News last update:6 Aug 2012

Price increase for grains in New Zealand

Prices for raw materials are also rising in New Zealand. It is expected that the commodity grains willrise by 25% to 30% next season, after a run of poor seasons.

Hew Dalrymple of Federated Farmers Grains Council , says prices for barley, grain maize and wheat have risen worldwide, which means prices in this country will also increase.

He expects dairy demand for grain by farmers will grow significantly, as many will use supplementary feeds to extend their milking season following a higher dairy payout forecast by Fonterra. He says price negotiations for next season will begin in the next couple of weeks.

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