Organic arable

Price data

November 2015



Wheat, milling

Wheat, feed





Oats, milling

Oats, feed







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.

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Market report

Courtesy of Simon Tubbs, Saxon Agriculture

The cereal market has been fairly flat over the last month, with very little buying interest in feed wheat, which is unusual. Cover is still required for January and forward, but the poultry market in particular is increasingly looking to higher proteins, which domestic wheat often fails to deliver. Milling oat trade is now quieter as sellers have taken full advantage of the premiums offered earlier, whilst milling and malting trade activity has been hampered by indifferent quality. The market is fixated by the continuing lack of sunflower seed cake, and we feel that this difficulty will now not be resolved until early 2016. This is supporting pea and bean values to some extent, but if domestic supply is not to be found, more import cargoes will materialise.

To conclude, organic markets have offered some good opportunities to date this season, but the abysmal prospects in the grossly over supplied conventional sector are not helping nearby sentiment, and it seems the market is already winding down for the remainder of 2015. Some colder weather would be appreciated to stimulate feed demand.