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

Date Central SA Wheat '18 Central SA Wheat '17
05-Jan-2018 245 215
12-Jan-2018 255 215
19-Jan-2018 255 205
26-Jan-2018 252.5 205
02-Feb-2018 250 205
09-Feb-2018 255 205
16-Feb-2018 262.5 205
23-Feb-2018 270 205
02-Mar-2018 265 205
09-Mar-2018 270 205
16-Mar-2018 270 205
23-Mar-2018 265 205
30-Mar-2018 265 205
06-Apr-2018 265 205
13-Apr-2018 270 207.5
20-Apr-2018 272.5 210
27-Apr-2018 275 205
04-May-2018 285 205
11-May-2018 295 205
18-May-2018 305 206
25-May-2018 310 220
01-Jun-2018 315 220
08-Jun-2018 315 230
15-Jun-2018 315 240
22-Jun-2018 315 255
29-Jun-2018 310 260
06-Jul-2018 310 290
13-Jul-2018 310 295
20-Jul-2018 315 280
27-Jul-2018 330 265
03-Aug-2018 345 260
10-Aug-2018 365 250
17-Aug-2018 240
24-Aug-2018 235
31-Aug-2018 230
07-Sep-2018 240
14-Sep-2018 240
21-Sep-2018 245
28-Sep-2018 247.5
05-Oct-2018 250
12-Oct-2018 245
19-Oct-2018 245
26-Oct-2018 245
02-Nov-2018 245
09-Nov-2018 245
16-Nov-2018 245
23-Nov-2018 245
30-Nov-2018 255
07-Dec-2018 250
14-Dec-2018 250
21-Dec-2018 245

Grain Commentary

  • Wheat: Up $20 ($360 to $370/tonne). Barley: Up $10 ($330 to $340/tonne). Maize: Steady ($430 to $440/tonne). Oats: Steady ($495 to $505/tonne).
  • Much like the rest of the country wheat and barley values have continued to climb higher over the past week. In the bulk handling (warehouse) system the most market liquidity has been seen at locations where it is easier to get grain to the East Coast.
  • Robust demand for feed has also found its way into pulse markets in SA, with engagement between sellers of pulses which would not be suitable for export business engaging with consumers on the East Coast looking to satisfy their protein requirements.
  • As is the case in WA, it would appear as though domestic buyers in these areas will continue to face stronger than usual competition from East Coast buyers during the coming year or so.
  • While the production prospects of some cropping areas such as the Yorke Peninsula, Upper South East, Murray Lands and lower mid North have firmed other areas are still not faring as well.


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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