TOKYO Oct 10 Japan's Ministry of Agriculture
said it received no bids for imports of feed-quality wheat or
barley for livestock use in the simultaneous buy-and-sell (SBS)
auction that closed late on Wednesday.
The ministry had sought to buy 180,000 tonnes of feed wheat
and 200,000 tonnes of feed barley in the tender that is usually
conducted weekly. It is seeking the same amounts for each grain
in a similar tender that will be held on Oct. 16.
Japan buys a small portion of feed wheat and barley via the
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.
(Reporting by Yuka Obayashi; Editing by Prateek Chatterjee)