By FWi staff

CITRUS pulp was this week withdrawn from the UK market as shippers reacted to recent fears that it may contain unacceptable levels of dioxin, a known carcinogen.

Two weeks ago, German scientists linked a shipment of citrus pulp with high levels of dioxin in milk. UK supplies are being withheld until Dutch scientists ascertain whether Brazilian citrus pulp is to blame.

Other ruminant straights mainly fell in price. Home-produced maize gluten pellets dropped £4 to £93/ tonne. Imported supplies eased £1 to £82. Domestic rapeseed meal fell £4 to £94/ tonne. Wheatfeed pellets fell £5 to £74.

Soyabean meal was the only feedstuff to rise in price. High-protein supplies increased by £3 to £158/ tonne. All other ruminant straights remain available at last weeks prices, with the exception of palm kernel meal which is unavailable.

Prices

Wednesday 15 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
3.07.04.013.07.012.5WDN900.620.19
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
4.020.017.08.07.013.093.00900.790.06
Maize gluten
Home-prod meal
3.020.017.08.07.013.0WDN900.000.00
Maize gluten
Imported pell/meal
3.020.017.08.07.013.082.00900.700.05
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
8.515.512.020.04.012.7WDN900.000.00
Rapeseed meal
Home-produced
2.540.034.012.08.012.094.00900.870.03
Soya bean meal Hi pro1.7752.045.04.57.013.5158.00901.300.04
Soya bean meal
Brazilian 48% pell/meal
1.6652.045.06.07.013.5WDN900.000.00
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 pellets4.517.014.58.05.012.574.00880.67z0.06

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  • WDN = withdrawn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