Will feed grain prices stay low?

Published 18 September 15

While certainly not enough to fully compensate for current farmgate milk price levels, low feed grain prices have provided some level of comfort for those dairy farmers feeding straights or compounds over the last year. Many farmers will hence be keeping their fingers crossed, both that the global dairy supply and demand imbalance corrects itself and that the price of wheat, for example, stays relatively low so that they can benefit.

There will thus be much interest in the cereals market outlook provided by AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds Lead Analyst, Jack Watts, at the upcoming Grain Market Outlook conference in London on 14 October. Mr Watts will cover prospects for cereal prices for the rest of 2015 and into 2016. For those unable to attend, there will a summary of the highlights of the conference posted on the AHDB Dairy website soon afterwards.