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Read grain data and statistics about the North Coast New South Wales region.

Date N NSW '20 N NSW '19 N NSW '5YA
10-Jan-2020 450 445 338
17-Jan-2020 460 445 338
24-Jan-2020 460 440 338
31-Jan-2020 460 440 338
07-Feb-2020 455 435 335
14-Feb-2020 445 420 335
21-Feb-2020 440 410 335
28-Feb-2020 440 395 335
06-Mar-2020 435 385 328
13-Mar-2020 425 385 328
20-Mar-2020 425 390 328
27-Mar-2020 455 390 328
03-Apr-2020 475 385 329
10-Apr-2020 380 329
17-Apr-2020 375 329
24-Apr-2020 375 329
01-May-2020 365 332
08-May-2020 345 332
15-May-2020 340 332
22-May-2020 355 332
29-May-2020 375 332
05-Jun-2020 385 353
12-Jun-2020 395 353
19-Jun-2020 400 353
26-Jun-2020 410 353
03-Jul-2020 405 357
10-Jul-2020 395 357
17-Jul-2020 385 357
24-Jul-2020 385 357
31-Jul-2020 385 357
07-Aug-2020 395 361
14-Aug-2020 400 361
21-Aug-2020 410 361
28-Aug-2020 415 361
04-Sep-2020 415 363
11-Sep-2020 425 363
18-Sep-2020 430 363
25-Sep-2020 435 363
02-Oct-2020 435 366
09-Oct-2020 435 366
16-Oct-2020 435 366
23-Oct-2020 425 366
30-Oct-2020 415 366
06-Nov-2020 415 355
13-Nov-2020 420 355
20-Nov-2020 420 355
27-Nov-2020 425 355
04-Dec-2020 435 354
11-Dec-2020 435 354
18-Dec-2020 445 354
25-Dec-2020 445 354
27-Dec-2019

Grain Commentary

  • Wheat: Up $20 ($470 to $480/tonne). Barley: Up $15 ($445 to $445/tonne). Maize: Steady ($585 to $595/tonne). Sorghum: Down $5 ($445 to $455/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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