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Read grain data and statistics about the Darling Downs region.

Date DD '19 DD '18 DD '5YA
04-Jan-2019 460 330 309
11-Jan-2019 460 330 309
18-Jan-2019 455 330 309
25-Jan-2019 450 333 309
01-Feb-2019 450 335 310
08-Feb-2019 445 335 310
15-Feb-2019 435 340 310
22-Feb-2019 425 345 310
01-Mar-2019 415 345 311
08-Mar-2019 410 350 311
15-Mar-2019 410 345 311
22-Mar-2019 415 345 311
29-Mar-2019 415 345 311
05-Apr-2019 415 345 316
12-Apr-2019 410 355 316
19-Apr-2019 405 360 316
26-Apr-2019 405 365 316
03-May-2019 395 375 332
10-May-2019 375 385 332
17-May-2019 370 405 332
24-May-2019 375 410 332
31-May-2019 385 410 342
07-Jun-2019 383 410 342
14-Jun-2019 380 410 342
21-Jun-2019 390 420 342
28-Jun-2019 390 415 342
05-Jul-2019 385 415 347
12-Jul-2019 375 415 347
19-Jul-2019 365 416 342
26-Jul-2019 365 433 347
02-Aug-2019 365 445 342
09-Aug-2019 375 465 342
16-Aug-2019 375 475 342
23-Aug-2019 480 342
30-Aug-2019 465 342
06-Sep-2019 465 338
13-Sep-2019 465 338
20-Sep-2019 470 338
27-Sep-2019 475 338
04-Oct-2019 475 302
11-Oct-2019 480 302
18-Oct-2019 480 302
25-Oct-2019 475 302
01-Nov-2019 470 306
08-Nov-2019 470 306
15-Nov-2019 465 306
22-Nov-2019 455 306
29-Nov-2019 460 306
06-Dec-2019 455 305
13-Dec-2019 460 305
20-Dec-2019 465 305
27-Dec-2019 463 305

Grain Commentary

  • Wheat: Steady ($370 to $380/tonne). Barley: Up $5 ($375 to $385/tonne). Maize: Steady ($540 to $550/tonne). Sorghum: Up $10 ($355 to $365/tonne).
  • Cool and dry conditions have prevailed across the northern NSW and QLD growing regions, with rainfall almost non-existent. The next ten days may bring some light showers which may keep crops able to get out of the ground going, but it is unlikely to build the requisite sub-soil moisture needed for the upcoming months.
  • Old crop wheat demand remains in line with new crop as a result of the dry conditions. Demand for imports from VIC and WA is likely to firm up prices as supply will come from these states again.
  • New crop wheat prices continued the firm trend as the lack of grower forward selling and stronger WA export values added support to prices in conjunction with the dry conditions. Suppliers from WA and VIC appear well placed to meet local consumer demand.
  • Barley markets have largely aligned themselves with wheat, but demand for feed barley remains firm as many growers look to offload last year’s crop to capture pre-harvest delivery premiums.


     

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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