Australian chickpea, lentil exports drop in June

The resurgence of buying from Pakistan in June in both chickpeas and lentils points to improved terms of trade in the containerised market…Read More

Liz Wells, August 11, 2022

Feedgrain Focus: South firms as rain limits trade

Prices firmed in the south to reflect tightening stocks, while the northern market was mostly flat as trade picks up in new crop…Read More

Liz Wells, August 11, 2022

CBH Group to sell, lease 13 receival sites

WA bulk handler, CBH Group, is selling or leasing 13 receival sites it says are no longer part of its future operational requirements…Read More

Emma Alsop, August 11, 2022

Forecast threatens already beleaguered NSW crops

Wheat and canola area in central NSW is well down on intentions, and growers are nervous about the impact of forecast rain and storage flows on already sodden paddocks…Read More

Liz Wells, August 11, 2022

Line closed after grain train derails near Goondiwindi

Rail-freight services connecting Goondiwindi with Brisbane have been suspended after a truck and a loaded grain train collided east of the town yesterday…Read More

Emma Alsop, August 10, 2022

Australia ships 535,522t barley, 266,101t sorghum in June

While Australian sorghum exports held in June, barley shipments fell to reflect the rundown in stocks as major buyer Saudi switches into more compound feed. ..Read More

Liz Wells, August 10, 2022

FY22 results cement Aurizon’s grain freight footprint

An increase in grain haulage provided a positive talking point for rail transport operator, Aurizon, which reported generally flat financial results at the company’s FY22 presentation…Read More

Emma Alsop, August 10, 2022

Turkey remains heavily reliant on Black Sea suppliers

Food inflation is of major concern in countries including Turkey, where the government is paying big prices to keep grain now being harvested at home…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, August 9, 2022

Daily Market Wire 11 August 2022
Lachstock Consulting, August 11, 2022
Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 10 August 2022
Bureau of Meteorology, August 10, 2022


Industry Dashboard

Carbon Trading Market

Aust. Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) - $/tonne of CO2 equiv.

Today

29.00
Source: Jarden

$A / $US

Updated 7am daily

Today

0.7060
Source: NAB

ASX Market Index

12 Aug 2022 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $12.09
Australian Agricultural Co $1.90
Graincorp $8.17
Ridley $1.74
Woolworths $38.02
Wellard $0.07
Source: ASX

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

7.83
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

Last Week

410
Source: Lachstock Consulting

Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

Today

339

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

Today

810
Source: Lachstock Consulting

Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

Today

322
Source: Lachstock Consulting

What readers are saying

Kimberley gin gets closer with lease signing

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AM recipient reflects on career in grains industry

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News

CBH Group to sell, lease 13 receival sites

WA bulk handler, CBH Group, is selling or leasing 13 receival sites it says are no longer part of its future operational requirements…Read More

Emma Alsop, August 11, 2022

Line closed after grain train derails near Goondiwindi

Rail-freight services connecting Goondiwindi with Brisbane have been suspended after a truck and a loaded grain train collided east of the town yesterday…Read More

Emma Alsop, August 10, 2022

Brisbane mobile loaders bulk up shipping capacity

Australian company Arrow Commodities and broker RainAg are using separate mobile shiploaders to boost Brisbane’s grain-export capacity…Read More

Liz Wells, August 8, 2022

Port of Newcastle persists with container ambitions

The Port of Newcastle has continued its push into the container trade with the arrival of two Liebherr mobile harbour cranes last week…Read More

Emma Alsop, August 8, 2022

Weather

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 10 August 2022

Weekly rainfall totals above 50mm fell in most of western and northern Tasmania, in large parts of north-eastern Victoria and eastern inland NSW, and in WA’s far west and south-west. ..Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, August 10, 2022

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 3 August 2022

Cold fronts and low-pressure troughs brought thunderstorms, showers, hail and gusty winds to parts of southern Australia during the week…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, August 3, 2022

Seasonal climate outlook for Aug-Oct 2022

Wetter August to October likely for most of Australia – There is a high chance (greater than 80%) of above median August to October rainfall for much of the eastern two-thirds of the mainland, with chances reducing gradually in the west, and tending to below median for western Tasmania and an area of south-western WA…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, July 29, 2022

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 27 July 2022

Cold fronts and low pressure troughs brought rainfall to parts of southern Australia during the week…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, July 27, 2022

Cropping

Forecast threatens already beleaguered NSW crops

Wheat and canola area in central NSW is well down on intentions, and growers are nervous about the impact of forecast rain and storage flows on already sodden paddocks…Read More

Liz Wells, August 11, 2022

Proliferation of slugs prompts GRDC workshop series

GRDC is running a series of workshops across south-eastern Australia to help growers minimise the impact of increased and expanding slug populations on winter crops…Read More

Grain Central, August 8, 2022

Positive start to WA electric weed control trials

WA grain growers and others in primary industries are set to benefit from Australian trials of a device that kills weeds with electricity…Read More

Grain Central, August 8, 2022

Kimberley gin gets closer with lease signing

A site for the proposed Kimberley Cotton Company gin has been leased at Kununurra, with operations expected to commence in 2025…Read More

Grain Central, August 4, 2022

Markets

Australian chickpea, lentil exports drop in June

The resurgence of buying from Pakistan in June in both chickpeas and lentils points to improved terms of trade in the containerised market…Read More

Liz Wells, August 11, 2022

Feedgrain Focus: South firms as rain limits trade

Prices firmed in the south to reflect tightening stocks, while the northern market was mostly flat as trade picks up in new crop…Read More

Liz Wells, August 11, 2022

Australia ships 535,522t barley, 266,101t sorghum in June

While Australian sorghum exports held in June, barley shipments fell to reflect the rundown in stocks as major buyer Saudi switches into more compound feed. ..Read More

Liz Wells, August 10, 2022

Turkey remains heavily reliant on Black Sea suppliers

Food inflation is of major concern in countries including Turkey, where the government is paying big prices to keep grain now being harvested at home…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, August 9, 2022

Machinery

New pickers boost efficiency in drawn-out season

Five new John Deere cotton pickers have added efficiency to the Keeley family’s Brookstead Farming operation in a challenging season…Read More

Grain Central, July 22, 2022

Tractor sales up yoy: TMA; Brandt buys Wickham Flower

TMA sales figures show June tractor sales were up 18pc yoy; Brandt has bought Wickham Flower’s four John Deere dealerships to increase its network to 23…Read More

Grain Central, July 15, 2022

Deere stake in Kreisel speeds path for electric tractors

John Deere has bought into battery technology company Kreisel Electric, and expects to release its first electric and autonomous tractor for use in agriculture in Australia in 2026…Read More

Grain Central, June 27, 2022

Popular bush vehicles caught up in Toyota class action

A class action, which has sued car manufacturer Toyota for defects on one of the most popular bush vehicles in the country, is calling for more owners to come forward and claim compensation…Read More

Grain Central, June 20, 2022

Property

CBH Group to sell, lease 13 receival sites

WA bulk handler, CBH Group, is selling or leasing 13 receival sites it says are no longer part of its future operational requirements…Read More

Emma Alsop, August 11, 2022

Moree SAP taking shape, listings test interest

The listing of two industrial lots in the proposed Moree Special Activation Precinct is set to test interest in the project which has been touted as a major new grains and agricultural industry business hub for the region…Read More

Emma Alsop, August 5, 2022

Westchester relists reduced Riverina offering

Westchester Group has relisted a 6,753ha section of Riverina irrigated cropping property Cobran Station for sale…Read More

Emma Alsop, August 5, 2022

Elimatta sells at auction, sets new Walgett record

Northern NSW dryland cropping property Elimatta has set a new price record for the Walgett district by selling for $10.1 million at auction.
..Read More

Emma Alsop, August 2, 2022

AgCarbon Central

SA growers to trial FLINTpro tech in govt-backed project

Growers in South Australia are set to trial FLINTpro technology which can gauge the carbon footprint of grain production behind and beyond the farm gate…Read More

Grain Central, August 10, 2022

Welcome to AgCarbon Central

Welcome to AgCarbon Central, Australian agriculture’s dedicated online gathering-point for news, analysis and opinion across the rapidly emerging carbon industry…Read More

Jon Condon and James Nason, July 27, 2022

AgCarbon: a timeline of the story so far

Carbon farming has made a big entrance to the agricultural industry in the past decade, with more than $2 billion tied up in projects across the country…Read More

Eric Barker, July 27, 2022

Paddock grain-testing company developing soil-carbon tool

AN AGTECH company which is building a name for its paddock grain-testing tool is developing similar devices for leaf and soil-carbon levels. Hone Ag uses spectroscopy to determine leaf, grain..Read More

Eric Barker, July 6, 2022

Beef Central

DAFF officials update Senators on FMD preparedness

Sanitised foot mats for travellers entering Australia are now in place at all inbound airports receiving passengers from Indonesia, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry officials confirmed at a Senate..Read More

JBS’s new grainfed beef brand explores natural, sustainable category

A new beef brand launched by JBS Southern this week is pushing into previously unexplored territory – a Certified Natural and sustainable claim wrapped around grainfed beef...Read More

Livestock leaders see Sydney airport biosecurity first hand

Leaders from Australia’s livestock industries this week visited the Sydney International Airport to see measures in place to protect Australia from exotic animal diseases...Read More

Carbon forum: Legislated climate targets bring renewed opportunity to land sector

Carbon Market Institute CEO John Connor says the government's climate target represents a big opportunity for agriculture...Read More

Sheep Central

Victoria to fund mobile livestock disease centres and testing lab

VICTORIA will establish mobile emergency animal disease incident command centres and a portable testing laboratory to quicken first responses to local detections...Read More

DAFF ‘working overtime’ to project Australia’s disease-free status

LIVESTOCK producer suspicions that Australia’s government and its collaborators are adjusting messaging on exotic disease incursion risk and preparedness for trade purposes were confirmed at a Senate hearing today...Read More

Livestock leaders treated to Sydney airport biosecurity tour

AUSTRALIAN livestock leaders were treated to an inspection of biosecurity measures at Sydney’s International Airport to boost confidence in the government’s border biosecurity measures...Read More

Corporate cattle companies move into goat diversifications

THE rise of Australia’s goat industry has gained the attention of corporate cattle companies, with two large Queensland-based producers recently making significant investments into small stock...Read More

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