SA budget delivers for livestock sector, PIRSA funds cut

The South Australian 2019-20 Budget includes outlays on the dog fence and regional roads and investment in the livestock sector, but has cut $5m from PIRSA funding…Read More

Grain Central, June 19, 2019

Dry puts downside in canola tonnage forecast, upside in prices

Dry conditions in parts of Australia, Canada and Europe are fueling production concerns about canola, and limiting grower willingness to forward sell now that prices look more likely to rise than fall…Read More

Liz Wells, June 19, 2019

Off-farm data to improve on-farm decisions

There is powerful potential for grain growers and farm advisers to combine publicly available off-farm data with data from farm machinery to improve decision-making in the paddock…Read More

Grain Central, June 19, 2019

Re-engineering soils project to unearth crop profits

A new soil amelioration research project in Western Australia has the heady aim of boosting grain yields by up to one tonne per hectare…Read More

Grain Central, June 19, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 June 2019

Cold fronts and troughs produced moderate falls in South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania early in the week, while a coastal trough and onshore flow produced locally heavy rain in parts of New South Wales and Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, June 19, 2019

Daily Market Wire 19 June 2019

Grain futures settled 1-2pc lower, oilseeds in fractions up and down. Chance US wheat harvest would restart soon and Canada would see rain. India has variable summer crop prospects while Australian conditions remain patchy. ..Read More

Lachstock Consulting, June 19, 2019

Mixed prospects for Australian winter crop: ABARES

Australia’s grain production will increase by 20 per cent to 36.4 million tonnes this season but world prices are forecast to decline for most major crops, according to ABARES’ latest outlook…Read More

Grain Central, June 18, 2019

US corn drives markets higher
Grain Brokers Australia, June 18, 2019
Wheat myth comes a cropper
Grain Central, June 18, 2019

Daily Market Wire 18 June 2019
Lachstock Consulting, June 18, 2019
Arbitrator training workshops: GTA
Grain Central, June 18, 2019

Industry Dashboard

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Elders $6.34
Australian Agricultural Co $1.05
Graincorp $8.12
Ruralco $4.17
Ridley $1.22
Woolworths $32.75
Wellard $0.02
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Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

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397
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Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

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372

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

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582
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Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

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370
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Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

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What readers are saying

Conservation farming stalwart’s pivotal part in Australia’s no-till story

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Open letter to the non-agricultural community: Gladigau

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Is mechanical site-specific weed control a practical fallow management option?

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News

SA budget delivers for livestock sector, PIRSA funds cut

The South Australian 2019-20 Budget includes outlays on the dog fence and regional roads and investment in the livestock sector, but has cut $5m from PIRSA funding…Read More

Grain Central, June 19, 2019

Mixed prospects for Australian winter crop: ABARES

Australia’s grain production will increase by 20 per cent to 36.4 million tonnes this season but world prices are forecast to decline for most major crops, according to ABARES’ latest outlook…Read More

Grain Central, June 18, 2019

Growers brace for tough winter after dry start; recent rains rally hopes: Rabobank

Farmers are bracing for a tough winter after autumn rains eluded much of the country, but the grain sector remained the most positive sector in Rabobank’s latest Rural Confidence Survey…Read More

Grain Central, June 17, 2019

Conservation farming stalwart’s pivotal part in Australia’s no-till story

One of the ‘founding fathers’ of no-till farming, Jeff Esdaile, continues to be a passionate advocate of the low disturbance, stubble retention farming system that has revolutionised Australian crop production…Read More

Neil Lyon, June 14, 2019

Weather

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 June 2019

Cold fronts and troughs produced moderate falls in South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania early in the week, while a coastal trough and onshore flow produced locally heavy rain in parts of New South Wales and Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, June 19, 2019

South Australia’s droughts are getting worse

Despite Adelaide experiencing its wettest day in more than two years this month, a new study by the University of South Australia shows droughts are becoming longer and more severe in SA…Read More

Grain Central, June 14, 2019

AFI ‘Farming in a risky climate’ conference

The Australian Farm Institute mid-year conference “Farming in a risky climate” to be held in Brisbane will examine Australian agriculture’s changing risk exposure and management options,..Read More

Grain Central, June 14, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 12 June 2019

An upper-level trough produced moderate falls in Queensland’s northern and central interior, while a series of strong cold fronts produced moderate falls in southwest Western Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, June 12, 2019

Cropping

Off-farm data to improve on-farm decisions

There is powerful potential for grain growers and farm advisers to combine publicly available off-farm data with data from farm machinery to improve decision-making in the paddock…Read More

Grain Central, June 19, 2019

Re-engineering soils project to unearth crop profits

A new soil amelioration research project in Western Australia has the heady aim of boosting grain yields by up to one tonne per hectare…Read More

Grain Central, June 19, 2019

Wheat myth comes a cropper

The myth that modern wheat varieties are more heavily reliant on pesticides and fertilisers than older varieties has been debunked by new research…Read More

Grain Central, June 18, 2019

Keep mixing herbicides, and be careful riding motorbikes!

Research in WA has highlighted the benefits of using herbicide mixtures to combat herbicide resistance, as well as the benefits of testing for these mixtures before using them over the whole farm…Read More

Grain Central, June 18, 2019

Markets

Dry puts downside in canola tonnage forecast, upside in prices

Dry conditions in parts of Australia, Canada and Europe are fueling production concerns about canola, and limiting grower willingness to forward sell now that prices look more likely to rise than fall…Read More

Liz Wells, June 19, 2019

Daily Market Wire 19 June 2019

Grain futures settled 1-2pc lower, oilseeds in fractions up and down. Chance US wheat harvest would restart soon and Canada would see rain. India has variable summer crop prospects while Australian conditions remain patchy. ..Read More

Lachstock Consulting, June 19, 2019

US corn drives markets higher

The US corn story continues to be the primary driver of global grain markets at the moment, despite the improved planting conditions through the Corn Belt over the last 10 days, according to Grain Brokers Australia…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, June 18, 2019

Daily Market Wire 18 June 2019

Grain futures on Monday were mixed, oilseeds lifted at least 1 per cent firmer in the US, Canada and EU…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, June 18, 2019

Machinery

Predictive machinery monitoring nips problems in the bud

New machinery monitoring technology that provides real-time data on a tractor or harvester’s ‘health’ is helping farmers and their service providers identify emerging problems and nip them in the bud before they become full-blown issues. ..Read More

Neil Lyon, June 7, 2019

Tasmania introduces quad safety rebate

The Tasmanian government is set to introduce a $700,000 package of measures to improve quad bike safety, including a $500,000 rebate scheme for the fitting of approved rollover or crush protection devices to farmers’ quad bikes…Read More

Grain Central, June 4, 2019

Truck selloff sign of grain cartage pressures

The sale of 18 prime movers and 29 trailers by South Australian-based grain and fertiliser cartage specialists, Bee Jays Haulage, represents a strategic restructuring of the business in response to shifting demand in a tough season…Read More

Neil Lyon, June 3, 2019

Tracked tractors given green light on Victorian roads

Farmers will now be able to move tracked tractors on Victorian roads under the latest regulatory changes…Read More

Grain Central, May 23, 2019

Property

Three sisters buy CQ fodder, cattle property for $4.125M

Biloela sisters Chelsea and Jessica Howard and Phillipa Leahy have paid $4.125 million at auction for the Central Queensland fodder and cattle property Glenreagh which covers 966 hectares and an impressive planting of leucaena…Read More

Grain Central, May 27, 2019

Bordertown district’s Mundulla Aggregation fetches $8700/ha

The Mundulla Aggregation is South Australia’s Southeast has been sold to mostly local interests in separate lots to fetch $7.9 million. ..Read More

Grain Central, May 22, 2019

Moree dryland cropping spread lists with $28.5m price tag

A proven dryland cropping spread northeast of Moree is being offered for sale by the Turnbull family for $7413 per hectare…Read More

Grain Central, May 20, 2019

Harvard dwells on trees with massive Lachlan listing

Harvard University has listed the 32,567-hectare Lachlan River Portfolio, giving investors the chance to buy into well-watered and positioned irrigation and dryland Riverina country…Read More

Grain Central, May 7, 2019

Beef Central

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

Crombie to retire from AA Co Board | McKillop fills CBRE agribusiness chair | New Qld/NT State Manager at Ruralco | RIC appoints QLD/NT/northern WA manager | New president.. Read More

SA budget delivers for livestock sector, PIRSA funds cut

The South Australian 2019-20 Budget includes outlays on the dog fence and regional roads and investment in the livestock sector, but has cut $5m from PIRSA funding...Read.. Read More

NQ flood cattle losses now estimated at 600,000

ABARES says its own analysis, based on industry estimates, places the number of cattle producers lost as a result of severe flood events in northern Queensland in late January.. Read More

Recruitment: Where is the gender balance up to in Australian ag?

More women than ever before are now choosing professions in the agricultural sphere, fulfilling roles which are highly technical, and developing and displaying extremely advanced skillsets. With this in.. Read More

Sheep Central

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 June 2019

Cold fronts and troughs produced moderate falls in South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania early in the week, while a coastal trough and onshore flow produced locally heavy rain in.. Read More

Suspected wool theft prompts call for improved shed security

AN alleged theft of fine Merino wool worth about $18,000 has prompted a call for growers to lift security on their properties, especially those in isolated areas...Read.. Read More

Corowa saleyards sets a new national lamb price record of $350

EXTRA heavy lamb prices jumped to record levels this week with a line of feedlot lambs at the Corowa saleyards in New South Wales setting a new national peak.. Read More

Sheep meat prices to lift as export volumes and earnings dip

A FORECAST 11 percent fall in the value of livestock-derived exports underpins the latest prediction of a 5pc drop in Australia’s 2019-20 agricultural export earnings to $45 billion. The.. Read More

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