Feedgrain Focus: Limited grower selling supports new-crop

Rain in the past week has helped to consolidate yield prospects for many southern crops and prompted some selling of stored grain, but new-crop feedgrain rates are holding as the market eyes limited production prospects in northern regions…Read More

Liz Wells and Henry Wells, July 18, 2019

Crops super-charged with vitamins fight Third World hunger

Australian scientists have played a key role in developing crops super-charged with extra vitamins and minerals that are now being used to overcome life-threatening nutrition issues in the Third World…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 18, 2019

Chinese dragon draws in soaring cotton imports: USDA

China’s cotton imports in 2019/20 are expected to surpass the previous year’s robust level, reinforcing its position as the world’s largest importer…Read More

Grain Central, July 18, 2019

Ag groups need transparency, return on investment to succeed + VIDEO

Nuffield scholar Daniel Meade has investigated the factors which make agricultural groups ‘tick’ and operate successfully…Read More

Grain Central, July 18, 2019

Daily Market Wire 19 July 2019

US corn is getting sold heavily, US wheat prices facing harvest pressure, Russian yields are down, protein quality up while in critical phase French maize crops are facing 40 degree days. Just another normal Friday in the office…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, July 19, 2019

‘Big 6’ take the fight up to weeds

Farmers working to build an integrated weed management system that suits their farms are ticking off many of the ‘Big 6’ tactics each season to achieve their goals…Read More

Grain Central, July 18, 2019

Daily Market Wire 18 July 2019

Cooler and drier weather outlook continued for the US corn belt which raised row crops hopes and had futures continue to gradually slip lower there, while in Europe the August rapeseed contact made a new high. Australia wanted rain…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, July 18, 2019


No knockdown, no worries, if…
Peter Newman, AHRI, July 17, 2019
Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 July 2019
Bureau of Meteorology, July 17, 2019
Daily Market Wire 17 July 2019
Lachstock Consulting, July 17, 2019

Industry Dashboard

$A / $US Graph

Updated 7am daily
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0.7015
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ASX Market Index

19 Jul 2019 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $7.01
Australian Agricultural Co $1.06
Graincorp $8.70
Ruralco $4.21
Ridley $1.13
Woolworths $34.08
Wellard $0.04
Source: ASX

Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

Last Week

369
Source: Lachstock Consulting

Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

Today

354

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

Today

550
Source: Lachstock Consulting

Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

Today

345
Source: Lachstock Consulting

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

-10.4
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

What readers are saying

Ag responds to Four Corners ‘Cash Splash’ episode

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Ag responds to Four Corners ‘Cash Splash’ episode

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Ag responds to Four Corners ‘Cash Splash’ episode

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News

Crops super-charged with vitamins fight Third World hunger

Australian scientists have played a key role in developing crops super-charged with extra vitamins and minerals that are now being used to overcome life-threatening nutrition issues in the Third World…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 18, 2019

Winter crop outlook a mixed bag: NAB

The 2019 winter crop outlook is a mixed bag, with a solid, late break in WA, Victoria and SA driving strong plantings, while NSW and Queensland continue to face very tough conditions…Read More

Grain Central, July 17, 2019

LAMP kit thwarts spread of two invasive grasses

A team of NSW DPI scientists has developed a portable tool to test plant DNA and help land managers keep ahead of serrated tussock and Chilean needle grass outbreaks. ..Read More

Grain Central, July 16, 2019

Elders to buy rural wholesaler AIRR

As the takeover of Ruralco by Landmark-owner Nutrien moves toward creating a rural merchandise retailing and wholesaling behemoth in Australia, Elders Limited has announced an acquisition move that will extend its own competitive footprint beyond rural retailing and into wholesaling as well…Read More

Grain Central, July 15, 2019

Weather

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 July 2019

Several strong cold fronts generated moderate to heavy falls in southeast Australia, and snow in Alpine regions.
Showers produced moderate falls along the north tropical coast and in central Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, July 17, 2019

Positive Indian Ocean Dipole to be dominant influence on Australian climate

A positive Indian Ocean Dipole is likely to bring below average winter–spring rainfall, above average temperatures, and an earlier start to the fire season for southern and central Australia…Read More

Grain Central, July 10, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 10 July 2019

Onshore flow brought moderate falls to southeast Queensland and coastal New South Wales, while strong cold fronts produced moderate falls in the southwest and southeast of Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, July 10, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 July 2019

Onshore flow brought moderate falls to southeast Queensland and coastal New South Wales, while strong cold fronts produced moderate falls in the southwest and southeast of Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, July 3, 2019

Cropping

Chinese dragon draws in soaring cotton imports: USDA

China’s cotton imports in 2019/20 are expected to surpass the previous year’s robust level, reinforcing its position as the world’s largest importer…Read More

Grain Central, July 18, 2019

‘Big 6’ take the fight up to weeds

Farmers working to build an integrated weed management system that suits their farms are ticking off many of the ‘Big 6’ tactics each season to achieve their goals…Read More

Grain Central, July 18, 2019

Winter crop outlook a mixed bag: NAB

The 2019 winter crop outlook is a mixed bag, with a solid, late break in WA, Victoria and SA driving strong plantings, while NSW and Queensland continue to face very tough conditions…Read More

Grain Central, July 17, 2019

No knockdown, no worries, if…

With it becoming harder to get reliable autumn rains to germinate weeds that can be knocked down before seeding the crop, should farmers be delaying seeding, even when there is a late break, to get a knockdown before seeding?..Read More

Peter Newman, AHRI, July 17, 2019

Markets

Feedgrain Focus: Limited grower selling supports new-crop

Rain in the past week has helped to consolidate yield prospects for many southern crops and prompted some selling of stored grain, but new-crop feedgrain rates are holding as the market eyes limited production prospects in northern regions…Read More

Liz Wells and Henry Wells, July 18, 2019

Chinese dragon draws in soaring cotton imports: USDA

China’s cotton imports in 2019/20 are expected to surpass the previous year’s robust level, reinforcing its position as the world’s largest importer…Read More

Grain Central, July 18, 2019

Daily Market Wire 19 July 2019

US corn is getting sold heavily, US wheat prices facing harvest pressure, Russian yields are down, protein quality up while in critical phase French maize crops are facing 40 degree days. Just another normal Friday in the office…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, July 19, 2019

Daily Market Wire 18 July 2019

Cooler and drier weather outlook continued for the US corn belt which raised row crops hopes and had futures continue to gradually slip lower there, while in Europe the August rapeseed contact made a new high. Australia wanted rain…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, July 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

Farmers kick along NSW-Queensland border property sales

The Brett family’s recent purchase of Welldown at Toobeah shows confidence in the region’s ability to produce grain in challenging seasons…Read More

Liz Wells, July 17, 2019

UWE solvent despite Currabubula machinery sale

The impending sale of seven items of farm equipment housed on Currabubula Station is not related to the operations of associated company United World Enterprises (UWE), which remains solvent as a Sydney-based commodities trader…Read More

Liz Wells, July 5, 2019

Codenwarra West listing offers scope in Emerald

Irrigated and dryland wheat crops, a stand of leucaena and plenty of water to plant cotton in coming months are features of Emerald property Codenwarra West. ..Read More

Grain Central, June 26, 2019

Barwon border properties, water licences hit the market

Two irrigation and dryland properties at Mungindi in the Barwon River catchment are on the market, and up to 35 per cent of some separate water licences are also being offered in a separate sale…Read More

Grain Central, June 25, 2019

Beef Central

Tackling 1000km endurance ride across Mongolia for charity

An intrepid young horse enthusiast from Central Qld is about to embark on the experience of a lifetime, competing in this year’s 1000km Mongolia Derby endurance horse ride. Twenty-one.. Read More

Recruitment: Three ways to make sure a new employee prospect is the right fit

One of the keys to retaining valuable employees is to hire the right resources in the first place. It sounds simple, but it can often be more difficult than.. Read More

New domain looms for beef and lamb prices, Grasslands Society conference told

International meat broker and trade analyst Simon Quilty told delegates at the 60th annual Grassland Society of Southern Australia conference at Creswick VIC yesterday that Australian lamb and beef.. Read More

Beef sustainability group backs tree cover accounting approach

The Australian Beef Sustainability Framework steering group says it strongly stands by the approach it uses to measure changes in tree cover in beef producing regions from year to.. Read More

Sheep Central

Tackling 1000km endurance ride across Mongolia for charity

AN intrepid young horse enthusiast from Central Queensland is about to embark on the experience of a lifetime, competing in this year’s 1000km Mongolia Derby endurance horse ride. Twenty-one.. Read More

New lamb price record of $355 as saleyard competition intensifies

LAMB prices climbed to a new national peak of $355 at Forbes’ Central West Livestock Exchange in New South Wales yesterday...Read More.. Read More

Australia’s top sheep show is hands-on and in virtual reality

AUSTRALIA’S largest sheep and wool show starts in Bendigo on Friday with more than 3000 sheep from 30 breeds, the nation’s largest fleece display and the opportunity to shear.. Read More

Major superfine wool contract forecasts non-mulesed wool future

A MAJOR superfine wool contract has been offered to Australian growers for non-mulesed wool only for the first time...Read More.. Read More

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