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Read grain data and statistics about the North West Tasmania region.

Date NW Tas Wheat '17 NW Tas Wheat '16
06-Jan-2017 285
13-Jan-2017 280 325
20-Jan-2017 275 330
27-Jan-2017 335
03-Feb-2017 270 330
10-Feb-2017 280 330
17-Feb-2017 285
24-Feb-2017 280 325
03-Mar-2017 285 320
10-Mar-2017 285 310
24-Mar-2017 285 315
31-Mar-2017 280
07-Apr-2017 280 305
21-Apr-2017 275 305
28-Apr-2017 280 315
12-May-2017 285 330
19-May-2017 285 340
26-May-2017 285 340
02-Jun-2017 290 340
16-Jun-2017 305 345
23-Jun-2017 325 345
30-Jun-2017 325 345
07-Jul-2017 360 340
14-Jul-2017 365
21-Jul-2017 335
28-Jul-2017 340 325
04-Aug-2017 330 325
11-Aug-2017 320
18-Aug-2017 315 320
25-Aug-2017 310 320
01-Sep-2017 305 310
08-Sep-2017 315 300
15-Sep-2017 315 300
22-Sep-2017 330

Grain Commentary

  • September rainfall: 90.4 mm (Avg: 99.7 mm)
  • Rainfall year to date: 685.8 mm (Avg: 703.7 mm)
  • Wheat: +$15 ($325 to $335/tonnes). Prices increased this week due to frost and drought concerns in New South Wales.
  • Barley: +$5 ($310 to $320/tonnes). Not working into dairy rations at this price differential. The spread opened up this week, but strong export demand is likely to support barley prices.
  • Corn: +$10 ($355 to $365/tonnes).
  • Canola Meal: Steady ($450 to $460/tonnes). Availability continues to be an issue, old crop prices increased due to dry domestic conditions and limited supply. New crop prices are trading at around a $40 discount. The global soybean meal complex is driving new crop price. Reports suggest there may be some good buying opportunity in the next month.
     

Notes:

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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