Currencies and grain trading


  • £1=DM2.761 / FFr9.27 / $1.674

  • FOB Rouen November wheat value: FFr 782.50 (£ 84.41)

  • Chicago December wheat at close: $2.94 (£ 64.45)

THE UK market moved £1.75 higher over Thursday and Friday due to tight supply in the spot market – in turn caused by the lack of farmer selling, due to drilling pressure and high moisture in the north of the country.

Prices at Fridays
wheat futures close:

MONTH Close Change
NOV 81.00 + 1.50
JAN 83.00 + 1.50
MAR 85.00 + 1.50
MAY 87.00 + 1.50
JUL 89.00 + 1.50
SEP 84.25 + 1.00

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

    CommodityPrice
    November Class 1 milling wheat90-94
    November Class 2 milling wheat82-85
    November Soissons87-93
    November feed wheat76-78
    November feed barley75-76
    Harvest 1999 feed wheat76
    September 1999 feed wheat78
    January 2000 feed wheat85

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

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