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Read grain data and statistics about the North Coast New South Wales region.

Date Nthn NSW Wheat '17 Nthn NSW Wheat '16
06-Jan-2017 235
13-Jan-2017 240 320
20-Jan-2017 245 320
27-Jan-2017 325
03-Feb-2017 250 320
10-Feb-2017 255 320
17-Feb-2017 260
24-Feb-2017 260 315
03-Mar-2017 265 310
10-Mar-2017 270 305
24-Mar-2017 265 305
31-Mar-2017 260
07-Apr-2017 260 305
21-Apr-2017 255 305
28-Apr-2017 255 305
12-May-2017 265 300
19-May-2017 265 310
26-May-2017 255 310
02-Jun-2017 255 310
16-Jun-2017 280 310
23-Jun-2017 300 310
30-Jun-2017 300 305
07-Jul-2017 320 290
14-Jul-2017 330
21-Jul-2017 280
28-Jul-2017 315 275
04-Aug-2017 315 275
11-Aug-2017 270
18-Aug-2017 315 270
25-Aug-2017 310 270
01-Sep-2017 310 260
08-Sep-2017 325 250
15-Sep-2017 330 250
22-Sep-2017 340

Grain Commentary

  • September rainfall: 0 mm (Avg: 43.0 mm)
  • Rainfall year to date: 1593.3 mm (Avg: 1253.2 mm)
  • Wheat: +$10 ($335 to $345/tonnes). Prices rallied this week as a result of the ongoing dry conditions and reductions in crop size estimates.
  • Barley: +$15 ($325 to $335/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 ($350 to $360/tonnes). Despite the volatility we have seeing in other grains, corn prices remain stable, but moved up in line with the wheat market this week.
  • Sorghum: +$10 ($300 to $310/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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