Bumper crop breaks GrainCorp records at numerous sites

GrainCorp’s intake across harvest has totalled more than 13 million tonnes of grower receivals to date, eclipsing the 12.6Mt of winter-crop grower receivals delivered to GrainCorp in the previous bumper harvest in 2016-17…Read More

Grain Central, January 15, 2021

Summer crops revel in ideal conditions

The return to favourable summer growing conditions this season has been a boon for summer crop growers throughout the eastern Australia growing regions…Read More

Neil Lyon, January 15, 2021

Feedgrain Focus: Prices firm on global strength

Domestic wheat, barley and sorghum values have firmed this week based on strength in Northern Hemisphere markets, and were bolstered by minimal post-harvest selling from growers…Read More

Liz Wells, January 14, 2021

Australia’s Nov wheat exports up 42pc from Oct

Australia exported 515,636 tonnes of wheat in November, up sharply from October to reflect the surge of new-crop grain arriving at port, and competitive pricing…Read More

Liz Wells, January 14, 2021

Recruitment: Operating smarter in 2021

The commencement of a new year is often a time for employers in the agricultural industries to reflect on their future hiring requirements, and for employees, to plan a career move…Read More

Grain Central, January 15, 2021

Daily Market Wire 15 January 2021

Talk of fresh China buying demand led wheat futures’ further gains. Corn and soybeans followed suit, up almost 2pc. Canola and European rapeseed diverged. Australian export bids lifted…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, January 15, 2021

Reduce summer grass seedbank in mungbeans to combat FTR

Growing a mungbean crop could be an excellent way to get on top of feathertop Rhodes grass, a highly competitive and difficult to control summer weed…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, WeedSmart, January 15, 2021

Teenager critical after tractor rollover
Grain Central, January 14, 2021
Grain Central stories that led the news in 2020
Grain Central, January 12, 2021

Daily Market Wire 14 January 2021
Lachstock Consulting, January 14, 2021
Indian farmers fighting government reforms
Grain Brokers Australia, January 12, 2021

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News

Recruitment: Operating smarter in 2021

The commencement of a new year is often a time for employers in the agricultural industries to reflect on their future hiring requirements, and for employees, to plan a career move…Read More

Grain Central, January 15, 2021

Teenager critical after tractor rollover

A teenage boy is in a critical condition after being injured in a tractor rollover earlier today north west of Gympie in Queensland…Read More

Grain Central, January 14, 2021

Grain Central stories that led the news in 2020

In a snapshot of the ‘year that was’ in the Australian grain industry, Grain Central takes a look back over the stories that led the news in 2020…Read More

Grain Central, January 12, 2021

Global fertiliser price outlook positive news for Australian growers

Affordable fertiliser prices helped support Australian agricultural producers’ profits through the 2020/21 winter cropping season and a plentiful global fertiliser supply – along with a stable currency outlook – spells further good news, according to Rabobank…Read More

Grain Central, January 6, 2021

Weather

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 13 January 2021

A surface trough and the remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Imogen near the north tropical coast of Queensland brought widespread moderate falls to northern and eastern Queensland, while thunderstorms and showers produced moderate falls across the Top End in the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia…Read More

Guest Author, January 6, 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 16 Dec 2020

Tropical lows brought widespread moderate to heavy falls across north-west and interior Western Australia, with heavy falls in south-east Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales associated with a coastal trough and low pressure system…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, December 16, 2020

Farmers poised to reap reward from action on climate change

Australia’s farmers are well placed to benefit from global market changes as countries and businesses around the world act on and adapt to climate change, the latest ABARES Insights paper has found…Read More

Grain Central, December 10, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 9 Dec 2020

Thunderstorms generated moderate falls across the northern tropics, south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales, while a cold front produced moderate falls in south-east Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, December 9, 2020

Cropping

Summer crops revel in ideal conditions

The return to favourable summer growing conditions this season has been a boon for summer crop growers throughout the eastern Australia growing regions…Read More

Neil Lyon, January 15, 2021

Reduce summer grass seedbank in mungbeans to combat FTR

Growing a mungbean crop could be an excellent way to get on top of feathertop Rhodes grass, a highly competitive and difficult to control summer weed…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, WeedSmart, January 15, 2021

RockStar, Vixen wheats go hard in northern NSW

RockStar and Vixen, InterGrain’s first Australian Hard classified wheats released in northern New South Wales, have been welcomed by growers who trialled the new varieties in 2020…Read More

Grain Central, January 14, 2021

Approval granted to import fall armyworm virus control agent

The Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) has approved the importation of a biological control agent into Australia as part of research into fall armyworm (FAW) control options…Read More

Grain Central, January 12, 2021

Markets

Bumper crop breaks GrainCorp records at numerous sites

GrainCorp’s intake across harvest has totalled more than 13 million tonnes of grower receivals to date, eclipsing the 12.6Mt of winter-crop grower receivals delivered to GrainCorp in the previous bumper harvest in 2016-17…Read More

Grain Central, January 15, 2021

Feedgrain Focus: Prices firm on global strength

Domestic wheat, barley and sorghum values have firmed this week based on strength in Northern Hemisphere markets, and were bolstered by minimal post-harvest selling from growers…Read More

Liz Wells, January 14, 2021

Australia’s Nov wheat exports up 42pc from Oct

Australia exported 515,636 tonnes of wheat in November, up sharply from October to reflect the surge of new-crop grain arriving at port, and competitive pricing…Read More

Liz Wells, January 14, 2021

Daily Market Wire 15 January 2021

Talk of fresh China buying demand led wheat futures’ further gains. Corn and soybeans followed suit, up almost 2pc. Canola and European rapeseed diverged. Australian export bids lifted…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, January 15, 2021

Machinery

Tractor sales set to top 13,000 for year

Sales of agricultural equipment, particularly tractors, have continued at record levels through November, setting the scene for tractor sales to top the 13,000 mark for 2020…Read More

Grain Central, December 10, 2020

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

Property

WA listings in short supply despite buoyant market

Listings of large-scale cropping properties and mixed farms in WA are in short supply, reflecting buoyant demand from expanding operations within the state…Read More

Liz Wells, December 11, 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

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

Beef Central

Cattle grid confuses modern car sensors and sends UK drivers into a spin

A humble old cattle grid is sometimes all it takes to trip up the most advanced car computer systems...Read More

Recruitment: Operating smarter in 2021

The commencement of a new year is often a time for employers in the agricultural industries to reflect on their future hiring requirements, and for employees, to plan a career..Read More

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

New CEO for Red Meat Advisory Council | NH Foods appoints GM for its Borthwicks Mackay plant | Beef City feedlot team-member earns Young Lotfeeder title | New market information manager..Read More

96 Polaris SSVs recalled

A recall notice has been issued for 96 Polaris side by side vehicles sold nationally between December 2019 and October 2020, due to concerns that clutches may fail under high-load,..Read More

Sheep Central

Sexed sheep semen to solve quality ram and ewe supply issues

SEXED sheep semen is being used by major Australian wool, prime lamb and maternal seedstock breeders to quickly lift the number of superior rams and ewes for sale and spread genetic..Read More

ACCC approves Troy acquisition of Elanco sheep and lice brands

AUSTRALIAN-OWNED company Troy Animal Healthcare will acquire a suite of sheep product brands from multinational Elanco in the aftermath of Elanco’s takeover of Bayer AG’s animal health business...Read More

Chinese buyers chase fine Merino fleece at auctions

FINE Merino wool prices led a general improvement in Australian auction prices in the first auction sales after the Christmas break this week...Read More

Forward wool prices follow auctions, but volumes disappoint

A BRIGHTER than expected opening to the first Australian wool auctions of 2021 replicated itself in the forward markets this week...Read More

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