Read grain data and statistics about the South East South Australia region.
- Wheat: Down $10 ($335 to $345/tonne). Barley: Steady ($320 to $330/tonne). Maize: Steady ($505 to $515/tonne). Canola Meal: Steady ($405 to $415/tonne).
- After experiencing the driest start to a year on record, some rain has started to fall across SA. While the rain that did fall across the state’s cropping areas was not enough to turn things around, it was nonetheless welcomed.
- Despite the dry start a good portion of growers have started to dry sow, however those who have been sowing have often been going at a relatively slow pace.
- In terms of price movements, a decline in buyer appetite has combined with offshore weakness to drag wheat markets lower. East coast demand remains the key driver of this market.
- More local demand for barley has seen this market take on a slightly firmer tone, with prices looking sideways.
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.