Read grain data and statistics about the Atherton Tableland region.
- Wheat: Up $10 ($485 to $495/tonne). Barley: Up $10 ($605 to $615/tonne). Maize: Steady ($490 to $500/tonne). Sorghum: Up $10 ($425 to $435/tonne).
- In the north eastern areas of the country grain markets are increasingly taking a lead from WA and SA, given the tight domestic stocks situation still in play here.
- Given the weakness we have seen in offshore markets over the past week this has meant grain values in these areas have been steadier than recent weeks.
- Despite the fact that one would expect current prices to reduce some demand here, this does not seem to have been the case, at least at present.
- Looking forward sorghum markets will be one space to watch. If we see some late spring and summer rainfall then this could take some of the heat out of this market however a lack of such rainfall would likely keep this market at least where it is at present.
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.