Japan to import 8,830 tonnes feed wheat via tender
Japan's Ministry of Agriculture said it would import 8,830 tonnes of feed-quality wheat for livestock use via a simultaneous buy and sell (SBS) auction that closed late on Wednesday.
The ministry had sought 120,000 tonnes of feed wheat and 200,000 tonnes of feed barley to be loaded by June 30 and arrive in Japan by Aug. 31 in the tender that is usually conducted weekly.
It is seeking the same amounts for each grain to be loaded and shipped during the same period in a similar tender that will be held on March 8.
Japan buys and sells its feed wheat and barley via so-called SBS auctions, in which end-users and importers specify the origin, price and quantity of grain, allowing millers to meet their varied needs for the feed grain.