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Read grain data and statistics about the Darling Downs region.

Date SE QLD Wheat '17 SE QLD Wheat '16
06-Jan-2017 235
13-Jan-2017 235 290
20-Jan-2017 235 295
27-Jan-2017 300
03-Feb-2017 240 295
10-Feb-2017 245 295
17-Feb-2017 250
24-Feb-2017 250 290
03-Mar-2017 255 275
10-Mar-2017 260 265
24-Mar-2017 255 265
31-Mar-2017 250
07-Apr-2017 245 265
21-Apr-2017 245 265
28-Apr-2017 245 275
12-May-2017 265 275
19-May-2017 270 280
26-May-2017 265 295
02-Jun-2017 265 295
16-Jun-2017 280 295
23-Jun-2017 295 290
30-Jun-2017 295 290
07-Jul-2017 325 285
14-Jul-2017 325
21-Jul-2017 270
28-Jul-2017 325 265
04-Aug-2017 320 255
11-Aug-2017 260
18-Aug-2017 310 260
25-Aug-2017 305 250
01-Sep-2017 305 245
08-Sep-2017 325 235
15-Sep-2017 335 230
22-Sep-2017 350

Grain Commentary

  • September rainfall: 0.8 mm (Avg: 33.3 mm)
  • Rainfall year to date: 153.2 mm (Avg: 424.4 mm)
  • Wheat: +$15 ($345 to $355/tonnes). Prices rallied this week as a result of the ongoing dry conditions. According to weather forecast no rain is expected in the next week.
  • Barley: +$5 ($330 to $340/tonnes). Supply is tight and will continue to get difficult to access. At these price differentials barley should be out of the ration.
  • Corn: +$10 ($345 to $355/tonnes). Prices jumped up along with wheat this week, as ongoing dry conditions continue to concern growers.
  • 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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