Organic arable

Price data - December 2014

Commodity

£/Tonne

Wheat, milling (*contact merchant)

Wheat, feed

£POA*

£193

Barley

£193

Oats, milling

Oats, feed

£200

£174

Triticale

£180

Beans

£265

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 - December 15 2014

Courtesy of Simon Tubbs, Saxon Agriculture

Grain markets have staged a mini recovery recently after the prolonged price falls seen post-harvest. Through the fairly mild Autumn feed demand was reduced, but now that we have had some wintry weather we will see increased interest from buyers. The challenge is to meet most of this demand from domestic grain supplies, but it is becoming very difficult to source material when it is wanted by the market. When this happens, buyers turn to imported raw materials and an opportunity for UK producers is lost.

This situation could be improved by better communication between buyers and sellers, and there are currently some industry wide proposals in hand to address this issue in 2015 which Saxon Organic is keen to support.

There are some very good premiums still available for the flour and malting trade – speak to us for details.