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.