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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
02-Feb-2018 205
09-Feb-2018 205
16-Feb-2018 205
23-Feb-2018 205
02-Mar-2018 205
09-Mar-2018 205
16-Mar-2018 210
23-Mar-2018 205
30-Mar-2018 205
06-Apr-2018 205
20-Apr-2018 210
27-Apr-2018 205
04-May-2018 215
11-May-2018 210
18-May-2018 215
25-May-2018 220
01-Jun-2018 220
15-Jun-2018 240
22-Jun-2018 255
29-Jun-2018 260
06-Jul-2018 290
13-Jul-2018 295
27-Jul-2018 265
03-Aug-2018 260
17-Aug-2018 240
24-Aug-2018 235
31-Aug-2018 230
07-Sep-2018 240
14-Sep-2018 240
21-Sep-2018 245
05-Oct-2018 250
12-Oct-2018 245
26-Oct-2018 245
02-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

  • January rainfall: 4.6 mm (Avg: 18.0 mm)
  • Rainfall year to date: 4.6 mm (Avg: 18.0 mm)
  • Wheat: Steady ($250 to $260/tonne). The harvest is winding up in the region.
  • Barley: +$5 ($250 to $260/tonne). Prices increased this week due to stronger export demand and the harvest is completed.
  • Corn: +$25 ($420 to $430/tonne). Supply is very difficult to access at the moment as old season stocks are running thin. New season prices are expected to be significantly cheaper and be available from March.
  • Canola Meal: Steady ($455 to $465/tonne). Prices remain steady despite a drop in domestic canola prices and global soybean meal prices. This drop might act to drive prices lower in the future.


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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