Westchester tests rural lease market

Westchester has listed four productive cropping properties for lease, in a rare move for the US-owned investment fund…Read More

Emma Alsop, March 24, 2023

APC23: Industry growing as science meets market

APC23 has delivered the latest in research findings to Australia’s uniquely collaborative pulse industry, already a major exporter and a key component of sustainable farming systems…Read More

Liz Wells, March 24, 2023

Feedgrain Focus: Markets flat as grower selling thins

Quality barley in the north tightens. Southern pulses exporters keep busy. Early planting triggers fertiliser, seed decisions. ..Read More

Liz Wells, March 23, 2023

RLF launches arm to generate ACCUs from cropping

WA company RLF AgTech has launched a pilot program over 5000ha to create ACCUs from cropping country in an Australian first…Read More

Grain Central, March 24, 2023

New permits aid control of powdery mildew in wheat

Following a request from Grain Producers SA, Grain Producers Australia has successfully applied for permits to use additional fungicides on wheat…Read More

Grain Central, March 24, 2023

Sorghum departs as feedlot rations evolve

The expanding feedlot sector is embracing cottonseed and wheat in its rations, and bypassing sorghum for cheaper and more easily digestible alternatives…Read More

Liz Wells, March 21, 2023

Daily Market Wire 24 March 2023

Crop output in Argentina continues to be torn by sustained hot, dry weather…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, March 24, 2023

APC23: May says patience needed as processing evolves

Australia needs a targeted, gradual approach to developing the pulse-protein industry, according to Unigrain co-CEO Andrew May…Read More

Emma Alsop, March 22, 2023

Riverina’s Marong sells ahead of switch to cotton
Emma Alsop and Linda Rowley, March 22, 2023
Daily Market Wire 23 March 2023
Lachstock Consulting, March 23, 2023

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 22 March 2023
Bureau of Meteorology, March 22, 2023
Daily Market Wire 22 March 2023
Lachstock Consulting, March 22, 2023

Industry Dashboard

Carbon Trading Market

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

Today

37
Source: Jarden

$A / $US

Updated 7am daily

Today

0.6650
Source: NAB

ASX Market Index

27 Mar 2023 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $8.96
Australian Agricultural Co $1.52
Graincorp $7.29
Ridley $2.12
Woolworths $36.64
Wellard $0.06
Source: ASX

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

10.51
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

Last Week

371
Source: Lachstock Consulting

Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

Today

320

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

Today

599
Source: Lachstock Consulting

Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

Today

429
Source: Lachstock Consulting

What readers are saying

Pulse Update: Chickpeas join surprise rally

Any plans to value-add our pulses in particular regions especially with the development of the nutrient extraction processing technology developed in WA by Whole Green Foods a GRDC-supported....

Anne Elliott
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Call for EP rail reopening sparks funding discussion

To the editor...this is part of the Productivity report in 2010 in relation to the Overcharging by GWA rail operators,,,,thought you would find it of interest....in 2010 by the....

Paul Henley
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WA crop beats previous records by 30pc: GIWA

What was the grain production tonnes in Western Australia in 1990 and what is the grain production tonnes forecast for 2022-23? What are the reasons for the difference in grain....

Bill Jordan
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WeedSmart Dalby forum puts Big 6 on show

Just wanted to say thanks to Liz for fantastic coverage and great photos of Weedsmart Week at Dalby. Thanks Liz . 😀👍👍👏👏....

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News

CBH opens Kwinana Fertiliser Facility

CBH Group has opened it’s new Kwinana Fertiliser Facility, which will deliver significant benefits to Western Australian grain growers…Read More

Grain Central, March 20, 2023

Crushing-plant plans brighten hopes for CQ oilseeds

Energreen Nutrition has put forward plans to construct a crushing plant at Yamala, with the project expected to reinvigorate CQ’s oilseed industry…Read More

Emma Alsop, March 16, 2023

T-Ports signs haulage agreement with local carriers

Eyre Peninsula Freight Group has signed an agreement which gives member businesses surety that they will be hauling for T-Ports for years to come. ..Read More

Grain Central, March 15, 2023

Canola for biofuel set for release in southern US

Canola looks set to move south in the US now that hybrids are being developed so it can be grown as a biofuel feedstock in rotation with summer crops…Read More

Grain Central, March 15, 2023

Weather

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 22 March 2023

Showers and rain fell across the north and east throughout the week, mostly owing to active cloud and thunderstorms present near and to the east of surface troughs. ..Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, March 22, 2023

Bureau issues El Niño Watch as ENSO turns neutral

The Bureau of Meteorology’s latest Climate Driver Update has called time on La Niña and issued the first El Niño Watch seen since 2019…Read More

Grain Central, March 16, 2023

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 15 March 2023

Widespread weekly totals of 50-150mm fell in the Top End, most of eastern Queensland and into northern NSW and western Tasmania…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, March 15, 2023

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 8 March 2023

Storms and heavy rain fell across the northern tropics throughout the week, with weekly totals greater than 150mm recorded in parts of the Kimberley, NT and Qld, ..Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, March 8, 2023

Cropping

APC23: Industry growing as science meets market

APC23 has delivered the latest in research findings to Australia’s uniquely collaborative pulse industry, already a major exporter and a key component of sustainable farming systems…Read More

Liz Wells, March 24, 2023

New permits aid control of powdery mildew in wheat

Following a request from Grain Producers SA, Grain Producers Australia has successfully applied for permits to use additional fungicides on wheat…Read More

Grain Central, March 24, 2023

APC23: May says patience needed as processing evolves

Australia needs a targeted, gradual approach to developing the pulse-protein industry, according to Unigrain co-CEO Andrew May…Read More

Emma Alsop, March 22, 2023

Textile trial enters next phase to reduce landfill

Trials to evaluate inclusion of textile waste in cotton country are progressing, with Gunnedah grower Scott Morgan and bed linen manufacturer Sheridan joining phase 2…Read More

Grain Central, March 22, 2023

Markets

Feedgrain Focus: Markets flat as grower selling thins

Quality barley in the north tightens. Southern pulses exporters keep busy. Early planting triggers fertiliser, seed decisions. ..Read More

Liz Wells, March 23, 2023

Sorghum departs as feedlot rations evolve

The expanding feedlot sector is embracing cottonseed and wheat in its rations, and bypassing sorghum for cheaper and more easily digestible alternatives…Read More

Liz Wells, March 21, 2023

Daily Market Wire 24 March 2023

Crop output in Argentina continues to be torn by sustained hot, dry weather…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, March 24, 2023

Daily Market Wire 23 March 2023

Ag commodity prices step lower. EU aids farmers in states neighbouring Ukraine. Australia eyes early seasonal break. ..Read More

Lachstock Consulting, March 23, 2023

Sponsored Content

New wheat varieties offer Southern growers genetic diversity

Two new AH varieties available this season are Reilly, featuring improved stripe rust resistance, and Kingston, compact, big on standability…Read More

Sponsored content, January 23, 2023

Luximax 30/30 brings options to fight against ryegrass

BASF has developed the Luximax 30/30 Plan, a strategy growers can use in wheat rotations to minimise a build-up in herbicide-resistant ryegrass…Read More

Sponsored Content, November 8, 2022

InVigor brings pod strength to cut canola losses

BASF’s InVigor canola varieties offer growers increased pod durability which equates to improved yields through reduced shattering and harvest losses…Read More

Sponsored Content, October 24, 2022

Landmark fabric Aussie made for Aussie bunkers

Ahead of another bumper harvest in eastern Australia, GALE Pacific’s Landmark fabric is in strong demand from fabricators who are answering the call for durable and recyclable bunker covers…Read More

Guest Author, October 10, 2022

Machinery

Mad Rabbit hops on to snail problem + VIDEO

Victorian grower Kyle Pearse has engineered a simple and effective means of getting on top of the snail population ahead of seeding of this year’s winter crop…Read More

Liz Wells, February 27, 2023

Jan tractor sales dip as biosecurity slows flow

Sales of tractors in Australia dipped in January amid a slowed release of ordered machinery as customs officials deal with a surge in biosecurity-related inspections. ..Read More

Liz Wells, February 27, 2023

Call renewed for right to repair as Deere’s US MOU lands

THE American Farm Bureau Federation and John Deere have signed a memorandum of understanding that allows US farmers to repair but not modify their machinery without voiding warranty. Signed on..Read More

Liz Wells, January 12, 2023

RDO Toowoomba plans shifts to Aatlis

Construction of a new Toowoomba home for RDO Equipment is due to start next year, and will take the leading Darling Downs dealership to the Wellcamp logistics hub. ..Read More

Grain Central, November 21, 2022

Property

Westchester tests rural lease market

Westchester has listed four productive cropping properties for lease, in a rare move for the US-owned investment fund…Read More

Emma Alsop, March 24, 2023

Riverina’s Marong sells ahead of switch to cotton

Conargo mixed-farming operation Marong is set to be developed for cotton under new ownership after primarily running sheep and goats in recent years. ..Read More

Emma Alsop and Linda Rowley, March 22, 2023

Gardiners lists Gunnedah’s Ruvigne

After over 20 years of ownership, the Gardiner family have listed their Liverpool Plains irrigated and dryland cropping property, Ruvigne. ..Read More

Emma Alsop, March 13, 2023

Warren aggregation draws strong interest

There has been strong early interest for the 3998ha Macquarie Valley aggregation, Part Mundooie and Back Mackenzies,..Read More

Emma Alsop, March 10, 2023

AgCarbon Central

RLF launches arm to generate ACCUs from cropping

WA company RLF AgTech has launched a pilot program over 5000ha to create ACCUs from cropping country in an Australian first…Read More

Grain Central, March 24, 2023

Govt to make ‘national statement on climate change’ in ag

The Federal Government is hoping to bring industry, states and territories together to form a broad strategy for managing the impacts of climate change on agriculture…Read More

Eric Barker, March 20, 2023

Leading Harvest covers 540,000ha in Australian launch

Leading Harvest has introduced a standardised sustainability framework for 540,000ha of Australian agricultural land owned by local and offshore investors…Read More

Grain Central, March 17, 2023

Study finds soymeal contributes to egg industry footprint

A UQ study has found the carbon footprint of layer rations could be reduced if imported soymeal was replaced with domestic alternatives including canola meal, lupins and fly larvae…Read More

Grain Central, January 30, 2023

Beef Central

From basic nutrition to billion-dollar bonds, the two worlds of ag sustainability

As the world aims to figure out what a sustainable future for agriculture looks like, two completely different sets of priorities are beginning to collide...Read More

Sustainability, leadership and collaboration constant themes in Rabo’s Farm2Fork Summit

Moving more rapidly towards sustainability through the use of data and collaboration along the food supply chain was a recurring theme at Rabobank’s enormous Farm2Fork agriculture Summit held on Sydney..Read More

Awards recognise connection between sustainability and food on consumers’ plates

Beef supply chain Paradigm Foods and its Roots Regenerative brand have earned a prestigious Banksia sustainability award this week...Read More

Recruitment: Seeking a sense of ‘purpose’ in the workplace

Given that employees spend the majority of their weekday waking hours at work, it should come as no surprise that employers can have significant impact on the sense of purpose..Read More

Sheep Central

Sheep defleecing researchers aim at on-farm testing in 2025

BIOLOGICAL defleecing researchers at the University of Adelaide hope to undertake large scale on-farm testing of the wool harvesting technology in 2025...Read More

Kiwi-born brothers plan shearing record attempt in WA

NEW Zealand-born shearing brothers Floyde and Levi Neil are out to get their names into the World Sheep Shearing Records Society’s annals in Western Australia next month...Read More

NFF leader Simson wins Rabobank Leadership Award

NATIONAL Farmers’ Federation president Fiona Simson has won the 2023 Rabobank Leadership Award in the return of the trans-Tasman awards after a three-year hiatus due to COVID...Read More

JBS delivers record net revenue in 2022 for global operations

GLOBAL animal protein giant JBS has reported a net revenue across its diverse operations in US$ terms of a record $72.6 billion, up 6.9pc on the previous year...Read More

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