
27-Dec-2019

Grain Commentary

  • Wheat: Up $20 ($480 to $490/tonne). Barley: Up $15 ($575 to $585/tonne). Maize: Steady ($580 to $590/tonne). Sorghum: Down $5 ($450 to $460/tonne).
  • Wheat prices have continued to firm, driven by demand form the milling sector and suspected trade shorts.
  • With small volumes of wheat still held by growers, market liquidity remains low.
  • Barley prices have also jumped ahead, with speculation about nearby Chinese demand keeping things firm.
  • On the local side of things, demand from the feedlot sector is, reportedly, still going down. It is believed that some buyers are seeking deferred delivery (of tonnes which have already been purchased).
  • Sorghum prices have been flat to a touch firmer, with little happening in this market.
  • With recent rainfall boosting the prospects of this year’s crop in a number of northern grain growing areas, forward markets are still pricing in the expectation that more than enough grain will be grown in nearby producing areas, this year.

Notes:

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.


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