People on the move in the grain and cropping sector

Who is on the move in the Australian grain and cropping industry? Catch up with our latest update of industry appointments, rewards, retirements and achievements…Read More

Grain Central, October 28, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 28 Oct 2020

Surface troughs and a low pressure system triggered widespread thunderstorms across the eastern half of Australia. Thunderstorms produced moderate falls in the Northern Territory…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, October 28, 2020

GrainCorp receivals at 688,000t in first harvest update

GrainCorp sites have received 428,000 tonnes in Queensland and 260,000t in New South Wales as eastern Australia’s winter-crop harvest gathers pace amid rain delays…Read More

Grain Central, October 28, 2020

GrainGrowers names groups to get farming-systems funding

A funding boost has been given to 31 farming-system groups spread across all mainland Australian states by GrainGrowers under its 2020-21 Partnership Program…Read More

Grain Central, October 28, 2020

ACCC commences court proceedings against Agrison, alleging it misled tractor buyers

The ACCC has instituted court proceedings against tractor supplier, Agrison, alleging it made false or misleading representations about the warranties and after-sales services available to its customers…Read More

Grain Central, October 28, 2020

Daily Market Wire 28 October 2020

Markets weakened overnight, oilseeds down about 1pc, grains fractionally. The upside to dry Russian weather has been fast planting progress on winter wheat. Harvest is ramping up timely in Australian states…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, October 28, 2020

Demand-driven wheat rally supported by production uncertainty

Global wheat values are rallying on buoyant demand from key importers including Egypt, and as planting conditions remain dry in Russia. ..Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, October 27, 2020

How to manage a high moisture grain harvest
Andrew Kotzur, Kotzur managing director, October 27, 2020


Industry Dashboard

$A / $US Graph

Updated 7am daily
Today
0.7130
Source: NAB

ASX Market Index

28 Oct 2020 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $11.41
Australian Agricultural Co $1.10
Graincorp $3.71
Ridley $0.81
Woolworths $39.07
Wellard $0.06
Source: ASX

Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

Last Week

332
Source: Lachstock Consulting

Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

Today

240

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

Today

610
Source: Lachstock Consulting

Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

Today

300
Source: Lachstock Consulting

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

9.99
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

What readers are saying

Can Australia’s emerging quinoa industry maintain its price premium?

A good measured article. Growth isn't always good, especially if its not the right product to meet the demand. I've always used rice as an example when explaining the....

JONO SEMMLER
More
What lies behind today’s seasonal climate forecasts?

I think Charles Nason's comment is very pertinent. The bom must have very clear records of their seasonal forecasts to compare with actual rainfall records. I would like....

donald brown
More
SA gets applications from 10 council areas to stay GM free

Farmers who think they will be better off with GM crops have been sold the biggest con in Australian Agricultural History! Why would you if you're a business person....

Peter Fenwick
More
SA gets applications from 10 council areas to stay GM free

I am sorry for the South Australian farmers, who are already down $30M in recent years because of the GM ban in that State. This is despite tens of....

R J Esdaile
More

News

Incitec Pivot/Precision Ag announce new lab services agreement

Incitec Pivot Fertilisers has signed a long-term agreement which sees its Nutrient Advantage Laboratory become the exclusive supplier of laboratory services to Precision Agriculture Pty Ltd…Read More

Grain Central, October 27, 2020

Wheat power partnership to tackle greenhouse gas, build resilience

A partnership of grain growers and key players in the supply chain has been formed to combat greenhouse gas emissions and help farmers become more resilient in the face of climate change…Read More

Grain Central, October 26, 2020

Market, seasonal conditions underpin strong wheat year: NAB

Increased rainfall and an international rally supporting prices auger well for Australian wheat, according to NAB’s latest Rural Commodities Wrap…Read More

Grain Central, October 26, 2020

Recruitment: Five employability skills and how to demonstrate that you have them

Employability skills are sometimes called ‘soft’ skills. But exactly what are some of the critical skills employers are likely to seek in new hires?..Read More

Grain Central, October 26, 2020

Weather

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 28 Oct 2020

Surface troughs and a low pressure system triggered widespread thunderstorms across the eastern half of Australia. Thunderstorms produced moderate falls in the Northern Territory…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, October 28, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 21 Oct 2020

Thunderstorms were reported in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland, while a trough and cold front produced moderate falls in eastern parts of Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, October 21, 2020

Eastern states’ harvest delays appear inevitable

Wheat and barley quality from early harvest receivals is high, but that could change if predictions for a wet fortnight ring true for eastern Australia…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, October 20, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 14 Oct 2020

A trough triggered thunderstorms and heavy rainfall in Darwin area in the Northern Territory, while a low pressure system and cold front brought widespread moderate falls in Victoria and Tasmania…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, October 14, 2020

Cropping

How to manage a high moisture grain harvest

Many growers in eastern Australia are giving consideration to high moisture harvesting to maximise harvest returns where weather presents an abnormal challenge in otherwise dry harvest environments…Read More

Andrew Kotzur, Kotzur managing director, October 27, 2020

Oilseed industry sets course with strategic plan 2020-2025

The Australian oilseeds industry has released the ‘Australian Oilseed Industry Strategic Plan 2020-2025’ which provides a roadmap for the industry to address future issues and opportunities…Read More

Grain Central, October 26, 2020

Tamworth to host national chickpea breeding program

A new national chickpea breeding program to be based at Tamworth in north west New South Wales has been launched under the banner of Chickpea Breeding Australia…Read More

Grain Central, October 23, 2020

Fall armyworm spreads to southern Qld, northern NSW

Fall armyworm has been detected in several new locations in southern Queensland and northern NSW over the past week…Read More

Grain Central, October 23, 2020

Markets

GrainCorp receivals at 688,000t in first harvest update

GrainCorp sites have received 428,000 tonnes in Queensland and 260,000t in New South Wales as eastern Australia’s winter-crop harvest gathers pace amid rain delays…Read More

Grain Central, October 28, 2020

Daily Market Wire 28 October 2020

Markets weakened overnight, oilseeds down about 1pc, grains fractionally. The upside to dry Russian weather has been fast planting progress on winter wheat. Harvest is ramping up timely in Australian states…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, October 28, 2020

Demand-driven wheat rally supported by production uncertainty

Global wheat values are rallying on buoyant demand from key importers including Egypt, and as planting conditions remain dry in Russia. ..Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, October 27, 2020

SA harvest now delivering in all three regions

Despite some rain interruptions, harvest pace is picking up in South Australia, and deliveries to Viterra as its major bulk handler on Sunday passed 45,000 tonnes…Read More

Grain Central, October 27, 2020

Machinery

ACCC commences court proceedings against Agrison, alleging it misled tractor buyers

The ACCC has instituted court proceedings against tractor supplier, Agrison, alleging it made false or misleading representations about the warranties and after-sales services available to its customers…Read More

Grain Central, October 28, 2020

Autonomous ag machinery code of practice takes shape

A draft code of practice (COP) covering the development and application of autonomous machinery in agriculture has been drawn up and distributed to stakeholders for feedback…Read More

Neil Lyon, October 21, 2020

Farm Machinery: Chesterfield sold to Vanderfield; Record tractor sales; Morris Industries new ownership + more

What’s the latest in the farm machinery world?..Read More

Grain Central, October 14, 2020

First stage quad bike safety measures now mandatory

ALL new and imported second hand quad bikes sold in Australia must now meet the first stage of the government’s mandatory safety standard after it came into effect on 11 October. As..Read More

Grain Central, October 13, 2020

Property

Part Mt Pleasant sells as Charlton looks for lessee

In southern Queensland, part of Mt Pleasant at Hannaford has sold to a local interest, while Charlton at Bungunya North is seeking a lessee to step the property through its next stage of development…Read More

Liz Wells, October 20, 2020

Riverina’s Western Rosella lists with $120M expectations

Newmarket, Euroley and Moora are for sale as the Western Rosella Farming Portfolio, which covers 13,652 hectares of irrigation and dryland Riverina country in NSW…Read More

Grain Central, October 12, 2020

Grain-graze adds depth to NSW south-west slopes market

Prices for agricultural land on the south-west slopes of NSW are showing unprecedented strength as dual-purpose crops add the kind of versatility that once resided only with double-cropping opportunities in summer-rainfall areas…Read More

Liz Wells, October 7, 2020

Wallowa Downs offers mixed-farming scale in West Wimmera

Wallowa Downs offers scope to develop irrigation in a secure winter-cropping and prime lamb-producing area. ..Read More

Liz Wells, October 2, 2020

Beef Central

Updated: Webinars and online events for beef industry stakeholders

A rolling list of upcoming webinars and video conferencing events of relevance to Australia's beef and cattle industry...Read More

Herd rebuild buoyed by anticipated summer rain

Anticipated drought-breaking rainfall across northern and eastern Australia this summer is expected to allow the national herd rebuild to gain pace, according to MLA’s Cattle Industry Projections October quarterly update...Read More

ABSF seeks producer input on beef sustainability

Grassroots beef producers are being encouraged to have their say on the big issues facing the Australian beef industry through a series of upcoming online forums and an online survey...Read More

Alternatives being sought for ‘1990s era’ NLIS technology, Senate Estimates told

Early background research is being conducted into possible alternatives to ‘1990s era’ animal traceability technology currently in use across the red meat industry, MLA managing director Jason Strong told a..Read More

Sheep Central

Wool exporters lose millions in Indian and Chinese defaults

AUSTRALIAN wool exporters have lost millions of dollars in cancelled and renegotiated contracts with Indian and Chinese customers this year after the dramatic drop in wool prices due to global..Read More

Sheep producers set to flock to ‘Rams’ movie screenings

AUSTRALIAN sheep industry identities aren’t sheepish about the release of the homegrown movie ‘Rams’ hitting Village Roadshow cinemas on Friday...Read More

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 28 October 2020

SURFACE troughs and a low pressure system have triggered widespread thunderstorms across the eastern half of Australia and thunderstorms produced moderate falls in the Northern Territory...Read More

La Niña weather pattern to limit ‘downside’ lamb price risk – NAB

AUSTRALIA’S positive seasonal outlook is expected to limit downside risk in lamb prices, according to the latest NAB Rural Commodities Wrap...Read More

Get Grain Central's news headlines emailed to you -
FREE!