Grain Prices

Indian wheat crop faltering…

Speculation is increasing that this season’s Indian wheat production could be much lower than last year, as less than average rainfall and higher than average temperatures threaten yields in the key winter crop regions as Peter McMeekin reports…Read More

Peter McMeekin, December 24, 2018

Lower grain prices contribute to dip in commodities index: NAB

Mirroring the 2 per cent gain seen in October, the National Australia Bank (NAB) Rural Commodities Index fell 2pc in November following lower grain, wool and lamb prices, according to NAB’s monthly Rural Commodities Wrap…Read More

Grain Central, December 17, 2018

Low crop production/reduced export potential offset by rising prices: ABARES

Australian wheat production is set to be the lowest since 2007-08, largely due to drought conditions in the east, with increased domestic demand reducing export potential, but rising world prices more than offsetting the impact, according to ABARES latest ag commodities report…Read More

Grain Central, December 11, 2018

Master your strengths, outsource your weaknesses

Growers can increase their returns and minimise their risk if they get help from independent professionals in the marketing of their grain, and focus on their strengths in management and production according to Market Check’s Tom Basnett…Read More

Tom Basnett, Market Check, December 5, 2018

Canadian wheat shipments prompt call for pre-border change

The shipment program which is delivering Canadian wheat to Manildra Group’s Shoalhaven Starches plant is in full flight as Grain Producers Australia calls on government to keep risk off the farmers’ purse…Read More

Liz Wells, June 17, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Diverging seasons split wheat, barley market

Much-needed rain from WA to southern NSW has seen wheat and barley values in southern markets ease, but prices in the northern markets have been steady to higher as prospects for late planting get slimmer by the day…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, June 13, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Mixed new-crop outlook befuddles market

Consolidating prospects in south eastern Australia, forecast rain in WA and fading hopes in north west NSW befuddled markets, pushing feedgrain prices in various directions this past week…Read More

Liz Wells, June 6, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Market jumps on local dry, US strength

Despite talk in the market that imported wheat would depress local prices, markets for wheat, barley and sorghum have kicked on dry in parts of the Australian grainbelt, and strength in US futures. ..Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, May 23, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: New-crop prospects colour cash markets

Timely and widespread winter-crop planting across much of southeastern Australia has softened cash-market values this week, while talk of Chinese interest in sorghum has helped to boost its prices in the north. ..Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, May 16, 2019

Home demand defies China impact on Australian barley prices

Two remarkable things have happened to the Australian barley market in recent weeks:  domestic demand has lifted barley prices to parity with wheat, and new-crop barley bids in export locations have sunk like a stone…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, May 15, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: New-crop values ease on holiday rain

Rain in recent weeks has softened prices for new-crop and deferred old-crop delivery slots as planting of the winter crop advances in eastern states…Read More

Henry Wells, May 9, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: New-crop prices tumble on forecast rain

Trade-driven selling has taken up to $30 per tonne off new-crop wheat and barley prices as received and forecast rain brightens prospects for 2019 cereal plantings…Read More

Liz Wells, May 2, 2019

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