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Japan receives no offers for regular feed-wheat, barley tender

FILE PHOTO: A worker is seen through a window as he operates a machine filling wheat flour into sacks at Chiba Flour Milling Co. in Chiba east of Tokyo, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

FILE PHOTO: A worker is seen through a window as he operates a machine filling wheat flour into sacks at Chiba Flour Milling Co. in Chiba east of Tokyo, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

TOKYO : Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) 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 70,000 tonnes of feed wheat and 40,000 tonnes of feed barley to be loaded by Feb. 15 and arrive in Japan by March 16 in the tender.

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.

(Reporting by Yoko Matsudaira; Editing by Louise Heavens)

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