Agriculture market prices and trends

Markets

TAKING STOCK

Milker shortage lifts values 16-18% on year

Commercial dairy cattle prices are more than £200 dearer than this time last year, with a shortage of stock creating a buoyant market. Freshly calved commercial heifers averaged £1,502 in…

LAND MARKETS

Royal Agricultural University to sell 622-acre livestock farm

A 622-acre livestock unit in Gloucestershire is set to hit the market after the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) decided to sell off one of its farms. Harnhill Manor Farm was…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Harvest pressure pushes wheat prices lower

Grain prices are falling as harvest pressure builds, against the background of a potentially very short export window before the UK leaves the EU. As an improved weather outlook allowed…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Crunch Ireland beef talks conclude

Crisis beef talks in Ireland have made progress on putting systems in place to better support farmers and improve transparency in the sector. Talks between Meat Industry Ireland (MII) and…

INPUT MARKETS AND PRICES

Bayer sells animal health division to Elanco

Chemical manufacturing giant Bayer is selling its animal health division to the US pet and livestock drug specialist Elanco. The deal, worth $7.6bn (£6.28bn), will see Bayer’s farm animal products…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Second Welsh livestock market closure in one month announced

Farmers in Wales have lost the services of a second livestock market within a month after auctioneers JJ Morris announced that Cardigan market will close on 9 September. The news…

Future prices

Updated every 15 minutes
London feed wheat
Month Price Changeinprice
Nov '19 133.50 -2.00
Jan '20 134.90 -1.50
Mar '20 137.90 -1.40
May '20 140.50 -1.30
Jul '20 148.70 -1.10
Nov '20 143.50 -0.90
Jan '21 145.75 -0.90
Mar '21 147.75 -0.90
May '21 148.20 -0.90
Nov '21 148.55 -0.90
Paris milling wheat
Month Price Changeinprice
Sep '19 165.50 -0.25
Dec '19 170.00 -0.50
Mar '20 173.75 -0.75
May '20 176.75 -0.50
Sep '20 177.00 -0.50
Dec '20 179.75 -0.50
Mar '21 182.00 -0.50
May '21 183.50 -0.25
Sep '21 179.00 -0.25
Dec '21 181.50 -0.25
Paris rapeseed
Month Price Changeinprice
Nov '19 376.00 -3.25
Feb '20 376.50 -3.50
May '20 374.25 -3.25
Aug '20 359.50 -2.50
Nov '20 363.50 -0.50
Feb '21 361.00 -5.75
May '21 370.00 -5.75
Aug '21 371.75 -5.75
Nov '21 371.75 -5.75
Feb '22 372.75 -5.75
Cbot soybeans
Month Price Changeinprice
Sep '19 843.20 -12'6
Nov '19 856.40 -12'2
Jan '20 871.20 -11'2
Mar '20 885.20 -10'2
May '20 897.20 -9'6
Jul '20 908.20 -9'0
Aug '20 912.60 -8'4
Sep '20 916.20 -7'0
Nov '20 924.20 -5'0
Jan '21 933.00 -4'2
Cbot corn
Month Price Changeinprice
Sep '19 359.60 -3'4
Dec '19 367.60 -3'2
Mar '20 380.00 -3'0
May '20 388.40 -2'2
Jul '20 395.20 -2'0
Sep '20 399.00 -1'6
Dec '20 404.20 -1'6
Mar '21 414.20 -1'6
May '21 419.60 -1'6
Jul '21 423.40 -1'6

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
August 145.64 0.09 130.25 0.25 119.15 0.23 322.77 10.00 270.00 - 198.00 - 205.40 0.40
September 147.91 0.09 132.54 0.31 120.15 - 326.31 1.62 265.00 - 195.00 - 200.00 -
October 149.27 0.28 133.92 - 121.23 0.39 329.23 1.46 266.00 - 196.00 - 201.00 -

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

July 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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