Organic arable

Price data

January 2016

Commodity

£/Tonne

Wheat, milling

Wheat, feed

£205

£182

Barley

£185

Oats, milling

Oats, feed

£poa

£180

Triticale

£180

Beans

£300

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 Soil Association certified 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

Courtesy of Simon Tubbs, Saxon Agriculture

Organic markets remain steady, but it remains difficult to find nearby buyers of feed wheat. We are still keen to source milling wheat and barley, and would strongly recommend that new samples are taken of any unsold stocks. The negative sentiment in the non-organic cereal marketplace is still overhanging our market to some extent, but we feel that organic prices will not drift in the short term given the lack of liquidity and a continued shortage of some other key imported raw materials, both of which are providing some support. We expect that additional farm stocks will be made available now that we are into January, so those looking to sell in nearby positions should act whilst there are buyers in evidence.

The weather is forecast to turn colder, which should boost feed demand after the very wet and mild season to date.