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DDG Weekly Update
By Mary Kennedy
Friday, June 5, 2020 11:49AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Of the 40 locations DTN contacted that showed offers for domestic distillers dried grains (DDG) for the week ended June 4, posted offers were steady to lower and averaged $138 per ton, down $3 versus the prior week.

The cash corn price versus one week ago hasn't changed much, but DDG prices remain under pressure as feeders are still looking for cheaper prices as supplies grow. Sellers may have to comply and make spot prices more attractive to keep product moving. Other corn byproduct products have been moving lower as well, adding competition to DDG.

Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended June 4 was 117.45%. The value of DDG relative to soybean meal was 47.62%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $5.11, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $6.10.

The U.S. Census Bureau reported April DDGS exports at 765,635 metric tons, the lowest monthly total since October, although 2020 year-to-date exports are still ahead of last year. Ethanol exports during April totaled 99.3 million gallons which were down 29% from last month and down 33% from last year.

Wednesday's EIA ethanol report showed for the week ended May 29 that ethanol inventory in the U.S. was drawn down for a sixth consecutive week and at a 21-week low and down 19% from the record high reached on April 17. Plant production once again outpaced the gain in blending activity for the week, up 41,000 barrels per day (bpd) to a 765,000 bpd nine-week high. This is the fifth consecutive week with higher output after falling to a more than 10-year low at 537,000 bpd. During the four-week period ended May 29, plant production average was 34.5% below one year ago.

NOTE: All prices listed below can change at any time and are subject to confirmation from seller.

COMPANYSTATE 6/4/20205/28/2020
Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300)
Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493)
Missouri Dry$140$140$0
CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066)
Illinois Dry$135$155-$20
Indiana Dry$135$145-$10
Iowa Dry$132$130$2
Michigan Dry$145$150-$5
North DakotaDry$130$130$0
New YorkDry$170$195-$25
South DakotaDry$120$125-$5
MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253)
Kansas APRILDry$130$130$0
POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799)
Iowa Dry$137$142-$5
Missouri Dry$155$155$0
Ohio Dry$145$150-$5
South DakotaDry$145$150-$5
United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521)
Illinois MARCH Dry$145$0
U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640)
Illinois Dry$145$145$0
Indiana Dry$150$150$0
Iowa Dry$130$130$0
Michigan Dry$145$145$0
Nebraska Dry$115$115$0
New York Dry$165$165$0
North DakotaDry$120$120$0
Ohio Dry$150$150$0
South DakotaDry$110$110$0
Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas
Iowa Dry$0$0$0
Minnesota Dry$0$0$0
Nebraska Dry$0$0$0
Ohio Dry$145$155-$10
South Dakota Dry$0$0$0
Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074)
*Prices listed per ton.
Weekly Average $138$141-$3
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.


Settlement Price:Quote DateBushelShort Ton
Soybean Meal6/4/2020 $289.80
DDG Weekly Average Spot Price $138.00
DDG Value Relative to:6/45/28
Soybean Meal47.62%49.59%
Cost Per Unit of Protein:
Soybean Meal$6.10$5.99
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

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

Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn

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