Grain Prices

Agricultural commodities face uncertain times: Rabobank

African swine fever and erratic weather have heavily impacted agricultural commodities in 2019 and will remain key to prices in 2020, according to Rabobank’s global Agri Commodities Research Outlook 2020…Read More

Grain Central, November 21, 2019

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

Feedgrain Focus: Wait for wheat lifts prices

Some heat-related harvest bans and Wimmera growers’ willingness to hold sales after cashing hay and canola maintained upside pressure on cash and futures. Yields remain below average from WA to southern Queensland…Read More

Liz Wells and Henry Wells, December 5, 2019

Domestic consumption to take majority of extra grain production in 2030

More than half of Australia’s extra grain production in 2030 will be consumed within Australia, according to new AEGIC analysis…Read More

Grain Central, November 29, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Warehousing trend, harvest heat lift prices

Wheat and barley bids to growers lift $5-10/t as growers remain reluctant sellers at current levels. Sorghum prices rally further as hopes for widespread early plant evaporate. ASX slides…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, November 21, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Prices rally on wait for Victorian volume

Short covering for wheat and sorghum has lifted values for both grains, and supported barley prices, as the wait for Victorian grain in volume continues and GrainCorp issues its first 2019/20 harvest report…Read More

Liz Wells, November 14, 2019

Sheep confinement pens, lot-feeding gain traction in drought

The need to make money, preserve groundcover, and develop drought-ready livestock systems is boosting interest in sheep feedlots and confinement pens to new highs…Read More

Liz Wells, November 13, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Southern rain lifts prompt prices

Rain has stemmed the supply of new-crop wheat to the market, and rebooted the inverse as consumers in Victoria and southern NSW look to cover nearby positions…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, November 7, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Weaker barley price buys demand

Supply-side pressure is weighing on barley and buying it some demand from wheat as tonnage starts to roll into bulk-handling sites across southern Australia…Read More

Liz Wells, October 31, 2019

ASX delists sorghum contract

The ASX has delisted sorghum futures and options contracts to reflect their inactivity, and a lack of open interest, a function of consecutive small crops for Australia’s major summer grain…Read More

Grain Central, October 31, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Prices ease as southern crops consolidate

Wheat and barley prices have eased in the past week as confidence about the quality and quantity of crops in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia builds…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, October 24, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Flat to lower on rain forecast for sorghum areas

Rain forecast trimmed values in the north, but down south sliding yield prospects pushed bids and offers apart. Haymakers are cutting into grain area, others hoping later country delivers a soft finish…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, October 10, 2019

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