Grain futures and currencies

  • Euro1=£0.6585
  • Intervention Price: £82.47dd.
  • £1=DM2.970/ FFr9.961/ US$1.607/ Euro1.5168

  • FOB Rouen April wheat value: FFr745 (£74.93)

  • Chicago May wheat at close: $2.57 (£58.32)


  • 46,500t of free-market soft wheat at Euro35.90;
  • 19,000t of soft wheat at Euro41.74 to ACP destinations.

THE UK market slipped yesterday (Thursday), as consumers are mostly full in nearby months and trying to scale back on forwards.

Wheat futures – closing prices:

MONTH Close Change
MAY 77.15 -0.35
JULY 78.15 -0.35
SEP 74.40 -0.80
NOV 76.50 -0.80
JAN 78.50 -0.70
MAR 80.00 -1.05

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

    May Class 1 milling wheat85-86
    May Class 2 milling wheat79-81
    May Soissons78-80
    May feed wheat73-74
    May feed barley73-76
    May OSR129
    Harvest OSR119
    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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