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MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Tight supplies predicted to preserve Scots meat prices

Red meat producers in Scotland are likely to see strong prices for beef and lamb for the remainder of the year as tight supplies give farmers the upper hand over…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

USDA harvest forecast sees volatile week for new crop wheat

New crop wheat prices have had a volatile week after forecasts of a poor Russian harvest initially pushed up values before they fell back again amid concern over the US-China…

TAKING STOCK

National cow shortage pushes up cull prices

Phenomenal and at times record cull cow prices have been unable to coax more cows to market, as auctioneers report a national average price of 132.88p/kg to start June. This…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Ammonium nitrate market up £40/t on last year

The new season UK ammonium nitrate market kicked off a good £40/t higher than last year, with limited June and July tonnages being snapped up as soon as they were…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Spring lamb numbers rising, but not enough to dent prices

New-season lamb (NSL) numbers are starting to build, but levels are well down on the same point last year, which could underpin a buoyant market through June. Rebecca Oborne, AHDB…

TRACTORS

Tractor sales up as arable incomes rise

Arable farmers have driven an increase in sales of new tractors and agricultural equipment this year after strong grain prices helped improve profitability. Figures released by the Agricultural Engineers Association…

Future prices

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London feed wheat
Month Price Change
Jul '18 148.15 0.85
Nov '18 154.75 1.90
Jan '19 157.40 1.95
Mar '19 159.90 2.00
May '19 161.20 1.85
Jul '19 159.30 1.45
Nov '19 154.95 1.10
Jan '20 156.95 1.10
Mar '20 157.95 1.10
May '20 158.45 1.10
Paris milling wheat
Month Price Change
Sep '18 171.75 2.75
Dec '18 176.25 2.50
Mar '19 179.25 2.25
May '19 181.50 1.50
Sep '19 178.50 1.50
Dec '19 181.75 1.50
Mar '20 183.50 1.50
May '20 185.00 0.75
Sep '20 180.25 -
Dec '20 181.50 -
Paris rapeseed
Month Price Change
Aug '18 347.50 1.25
Nov '18 355.50 1.75
Feb '19 359.00 2.50
May '19 361.75 2.50
Aug '19 353.50 1.00
Nov '19 357.75 1.00
Feb '20 361.75 1.00
May '20 363.25 1.00
Aug '20 363.25 1.00
Nov '20 363.25 1.00
Cbot soybeans
Month Price Change
Jul '18 889.00 19.40
Aug '18 894.20 19.80
Sep '18 900.20 19.80
Nov '18 911.00 20.40
Jan '19 920.20 19.40
Mar '19 924.00 19.20
May '19 932.00 18.20
Jul '19 939.40 17.80
Aug '19 939.20 16.40
Sep '19 930.60 13.40
Cbot corn
Month Price Change
Jul '18 353.60 2.40
Sep '18 363.20 2.20
Dec '18 375.40 1.80
Mar '19 385.00 2.00
May '19 391.40 2.20
Jul '19 398.00 2.00
Sep '19 395.20 -
Dec '19 399.40 0.40
Mar '20 408.40 0.80
May '20 414.60 1.20

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
June 175.27 2.36 159.00 1.15 143.56 0.75 290.92 1.16 188.00 - 160.17 - 165.67 -
July 177.38 1.74 160.54 0.23 134.10 1.19 286.20 2.91 189.00 - 162.17 - 167.67 -
August 167.18 4.38 153.38 3.46 134.62 0.23 286.00 2.00 190.00 - 164.17 - 169.67 -

Deadweight prices

Average prices in p/KG/dw for Great Britain - updated every Wednesday
All steers
Form 3 4L 4H
-U 380.70 378.70 379.20
R 377.00 380.10 383.00
O+ 368.00 373.60 373.70
-O 337.30 338.10 329.00
All heifers
Form 3 4L 4H
-U 384.90 386.60 379.00
R 378.30 382.80 381.00
O+ 363.40 374.40 374.80
-O 330.80 340.10 343.10
All young bulls
Form 3 4L 4H
-U 371.50 369.40 362.90
R 366.60 366.50 359.70
O+ 343.90 337.60 324.50
-O 312.60 327.80 -

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 June 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.