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Read grain data and statistics about the Darling Downs region.

Date DD '20 DD '19 DD '5YA
10-Jan-2020 440 460 330
17-Jan-2020 450 455 330
24-Jan-2020 460 450 330
31-Jan-2020 460 450 330
07-Feb-2020 455 445 326
14-Feb-2020 450 435 326
21-Feb-2020 445 425 326
28-Feb-2020 445 415 326
06-Mar-2020 440 410 320
13-Mar-2020 430 410 320
20-Mar-2020 430 415 320
27-Mar-2020 460 415 320
03-Apr-2020 480 415 322
10-Apr-2020 495 410 322
17-Apr-2020 485 405 322
24-Apr-2020 490 405 322
01-May-2020 470 395 331
08-May-2020 450 375 331
15-May-2020 440 370 331
22-May-2020 425 375 331
29-May-2020 415 385 331
05-Jun-2020 405 383 343
12-Jun-2020 395 380 343
19-Jun-2020 390 390 343
26-Jun-2020 385 390 343
03-Jul-2020 385 385 349
10-Jul-2020 390 375 349
17-Jul-2020 400 365 349
24-Jul-2020 400 365 349
31-Jul-2020 405 365 349
07-Aug-2020 405 375 350
14-Aug-2020 395 375 350
21-Aug-2020 390 385 350
28-Aug-2020 385 390 350
04-Sep-2020 345 390 354
11-Sep-2020 335 410 354
18-Sep-2020 330 415 355
25-Sep-2020 420 354
02-Oct-2020 420 356
09-Oct-2020 420 356
16-Oct-2020 420 356
23-Oct-2020 410 356
30-Oct-2020 400 356
06-Nov-2020 400 349
13-Nov-2020 405 349
20-Nov-2020 410 349
27-Nov-2020 415 349
04-Dec-2020 425 348
11-Dec-2020 425 348
18-Dec-2020 435 348
25-Dec-2020 435 348
27-Dec-2019

Grain Commentary

  • Wheat: Down $5 ($325 to $335/tonne). Barley: Up $10 ($275 to $285/tonne). Maize: Steady ($385 to $395/tonne). Sorghum: Down $10 ($305 to $315/tonne).
  • Yield potential is declining as a lack of rain and warmer weather persists.
  • Showers across parts of the western Downs provided finishing rains for winter crops and will improve soil moisture for summer crops.
  • Spot cereal prices have mainly been softer as buyers appear to be covered until harvest time.
  • Forward wheat prices are weaker due to the surplus of grain expected in NSW, which will fill any deficit in QLD.
  • The barley harvest has started in parts of western Downs and northern NSW, with new crop prices a touch higher as barley is the cheaper feed option to wheat.
  • Sorghum prices remain supported by international demand.

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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