Arable Price Data
Organic Arable Prices
15th June 2018
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N.B. The prices listed above (other than those for milling wheat and malting barley) indicate the feed value of material ex-farm for movement for April collection. 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 get in touch, quoting your name and producer membership/licensee number.
Courtesy of Simon Tubbs, Saxon Agriculture
Tel: 01760 726031
Market liquidity has tailed off with old crop ( 2017/18 season cropping ) now virtually traded out, bar a few surplus loads.
All eyes are now on the forthcoming harvest with combines now starting to roll in Southern Europe. It was felt by some that values could be sharply lower due to a combination of surplus old crop availability and extra Organic cropping area from Europe coming on stream from this harvest, but more recently the lack of rainfall in Germany and the wider Baltic region has become very topical and should be supportive to prices. (As always take the caveat regarding any recent rainfall after this report was posted! ).
After the welcome wide Organic premium to a very lacklustre non organic market during last season, the conventional market has rebounded for new crop positions so we will need to work hard to retain the necessary premium in our marketplace. UK Organic feed and retail demand is forecast to remain strong, and we know that domestic production is unfortunately only stable at best, so we see good buying interest going forward. Quality will be paramount so we hope that the later drilled spring crops receive beneficial rains and good ambient local temperatures as crops approach the critical grain filling pre harvest finishing period.
We shall shortly be distributing freepost sample bags for harvest, kindly let us know if you would like some.
Values are difficult to establish currently, with few buyers and indeed sellers evident, so we indicate the following broad price indications for September basis ex farm central UK. Please speak directly to us for an updated quotation.