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Read grain data and statistics about the Atherton Tableland region.

Date AT '18 AT '17 AT '5YA
05-Jan-2018 345 280 345
12-Jan-2018 345 280 345
19-Jan-2018 345 275 345
26-Jan-2018 348 270 345
02-Feb-2018 350 265 342
09-Feb-2018 345 270 342
16-Feb-2018 353 270 342
23-Feb-2018 360 270 342
02-Mar-2018 360 270 345
09-Mar-2018 360 280 345
16-Mar-2018 360 285 345
23-Mar-2018 355 285 345
30-Mar-2018 355 285 345
06-Apr-2018 355 285 349
13-Apr-2018 355 285 349
20-Apr-2018 363 285 349
27-Apr-2018 370 285 349
04-May-2018 380 285 361
11-May-2018 390 285 361
18-May-2018 410 285 361
25-May-2018 420 285 361
01-Jun-2018 420 285 375
08-Jun-2018 420 295 375
15-Jun-2018 420 305 375
22-Jun-2018 430 325 375
29-Jun-2018 430 335 375
06-Jul-2018 430 365 381
13-Jul-2018 430 360 381
20-Jul-2018 435 363 381
27-Jul-2018 448 365 381
03-Aug-2018 460 365 378
10-Aug-2018 480 358 378
17-Aug-2018 490 350 378
24-Aug-2018 495 345 378
31-Aug-2018 480 345 378
07-Sep-2018 480 360 373
14-Sep-2018 480 365 373
21-Sep-2018 485 365 373
28-Sep-2018 490 365 373
05-Oct-2018 490 365 339
12-Oct-2018 495 355 339
19-Oct-2018 353 339
26-Oct-2018 350 339
02-Nov-2018 345 342
09-Nov-2018 348 342
16-Nov-2018 350 342
23-Nov-2018 350 342
30-Nov-2018 350 342
07-Dec-2018 350 342
14-Dec-2018 345 342
21-Dec-2018 345 342
28-Dec-2018 345 342

Grain Commentary

  • Wheat: Up $5 ($490 to $500/tonne). Barley: Down $5 ($600 to $610/tonne). Maize: Up $10 ($590 to $600/tonne). Sorghum: Down $10 ($435 to $445/tonne).
  • Recent rainfall has taken some of the heat out of the markets in northern grain growing areas, and nearby regions.
  • However, a lack of seller engagement continues to make for a lack of liquidity.
  • In barley markets, with little stock currently sitting in seller hands and with there generally being a wide gap between buyer and seller price expectations, very little is trading.
  • While sorghum markets have responded to recent weather more than wheat or barley there has still not been enough rainfall to be confident that a big sorghum crop can be grown this season.
  • With harvest having commenced in central Queensland there will be some additional grain coming onto the market soon.
  • However, given the size of this year’s crop and seller reluctance, it is not expected that grain will flow onto the market as readily as it has in other years.
  • Looking ahead, it appears grain markets in these areas will continue to reflect the cost of grain in WA plus the cost of bringing it around, into the new year.

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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