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Read grain data and statistics about the North West Tasmania region.

Date NW Tas Wheat '18 NW Tas Wheat '17
05-Jan-2018 320 285
12-Jan-2018 325 285
19-Jan-2018 325 275
26-Jan-2018 327.5 272.5
02-Feb-2018 330 270
09-Feb-2018 335 280
16-Feb-2018 337.5 285
23-Feb-2018 340 280
02-Mar-2018 340 285
09-Mar-2018 345 285
16-Mar-2018 345 285
23-Mar-2018 340 285
30-Mar-2018 342.5 280
06-Apr-2018 345 280
13-Apr-2018 355 277.5
20-Apr-2018 360 275
27-Apr-2018 365 280
04-May-2018 370 280
11-May-2018 375 280
18-May-2018 385 281
25-May-2018 395 285
01-Jun-2018 400 290
08-Jun-2018 402.5 297.5
15-Jun-2018 405 305
22-Jun-2018 405 325
29-Jun-2018 405 325
06-Jul-2018 405 360
13-Jul-2018 405 365
20-Jul-2018 410 352.5
27-Jul-2018 425 340
03-Aug-2018 440 330
10-Aug-2018 460 322.5
17-Aug-2018 315
24-Aug-2018 310
31-Aug-2018 305
07-Sep-2018 315
14-Sep-2018 315
21-Sep-2018 330
28-Sep-2018 330
05-Oct-2018 330
12-Oct-2018 320
19-Oct-2018 320
26-Oct-2018 320
02-Nov-2018 320
09-Nov-2018 320
16-Nov-2018 320
23-Nov-2018 325
30-Nov-2018 330
07-Dec-2018 335
14-Dec-2018 325
21-Dec-2018 320

Grain Commentary

  • Wheat: Up $20 ($455 to $465/tonne). Barley: Up $30 ($460 to $470/tonne). Maize: Steady ($505 to $515/tonne). Canola Meal: Steady ($500 to $510/tonne).
  • The pull of grain from southern cropping areas to northern NSW and southern QLD remains the most dominant market force at play here.
  • With buyers from these areas continuing to show firm demand and set the tone in these markets buyers closer to southern grain growing areas have been forced to raise their level of appetite when securing supplies.
  • With some southern grain growing areas in reasonable shape and others still looking for further rain in the short term there have been suggestions that sellers could still be holding stock back from the market as part of their own “drought hedge” strategy.


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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