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Read grain data and statistics about the Central South Australia region.

Date Central SA Wheat '18 Central SA Wheat '17
05-Jan-2018 245 215
12-Jan-2018 255 215
19-Jan-2018 255 205
26-Jan-2018 252.5 205
02-Feb-2018 250 205
09-Feb-2018 255 205
16-Feb-2018 262.5 205
23-Feb-2018 270 205
02-Mar-2018 265 205
09-Mar-2018 270 205
16-Mar-2018 270 205
23-Mar-2018 265 205
30-Mar-2018 265 205
06-Apr-2018 265 205
13-Apr-2018 270 207.5
20-Apr-2018 272.5 210
27-Apr-2018 275 205
04-May-2018 285 205
11-May-2018 295 205
18-May-2018 305 206
25-May-2018 220
01-Jun-2018 220
08-Jun-2018 230
15-Jun-2018 240
22-Jun-2018 255
29-Jun-2018 260
06-Jul-2018 290
13-Jul-2018 295
20-Jul-2018 280
27-Jul-2018 265
03-Aug-2018 260
10-Aug-2018 250
17-Aug-2018 240
24-Aug-2018 235
31-Aug-2018 230
07-Sep-2018 240
14-Sep-2018 240
21-Sep-2018 245
28-Sep-2018 247.5
05-Oct-2018 250
12-Oct-2018 245
19-Oct-2018 245
26-Oct-2018 245
02-Nov-2018 245
09-Nov-2018 245
16-Nov-2018 245
23-Nov-2018 245
30-Nov-2018 255
07-Dec-2018 250
14-Dec-2018 250
21-Dec-2018 245

Grain Commentary

  • May rainfall: 17 mm (Avg: 39.0 mm)  
  • Rainfall year to date: 20.4 mm (Avg: 131.9 mm)
  • Wheat: +$10 ($300 to $310/mt). Dry conditions both locally and further afield (i.e. NSW and QLD) is causing concerns around new crop prospects, and despite them being somewhat premature at this stage it is acting to push markets up.     
  • Barley: +$10 ($290 to $300/mt). Took direction from wheat and firmed again, will ultimately be driven by export demand but needs to maintain strength relative to wheat in order to keep it out of domestic rations.   
  • Corn: +$20 ($400 to $410/mt). The large freight leg here is always going to make prices expensive relative to wheat. Jumped strongly in line with wheat again this week. 
  • Canola Meal: Steady ($470 to $480/mt). Steady this week with much of the work being done in the past few weeks. As it stands the majority of the meal for the remainder of the year has been bought and getting access going forward is going to be difficult.        


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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