Read grain data and statistics about the Central South Australia region.
- Wheat: Up $30 ($330 to $340/tonne). Barley: Up $10 ($275 to $285/tonne). Maize: Up $10 ($505 to $515/tonne). Oats: Steady ($410 to $420/tonne).
- Reports of export demand and the low Australian dollar has seen prices firm significantly over the past two weeks, catching many offguard.
- Wheat prices were much firmer for the week, which is likely to attract growers who had held grain into the market. Panic buying of products like flour has seen also spike in demand for high protein wheat for the milling sector.
- Barley has followed local and offshore markets higher but did not firm as much as wheat.
- Feed barley demand continues to be low after the rains on the east coast over the past 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.