Organic arable

Price data - October/November 2014

Commodity

£/Tonne

Wheat, milling (*10% protein)

Wheat, feed

£230*

£191

Barley

£180

Oats, milling

Oats, feed

£180

£170

Triticale

n/a

Beans

£266

Feed Price

The prices listed above (other than those for milling wheat and oats) indicate the feed value of material ex-farm for movement for the next month.  These results are averaged from information collected from key producers, traders and feedmills. Prices serve as a guide only - actual prices will depend on volume, availability, quality and supply.

For a list of organic grain merchants please send a request (together with your name and producer membership/licensee number) to producer.support@soilassociation.org - or call 0117 314 5100

Market report - October 28 2014

Courtesy of Simon Tubbs, Saxon Agriculture

Arable markets are now starting to see a little more buying interest as we move into November, after a mild October kept feed demand in check. With bid prices seen as fairly unattractive, farms have concentrated on landwork rather than selling of late. However, we do feel that in the run up to Christmas, sellers should offer into any rally in the market, given that feed grade markets have little fundamental support.

Quality wheat will make excellent premiums this season, so make sure you know your protein grade! Barley and Oat supplies from Europe continue to weigh heavily on the market, but some buying interest is now evident for the New Year.

To conclude, unless supportive factors emerge (eg crop conditions/cold weather), feed markets will remain fragile, despite some sentiment that prices have already seen the lows.