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Latest Feed Market Update 12/08/11

Cereal and straight feed future prices have eased slightly from recent highs in the last month bring some hope of lower feed costs this winter for livestock farmers.
However despite some significant falls on wheat other raw materials have yet to follow suit with more modest falls to date.
Overall the impact of these price falls is likely to equate to no more than £10 per tonne on a typical 18% protein compound or blend compared to recent highs.
With the USDA report today reducing crop estimates on corn and wheat there is potential for these prices to bounce back sharply, but much will depend on world demand in these times of austerity.

wheat prices heading south?

At last a glimmer of hope on feed prices as uk wheat prices continue to head south.
Following recent rains and Russia lifting their export ban on wheat the last few days have seen sustained falls in prices for July onwards with todays LIFFE July price the lowest since November 2010 @  £175/ tonne.
We will be keeping a close eye on other straights to see if they follow suit.
Will this be a sustained drop, or just another blip on the commodities rollercoaster?

Feed market update 7th June

As second cut silage making begins and in some areas first cut continues, thoughts turn to next winters forage stock situation.
If forage stocks are likely to be tight it is well worth considering moist feeds such as brewers grains, or moist blends such as wessex gold or buckby best as a buffer feed now to conserve forage stocks for the coming winter when moist feed prices traditionally rise.

Feed Market Update 25th May 2011

TheUK feed marketcontinues to firm on the back of more worries over long term drought conditions in the south of the UK  and across europe.
Wheat has been a roller coaster once again over the last week with the spot price rising and falling whilst the forward position has risen to meet current levels.
Energy straights have firmed following the moth balling of the ensus plant leading to a reduction in output of distillers products. This has had a knock on effect to other mid energy / protein feeds such as maize gluten and wheatfeed etc.

feed market update

 Latest feed market prices updatestraights prices 11th may 2011click here
Feed market remains volatile with up and down movements on a daily basis according to weather and stock reports.
With cows grazing keep an eye on grass covers. If worried about possibility of drought this summer consider booking moist feeds now to ensure buffer feed availability throughout mid summer. We can provide a range of moist feeds and moist blendscontact usfor details of availability and pricing.

Feed Market Update

The last week has once again seen further volatility in the feed market with wheat prices fluctuating on a daily basis due to weather and market news.
One things for sure volatility in the feed markets is here to stay in the short to medium term and therefore care needs to be taken when deciding the best feeds to use and when to purchase them.
Prices have been driven by a combination of increased worldwide demand for both feed and bio fuels, along with speculator involvement in the "soft" commodities market, coupled with the impact of instability in the Middle East and Africa.

Market News

Corn, Soybeans May Rise as Adverse Weather Threatens World Crops - Bloomberg http://bit.ly/iitPhG
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