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Read grain data and statistics about the Central West New South Wales region.

Date CW NSW Wheat '18 CW NSW Wheat '17
05-Jan-2018 265 205
12-Jan-2018 270 205
19-Jan-2018 270 205
26-Jan-2018 272.5 205
02-Feb-2018 275 205
09-Feb-2018 275 215
16-Feb-2018 277.5 215
23-Feb-2018 280 210
02-Mar-2018 280 210
09-Mar-2018 285 215
16-Mar-2018 275 212.5
23-Mar-2018 275 210
30-Mar-2018 277.5 210
06-Apr-2018 280 210
13-Apr-2018 285 210
20-Apr-2018 290 210
27-Apr-2018 295 210
04-May-2018 305 210
11-May-2018 315 210
18-May-2018 330 211
25-May-2018 335 215
01-Jun-2018 335 220
08-Jun-2018 340 222.5
15-Jun-2018 345 225
22-Jun-2018 245
29-Jun-2018 250
06-Jul-2018 290
13-Jul-2018 290
20-Jul-2018 285
27-Jul-2018 280
03-Aug-2018 275
10-Aug-2018 267.5
17-Aug-2018 260
24-Aug-2018 245
31-Aug-2018 250
07-Sep-2018 265
14-Sep-2018 275
21-Sep-2018 285
28-Sep-2018 290
05-Oct-2018 295
12-Oct-2018 280
19-Oct-2018 277.5
26-Oct-2018 275
02-Nov-2018 275
09-Nov-2018 272.5
16-Nov-2018 270
23-Nov-2018 275
30-Nov-2018 280
07-Dec-2018 275
14-Dec-2018 270
21-Dec-2018 270

Grain Commentary

  • June rainfall: 8.8 mm (Avg: 53.4 mm)
  • Rainfall year to date: 98 mm (Avg: 312.0 mm)
  • Wheat: +$10 ($340 to $350/tonne). Dry conditions right up the east coast continues to cause concerns for the new crop potential and weather forecasts still suggest no moisture. Consumers are going to have to draw grain from a long way south this year which is very costly.
  • Barley: +$10 ($340 to $350/tonne). Prices are firm and supply is tight which will keep prices well supported. More barley is being planted for new crop but this is going to take a while to feed through to spot prices.
  • Corn: +$15 ($365 to $375/tonne).
  • Sorghum: +$10 ($355 to $365/tonne). Firmed this week which is somewhat surprising given the export demand seems to be slowing down.  


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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