July 2018 Barley Prices Recap

This month, barley prices slipped slightly, with feed barley prices dipping and malt barley prices trading sideways due to the seasonal price pressure that we usually see around this time.

In July, feed barley prices delivered to Saskatchewan elevators were sitting at an average of $3.92 CAD per bushel, a decrease of almost 2% month-over-month.

Feed Barley Prices Performance

Malt barley prices delivered to Montana were flat during July.

Malt Barley Prices Performance

For our GrainCents readers, we’re watching a variety of factors that might affect barley prices: 3 are bearish, 3 are bullish, and 4 are noise.

(If you’re not familiar with what “noise” is, then we recommend you check out our GrainCents risk management process towards barley prices.)

This month, GrainCents investigated topics such as:

 

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Sarah Bader

Sarah Bader is a science communicator, dedicated to cutting through jargon and getting to the heart of the matter. A lifelong nerd, communications allows Sarah to share her love of science and tech with a wider audience. Sarah has a BA in Communications and Sociology from the University of Ottawa.

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