Organic arable

Price data

March 2015

Commodity

£/Tonne

Wheat, milling
(*protein dependant - contact merchant)

Wheat, feed

£POA*


£198

Barley

£198

Oats, milling

Oats, feed

£230

£180

Triticale

£190

Beans

£280

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

Courtesy of Simon Tubbs, Saxon Agriculture

Surplus organic domestic grain is now being made available to the market, but feed demand is low as livestock are being turned out - meaning that some congestion is very much evident in nearby positions. The continued very weak tone in the UK non-organic grain market (which has a huge oversupply of feed grain this season) means that organic wholesale buyers are also reluctant to buy, other than on a 'hand to mouth' basis. It is again very frustrating to note that when these mill buyers were looking to cover their January/February requirements back in December, sellers simply refused to sell grain forward. This actually resulted in a couple of shipments of feed barley being imported to the UK - to the detriment of UK suppliers.

On a more positive note, there remain some good opportunities for milling wheat and oats. If you have the correct grade, these premiums really need selling! Speak to Saxon Agriculture for more details.

As we go to press, spring drilling is at last well underway, so we expect to start trading new crop shortly. Call Saxon for updated values.

Finally, Saxon will be emailing regular market bulletins direct to UK growers. If you would like to receive these, please register.