Grain futures and currencies

  • Euro1=£0.6589
  • Intervention Price: £82.49dd.
  • £1=DM2.968/ FFr9.955/ US$1.616/ Euro1.5177

  • FOB Rouen April wheat value: FFr740 (£74.31)

  • Chicago May wheat at close: $2.58 (£58.73)

THE UK old-crop market initially traded 25p higher, before easing back to unchanged. New-crop continued to remain steady, with a total lack of selling interest from growers.

Wheat futures – closing prices:

MONTH Close Change
MAY 76.90 +0.10
JULY 78.00 +0.20
SEP 75.00 +0.20
NOV 77.10 +0.60
JAN 79.00 +0.50
MAR 80.85 +0.65

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

    April Class 1 milling wheat85-86
    April Class 2 milling wheat77-81
    April Soissons80-82
    April feed wheat71-73
    April feed barley73-76
    May OSR128
    Harvest OSR116
    Harvest feed wheat67-69
    November feed wheat73-75

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

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