Cooler conditions over the last week in WA have enabled harvest to crank along nicely with the later parts of the state still eyeing a finish prior to Christmas next week.

Markets continue to firm across the board as shippers battle to buy enough tonnes to fill nearby shipping requirements.

The rally in values onshore combined with a stronger Australian dollar means globally, Western Australian wheat is moving away from being export competitive in key Asian milling and feed markets. The same can be said for feed barley into key Asian and Middle Eastern markets.

However, with strong domestic demand still noted from the feed markets in Queensland and Northern New South Wales and next to no chance of a sorghum crop of note being planted, the need to compete globally for sustained periods in the coming 12 months will not be there for Western Australian grains.

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