Arable Price Data
Organic Arable Prices
(Indicative crop prices, subject to remarks below)
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Additional quality premiums on sample. Prices ex farm May/June 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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Markets have continued to track higher during April and early May as sentiment stays firm given events in the Black Sea region.
Trading activity in the UK has however been limited since buyers generally have adequate cover until end August, but after that we feel they have limited cover. It is becoming apparent that the conflict will not be resolved in the short term, so tradeflows will remain disrupted. There are concerns that crop storage in Ukraine will not be sufficient, so some think there will be significant crop losses even if the spring drilling campaign is completed, which is also unlikely in itself.
On top of that, it has been dry in many grain producing areas so new crop sellers will not entertain selling forward of harvest as we go to press. Currency is also lending support to prices.
It should be noted that dairy and poultry producers are not sustainable with feed and energy costs as they currently are - unless output prices rise, retail buying demand could reduce sharply as producers exit or reduce production, but supermarkets appear unwilling to sacrifice margins or lift shelf prices.