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Read grain data and statistics about the Atherton Tableland region.

Date Athn Wheat '18 Athn Wheat '17
05-Jan-2018 345 280
12-Jan-2018 345 280
19-Jan-2018 275
02-Feb-2018 265
09-Feb-2018 270
16-Feb-2018 265
23-Feb-2018 270
02-Mar-2018 270
09-Mar-2018 280
16-Mar-2018 285
23-Mar-2018 285
30-Mar-2018 285
06-Apr-2018 285
20-Apr-2018 285
27-Apr-2018 285
04-May-2018 285
11-May-2018 285
18-May-2018 285
25-May-2018 285
01-Jun-2018 285
15-Jun-2018 305
22-Jun-2018 325
29-Jun-2018 335
06-Jul-2018 365
13-Jul-2018 360
27-Jul-2018 365
03-Aug-2018 365
17-Aug-2018 350
24-Aug-2018 345
31-Aug-2018 345
07-Sep-2018 360
14-Sep-2018 365
21-Sep-2018 365
05-Oct-2018 365
12-Oct-2018 355
26-Oct-2018 350
02-Nov-2018 345
16-Nov-2018 350
23-Nov-2018 350
30-Nov-2018 350
07-Dec-2018 350
14-Dec-2018 345
21-Dec-2018 345

Grain Commentary

  • January rainfall: 16 mm (Avg: 256.8 mm)
  • Rainfall year to date: 16 mm (Avg: 256.8 mm)
  • Wheat: Steady ($340 to $350/mt). Prices steady again this week, with markets relatively quiet in the New Year hangover. 
  • Barley: Steady ($470 to $480/mt). To freight barley into the Atherton Tablelands makes it very expensive.
  • Corn: Steady ($425 to $435/mt). 
  • Sorghum: Steady ($315 to $325/mt). Haven’t seen any price changes in spot markets but harvest prices have softened. Despite this there looks to be some support for prices currently with the prospect of demand coming out of China.           


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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