By FWi staff

SALES of ruminant straights have slackened off. Most livestock are now grazing outdoors, despite the recent floods which waterlogged many fields across central England.

But some straights are selling well, even though May is traditionally a quiet time of year for feed sales. Screened maize gluten is this weeks best performer, says Robert Holden of Reading-based suppliers Straights Direct.

“Most farmers will take at least one load over the summer,” he says. Domestic maize gluten is available at £76/ tonne, £3 down on the week. Imported supplies cost £83/ tonne.

Meanwhile, the rest of the market remains quiet. Other price movements in the past few days have been restricted to just two categories.

Home-produced distillers dried pellets dropped £3 to £111/ tonne and imported soyameal dropped £4 to £154/ tonne. Traders say demand for feed is likely to remain low as farmers continue to take advantage of this seasons grass.

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    Prices

    w/e 20 May, 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
    3.07.04.013.07.012.5WDN900.000.00
    Distillers dried
    Home-prod pellets
    7.534.026.08.54.014.0111.00900.880.05
    Distillers dried
    Imported meal
    7.028.022.09.44.013.5101.00900.830.05
    Fishmeal, pure
    2 t lot bags
    10.073.071.00.917.714.9515.00903.840.08
    Maize gluten
    Home-prod pellets
    4.020.017.08.07.013.091.00900.780.06
    Maize gluten
    Home-prod meal
    3.020.017.08.07.013.076.00900.650.05
    Maize gluten
    Imported pell/meal
    3.020.017.08.07.013.083.00900.710.05
    Molasses (cane) 5.04.25 8.012.796.30751.010.30
    Molasses (Molmax) 16.013.6 8.011.583.80680.910.08
    Palm kernel expell
    meal – Malindo
    8.515.512.020.04.012.771.00900.620.07
    Rapeseed meal
    Home-produced
    2.540.034.012.08.012.096.00900.890.03
    Soya bean meal Hi pro1.7752.045.04.57.013.5154.00901.270.04
    Soya bean meal
    Brazilian 48% pell/meal
    1.6652.045.06.07.013.5WDN900.000.00
    Supergrains
    (20-25t tipped)
    10.032.025.016.01.514.020.00260.550.03
    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)10.034.026.011.03.014.528.00350.550.03
    Wheatfeed pellets4.517.014.58.05.012.569.00880.630.05

    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