Industrial demand fuels wheat market

Demand for wheat in the North East, particularly for industrial uses and particularly for the region’s two big ethanol plants (now both on stream), means the big regional variation in the price of feed wheat is persisting. Uncertainty in international relations has...

Ex ForFarmers director for AHDB sector board

Tony Bell, who retired from his role as raw materials director at feed manufacturer ForFarmers last year, has been appointed to the AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Sector Board from next month.  Since leaving ForFarmers, he has devoted his time to the 250 hectare family...

South American weather and currency drives oilseed market

The domestic rapeseed market remains in a stand-off, with soya more attractive to crushers and farmers not feeling under pressure to sell at current levels. South American crop condition is an issue for the markets, with Argentina being watched closely, while currency...

AHDB guide to biostimulants

A new publication from the AHDB considers biostimulants and their potential for use in UK cereal and oilseed rape production. The term “biostimulants” covers anything added to a plant or soil to stimulate natural processes and benefit crops, excluding fertilising or...

Low end user demand subdues rapeseed trade

The volume of rapeseed traded is low, with limited demand from end-users and the US public holiday, while prices have been pushed lower by bearish international factors, notably an Indian import tax on vegetable oil. The world rapeseed crop is up, but low stocks point...