Monday, 5 January, 1998

By FWi staff

OILSEED rape remains the most lucrative of the popular combinable crops and was fetching in excess of £170/ tonne across much of the country earlier today.

Trade is thin, but prices are holding up well, say traders. Rape returns have increased by more than £15 / tonne since October, and show no signs of falling back.

Average ex-farm prices in the south-east are currently hovering around £171.30/ tonne, according to the latest figures from the Home Grown Cereals Authority.

East Anglian rape is selling for £170/ tonne, and prices in other regions are slightly lower. Scottish rape remains the best buy at £167/ tonne.

  • Click here for OSR Trends and Prices

  • Click here for October-December 1997 oilseed rape reports