Arable Price Data
Organic Arable Prices
(Indicative crop prices, subject to remarks below)
|Commodity||£ / Tonne|
|Wheat, milling||£POA -on sample|
|Barley, malting||£POA - on sample|
|Oats, milling||£POA - on sample|
Additional quality premiums on sample. Prices ex farm February/March collection
Prices serve as a guide only - actual prices will depend on volume, availability, quality and supply. Please note that in the current world situation, it is particularly difficult to give accurate price indications.
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Courtesy of Simon Tubbs, Saxon Agriculture
Tel: 01760 726031
Markets have been fairly quiet in January despite some colder weather which could have stimulated extra feed demand.
Prices have eased to try to create some extra buying interest, and whilst some trade has been seen, in truth volumes are low for midwinter. This trend can of course reverse very quickly in our market.
Unsold stocks, especially oats, are relatively plentiful on farm and the trade hold stocks of most grains in store, and we feel the organic raw material market will continue to track the prevailing ‘conventional’ sentiment. Buyers still have post Easter purchases to make, but with the current nervous tone are content to postpone any bids until they need the cover. We should not lose sight of reduced feed demand due to avian flu, and of course pressure from hard nosed supermarkets to resist any further price inflation eroding their margins. This includes not only dairy, egg, and meat ranges, but also bakery products, so is felt right across the market.
We do not overlook that new crop is a long way off, with the entire spring drilling campaign ahead – we are still only half way through the season, and I’m not talking about the football!