Aussie oats fight for right to wear gluten-free label

The world’s strictest gluten-free labelling laws are locking Australian growers out of supplying the niche domestic market and potentially exporting specially grown and handled oats. ..Read More

Liz Wells, April 9, 2021

Uni of Southern Qld $19 million drought hub first in nationwide program

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has become the first of eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation hubs to be tasked with helping farmers and regional communities better prepare for future droughts…Read More

Neil Lyon, April 9, 2021

Feedgrain Focus: Prices soften despite subdued selling

Prices for current and new-crop feedgrain and cottonseed have fallen by up to $10 per tonne this week amid brightened prospects for cotton and late-planted sorghum, and a buoyant outlook for the winter crop now being planted…Read More

Liz Wells, April 8, 2021

Canola: Is our price good?

The price for canola at the moment is pretty good isn’t it? Or is it? The question is, are the current prices on offer as good as they appear?..Read More

Andrew Whitelaw, Thomas Elder Markets, April 8, 2021

Crime is rife on farms, yet reporting remains stubbornly low

A survey of NSW farmers by the University of New England has found that four in five, or 80.8pc, reported having been a victim of some type of farm crime…Read More

Kyle J.D. Mulrooney and Alistair Harkness, University of New England, April 9, 2021

Daily Market Wire 9 April 2021

Ahead of Friday’s WASDE report, strong corn markets led all boards firmer. Australia is forecasting rain in the west…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, April 9, 2021

Riverine Plains study explores carbon trading potential

The Riverine Plains farming systems group has completed a project looking into the viability and practicality of increasing soil carbon for trading through the Australian Government’s Emission Reduction Fund…Read More

Grain Central, April 9, 2021



Industry Dashboard

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Elders $12.40
Australian Agricultural Co $1.21
Graincorp $5.37
Ridley $1.16
Woolworths $41.76
Wellard $0.06
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Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

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280
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Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

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224

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

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636
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Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

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What readers are saying

How do Australian wheat yields compare to the rest of the world?

The Australian wheat yields are not directly comparable with many other countries, particularly those in the northern Hemisphere. Much of the Australian grain belt has no real winter (unlike much....

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What will the Inland Rail mean for the grain industry?

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Boolah/PURE ups stumps in Brisbane after 1Mt drought task

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Anti-irrigator bias perverts Murray Darling water-sharing policy

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News

Uni of Southern Qld $19 million drought hub first in nationwide program

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has become the first of eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation hubs to be tasked with helping farmers and regional communities better prepare for future droughts…Read More

Neil Lyon, April 9, 2021

Crime is rife on farms, yet reporting remains stubbornly low

A survey of NSW farmers by the University of New England has found that four in five, or 80.8pc, reported having been a victim of some type of farm crime…Read More

Kyle J.D. Mulrooney and Alistair Harkness, University of New England, April 9, 2021

Grain Central’s March 2021 grain and cropping news quiz

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

Grain Central, April 7, 2021

Man airlifted after becoming trapped in farm machinery

A man whose arm became trapped in an auger on a farm in the Goondiwindi region in southern Queensland was flown to hospital in a serious but stable condition…Read More

Grain Central, April 7, 2021

Weather

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 7 April 2021

At the start of the week, a monsoon trough developed to the north of Australia, and produced moderate rainfall in the north Kimberley in WA; the far north Top End in the NT, the north Cape York Peninsula, and north tropical coast in Qld. Onshore flows generated light to moderate rainfall from the central and south coast of Qld to the north and central coast of NSW…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, April 7, 2021

Waning La Niña turns winter rainfall prospects to 50:50

The La Niña weather pattern, which began in September 2020 and led to widespread heavy rains throughout the eastern seaboard in early March, is beginning to fade, turning rainfall prospects to neutral…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 31, 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 31 March 2021

A low pressure system and associated cold front brought moderate rainfall to eastern New South Wales and the far south-east of the country, while thunderstorms and showers in northern Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, March 31, 2021

Seasonal climate outlook Apr-Jun 2021

April to June is likely to be wetter than average across the tropical north of Australia, extending from northern WA across to northern Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, March 26, 2021

Cropping

Riverine Plains study explores carbon trading potential

The Riverine Plains farming systems group has completed a project looking into the viability and practicality of increasing soil carbon for trading through the Australian Government’s Emission Reduction Fund…Read More

Grain Central, April 9, 2021

Search is on for alternatives to glyphosate

A new, two-year project in Western Australia will delve into potential herbicides other than glyphosate to control summer weeds and for pre-cropping knockdown treatments…Read More

Grain Central, April 7, 2021

New fertiliser targets yield gains in high rainfall zone

The move to enhanced efficiency fertilisers such as eNpower from Incitec Pivot Fertilisers is gathering pace in higher rainfall zones…Read More

Grain Central, April 7, 2021

Researchers confirm sought-after synergies between herbicides: AHRI

“I leverage synergies” “I monetise leveraged synergies” “I initiate synergy monetisation strategies” Never ask a marketing executive what they do for a living! But if a weed researcher such as..Read More

Peter Newman, AHRI, April 6, 2021

Markets

Aussie oats fight for right to wear gluten-free label

The world’s strictest gluten-free labelling laws are locking Australian growers out of supplying the niche domestic market and potentially exporting specially grown and handled oats. ..Read More

Liz Wells, April 9, 2021

Feedgrain Focus: Prices soften despite subdued selling

Prices for current and new-crop feedgrain and cottonseed have fallen by up to $10 per tonne this week amid brightened prospects for cotton and late-planted sorghum, and a buoyant outlook for the winter crop now being planted…Read More

Liz Wells, April 8, 2021

Canola: Is our price good?

The price for canola at the moment is pretty good isn’t it? Or is it? The question is, are the current prices on offer as good as they appear?..Read More

Andrew Whitelaw, Thomas Elder Markets, April 8, 2021

Daily Market Wire 9 April 2021

Ahead of Friday’s WASDE report, strong corn markets led all boards firmer. Australia is forecasting rain in the west…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, April 9, 2021

Machinery

Recall issued on Suzuki quad bikes over lack of safety information

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a recall notice on 490 Suzuki Australia quad bikes sold in Australia, stating that they were sold without appropriate safety information and reflectors…Read More

Grain Central, March 26, 2021

JD, USQ join forces to deliver new era in spraying technology

A collaboration between John Deere and the University of Southern Queensland has led to the development of vision-based precision spray technology…Read More

Grain Central, March 15, 2021

Tractor sales boom continues into second year

Australia has registered record tractor sales for the past 12 consecutive months, 34 per cent ahead on an annualised basis compared to the same time last year. ..Read More

Grain Central, March 11, 2021

John Deere confirms farmers’ right to repair, not modify, machinery

John Deere has affirmed the right of Australian farmers to repair the company’s range of tractors and machinery, but draws the line at producers modifying equipment…Read More

Neil Lyon, February 25, 2021

Property

Return to solid seasons sparks demand for Upper Namoi farms

Three solid seasons on the trot are rebuilding faith in the Upper Namoi region as a profitable double-cropping region now that recent rain is pushing the New South Wales drought to the back of the market’s mind…Read More

Liz Wells, April 7, 2021

Family expansion soaks up southern NSW offerings

Dryland and irrigated cropping and mixed-farming country is being snapped up by family operations as low interest rates encourage expansion…Read More

Liz Wells, March 31, 2021

Bayliss, Godde’s offer step into country trading

Two grain businesses at opposite ends of the NSW cropping belt are for sale from separate vendors, and each offers the new buyer the opportunity to expand or gain a foothold in country trading and handling…Read More

Grain Central, March 17, 2021

Prairie heads Downs listings in buoyant market

Prime Darling Downs farming country in parcels large and small is coming to the market this autumn, underpinned by its soils’ legendary ability to produce winter and summer crops…Read More

Liz Wells, March 15, 2021

Beef Central

Kay’s Cuts: Best and worst of times for US and Australian meat processors

It surely is the best and worst of times for beef processors in North America and Australia, respectively, Beef Central's monthly US market commentator Steve Kay suggests. Australian processors’ struggles..Read More

Beef 2021: Prime beef rolled out as Beef Barbarians tackle Classic Wallabies

In country towns around Australia old footy boots are being dusted off and middle-aged legs are being pushed through laps of local ovals as a team of cattle industry identities..Read More

Recruitment: Big surge seen in Australian jobs listings – agriculture included

There has been a sharp surge in new jobs listings across Australian business and industry in the past couple of months – and agriculture is one of the leaders of..Read More

Uni of Southern Qld $19 million drought hub first in nationwide program

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has become the first of eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation hubs to be tasked with helping farmers and regional communities better prepare for..Read More

Sheep Central

AWI to propose that 10-year director terms are not for everyone

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation intends to find a way around a performance review recommendation for a 10-year director term limit for at least one sitting director, even as it asks shareholders..Read More

Scabby mouth is one of many obstacles to Saudi sheep trade

AUSTRALIAN sheep will need to vaccinated just once for scabby mouth to be eligible for export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under a new pathway announced this week...Read More

AWEX rejects industry calls to delay National Wool Declaration Review

THE Australian Wool Exchange has rejected a call from brokers and exporters to extend the submission period for the National Wool Declaration review...Read More

Recruitment: Big surge seen in Australian jobs listings – agriculture included

There has been a sharp surge in new jobs listings across Australian business and industry in the past couple of months – and agriculture is one of the leaders of..Read More

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