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Read grain data and statistics about the South East South Australia region.

Date SE SA Wheat '17 SE SA Wheat '16
06-Jan-2017 225
13-Jan-2017 220 300
20-Jan-2017 215 305
27-Jan-2017 305
03-Feb-2017 210 305
10-Feb-2017 220 300
17-Feb-2017 225
24-Feb-2017 210 300
03-Mar-2017 215 290
10-Mar-2017 215 285
24-Mar-2017 215 290
31-Mar-2017 205
07-Apr-2017 200 275
21-Apr-2017 200 275
28-Apr-2017 200 285
12-May-2017 205 280
19-May-2017 205 290
26-May-2017 210 290
02-Jun-2017 210 290
16-Jun-2017 225 295
23-Jun-2017 245 295
30-Jun-2017 245 285
07-Jul-2017 285 280
14-Jul-2017 290
21-Jul-2017 275
28-Jul-2017 265 265
04-Aug-2017 255 265
11-Aug-2017 260
18-Aug-2017 235 260
25-Aug-2017 230 260
01-Sep-2017 225 250
08-Sep-2017 240 240
15-Sep-2017 245 240
22-Sep-2017 260

Grain commentary

  • September rainfall: 74 mm (Avg: 76.3 mm)
  • Rainfall year to date: 634.6 mm (Avg: 602.6 mm)
  • Wheat: +$15 ($255 to $265/tonnes). Prices increased this week due to frost and drought concerns in New South Wales. Locally supply is abundant and the new crop outlook positive which might see more growers re-enter the market in coming weeks.
  • Barley: +$5 ($230 to $240/tonnes). Not working into dairy rations at this price differential.
  • Corn: +$10 ($355 to $365/tonnes).
  • Canola Meal: Steady ($445 to $455/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.


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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