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Market volatility is a major challenge for farmers, so keeping up to date with movements in commodity prices and input costs is more important than ever.

Our markets and trends page allows you to easily track the prices of the main commodities – from grains and pulses to milk, cattle, sheep and pigs.

 The page includes:

  • Grains, oilseeds and pulse prices
  • Deadweight and liveweight livestock prices
  • Prices of key inputs
  • Farms for sale and latest farmland trends
  • News and analysis of key market trends and prices

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LAND MARKETS

Why preparation is key for a fast farm sale

Selling a farm may be one of the most stressful experiences a farming family will ever go through, but there are ways to smooth the process. Agents say poor planning…

BUSINESS CLINIC

Business Clinic: Protecting farm business from volatility

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Tom Atkins from Savills’ food and farming team offers advice for those wanting…

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BUSINESS

AHDB examines effects of drought across all farm sectors

The AHDB has released an update to its drought impact report, examining the effects of the prolonged dry weather this summer on each farm sector. The levy board added that…

LAND MARKETS

Top 5 most unusual UK farm sales

Buyers of UK land are used to having a house and buildings included on the sales particulars. A hotel or beach, however, is less common – but it does happen.…

NEWS

Survey: Farmers hopeful despite longer term uncertainty

More than three-quarters (76%) of farmers feel fairly or very optimistic about their business prospects in the next six months – despite the obvious challenges caused by a lack of…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Droughty harvest balanced by rising grain prices

Further grain price rises are likely as global weather conditions and impending trade wars continue to play out, says COFCO UK trading director Stuart Shiells. The closing words of the…

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News

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

First Milk members to get 13th payment in 2020

First Milk is to introduce a 13th payment to members from next year, alongside increased transparency in share trading and the freezing of capital contribution targets. Member premium The first…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

UK lamb crop estimated to be down 1m head

The 2018 UK lamb crop is estimated to be about a million head lower than in 2017, because of the harsh spring weather. June 2018 census figures published by the…

LAND MARKETS

Large Lincolnshire arable estate selling in lots

One of the largest commercial arable holdings to come to market in Lincolnshire for 20 years is being sold off in several lots to a variety of buyers. Rainthorpe Farms,…

TAKING STOCK

Beef breeding sales show money is tight

Market uncertainty and rising costs resulted in some bargains for buyers at Carlisle’s latest bulls sales (5 October). A good-quality entry found the best stock "well sold" but saw steadier…

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LAND MARKETS

Large Lincolnshire arable estate selling in lots

One of the largest commercial arable holdings to come to market in Lincolnshire for 20 years is being sold off in several lots to a variety of buyers. Rainthorpe Farms,…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Video: Why China offers UK farmers opportunity

Is China really the big opportunity for British food producers everyone says it is? And if so, how can farmers here get in on the action? I went to there…

MACHINERY

Video: What next after Brexit boom for farm machinery sales?

Business has boomed for auctioneers Cheffins since sterling took a tumble following last year’s UK referendum vote to leave the EU. But there is also an air of trepidation among…

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