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28 January 2015 | Cattle,Finance,Market Reports,News
Beef market remains robust as UK cattle slaughter numbers rise

The number of cattle slaughtered in Scotland and GB during late 2014 was well ahead of 2013 levels despite British Cattle Movement Service data sugges...


Corn shrugs off bearish news; US wheat struggles to match European competitors

Soycomplex Beans closed around 8-10 cents lower, helped on their way by news of another 174 TMT worth of Chinese cancellations. News that China pos...


Russia wheat exports slow sharply; adverse weather

With US markets closed for the Martin Luther King Day holiday this was never going to be a "Thriller in Manilla", more of a "Yawn in Benidorm" perhaps...


EU grains close lower as investment money switches to equities

EU grains closed lower across the board, in what looks like a general commodity exodus as investment money switches into equities. Jan 15 London w...


EU grains trade mixed on UK inflation news

EU grains traded mixed. News that UK inflation fell to 0.5% in December, the joint lowest on record, seemed to make little difference to the pound whi...


Wheat market lower; corn market closes with small gains

Soycomplex Beans closed with heavy losses following the release of what Benson Quinn amusingly called "the long awaited, highly anticipated, much d...


EU grains mostly lower ahead of stocks report

EU grains were mostly lower in subdued trade ahead of today's USDA WASDE and quarterly stocks report due at 5pm London time. They will also give us th...


Export pace of UK wheat 'remains behind'

EU grains trade mixed, but mostly a little lower. Rapeseed in Paris is around EUR2.50-3.00/tonne higher. Fresh news remains generally lacking ahead of...


Kansas wheat production finishes lowest since 1989

EU grains finished the day mixed, with Jan 15 London wheat up GBP0.50/tonne at GBP134.90/tonne, Jan 15 Paris wheat was EUR1.75/tonne easier at EUR197....


Drought and winterkill worries for US wheat

Soycomplex Beans extended yesterday's winning streak, closing around 10 cents higher. "There was little new in the way of fresh news today but upwa...


Potential winterkill to US wheat

Soycomplex: Beans, meal and oil all closed sharply higher on what looks like short-covering/the establishment of fresh longs. There wasn't anything...


2014: A year of CAP reform preparations and volatile prices

2014 has been a year of learning and preparation for farmers ahead of the introduction of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which is now almos...


18 December 2014 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Market Reports,News
'Huge issues' with Russian grain export licences

EU grains closed mixed, but with wheat marching on to fresh highs for the move on the developing Russian situation. Paris wheat came within a whisker ...


18 December 2014 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Market Reports,News
Wheat market closes with strong gains amid Russia turmoil

Soycomplex Beans closed with small gains at the end of a two-sided session. A trade delegation of Chinese buyers in Chicago were reported to have s...


18 December 2014 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Market Reports,News
Be prepared for spring fertiliser applications, advises UK's leading supplier

Arable and grassland farmers should ensure that they have adequate supplies of fertiliser in store this winter to avoid being caught out in the event ...



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