Quality of UK wheat ‘makes up for’ drop in yield

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Speculation of the high quality of the UK wheat crop have been confirmed by official data showing even in regions affected by the historically-dry spring achieved better results. The wheat crop in Britain – which accounts for the vast majority of the UK harvest – is proving better than last year’s on all vital signs,…


Evening markets: yield fears help soybeans to three-year top

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In the end, it was corn which turned up at the bottom of the Chicago pile. While soybeans recorded a small, but significant, upwards move. Wheat had, early on, looked hot favourite to prove the worst performer on what looked like being a soft day for crops, it being month end – by lore, a…


Morning markets: crop prices build on US yield fears

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And the verdict is… bullish. Corn is not expensive enough yet. At least, investors took the first chance they have had to trade since the ProFarmer crop tour results late on Friday to send corn prices higher again. The tour pegged the US corn yield at 147.9 bushels per acre. And while it is not…


Yield reports push crop prices up

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More reports of smaller-than-expected corn and soybean yields this year set off another rally Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. “This is a weather-driven rally,” said Don Roose of US Commodities in West Des Moines. “We’re in a race to the bottom on yields.” Farmers, end-users and traders had hoped for bumper crops this…


Evening markets: yield fears send corn soaring. Soy follows

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In the end, corn investors didn’t even wait for the tour results. The head scratching and teeth sucking for much of the week about what the ProFarmer tour of Midwest crops would come up with in terms of yield estimates gave way to a buying a spree, as the market jury went with a yield…


Crop declines ‘threaten US corn, soy yield cuts’

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A further decline in the condition of US crops, notably in Illinois, the second-ranked producing state of corn and soybeans, has raised fears of further downgrades to official yield estimates. "Condition ratings in key Corn Belt state Illinois continue to plummet," Paul Deane at Australia & New Zealand Bank said, after the US Department of…


Fats needed for fertility, yield and welfare

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Milk yield, fertility and cow welfare could all be in jeopardy if early lactation cows are fed insufficient rumen-protected fats. Early lactation cows cannot be sustained by energy from rumen-fermented feedstuffs alone and it is a failure by many dairy units to supply additional energy in the form of rumen-protected fats, according to KW nutritionist…


USDA lowers corn yield estimates; prices soar

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Corn and soybeans rose 23 cents and 30 cents per bushel respectively in the first hour of trading on the opening at the Chicago Board of Trade Thursday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture Thursday stroked the concerns of the grain markets by lowering its  projected national corn yield from 158.7 bushels per acre to…


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