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Morning round-up, Thursday August 6 2020

  • Thailand’s association of feed mills is believed to have made no purchase in a 129,600-tonne feed wheat tender, according to European traders. Price offers were regarded as too high, having ranged between around $235 and $245 a tonne c&f.

  • Egypt’s state grains buyers, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) said that it bought 410,000 tonnes of wheat in an international tender, comprising 120,000 tonnes of Russian and 290,000 tonnes of Russian and Ukrainian origin.

  • Veterinary authorities in Bulgaria said they would cull almost 200 pigs from a rare local breed following an outbreak of African swine fever at a small pig farm in the east of the country. The country has had to cull more than 170,000 pigs since 2019 when the virus impacted several breeding farms.

  • The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed that private exporters sold 192,000 tonnes of US soybeans to China amid rising trade tensions, which is the first confirmed sales of US oilseeds to the world’s top soy consumer since July 27. China has stepped up its purchases of US grains and oilseeds in recent weeks, with the USDA reporting it bought nearly 5.2m tonnes of US corn, along with nearly 2.5m tonnes of soybeans and 320,000 tonnes of hard wheat.

  • Japan will import 3,000 tonnes of feed-quality livestock wheat, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The ministry had sought 80,000 tonnes of feed wheat and 100,000 tonnes of feed barley. The buy and sell auction for it closed late on Wednesday.
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