Currencies and grain trading


  • £1=DM2.804 / FFr9.40 / $1.661

  • FOB Rouen November wheat value: FFr 782.50 (£ 83.24)

  • Chicago December wheat at close: $2.93 (£ 64.73)

THE EU is believed to be completing a food aid package for Russia which could include 1 million tonnes of wheat.

The UK market fell sharply yesterday (Monday) as Sterling rebounded from recent lows to finish at the highs of the day.

Prices at Mondays
wheat futures close:

MONTH Close Change
NOV 78.10 -1.00
JAN 80.10 -1.00
MAR 82.00 -1.10
MAY 84.10 -1.00
JUL 86.10 -1.00
SEP 83.75 -0.50

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

    CommodityPrice
    November Class 1 milling wheat90-94
    November Class 2 milling wheat82-85
    November Soissons87-93
    November feed wheat75-77
    November feed barley74-75
    Harvest 1999 feed wheat78
    September 1999 feed wheat79
    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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