Wet La Niña summer still on the cards, despite heatwave: BOM

The hot, dry conditions that have afflicted much of Australia will give way to the La Niña weather pattern strengthening and bringing on a wet summer, according to the Bureau of Meteorology…Read More

Neil Lyon, December 2, 2020

Improved season prompts rise in north-west NSW auctions

This year’s improved borrowing and cropping climate has property auctions for small to medium-sized holdings back on the calendar in north-west New South Wales. ..Read More

Liz Wells, December 2, 2020

Grain Central’s November 2020 grain and cropping news quiz

Keep up to date with Australian cropping industry developments with Grain Central’s monthly quiz…Read More

Grain Central, December 2, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 2 Dec 2020

Surface troughs produced thunderstorms across the Kimberley in Western Australia and Top End in the Northern Territory, while A surface and upper-level trough produced moderate falls in southern and eastern Victoria…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, December 2, 2020

Quality key to premium Japan, Korea noodle wheat market

Japan has expressed its high regard for Australia’s new lines of noodle wheats, but has concerns about the levels of ‘dockage’ in Australian noodle wheat shipments…Read More

Grain Central, December 2, 2020

Daily Market Wire 2 December 2020

Futures market sales pressure continued through Tuesday. South American moisture situation shows signs of improvement. Black Sea region remains dry. Australian wheat and canola bids fel yesterday, barley was mostly unchanged…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, December 2, 2020

China’s voracious appetite for grain yet to be satisfied

China’s appetite for imported grain for human and animals use is big, and how much of it Australia can satisfy depends on how well the two countries can resolve current tensions…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, December 1, 2020


ABARES lifts estimates for major pulse crops
Grain Central, December 1, 2020
Daily Market Wire 1 December 2020
Lachstock Consulting, December 1, 2020

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Grain Central’s November 2020 grain and cropping news quiz

Keep up to date with Australian cropping industry developments with Grain Central’s monthly quiz…Read More

Grain Central, December 2, 2020

Australia on track for near record 51.5Mt winter crop: ABARES

ABARES is forecasting a 76pc rise in Australia’s 2020-21 winter crop production to 51.5Mt, second only to the record 56.7Mt in 2016–17…Read More

Grain Central, December 1, 2020

Should Australia take China to the WTO over barley tariff?

Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has given a strong indication Australia will take China to the WTO over its import tariff on Australian barley. The move has prompted a mixed reaction from grain industry leaders…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 30, 2020

Squib buys Viterra Millicent sites for expanding canola crush

The Earl brothers’ Squib Group has bought both Viterra sites in Millicent to increase canola storage for their expanding crushing plant, now the only one of its kind in South Australia…Read More

Liz Wells, November 30, 2020

Weather

Wet La Niña summer still on the cards, despite heatwave: BOM

The hot, dry conditions that have afflicted much of Australia will give way to the La Niña weather pattern strengthening and bringing on a wet summer, according to the Bureau of Meteorology…Read More

Neil Lyon, December 2, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 2 Dec 2020

Surface troughs produced thunderstorms across the Kimberley in Western Australia and Top End in the Northern Territory, while A surface and upper-level trough produced moderate falls in southern and eastern Victoria…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, December 2, 2020

Seasonal climate outlook Dec 2020-Feb 2021

November to January is likely to be wetter than average for nearly all of Australia, with a greater than 65 pc chance in most areas, but drier than average for parts of western Tasmania…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, November 27, 2020

Floods, possible fires forecast for the summer ahead

Australia can expect a wetter than normal summer, but bush and grass fires cannot be ruled out completely, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s Summer Climate Outlook…Read More

Grain Central, November 26, 2020

Cropping

Anapurna wheat shows potential to climb beyond 10t/ha

A new winter wheat from Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) is primed to establish itself in the high-rainfall zones of southern Australia with growers expecting impressive yields…Read More

Grain Central, November 30, 2020

Landmark genome sequencing study to improve wheat, barley production

An international team of scientists, including researchers from Australia, have sequenced and analysed the genomes of 15 wheat varieties, bringing scientists closer to unlocking the entire gene set of wheat and barley. ..Read More

Grain Central, November 26, 2020

Emerging disease threatens US cotton industry

The virulent cotton crop disease, cotton leafroll dwarf virus, is emerging in the United States, threatening the $7 billion US cotton industry…Read More

Grain Central, November 26, 2020

New pesticides approved to combat fall armyworm

The APVMA has issued two additional permits for the control of fall armyworm in sweetcorn, safflower and sunflower, bringing the total number of current fall armyworm permits to 37…Read More

Grain Central, November 25, 2020

Markets

Daily Market Wire 2 December 2020

Futures market sales pressure continued through Tuesday. South American moisture situation shows signs of improvement. Black Sea region remains dry. Australian wheat and canola bids fel yesterday, barley was mostly unchanged…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, December 2, 2020

China’s voracious appetite for grain yet to be satisfied

China’s appetite for imported grain for human and animals use is big, and how much of it Australia can satisfy depends on how well the two countries can resolve current tensions…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, December 1, 2020

GrainCorp, Viterra combined harvest receivals pass 12Mt

Deliveries to eastern Australia’s two biggest bulk handlers, GrainCorp and Viterra, have passed a combined 12Mt, according to their latest harvest reports…Read More

Grain Central, December 1, 2020

ABARES lifts national wheat, barley, canola forecasts

Australia’s national commodity forecaster has lifted its estimates for new-crop wheat, barley and canola in its latest Australian Crop Report…Read More

Grain Central, December 1, 2020

Machinery

Farm Machinery: Case restructures dealer network; Tractor sales surge; JD expands Machine Sync

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

Grain Central, November 23, 2020

Tractor sales continue strong trend, but supply issues emerge

October has been another standout month for tractor sales across Australia, continuing a very strong trend throughout 2020…Read More

Grain Central, November 11, 2020

Auto harvesters strip thousands of hectares in Russia

Harvesters fitted with Cognitive Pilot autonomous operating systems have harvested more than 720,000 tonnes of crops over 160,000 hectares in Russia this season…Read More

Grain Central, November 4, 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

Property

Improved season prompts rise in north-west NSW auctions

This year’s improved borrowing and cropping climate has property auctions for small to medium-sized holdings back on the calendar in north-west New South Wales. ..Read More

Liz Wells, December 2, 2020

Squib buys Viterra Millicent sites for expanding canola crush

The Earl brothers’ Squib Group has bought both Viterra sites in Millicent to increase canola storage for their expanding crushing plant, now the only one of its kind in South Australia…Read More

Liz Wells, November 30, 2020

Temora’s Preston Grain, Derrick & Son seek new owner

The Preston family has called time on its grain-trading operation at Temora, and is putting its sites and businesses up for sale to offer the new owner a foothold in the vibrant southern New South Wales market…Read More

Liz Wells, November 16, 2020

Families outweigh funds as mixed-farming investors

Family operations able to capitalise on record low-interest rates are outstripping investment funds in their preparedness to pay up to $12,000 per hectare for mixed-farming country in south-eastern Australia’s medium to high-rainfall zones…Read More

Liz Wells, November 9, 2020

Beef Central

Beef Central’s beef quiz – November 2020

Test your beef industry knowledge with Beef Central's November 2020 quiz..Read More

Next year’s cattle price trend hinges heavily on delivery of wet season

If La Nina delivers widespread rainfall in coming months, cattle prices are forecast to ease from all-time highs by mid-2021 - but a failed wet season and return to dry..Read More

Cattle Council searches for ‘best in the business’

Cattle Council of Australia is calling for expressions of interest to join the CCA Pilot Policy Council and working groups in 2021...Read More

UPDATED: Sacred Cow film debunks anti-meat myths – Link to watch here

There’s a debate out there about whether or not we should be eating meat. But what if we’re arguing about the wrong thing? What if the very animals we’re fighting..Read More

Sheep Central

First cross ewes with lambs add a new string to Brent’s bow

HIGH cattle prices pointed New South Wales sheep producer Brent Medway in a different and profitable direction this year...Read More

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 2 December 2020

SURFACE troughs triggered thunderstorms across northern Australia, while a cold front produced moderate falls in south-west Victoria and northern Tasmania...Read More

Sheep meat trade will adapt to Qatar import subsidy decision

AUSTRALIA’S sheep meat processing and export sector would adapt to any interruptions to the trade into the Persian Gulf country Qatar, according to Sheep Producers Australia chief executive officer Stephen..Read More

Minister Littleproud bows out of Olsson-AWI election dispute

NEW South Wales wool grower Chick Olsson has been told federal Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud will not get involved in the grower’s dispute with Australian Wool Innovation over his..Read More

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