Organic arable

Price data

February 2016

Commodity

£/Tonne

Wheat, milling

Wheat, feed

£235

£188

Barley

£188

Oats, milling

Oats, feed

£205

£175

Triticale

£170

Beans

£290

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 Soil Association certified 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

Organic farm gate values have remained steady despite the very sharp falls seen across the non-organic cereal and pulse markets. This is encouraging news for organic farmers, and shows that our market is not always led by external commodity market factors. We remain of the opinion that consumer buyers still require cover for March and beyond and should remain supportive, but sellers should note that feed requirements will steadily reduce beyond April as livestock look to be turned out. There are still big premiums available for suitable milling wheats, and there is always potential interest for quality barley and oats in the latter part of the marketing season.

Farms will now be looking forward to the spring drilling window once local conditions allow, and we are already seeing some interest in new crop market prices. We would particularly encourage farms to plant premium spring wheats if rotations permit. As always, we strongly suggest that once crops are drilled, sellers should talk to their buyers about potential availability for next season rather than leaving trading decisions until the last minute.