Currencies and grain trading

  • £1=DM2.752 / FFr9.23 / $1.703

  • FOB Rouen Oct wheat value: FFr 785.00 (£ 79.10)

  • Chicago December wheat at close: $2.95 (£ 63.57)


FRIDAY saw reasonable interest from consumer buyers and short covering by merchants which, along with weaker Sterling, pushed values £1/tonne higher.







Prices at Thursdays
wheat futures close:



MONTH Close Change
NOV 79.40 + 1.05
JAN 81.30 + 0.90
MAR 83.25 + 0.85
MAY 85.20 + 0.85
JUL 87.40 + 1.00
SEP 81.15 + 0.65


    Approximate commodity
    values, £/tonne, ex-farm:











    CommodityPrice
    October Class 1 milling wheat88-91
    October Class 2 milling wheat78-82
    October Soissons85-89
    October feed wheat72-75
    October feed barley72-74
    Harvest 1999 feed wheat75
    Setpember 1999 feed wheat76
    January 2000 feed wheat81




  • Information provided by BDR Agriculture Ltd, Harvest House, 64 North Street, Bourne, Lincolnshire PE10 9AJ – click here for further details

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