Agriculture market prices and trends

Markets

LAND MARKETS

Dry weather concerns prompt more livestock keep inquiries

Inquiries for grass keep are increasing as stock producers’ dry weather concerns grow. The area offered for keep so far has been similar to last year in many regions. Prices…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Brexit stockpiling sees dairy exports and imports rise

Dairy imports and exports have risen sharply since the start of the year, with stockpiling as an insurance against a no-Brexit deal thought to be the key driver. HMRC figures…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Dutch grow veal production as dairy herd shrinks

An increase in veal production has seen the Dutch farming sector increase beef production by 9% in a year, at a time when the national dairy herd is shrinking. Of…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Analysis: Why is wheat price static and when will it move?

Dry weather is having a diverse impact on Europe’s cereal crops with some suffering from the lack of rain, while others have benefited from earlier sowing, leaving UK farmers wondering…

TAKING STOCK

Spring brings firm start to early trade in ewes with lambs

A relatively kind spring has bolstered interest for sheep with lambs at foot in 2019, to leave prices at a similar level to last year, say auctioneers. This is despite…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

UK pig price to rise within weeks over China ASF crisis

UK pigmeat prices will start to rise within weeks as China’s African Swine Fever losses create a vacuum in global supply, analysts say. Informa’s Agribusiness Intelligence team have forecast that…

Future prices

Updated every 15 minutes
London feed wheat
Month Price Changeinprice
May '19 163.35y -
Jul '19 165.30y -
Nov '19 148.00y -
Jan '20 150.40y -
Mar '20 152.60y -
May '20 154.00y -
Jul '20 159.95y -
Nov '20 151.10y -
Jan '21 155.00y -
Mar '21 158.90y -
Paris milling wheat
Month Price Changeinprice
May '19 183.50y -
Sep '19 174.50y -
Dec '19 178.25y -
Mar '20 182.50y -
May '20 184.25y -
Sep '20 182.00y -
Dec '20 184.75y -
Mar '21 186.75y -
May '21 188.00y -
Sep '21 177.50y -
Paris rapeseed
Month Price Changeinprice
May '19 363.50y -
Aug '19 365.00y -
Nov '19 367.50y -
Feb '20 370.00y -
May '20 370.50y -
Aug '20 361.00y -
Nov '20 366.00y -
Feb '21 369.00y -
May '21 370.00y -
Aug '21 370.00y -
Cbot soybeans
Month Price Changeinprice
May '19 880.40 1'4
Jul '19 894.20 1'6
Aug '19 900.00 1'4
Sep '19 904.60 1'2
Nov '19 913.40 1'2
Jan '20 923.60 1'2
Mar '20 930.60 1'2
May '20 938.00 1'0
Jul '20 947.40 1'2
Aug '20 949.20 1'0
Cbot corn
Month Price Changeinprice
May '19 358.40 0'2
Jul '19 367.20 0'2
Sep '19 375.00 0'0
Dec '19 386.20 -0'4
Mar '20 400.20 -0'4
May '20 408.20 -0'4
Jul '20 414.20 -0'6
Sep '20 410.40 -0'2
Dec '20 414.40 0'2
Mar '21 422.60 0'2

Spot and forward prices

Local, spot & forward prices (£/t) ex-farm - Updated every Wednesday and Friday
Grains, oilseeds and pulses
Month Milling Wheat Feed Wheat Feed Barley Oilseed Rape Micronising Peas Feed Peas Beans
April 179.32 0.32 162.15 0.44 129.69 0.79 300.92 1.63 297.00 - 208.00 3.00 246.00 -
May 180.32 0.55 163.08 0.52 129.77 1.62 301.46 1.48 298.00 - 209.00 3.00 247.00 -
June 181.45 0.90 164.15 0.82 130.38 1.73 301.92 1.25 299.00 - 210.00 3.00 248.00 -

Cattle deadweight prices

All steers (updated weekly, by Thursday)
All heifers (updated weekly, by Thursday)
All young bulls (updated weekly, by Thursday)
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Lamb prices

Average lamb deadweight (updated weekly, by Thursday)
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Pig prices

Pig deadweight SPP (Standard Pig Price) (updated weekly, by Thursday)
Pig deadweight APP (All Pig Price) (updated weekly, by Thursday)
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Individual livestock markets

Reports for individual finished auction markets to include average prices for prime cattle, cull cows and prime sheep can be found here. Prices from individual markets are posted here as they are received from the auction markets at the close of sale.

Global grain insight

April 2019

Red = WARNING: Prices likely to be forced lower as a result

Amber = CAUTION: Could affect prices in the future - watch this space

Green = UPWARD MOVEMENT: Prices likely to be forced higher as a result

Source:
Information supplied by Cofco International UK – Cofco International employs more than 12,000 people worldwide in 35 countries and last year delivered more than 100 million tonnes of products.

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