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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
02-Feb-2018 275 205
09-Feb-2018 275 215
16-Feb-2018 215
23-Feb-2018 280 210
02-Mar-2018 210
09-Mar-2018 215
16-Mar-2018 215
23-Mar-2018 210
30-Mar-2018 210
06-Apr-2018 210
20-Apr-2018 210
27-Apr-2018 210
04-May-2018 215
11-May-2018 215
18-May-2018 215
25-May-2018 215
01-Jun-2018 220
15-Jun-2018 225
22-Jun-2018 245
29-Jun-2018 250
06-Jul-2018 290
13-Jul-2018 290
27-Jul-2018 280
03-Aug-2018 275
17-Aug-2018 260
24-Aug-2018 245
31-Aug-2018 250
07-Sep-2018 265
14-Sep-2018 275
21-Sep-2018 285
05-Oct-2018 295
12-Oct-2018 280
26-Oct-2018 275
02-Nov-2018 275
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

  • February rainfall: 0.6 mm (Avg: 59.9 mm)
  • Rainfall year to date: 35.8 mm (Avg: 123.0 mm)
  • Wheat: +$5 ($275 to $285/tonne). Prices firmed again this week driven by the ongoing strength in global wheat markets.
  • Barley: +$10 ($275 to $285/tonne). Chinese demand continues to provide support to barley and sorghum. The recent Saudi tender has provided a price floor.
  • Corn: Steady ($375 to $385/tonne).
  • Sorghum: +$10 ($290 to $300/tonne). Markets firmed this week along with the rest of the feed grain complex. The sorghum harvest is underway in some areas, but the majority will come off in a few months. The success of this crop will have a big impact on northern feed grain markets.


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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