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Read grain data and statistics about the South East South Australia region.

Date SE SA Wheat '18 SE SA Wheat '17
05-Jan-2018 250 225
12-Jan-2018 250 225
19-Jan-2018 255 215
26-Jan-2018 257.5 212.5
02-Feb-2018 260 210
09-Feb-2018 260 220
16-Feb-2018 265 225
23-Feb-2018 270 210
02-Mar-2018 270 215
09-Mar-2018 275 215
16-Mar-2018 270 215
23-Mar-2018 265 215
30-Mar-2018 270 205
06-Apr-2018 275 200
13-Apr-2018 280 200
20-Apr-2018 285 200
27-Apr-2018 290 200
04-May-2018 295 200
11-May-2018 300 200
18-May-2018 315 201
25-May-2018 320 210
01-Jun-2018 325 210
08-Jun-2018 327.5 217.5
15-Jun-2018 330 225
22-Jun-2018 335 245
29-Jun-2018 335 245
06-Jul-2018 335 285
13-Jul-2018 335 290
20-Jul-2018 340 277.5
27-Jul-2018 355 265
03-Aug-2018 370 255
10-Aug-2018 390 245
17-Aug-2018 235
24-Aug-2018 230
31-Aug-2018 225
07-Sep-2018 240
14-Sep-2018 245
21-Sep-2018 260
28-Sep-2018 257.5
05-Oct-2018 255
12-Oct-2018 250
19-Oct-2018 250
26-Oct-2018 250
02-Nov-2018 250
09-Nov-2018 250
16-Nov-2018 250
23-Nov-2018 250
30-Nov-2018 260
07-Dec-2018 265
14-Dec-2018 255
21-Dec-2018 250

Grain commentary

  • Wheat: Up $20 ($385 to $395/tonne). Barley: Up $10 ($365 to $375/tonne). Maize: Steady ($445 to $455/tonne). Canola Meal: Steady ($495 to $505/tonne).
  • Much like the rest of the country wheat and barley values have continued to climb higher over the past week. In the bulk handling (warehouse) system the most market liquidity has been seen at locations where it is easier to get grain to the East Coast.
  • Robust demand for feed has also found its way into pulse markets in SA, with engagement between sellers of pulses which would not be suitable for export business engaging with consumers on the East Coast looking to satisfy their protein requitements.
  • As is the case in WA, it would appear as though domestic buyers in these areas will continue to face stronger than usual competition from East Coast buyers during the coming year or so.
  • While the production prospects of some cropping areas such as the Yorke Peninsula, Upper South East, Murray Lands and lower mid North have firmed other areas are still not faring as well.


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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