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DDG Weekly Update
Monday, August 13, 2018 7:01AM CDT
By Mary Kennedy
DTN Cash Grains Analyst

OMAHA (DTN) -- The distillers dried grains (DDG) spot prices from the 40 locations DTN contacted were up $4 per ton, on average, at $138 per ton for the week-ended Aug. 9. According to merchandisers, prices continue to move higher partially due to a shortage of trucks to haul DDG, especially in states where some trucks have been pulled away for harvest.

Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week-ended Aug. 9 was at 104.64%. The value of DDG relative to soybean meal was at 41.31%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $5.11, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $7.03.

In its weekly DDGS price update, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) noted, "DDGS container rates to Asia were generally up this week, with 40-foot containers to the Philippines seeing an increase of $6 per metric ton (mt) from last week. Containers to Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China and Japan were up as well. Activity in Asian markets remains brisk, with merchandisers reporting sales to Indonesia and Vietnam amid a period of strengthening prices. FOB vessel U.S. Gulf for August shipment is $220/mt. In analyzing historical data, DDGS at the Gulf continue their steady increase that started in early 2017."

A merchandiser told DTN that there is talk of container freight increases to the Gulf and California in September, which has some buyers shying away from booking in September. But there is nothing official yet as far as an increase.

The U.S. Census Bureau said on Aug. 3 that U.S. exports of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) totaled 1,034,917 metric tons in June, up 16% from a year ago. Mexico took the top spot with 18% of exports in June, followed closely by Turkey. South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand took the next four spots, as U.S. DDGS remain popular in Asia. The first six months of U.S. DDGS exports were up 3% in 2018 from a year ago.

ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION CURRENT PREVIOUS CHANGE
COMPANY STATE 8/9/2018 8/2/2018
Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300)
Missouri Dry $160 $155 $5
Modified $80 $75 $5
Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493)
Missouri Dry $160 $155 $5
Wet $80 $80 $0
CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066)
Illinois Dry $156 $156 $0
Indiana Dry $148 $148 $0
Iowa Dry $138 $135 $3
Michigan Dry $144 $144 $0
Minnesota Dry $125 $120 $5
North Dakota Dry $125 $120 $5
New York Dry $142 $142 $0
South Dakota Dry $125 $120 $5
MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253)
Kansas Dry $140 $135 $5
POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799)
Indiana Dry $147 $145 $2
Iowa Dry $127 $125 $2
Michigan Dry $142 $140 $2
Minnesota Dry $127 $125 $2
Missouri Dry $152 $150 $2
Ohio Dry $147 $145 $2
South Dakota Dry $117 $115 $2
United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521)
Kansas Dry $121 $121 $0
Wet $40 $35 $5
Illinois Dry $158 $158 $0
Nebraska Dry $121 $121 $0
Wet $40 $35 $5
U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640)
Illinois Dry $150 $145 $5
Indiana Dry $145 $140 $5
Iowa Dry $130 $125 $5
Michigan Dry $145 $140 $5
Minnesota Dry $125 $125 $0
Nebraska Dry $150 $125 $25
New York Dry $165 $150 $15
North Dakota Dry $135 $120 $15
Ohio Dry $150 $145 $5
South Dakota Dry $125 $120 $5
Wisconsin Dry $145 $140 $5
Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas (210-345-3362) (210-345-3362)
Indiana Dry $145 $140 $5
Iowa Dry $128 $117 $11
Minnesota Dry $120 $115 $5
Nebraska Dry $130 $120 $10
Ohio Dry $150 $145 $5
South Dakota Dry $120 $115 $5
California $210 $205 $5
Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074)
California Dry $213 $213 $0
*Prices listed per ton.
Weekly Average $138 $134 $4
The weekly average prices above reflect only those companies DTN
collects spot prices from. States include: Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska,
Kansas, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan,
Wisconsin and Indiana. Prices for Pennsylvania, New York and
California are not included in the averages.

**

VALUE OF DDG VS. CORN & SOYBEAN MEAL
Settlement Price: Quote Date Bushel Short Ton
Corn 8/9/2018 $3.6925 $131.88
Soybean Meal 8/9/2018 $334.00
DDG Weekly Average Spot Price $138.00
DDG Value Relative to: 8/9 8/2
Corn 104.64% 102.30%
Soybean Meal 41.31% 40.26%
Cost Per Unit of Protein:
DDG $5.11 $4.96
Soybean Meal $7.03 $7.01
Notes:
Corn and soybean prices take from DTN Market Quotes. DDG price
represents the average spot price from Midwest companies
collected on Thursday afternoons. Soybean meal cost per unit
of protein is cost per ton divided by 47.5. DDG cost per unit
of protein is cost per ton divided by 27.

Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com

Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn

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