Read grain data and statistics about the Atherton Tableland region.
- Wheat: Up $20 ($475 to $485/tonne). Barley: Up $20 ($595 to $605/tonne). Maize: Steady ($490 to $500/tonne). Sorghum: Up $10 ($415 to $425/tonne).
- Those sellers that are still holding stocks in nearby areas are keeping a very tight grip on their product. Hence any grain being purchased is likely to be coming from southern grain growing area, SA or WA.
- This has meant that bullish offshore markets have been one key factor pushing grain values in north eastern Australia higher, given that the export game remaining a key market driver in WA.
- With the recent rain that has fallen on nearby cropping areas doing little more than settling the dust, markets here are keeping one eye on the weather charts. However the pessimistic forecasts are keeping the risk/weather premium in local grain values.
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.