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Read grain data and statistics about the Atherton Tableland region.

Date Athn Wheat '17 Athn Wheat '16
06-Jan-2017 280
13-Jan-2017 275 350
20-Jan-2017 275 360
27-Jan-2017 360
03-Feb-2017 265 355
10-Feb-2017 270 355
17-Feb-2017 265
24-Feb-2017 270 345
03-Mar-2017 270 340
10-Mar-2017 280 335
24-Mar-2017 285 340
31-Mar-2017 285
07-Apr-2017 285 335
21-Apr-2017 285 335
28-Apr-2017 285 345
12-May-2017 285 340
19-May-2017 285 340
26-May-2017 285 355
02-Jun-2017 285 355
16-Jun-2017 305 360
23-Jun-2017 325 350
30-Jun-2017 335 345
07-Jul-2017 365 335
14-Jul-2017 360
21-Jul-2017 325
28-Jul-2017 365 320
04-Aug-2017 365 320
11-Aug-2017 315
18-Aug-2017 350 315
25-Aug-2017 345 315
01-Sep-2017 345 315
08-Sep-2017 360 300
15-Sep-2017 365 295
22-Sep-2017 365

Grain Commentary

  • September rainfall: 50 mm (Avg: 18.2 mm)
  • Rainfall year to date: 1006.6 mm (Avg: 1048.7 mm)
  • Wheat: Steady ($360 to $370/tonnes). Prices remained steady this week, despite dry conditions and crop estimates falling.
  • Barley: +$5 ($480 to $490/tonnes).
  • Corn: +$10 ($405 to $415/tonnes). Prices increased this week as corn begins to respond to the previous wheat rally.
  • Sorghum: Steady ($315 to $325/tonnes). There is a potential for a big sorghum crop this year, however more rain is needed to eventuate this. A large crop could alleviate pressure on other feed grains going into domestic feedlots.


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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