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GRAIN prices have continued to drop as harvest gets underway in the region.
Wimmera Mallee Grain Services Tim Edgerton said on Monday, ex-farm pricing had dropped back along with GrainCorp sites.
“Parcels were trading around $150 a tonne off the header for feed one, which is now down to $140 to $145 a tonne,” he said.
“Australian Standard Wheat is $175 to 180 a tonne for a December pick up.”
Mr Edgerton said pricing at Murtoa on latrobe malt had come back almost $25 a tonne on a contract basis over the past week.
He said latrobe malt was trading at $156 a tonne on Monday.
“An Australian Premium Wheat multi-grade is also feeling the pressure of harvest,” he said.
“It has dropped down from $193 to $180 a tonne in the past seven days, with the best price for ASW sitting at $162 a tonne.”
Mr Edgerton said canola had also dropped about $15 a tonne.
“However, with such a high oil content achieved across the board so far this harvest, it has softened the blow of a dropping base price due to the oil bonus with large premiums available,” he said.
Mr Edgerton said on Monday, lentils were also down an additional $50 a tonne.
He said flash, jumbo and nugget types we at $605 a tonne.
He said nipper types were at $560 a tonne delivered to Rupanyup or $585 a tonne to Dooen.