Organic arable

Price data

September 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.

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

Market report

Courtesy of Simon Tubbs, Saxon Agriculture

Harvest this year has been a tale of two halves. After a relatively early start (first barley seen 10th July), persistent rains at the end of August and into early September delayed progress, but hopefully the more recent settled weather will see harvest largely completed by mid September. Cereal yields have, however, been spectacular, and to some extent compensated for low feed prices.

The non-organic grain market has fallen to sub £100 per tonne for wheat, with many pundits predicting further falls - given the combination of a potential 16 million tonne 2015 harvest and a large carryover stock from last season weighing on price prospects. Organic premiums have, however, been holding up well, and many of our suppliers are also reporting good crop outturns. The star performer to date has been milling oats, with excellent premiums achieved. Even feed wheat and barley prices have looked satisfactory, although it is now difficult to sell spot grain for animal feed markets. Milling protein contents again look to be disappointing with many samples well under 10%, so samples to your buyer are a must if you want that premium! Guide values are in the table above, although please note that prices are flat until November.