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

Date Nthn NSW Wheat '18 Nthn NSW Wheat '17
05-Jan-2018 325 235
12-Jan-2018 325 235
19-Jan-2018 325 245
26-Jan-2018 327.5 247.5
02-Feb-2018 330 250
09-Feb-2018 335 255
16-Feb-2018 337.5 260
23-Feb-2018 340 260
02-Mar-2018 340 265
09-Mar-2018 345 270
16-Mar-2018 340 267.5
23-Mar-2018 340 265
30-Mar-2018 342.5 260
06-Apr-2018 345 260
13-Apr-2018 350 257.5
20-Apr-2018 355 255
27-Apr-2018 360 255
04-May-2018 367.5 260
11-May-2018 375 260
18-May-2018 390 261
25-May-2018 395 255
01-Jun-2018 400 255
08-Jun-2018 402.5 267.5
15-Jun-2018 405 280
22-Jun-2018 415 300
29-Jun-2018 300
06-Jul-2018 320
13-Jul-2018 330
20-Jul-2018 322.5
27-Jul-2018 315
03-Aug-2018 315
10-Aug-2018 315
17-Aug-2018 315
24-Aug-2018 310
31-Aug-2018 310
07-Sep-2018 325
14-Sep-2018 330
21-Sep-2018 340
28-Sep-2018 345
05-Oct-2018 350
12-Oct-2018 330
19-Oct-2018 330
26-Oct-2018 330
02-Nov-2018 325
09-Nov-2018 322.5
16-Nov-2018 320
23-Nov-2018 335
30-Nov-2018 335
07-Dec-2018 335
14-Dec-2018 325
21-Dec-2018 325

Grain Commentary

  • June rainfall: 20.8 mm (Avg: 141.3 mm)
  • Rainfall year to date: 609.6 mm (Avg: 1065.8 mm)
  • Wheat: +$10 ($410 to $420/tonne). NSW conditions continue to deteriorate and despite some rainfall for local areas and QLD on the forecast, they realistically need to be more widespread and come with follow up events in order to turn prices around.
  • Barley: +$10 ($410 to $420/tonne). The tight supply situation is going to keep price well supported for the foreseeable future, hard for barley to work into dairy rations in a significant way.
  • Corn: Steady ($425 to $435/tonne).
  • Sorghum: +$5 ($375 to $385/tonne). Prices has firmed in line with wheat but is driven by export demand coming most significantly from China. At this stage it is difficult to tell what effect their ongoing dispute with the US is going to have on prices, but if China need to look for more volume out of other countries it would appear to be supportive.


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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