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Date Added: 20/01/2012

South American weather supports.

Dry weather in Argentina and Southern Brazil combined with excessively wet weather in Northern Brazil is supporting the soya market. This has improved oilseed rape prices since Christmas so values have remained steady between £350 to £360 ex farm.

 Whilst rapeoil demand remains good, rapemeal demand is poor as mild weather is reducing demand for cattle feed. This has had a detrimental effect on crushing margins so crushers are at present reluctant to buy old crop positions. There is more interest in new crop oilseed rape as the situation regarding supply from the Ukraine and Eastern Europe is unclear due to germination problems and potential winterkill

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