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Read grain data and statistics about the Atherton Tableland region.

Date Athn Wheat '18 Athn Wheat '17
05-Jan-2018 345 280
12-Jan-2018 345 280
19-Jan-2018 345 275
26-Jan-2018 347.5 270
02-Feb-2018 350 265
09-Feb-2018 345 270
16-Feb-2018 352.5 265
23-Feb-2018 360 270
02-Mar-2018 360 270
09-Mar-2018 360 280
16-Mar-2018 360 282.5
23-Mar-2018 355 285
30-Mar-2018 355 285
06-Apr-2018 355 285
13-Apr-2018 355 285
20-Apr-2018 362.5 285
27-Apr-2018 370 285
04-May-2018 380 285
11-May-2018 390 285
18-May-2018 410 285
25-May-2018 420 285
01-Jun-2018 420 285
08-Jun-2018 420 295
15-Jun-2018 420 305
22-Jun-2018 430 325
29-Jun-2018 430 335
06-Jul-2018 430 365
13-Jul-2018 430 360
20-Jul-2018 435 362.5
27-Jul-2018 447.5 365
03-Aug-2018 460 365
10-Aug-2018 480 357.5
17-Aug-2018 490 350
24-Aug-2018 345
31-Aug-2018 345
07-Sep-2018 360
14-Sep-2018 365
21-Sep-2018 365
28-Sep-2018 365
05-Oct-2018 365
12-Oct-2018 355
19-Oct-2018 352.5
26-Oct-2018 350
02-Nov-2018 345
09-Nov-2018 347.5
16-Nov-2018 350
23-Nov-2018 350
30-Nov-2018 350
07-Dec-2018 350
14-Dec-2018 345
21-Dec-2018 345

Grain Commentary

  • Wheat: Up $10 ($485 to $495/tonne). Barley: Up $10 ($605 to $615/tonne). Maize: Steady ($490 to $500/tonne). Sorghum: Up $10 ($425 to $435/tonne).
  • In the north eastern areas of the country grain markets are increasingly taking a lead from WA and SA, given the tight domestic stocks situation still in play here.
  • Given the weakness we have seen in offshore markets over the past week this has meant grain values in these areas have been steadier than recent weeks.
  • Despite the fact that one would expect current prices to reduce some demand here, this does not seem to have been the case, at least at present.
  • Looking forward sorghum markets will be one space to watch. If we see some late spring and summer rainfall then this could take some of the heat out of this market however a lack of such rainfall would likely keep this market at least where it is at present.


Change in price is the change since the last report. Prices are estimates based on delivery to dairy farms with allowance for freight, storage, and marketing costs, but exclusive of GST. Wheat prices are for the relevant stockfeed wheat available in a region (ASW, AGP, SFW1 or FED1) and F1 for barley.

This report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of grain and hay markets in each dairying region. It should be remembered that actual prices may vary for quality or other reasons. Whilst all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this report, to the fullest extent permitted by Australian law Dairy Australia disclaims all liability for any inadvertent errors and for any losses or damages stemming from reliance upon its content.  Dairy Australia recommends that all persons seek independent advice and, where appropriate, advice from a qualified adviser, before making any decisions about changes to business strategy.


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