Organic arable

Price data - June/July 2014

Commodity (harvest crop for Aug/Sep collection, ex farm)

£/Tonne

Wheat, milling (11.5% protein)

Wheat, feed

£255

£207

Barley

£200

Oats, milling

Oats, feed

£205

£195

Triticale

£205

Beans

£278

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 - June/July 2014

Courtesy of Simon Tubbs, Saxon Agriculture

All arable prices have fallen sharply since mid May as new crop potential in the wider EU looks large after ideal growing conditions seen across the Northern hemisphere. Conventional markets have been particularly exposed to this, with the 2014 UK wheat harvest seen returning to a more ‘normal’ size of around 15.5 mln tonnes. Organic values have also drifted lower in this bearish tone to the market - which has led to consumer buyers simply postponing any inclination to buy forward cover prematurely.

Imported cereals are now available as Eastern and Southern European harvests are underway, which has also brought some spot pressure onto prices.
We do however feel that market prices are currently at the lower end of the scale, and any sellers during the harvest period will probably need to be realistic. Beyond harvest we hope that prices will lift as consumers start to purchase autumn/winter raw materials.

Please speak to Saxon Agriculture for the latest up to date prices.