By FWi staff
Various wheat production forecasts also emerging over the week, differed from 35 to 37 million tonnes. The estimates, however, still put the wheat harvest close to the record 38.7 million tonnes seen in 1998.
Further crop development will depend on weather over July. Feed wheat export prices ended the week firmer as scarcity was noted on the domestic scene. This, however, is only expected to last over the next couple of weeks.
A lack of interest in opening a further tranche of reduced-levy maize to Spain has been noted this week. Argentine maize is relatively more expensive than the Spanish product and US maize is being avoided for fear that it may contain GM varieties.
Harvesting of malting barley across the EU is showing signs of disappointing yields.
With malting barley price premiums at low levels, some are blending winter malting barley with feed barley in the hope of seeing prices improve to help cover