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

Date NW Tas Wheat '18 NW Tas Wheat '17
05-Jan-2018 320 285
12-Jan-2018 325 285
19-Jan-2018 325 275
02-Feb-2018 330 270
09-Feb-2018 335 280
16-Feb-2018 285
23-Feb-2018 340 280
02-Mar-2018 285
09-Mar-2018 285
16-Mar-2018 285
23-Mar-2018 285
30-Mar-2018 280
06-Apr-2018 280
20-Apr-2018 275
27-Apr-2018 280
04-May-2018 285
11-May-2018 285
18-May-2018 285
25-May-2018 285
01-Jun-2018 290
15-Jun-2018 305
22-Jun-2018 325
29-Jun-2018 325
06-Jul-2018 360
13-Jul-2018 365
27-Jul-2018 340
03-Aug-2018 330
17-Aug-2018 315
24-Aug-2018 310
31-Aug-2018 305
07-Sep-2018 315
14-Sep-2018 315
21-Sep-2018 330
05-Oct-2018 330
12-Oct-2018 320
26-Oct-2018 320
02-Nov-2018 320
16-Nov-2018 320
23-Nov-2018 325
30-Nov-2018 330
07-Dec-2018 335
14-Dec-2018 325
21-Dec-2018 320

Grain Commentary

  • February rainfall: 26.6 mm (Avg: 32.6 mm)
  • Rainfall year to date: 47.2 mm (Avg: 73.9 mm)
  • Wheat: +$5 ($335 to $345/tonne). Prices firmed again this week driven by the ongoing strength in global wheat markets.
  • Barley: +$5 ($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 ($445 to $455/tonne).
  • Canola Meal: Steady ($455 to $465/tonne). Canola meal prices remain well supported with strong demand from the dairy industry and strong global soybean meal prices.


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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