Read grain data and statistics about the North Coast New South Wales region.
Wheat: Up $5 ($365 to $375/tonne). Barley: Steady ($310 to $320/tonne). Maize: Steady ($400 to $410/tonne). Sorghum: Up $5 ($345 to $355/tonne).
- Conditions have remained dry in cropping areas of Queensland, with circumstances in the top parts of NSW generally more favourable.
- Although wheat crops in parts of Queensland (namely south west area) remain in a good condition, cropping areas across the state will need rainfall before the end of this month.
- Mixed sentiment around this year’s crop and steady to firmer offshore markets have seen local wheat prices move higher over the past week, with this market now appearing to have found a price floor.
- As has been the case in most places, barley prices have remained steady, as buyers look to take advantage of the large spread to wheat.
- Sorghum harvest continues to progress, with moisture still an issue. Sorghum prices also appear to have found a floor.
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.