Agriculture market prices and trends

Markets

MILK PRICES

Arla holds March milk price and splits profits with farmers

Dairy co-op Arla Foods has confirmed the March milk price for its farmer-owners will remain unchanged on the back of stable European commodity markets. Producers will receive 30.24p/litre for manufacturing…

LAND MARKETS

More than 20% of Staffordshire county farms estate for sale

More than 20% of Staffordshire County Council’s farms estate, comprising 688ha and 16 let farm holdings, is set to be sold off. All the council's farm tenants were notified of…

BUSINESS

Final year of unfettered EU access sees cheese export record

UK cheese export tonnage hit record highs as strong growth both inside and out of the EU saw more British cheese shipped overseas in 2018. Exports of British Cheddar, Stilton…

LAND MARKETS

Agricultural land values to hit five-year low

The average value of bare agricultural land in England fell by 3% to a five-year low of £6,970/acre in 2018. This is according to Knight Frank’s Farmland Index results for…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Feed grain prices fall on currency and crop news

UK old crop feed wheat and feed barley prices are down by about £3/t on the week, to average £165/t and £145/t spot ex-farm respectively on Friday (15 February). A…

LAND MARKETS

Farmland market sees supply slump ahead of Brexit

The 2019 farmland market has seen a busy start in some regions, but there is evidence of sellers playing a waiting game while political uncertainty remains. Many agents predicted a…

Future prices

Updated every 15 minutes
London feed wheat
Month Price Changeinprice
Mar '19 162.55 -
May '19 164.35 2.65
Jul '19 166.30 -
Nov '19 148.00 2.00
Jan '20 150.50 -
Mar '20 152.40 -
May '20 153.85 -
Jul '20 160.65 -
Nov '20 149.00 1.50
Jan '21 153.00 -
Paris milling wheat
Month Price Changeinprice
Mar '19 192.75 3.00
May '19 193.50 2.25
Sep '19 178.50 2.00
Dec '19 181.00 2.25
Mar '20 183.00 3.00
May '20 185.25 2.25
Sep '20 180.00 2.00
Dec '20 182.00 -
Mar '21 183.50 -
May '21 184.50 -
Paris rapeseed
Month Price Changeinprice
May '19 360.00 2.50
Aug '19 358.75 2.75
Nov '19 363.00 3.00
Feb '20 364.00 3.00
May '20 364.50 1.25
Aug '20 356.00 1.00
Nov '20 356.00 -
Feb '21 344.25 -
May '21 344.25 -
Aug '21 344.25 -
Cbot soybeans
Month Price Changeinprice
Mar '19 902.40 1'6
May '19 916.00 1'4
Jul '19 929.60 1'6
Aug '19 935.20 1'6
Sep '19 939.20 2'0
Nov '19 948.40 2'6
Jan '20 957.60 2'4
Mar '20 963.20 2'6
May '20 968.60 2'2
Jul '20 975.60 2'2
Cbot corn
Month Price Changeinprice
Mar '19 370.60 1'0
May '19 379.40 1'4
Jul '19 387.40 1'4
Sep '19 392.40 1'6
Dec '19 398.40 1'6
Mar '20 408.40 2'4
May '20 414.40 2'2
Jul '20 419.00 2'0
Sep '20 411.20 2'2
Dec '20 413.00 1'4

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
February 178.75 1.84 168.10 0.02 147.40 12.29 316.98 1.56 295.00 4.00 220.00 2.00 234.00 3.00
March 179.61 1.70 168.98 0.25 148.25 12.37 317.67 1.79 296.00 4.00 221.00 2.00 235.00 3.00
April 180.57 - 170.02 - 149.20 - 318.37 - 297.00 - 222.00 - 236.00 -

Cattle deadweight prices

All steers
All heifers
All young bulls
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Lamb prices

Average lamb deadweight
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Pig prices

Pig deadweight SPP (Standard Pig Price)
Pig deadweight APP (All Pig Price)
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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

Late January 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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