Agriculture market prices and trends

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MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

UK lamb crop estimated to be down 1m head

The 2018 UK lamb crop is estimated to be about a million head lower than in 2017, because of the harsh spring weather. June 2018 census figures published by the…

LAND MARKETS

Large Lincolnshire arable estate selling in lots

One of the largest commercial arable holdings to come to market in Lincolnshire for 20 years is being sold off in several lots to a variety of buyers. Rainthorpe Farms,…

TAKING STOCK

Beef breeding sales show money is tight

Market uncertainty and rising costs resulted in some bargains for buyers at Carlisle’s latest bulls sales (5 October). A good-quality entry found the best stock "well sold" but saw steadier…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Malting barley premium over feed hits seven-year high

Malting barley growers who manage to hit spec this season stand to cash in with premiums over feed running at a seven-year high due to a lack of quality barley…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Glencore blames £4m loss on lack of exportable surplus

Grain trader Glencore Agriculture UK has plunged to a £4m pre-tax loss after a sharp dip in the number of tonnes traded. Its annual financial report, made up to 31…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Rapeseed prices stoked over fears for 2019 crop

Spot rapeseed prices and futures markets have climbed over the past week as fears for the 2019 crop intensify after a poor start to the growing season. Ex-farm prices for…

Future prices

Updated every 15 minutes
London feed wheat
Month Price Changeinprice
Nov '18 176.75 0.25
Jan '19 179.30 0.25
Mar '19 180.60 0.25
May '19 181.25 0.25
Jul '19 183.05 0.05
Nov '19 164.15 -0.20
Jan '20 165.95 -0.20
Mar '20 167.30 -0.20
May '20 168.25 -0.20
Nov '20 161.60 -0.20
Paris milling wheat
Month Price Changeinprice
Dec '18 203.25 -1.25
Mar '19 206.75 -0.75
May '19 208.25 -0.75
Sep '19 191.00 0.25
Dec '19 192.75 0.25
Mar '20 194.75 0.50
May '20 195.00y -
Sep '20 186.00 0.00
Dec '20 187.75 0.00
Mar '21 187.50y -
Paris rapeseed
Month Price Changeinprice
Nov '18 373.00 2.00
Feb '19 380.75 0.50
May '19 380.50 0.25
Aug '19 373.75 0.25
Nov '19 377.50 1.00
Feb '20 376.00y -
May '20 372.00y -
Aug '20 367.00y -
Nov '20 367.00y -
Feb '21 367.00y -
Cbot soybeans
Month Price Changeinprice
Nov '18 884.60 -6'6
Jan '19 899.20 -6'4
Mar '19 911.40 -6'4
May '19 924.20 -6'4
Jul '19 934.60 -6'6
Aug '19 939.20 -6'4
Sep '19 940.40 -6'4
Nov '19 945.40 -6'6
Jan '20 956.20 -5'2
Mar '20 963.60 -5'0
Cbot corn
Month Price Changeinprice
Dec '18 375.20 -3'0
Mar '19 387.20 -3'0
May '19 394.20 -3'0
Jul '19 399.20 -3'0
Sep '19 400.40 -2'6
Dec '19 405.20 -2'6
Mar '20 414.00 -2'4
May '20 419.40 -2'2
Jul '20 423.60 -1'4
Sep '20 417.00 -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
October 178.00 8.45 171.54 2.54 163.85 4.10 319.62 13.39 240.00 38.00 205.00 23.00 210.00 23.00
November 179.00 - 172.31 - 164.54 - 320.38 - 241.00 - 206.00 - 211.00 -
December 180.27 - 173.46 - 165.54 - 321.38 - 242.00 - 207.00 - 212.00 -

Deadweight prices

Average prices in p/KG/dw for Great Britain - updated every Wednesday
All steers
Form 3 4L 4H
-U 382.70 380.70 377.50
R 379.90 384.10 384.50
O+ 369.60 372.70 371.00
-O 337.40 340.20 332.60
All heifers
Form 3 4L 4H
-U 386.50 386.00 382.00
R 377.50 380.70 379.10
O+ 363.40 372.40 369.60
-O 326.10 341.60 344.60
All young bulls
Form 3 4L 4H
-U 366.40 362.90 384.60
R 362.30 352.70 363.10
O+ 337.80 334.70 317.50
-O 317.30 307.90 311.00

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

Mid October 2018

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 – the new name for Nidera UK uniting the former Nidera and Noble Agri names worldwide. Cofco International employs more than 13,000 people worldwide in 35 countries and last year delivered more than 100 million tonnes of products.

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