Cereals and Oilseeds markets

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Throughout the week our team of analysts are constantly producing insight and analysis on globlal and domestic grain and oilseed markets. Here's the latest news for today...


Latest News

3 December 2020

Over the past couple of months, we’ve seen significant rallies in the value of grain markets. These rallies have not been isolated to old crop values, with new crop (Nov-21) UK feed wheat futures closing yesterday at £158.15/t, £7.05/t above the start of the season.

2 December 2020

Friday saw the release of the Early Bird Survey which forecasted a reduction of UK OSR area by 18.1% to 318Kha.

1 December 2020

Bearish news in the form of increases to Australian wheat production estimates and a lift in the proposed Russian wheat export quota.

30 November 2020

May-21 UK feed wheat closed at £194.50/t on Friday, up £1.50/t on the week. The Nov-21 contract also recorded a week on week increase (£1.20/t) to close at £161.20/t.

27 November 2020

The Early Bird Survey (EBS) has been released today, providing the industry with the first look into UK cropping intentions for 2021 harvest.

26 November 2020

The first official UK cereal and supply and demand estimates for the 2020/21 season were published this morning, including a wheat ‘deficit’ for the first time.


Grain Market Outlook 2020

Market Outlooks

15 October 2020

This marks the second of the three sector round-ups that are to be released this week following our Grain Market Outlook conference held virtually on Tuesday.

14 October 2020

The start of the 2020 wheat harvest campaign around the Black Sea was a disaster. Both Russia and Ukraine were reporting yields around 30% lower than a year ago after a prolonged dryness period in spring which damaged crops in the region substantially.

14 October 2020

This marks the first of the three sector round-ups that are to be released this week following our Grain Market Outlook conference held virtually yesterday. We hope you found the content useful and informative. Here, we examine three key sections including fundamentals that will affect future price direction for domestic wheat markets.

13 October 2020

Come and listen to this year’s Grain Market Outlook conference which is taking place by webinar at 10:30am this morning.

9 October 2020

Ahead of our Grain Market Outlook webinar next week (click here to register), we’re looking at the factors affecting the outlook for grains and oilseeds.

8 October 2020

Today we look at some of the factors affecting UK barley in 2020/21, ahead of our Grain Market Outlook 2020 webinar next week.

Grain Market Outlook webinar

2020 has been a year of challenges for the arable sector, from a sharply lower planted area to the impacts of a global pandemic. As we move forward into 2021, a longer-term view on the volatility of domestic and global grain markets is needed now more than ever.  This year the Grain Market Outlook Conference comes to you online, ensuring you don't miss out on critical market information.

On Tuesday 13 October our expert market analysts recorded a live webinar presenting the annual market outlook. The session covered what to look out for in global and domestic grain and oilseed markets during 2020/21.

Click here to download the presentation from our Grain Market Outlook webinar

Grain Market Outlook 2020

Grain Market Outlook questions


Key skills for your business

In this short video, Amie Burke (AHDB Skills Development Manager) discusses a few helpful pointers on developing skills and business knowledge that can be built into everyday working to help manage an arable business.

Cost of production - part 1

Chris Leslie and Mark Topliff from AHDB talk to arable farmers Mark McCallum and David Fuller-Shapcott about how they approach getting to grips with their cost of production. In part 1, the group discuss prices of inputs and lessons from 2019/20.

Cost of production - part 2

Chris Leslie and Mark Topliff from AHDB talk to arable farmers Mark McCallum and David Fuller-Shapcott about how they approach getting to grips with their cost of production. In part 2, the group discuss expectations on costs for 2020 harvest and implications on businesses going forwards.

Grain marketing strategies

In this video, David Eudall (AHDB's Head of Arable Market Specialists) is joined by Philip Dolbear (AHDB Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager), Mark Chandler (Petworth Monitor Farm) and Julian Gold (Hendred Farm Partnership) to discuss grain marketing options and strategies.

Grain Market Outlook Podcast

On Friday 16 October we released a special one-off edition of the AHDB podcast. The episode focused on international markets, with special guests discussing the global data drive in agricultural commodities; how South America will drive grain markets over the coming months; the impact of Australia on this years global market and if Russia will keep growing it's share of world wheat exports.

Podcast guests

  • Robert Johansson – Chief Economist at the US Department of Agriculture. He will discuss how the US is using data to improve market awareness and what the big global drivers are

  • Ben Buckner, Analyst at AgResource, will look at the details of the US maize and soybean markets and what the prospects are for South American crops

  • Andrew Whitelaw of Thomas Elder Markets, based in Australia, will discuss the outlook for Aussie barley and oilseed rape and how this affects the UK

  • Andrey Sizov, SovEcon discusses the important aspects of the Russian wheat market and impact on global prices


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