Pulse Update: Freight shortage stymies new-crop sales

The container crisis is impacting the trade’s ability to operate on new crop, and is pushing more volume into bulk, where pulses are facing competition on the shipping stem from canola and wheat…Read More

Liz Wells, September 17, 2021

Frost, dry spring reduce WA winter crop estimates, but record still in sight

Severe frosts in WA’s central grainbelt and a dry spring have shaved around 700,000 tonnes off the state’s forecast winter crop in the past month, but it’s still on track for a record…Read More

Grain Central, September 17, 2021

Federal Govt approves $32M loan for Kimberley cotton gin

The Federal Government has approved a loan of up to $32 million to construct Stage 1 of a cotton gin at Kununurra in Western Australia’s Ord region…Read More

Grain Central, September 17, 2021

Feedgrain Focus: Selling pressure weighs on south

Domestic prices for wheat and barley eased this week in response to some increased sell-side pressure, and nothing bullish to be seen in world markets…Read More

Liz Wells, September 16, 2021

How can I set up my summer crops to help manage weeds?

Growers are actively planning for summer cropping and being more proactive with weed control leading up to planting…Read More

Belinda Chase, Agronomist, Dalby Rural Supplies, September 16, 2021

Daily Market Wire 17 September 2021

Fresh soybean export sales to China partly offset cancellations reported in recent days. New crop Ukrainian corn shipments are loading. US Gulf shiploaders damaged by hurricane Ida are starting again…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, September 17, 2021

Australian farmland logs 15pc total return for year to June

The total return of Australian farmland for the year ending June 30 was just over 15 per cent, with income contributing 5.33pc and capital appreciation return 9.36pc, according to the latest quarterly Australian Farmland Index report…Read More

Grain Central, September 17, 2021


Daily Market Wire 16 September 2021
Lachstock Consulting, September 16, 2021
No fireworks from the USDA this month
Grain Brokers Australia, September 14, 2021

Industry Dashboard

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Elders $12.56
Australian Agricultural Co $1.45
Graincorp $6.52
Ridley $1.33
Woolworths $39.58
Wellard $0.11
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Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

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342
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Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

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266

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

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892
Source: Lachstock Consulting

Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

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294
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Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

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4.76
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What readers are saying

Can mixing wheat varieties in the same paddock stave off crop failure?

This technique was tried with wheat for some years in NW NSW around 50 years ago by Uni. of Sydney Narrabri. At that time in my recollection there were....

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Regulators ramp up quad bike safety checks

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USDA slashes global wheat production

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Innovative WA growers tap into wheat-free oats market

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News

Frost, dry spring reduce WA winter crop estimates, but record still in sight

Severe frosts in WA’s central grainbelt and a dry spring have shaved around 700,000 tonnes off the state’s forecast winter crop in the past month, but it’s still on track for a record…Read More

Grain Central, September 17, 2021

Federal Govt approves $32M loan for Kimberley cotton gin

The Federal Government has approved a loan of up to $32 million to construct Stage 1 of a cotton gin at Kununurra in Western Australia’s Ord region…Read More

Grain Central, September 17, 2021

Diesel prices increase 27c in 2021, pushing transport fees higher

Diesel prices have been increasing for the majority of 2021 after a dramatic drop last year…Read More

Eric Barker, September 15, 2021

Farmer confidence soars, buoyed by season, prices: Rabobank

A second consecutive year of good seasonal conditions and high commodity prices has seen farmer sentiment surge in recent months, according to the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey…Read More

Grain Central, September 14, 2021

Weather

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 15 September 2021

Rainfall throughout the past week was largely confined to the south west and south east corners of the continent, with the heaviest falls in south west Western Australia and Tasmania…Read More

Grain Central, September 15, 2021

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 8 September 2021

Rainfall was widespread across the continent through the week, with light to moderate falls recorded through most of the agricultural regions, except in Queensland…Read More

Grain Central, September 8, 2021

La Nina to make it moist here and dry elsewhere?

According to the US weather service, a La Nina weather pattern, which brings wet weather to Australia, is likely to form over the coming months…Read More

Andrew Whitelaw, Thomas Elder Markets, September 3, 2021

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 1 September 2021

The most significant rainfall over the past week was confined to the south west and south east areas of the continent, and north east Queensland. Only light falls fell in some of the adjoining agricultural regions…Read More

Grain Central, September 1, 2021

Cropping

How can I set up my summer crops to help manage weeds?

Growers are actively planning for summer cropping and being more proactive with weed control leading up to planting…Read More

Belinda Chase, Agronomist, Dalby Rural Supplies, September 16, 2021

Can mixing wheat varieties in the same paddock stave off crop failure?

Researchers in the US have found that growing several varieties of wheat together in the same crop offers disease and insect protection…Read More

Grain Central, September 15, 2021

Intercropping raises the bar for SA farming family

A farming family on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia is trying their hand at intercropping for the first time this season in a bid to maximise production in a paddock with soil and harvesting issues…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 13, 2021

Monola gaining acceptance as alternative to canola

Speciality crops of Monola meeting the specified oil content are attracting a premium of $100 a tonne above the price of canola while achieving similar yields…Read More

Grain Central, September 9, 2021

Markets

Pulse Update: Freight shortage stymies new-crop sales

The container crisis is impacting the trade’s ability to operate on new crop, and is pushing more volume into bulk, where pulses are facing competition on the shipping stem from canola and wheat…Read More

Liz Wells, September 17, 2021

Feedgrain Focus: Selling pressure weighs on south

Domestic prices for wheat and barley eased this week in response to some increased sell-side pressure, and nothing bullish to be seen in world markets…Read More

Liz Wells, September 16, 2021

Daily Market Wire 17 September 2021

Fresh soybean export sales to China partly offset cancellations reported in recent days. New crop Ukrainian corn shipments are loading. US Gulf shiploaders damaged by hurricane Ida are starting again…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, September 17, 2021

Australian canola exports drop to 114,392t in July

Australia’s canola exports in July fell 40pc from the June levels, with Japan the major destination for the month, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics…Read More

Liz Wells, September 15, 2021

Machinery

John Deere bulks-up parts capacity on weekly Qantas flights

John Deere has taken steps to more than double its weekly in-flow of spare parts, in addition to taking collection of 110 tonnes of goods due to touchdown in Melbourne this week on a dedicated Qantas flight…Read More

Grain Central, September 1, 2021

Heavy vehicle check-up to build a safer grain harvest

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has released a nine-step heavy vehicle safety management check-up ahead of what is expected to be a bumper season…Read More

Grain Central, August 25, 2021

Regulators ramp up quad bike safety checks

Eighty-four per cent of quad bikes assessed by Australia’s consumer law regulators were compliant with the first stage of a new national safety standard that came into force in October last year…Read More

Grain Central, August 23, 2021

Code of Practice drives the future of autonomous farm machinery

Grain Producers Australia has started talks with the WA Government to seek formal endorsement and adoption of a new Code of Practice (COP) that will help drive the future use of autonomous farm machinery…Read More

Grain Central, August 5, 2021

Property

Australian farmland logs 15pc total return for year to June

The total return of Australian farmland for the year ending June 30 was just over 15 per cent, with income contributing 5.33pc and capital appreciation return 9.36pc, according to the latest quarterly Australian Farmland Index report…Read More

Grain Central, September 17, 2021

New Forests, Canada’s AIMCo to buy Lawson Grains

New Forests and Canadian investor AIMCo are to buy Macquarie’s Lawson Grains, with existing management of the WA and NSW cropping powerhouse expected to stay on. ..Read More

Grain Central, September 6, 2021

Corinella, Lake Boga bring Victorian scale to market

Australian fund Aware Super has listed its well-watered Lake Boga aggregation in northern Victoria, while Proterra has put its Corinella Farms Portfolio comprising Victorian and South Australian country on the market…Read More

Grain Central, September 3, 2021

Roc buys out Nicoletti in Murray River Land, Ulupna

Roc Partners has bought out the majority share in the Murray River Land portfolio and associated Ulupna Pastoral Company from John Nicoletti, while Danny Thomas has maintained his minority stake…Read More

Liz Wells, August 24, 2021

Beef Central

Vegans label meat inquiry “protectionist and anti-competitive”

Vegan groups have told a senate committee its inquiry into the labelling of plant-based meat alternatives is a “protectionist and anti-competitive” move against the growing industry...Read More

Recruitment: Keeping your most valuable employees happy and productive

In light of today’s tough labour access landscape, it’s more important than ever for agribusiness companies to have happy and productive employees. When employees are loyal and engaged in the..Read More

Mandatory rules around meat definitions needed, inquiry told

Multiple examples of consumers being confused by non-meat products labelled with meat descriptors and imagery have been shared with senators conducting an inquiry into labelling this morning...Read More

Satellites tracking NT feral buffalo

Space-based technology is being used to track and manage feral cattle and buffalo in the Northern Territory...Read More

Sheep Central

WoolQ pressure mounts on AWI and Federal Government

MINISTER for Agriculture David Littleproud has defended the $6.4 million spent on Australian Wool Innovation’s online trading platform WoolQ despite it lacking trade support and transparency, and not addressing market..Read More

Mandatory rules around meat definitions needed, inquiry told

Multiple examples of consumers being confused by non-meat products labelled with meat descriptors and imagery have been shared with senators conducting an inquiry into meat category branding...Read More

Wagga lambs to $340 and Hay Merino ewes to $512 as records fall

NEW South Wales’ sheep meat industry brimmed with confidence this week as prime lambs sold for a national record of $340 at Wagga Wagga yesterday and Merino ewes made to..Read More

Growers withdraw as wool auction prices drop back

GROWERS acted quickly to increase wool bale withdrawals as demand waned slightly at Australian auctions this week...Read More

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