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Read grain data and statistics about the Darling Downs region.

Date SE QLD Wheat '18 SE QLD Wheat '17
05-Jan-2018 330 235
12-Jan-2018 330 235
19-Jan-2018 330 235
02-Feb-2018 335 240
09-Feb-2018 335 245
16-Feb-2018 250
23-Feb-2018 345 250
02-Mar-2018 255
09-Mar-2018 260
16-Mar-2018 260
23-Mar-2018 255
30-Mar-2018 250
06-Apr-2018 245
20-Apr-2018 245
27-Apr-2018 245
04-May-2018 250
11-May-2018 265
18-May-2018 270
25-May-2018 265
01-Jun-2018 265
15-Jun-2018 280
22-Jun-2018 295
29-Jun-2018 295
06-Jul-2018 325
13-Jul-2018 325
27-Jul-2018 325
03-Aug-2018 320
17-Aug-2018 310
24-Aug-2018 305
31-Aug-2018 305
07-Sep-2018 325
14-Sep-2018 335
21-Sep-2018 350
05-Oct-2018 340
12-Oct-2018 335
26-Oct-2018 330
02-Nov-2018 330
16-Nov-2018 335
23-Nov-2018 340
30-Nov-2018 340
07-Dec-2018 335
14-Dec-2018 330
21-Dec-2018 330

Grain Commentary

  • February rainfall: 49.8 mm (Avg: 71.5 mm)
  • Rainfall year to date: 57.6 mm (Avg: 167.5 mm)
  • Wheat: +$10 ($340 to $350/tonne). Prices jumped this week due to firming international markets.
  • Barley: +$10 ($340 to $350/tonne). Chinese demand continues to provide support to barley and sorghum. The recent Saudi tender has provided a price floor.
  • Corn: Steady ($370 to $380/tonne).
  • Sorghum: +$5 ($310 to $320/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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