Canadian wheat shipments prompt call for pre-border change

The shipment program which is delivering Canadian wheat to Manildra Group’s Shoalhaven Starches plant is in full flight as Grain Producers Australia calls on government to keep risk off the farmers’ purse…Read More

Liz Wells, June 17, 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

CQ rethinks path to profitable farming future

A far-reaching northern farming systems project is investigating whether cropping performance in Central Queensland can be improved by modifying the farming system…Read More

Grain Central, June 17, 2019

China tops list for Australia’s export barley

China is Australia’s largest barley market, importing, on average, 4.5 million tonnes – enough to fill 4.5 Melbourne Cricket Grounds – of Australian barley worth $1.2 billion…Read More

Grain Central, June 17, 2019

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

More women than ever before are now choosing professions in the agricultural sphere. But does this translate to more women actually being employed in agriculture? Statistics say not, or at least not yet…Read More

Agricultural Appointments, June 17, 2019

Daily Market Wire 17 June 2019

Friday futures trade saw US markets follow the trend from earlier in the week; Chicago and MATIF wheat closing up, Minneapolis down on welcome rain in the north. Corn and soybeans continued firmer…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, 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



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News

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

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

More women than ever before are now choosing professions in the agricultural sphere. But does this translate to more women actually being employed in agriculture? Statistics say not, or at least not yet…Read More

Agricultural Appointments, 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

Riverina rice harvest wraps up with small crop, strong yields + VIDEO

Low water availability and high water prices have seen just 54,000 paddy tonnes of rice harvested in the Riverina this season, a fraction of the 2018 crop of 623,000 tonnes…Read More

Grain Central, June 13, 2019

Weather

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

Drought maintains its grip

Severe multi-year drought continues to affect large parts of eastern Australia and May rainfall was below average for most of Western Australia, according to the latest drought statement from the Bureau of Meteorology…Read More

Grain Central, June 6, 2019

Cropping

CQ rethinks path to profitable farming future

A far-reaching northern farming systems project is investigating whether cropping performance in Central Queensland can be improved by modifying the farming system…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

Superweed resists another class of herbicides

Scientists in the US have discovered that the common US farming weed, waterhemp, has resistance to Group 15 herbicides, the first documentation of a non-grass plant to be resistant to Group 15 herbicides…Read More

Grain Central, June 14, 2019

Riverina rice harvest wraps up with small crop, strong yields + VIDEO

Low water availability and high water prices have seen just 54,000 paddy tonnes of rice harvested in the Riverina this season, a fraction of the 2018 crop of 623,000 tonnes…Read More

Grain Central, June 13, 2019

Markets

Canadian wheat shipments prompt call for pre-border change

The shipment program which is delivering Canadian wheat to Manildra Group’s Shoalhaven Starches plant is in full flight as Grain Producers Australia calls on government to keep risk off the farmers’ purse…Read More

Liz Wells, June 17, 2019

China tops list for Australia’s export barley

China is Australia’s largest barley market, importing, on average, 4.5 million tonnes – enough to fill 4.5 Melbourne Cricket Grounds – of Australian barley worth $1.2 billion…Read More

Grain Central, June 17, 2019

Daily Market Wire 17 June 2019

Friday futures trade saw US markets follow the trend from earlier in the week; Chicago and MATIF wheat closing up, Minneapolis down on welcome rain in the north. Corn and soybeans continued firmer…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, June 17, 2019

Australian grains on a roll in Vietnam

Vietnam’s appetite for bread and noodles made from premium Australian wheat could jump 44 per cent by 2030, according to new AEGIC analysis…Read More

Grain Central, June 14, 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

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

DEXA payback contingent on automation, Hereford conference told

The financial payback to justify installation of DEXA equipment in meat processing plants was driven by opportunities in robotics and automation, rather than advances in meat yield, a Herefords.. Read More

Red meat industry needs to sharpen response to changing consumer preferences

MLA managing director Jason Strong told yesterday's Herefords Australia forum that the red meat sector should not over-react to animal activism or veganism or the advent of alternative proteins,.. Read More

ACCC scrutinises proposed Landmark/Ruralco deal

The ACCC has raised concerns about Landmark’s proposed acquisition of Ruralco, asking for stakeholder comment on the competition impact a merged national agency business might have on the agriculture.. Read More

Sheep Central

Latest NSW sheep gross margin analysis is encouraging

A SELF-REPLACING 18 micron Merino operation has come out on top in the latest gross margin analysis of sheep operations in New South Wales...Read More.. Read More

AWEX on-farm eBale trials to kick off in Victoria and NSW

ON-FARM trials of Australia’s unique wool bale identification system – eBale -- have been expanded to include the eastern states following grower interest in wool clip traceability...Read.. Read More

UWA sheep temperament research finds stress gene link

WESTERN Australian research has raised the prospect of a genetic test for sheep temperament that could also have implications for human stress assessment...Read More.. Read More

Fines risk for non-compliant WA sheep and goat movements

WESTERN Australian sheep and goat owners not complying with the state’s traceability laws will risk fines of up to $500 in a statewide crackdown on stock movements starting next.. Read More

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