TOKYO - Japan's Ministry of Agriculture said it received no offers for feed-quality wheat or barley in 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 Feb. 6, 2015 and arrive in Japan by March 6 in the tender which is usually conducted weekly.
It is seeking the same amounts for each grain to be loaded by Feb. 13 and arrive in Japan by March 13 in a similar tender that will be held on Jan. 7.
It will skip the auctions in the next two weeks due to Christmas and New Year holidays.
Japan buys a small portion of 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.