|Date||DD '21||DD '20||DD '5YA|
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.
- Wheat: Up $5 ($320 to $330/tonne). Barley: Steady ($290 to $300/tonne). Maize: Steady ($330 to $340/tonne). Sorghum: Up $5 ($310 to $320/tonne).
- Conditions have been relatively dry and cool over the past week which has allowed winter crop planting advance.
- Wheat values were volatile over the last week, with a lack of grower selling helping to offset a general lack of buying interest. Planting has begun reaching its final stages across Southern and Central QLD regions.
- Barley prices were mostly steady to slightly higher over the past week. Barley stocks are becoming scarce with central and southern NSW supply now being allocated to northern VIC feed markets.
- Sorghum prices were mostly lower this week with harvest progressing well, though moisture and quality issues continue to remain a concern.
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.