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

Date Tas '19 Tas '18 Tas '5YA
04-Jan-2019 490 320 324
11-Jan-2019 490 325 324
18-Jan-2019 485 325 324
25-Jan-2019 480 328 324
01-Feb-2019 480 330 319
08-Feb-2019 475 335 319
15-Feb-2019 470 338 319
22-Feb-2019 460 340 319
01-Mar-2019 445 340 321
08-Mar-2019 445 345 321
15-Mar-2019 450 345 321
22-Mar-2019 455 340 321
29-Mar-2019 445 343 321
05-Apr-2019 440 345 326
12-Apr-2019 435 355 326
19-Apr-2019 445 360 326
26-Apr-2019 450 365 326
03-May-2019 445 370 337
10-May-2019 435 375 337
17-May-2019 430 385 337
24-May-2019 440 395 337
31-May-2019 470 400 350
07-Jun-2019 468 403 350
14-Jun-2019 465 405 350
21-Jun-2019 465 405 350
28-Jun-2019 470 405 350
05-Jul-2019 465 405 359
12-Jul-2019 460 405 359
19-Jul-2019 450 406 355
26-Jul-2019 440 425 359
02-Aug-2019 440 440 355
09-Aug-2019 435 460 355
16-Aug-2019 425 465 355
23-Aug-2019 475 355
30-Aug-2019 470 355
06-Sep-2019 475 354
13-Sep-2019 475 354
20-Sep-2019 480 354
27-Sep-2019 490 354
04-Oct-2019 500 334
11-Oct-2019 500 334
18-Oct-2019 500 334
25-Oct-2019 490 334
01-Nov-2019 485 329
08-Nov-2019 485 329
15-Nov-2019 480 329
22-Nov-2019 470 329
29-Nov-2019 475 329
06-Dec-2019 480 326
13-Dec-2019 485 326
20-Dec-2019 490 326
27-Dec-2019 490 326

Grain Commentary

  • Wheat: Down $10 ($420 to $430/tonne). Barley: Down $10 ($400 to $410/tonne). Maize: Steady ($550 to $560/tonne). Canola Meal: Steady ($465 to $475/tonne).
  • Favourable conditions have continued to bless the south east corner of the country with good rainfall in recent weeks. As a result, many growers are expecting high yield potential which may occur dependent on solid spring rainfall.
  • Demand for old crop wheat has been slow with end-users waiting for prices to soften. Selling has been slower than some would have expected on wheat, with more focus on barley from growers.
  • Sluggish sales have pulled new crop wheat closer to the old crop market. An increase in the offshore production estimates has softened local pricing and appears to have put many sellers on the back foot.
  • Barley continues to move in small parcels with larger orders becoming hard to come by. Growers have been active on new crop selling and consumer demand from northern NSW and QLD has added to support.

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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