By FWi staff

DUTCH officials are testing Brazilian citrus pulp following fears that it may contain unacceptable levels of dioxin. The news comes after German scientists linked a shipment of citrus pulp with high levels of dioxin in milk. Dioxin is a known carcinogen.

As a result, Continental demand for citrus pulp is at a standstill. But UK prices remain steady at £70/ tonne, according to traders KW Agriculture.

The strong Pound continues to result in lower prices for many other imported ruminant straights, however.

Supplies of fishmeal dropped £15 on the week to £515/ tonne. Palm kernel is down £5 to £66/ tonne. Distillers dried meal eased £2 to £102/ tonne.

Following last weeks upward blip, soyabean meal has fallen back £5 to £161/ tonne. This knocked £4 off the price of domestic rapeseed meal which is now trading at £97/ tonne.

Maize gluten prices are mixed. Home-produced meal eased £1 to £81/ tonne. But imported meal inched up £1 to £83/ tonne, while home-produced pellets were up £2 to £97/ tonne.

Prices

Wednesday 8 April, 1998

  Oil
(%)
CP
(%)
DCP
(%)
Fibre
(%)
Ash
(%)
Calc ME
(MJ/kg DM)
Spot
price (£/t)
Dry matter
(DM %)
Energy
cost (p/MJ)
DCP
cost (p/g)
Brewers grains
(20t tipped)
7.724.518.417.04.511.714.00240.500.03
Citrus pulp
pellets/meal
3.07.04.013.07.012.570.00900.620.19
Distillers dried
Home-prod pellets
7.534.026.08.54.014.0WDN900.000.00
Distillers dried
Imported meal
7.028.022.09.44.013.5102.00900.840.05
Fishmeal, pure
2 t lot bags
10.073.071.00.917.714.9515.00903.840.08
Maize gluten
Home-prod pellets
4.020.017.08.07.013.097.00900.830.06
Maize gluten
Home-prod meal
3.020.017.08.07.013.081.00900.690.05
Maize gluten
Imported pell/meal
3.020.017.08.07.013.083.00900.710.05
Molasses (cane) 5.04.25 8.012.799.30751.040.31
Molasses (Molmax) 16.013.6 8.011.586.80680.910.08
Palm kernel expell
meal – Malindo
8.515.512.020.04.012.766.00900.580.06
Rapeseed meal
Home-produced
2.540.034.012.08.012.097.00900.900.03
Soya bean meal Hi pro1.7752.045.04.57.013.5161.00901.330.04
Soya bean meal
Brazilian 48% pell/meal
1.6652.045.06.07.013.5WDN901.690.05
Supergrains
(20-25 tne tipped)
10.032.025.016.01.514.027.50260.760.04
Sugar beet pulp dried
Home-prod mol pell
0.611.08.013.58.012.589.00900.790.12
Sugar beet pulp dried
Imported mol pellets
0.411.08.013.58.012.5n/a900.000.00
Sugar beet pulp dried
Imported unmol pellets
0.59.07.518.08.012.5n/a900.000.00
Vitagold (25t tipped)10.034.026.011.03.014.537.00350.730.04
Wheatfeed pellets4.517.014.58.05.012.579.00880.720.06

Source: KW Agriculture

  • WDN = withdrawn
  • CP=crude protein
  • DCP=digestible crude protein
  • Unless otherwise stated, prices refer to 10t bulk blown deliveries within 50-mile radius of store
  • Energy cost and DCP cost are to demonstrate the value of the particular commodity

  • Click here for October-December 1997 reports on the Ruminant Straights market