Drought, feedgrain demand factor into mixed commodity outlook: ABARES

The world wheat price is forecast to average 6 per cent lower in 2019–20 at US$218 per tonne while world wheat production is forecast to reach a record 766 million tonnes, according to ABARES Agricultural Commodities report released today…Read More

Grain Central, September 17, 2019

Pakistan pips Bangladesh as biggest July chickpea buyer: ABS

Australia shipped 16,632 tonnes of chickpeas in July, down 36 per cent from the June total of 25,805t, and the market is now shifting its attention to new-crop…Read More

Liz Wells, September 16, 2019

Eastern states’ grain gatherings wrap up with NSW event + PICS

The Grain NSW gathering in Sydney last Friday was the third of eastern Australia’s state-based grain organisation recent events…Read More

Henry Wells, September 16, 2019

Cropping export volumes, values fall: Rural Bank

Australian cropping exports have declined in value for the second consecutive year in 2018/19, primarily as a result of lower production which reduced exportable supplies…Read More

Grain Central, September 16, 2019

US share of Chinese cotton market plummets: USDA

The US share of China cotton imports fell to 18pc in 2018/19, down sharply from 45pc in 2017/18, and well below the 30pc share seen over the previous five years, according to the USDA…Read More

Grain Central, September 16, 2019

Is there an Invisible Gorilla in your paddock?

Is there more to herbicide resistance than first meets the eye? Does focusing on one aspect mean we could fail to identify other important resistance mechanisms?..Read More

Katherine Hollaway, September 16, 2019

Daily Market Wire 16 September 2019

Global wheat markets, near life-of-contract lows are plumbing for a bottom. Corn and soybean meanwhile driven by the collision of politics and crop cycles. Australia’s wheat basis comes under the spotlight. ..Read More

Lachstock Consulting, September 16, 2019


The air above Antarctica is suddenly getting warmer – here’s what it means for Australia
Harry Hendon, Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Andrew B. Watkins, Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Eun-Pa Lim, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, and Griffith Young, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, September 13, 2019
Daily Market Wire 13 September 2019
Lachstock Consulting, September 13, 2019

Industry Dashboard

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Ridley $1.03
Woolworths $36.43
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Wheat

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Barley

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Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

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Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

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What readers are saying

Reforms ahead in agriculture’s approach to R&D

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News

Drought, feedgrain demand factor into mixed commodity outlook: ABARES

The world wheat price is forecast to average 6 per cent lower in 2019–20 at US$218 per tonne while world wheat production is forecast to reach a record 766 million tonnes, according to ABARES Agricultural Commodities report released today…Read More

Grain Central, September 17, 2019

Farm invasion bill passes Federal Parliament

New laws that will strengthen farmer protections against escalating animal rights activism and harassment have passed the Federal Parliament, introducing tougher penalties for convictions…Read More

Colin Bettles, September 13, 2019

Elders given all clear to acquire AIRR rural wholesaler

The ACCC will not oppose the proposed acquisition of rural wholesale buying group Australian Independent Rural Retailers (AIRR) by Elders…Read More

Grain Central, September 12, 2019

Drought support kicks in as NSW dry tightens grip

A special, drought support bus is touring the hard-hit regions of NSW, bringing front-line drought assistance and information to farming communities…Read More

Grain Central, September 12, 2019

Weather

The air above Antarctica is suddenly getting warmer – here’s what it means for Australia

Record warm temperatures above Antarctica over the coming weeks are likely to bring above-average spring temperatures and below-average rainfall across large parts of NSW southern Qld…Read More

Harry Hendon, Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Andrew B. Watkins, Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Eun-Pa Lim, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, and Griffith Young, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, September 13, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 11 Sep 2019

A complex low pressure system and cold fronts brought moderate to locally heavy falls to the southeast, while cold fronts produced light to moderate falls in the southwest…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, September 11, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 4 Sep 2019

Cold fronts brought moderate falls to the southwest and southeast, while surface troughs and a low pressure system produced moderate to heavy falls along the central coast of New South Wales…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, September 4, 2019

Warm, dry spring likely for most of Australia

Most of Australia is likely to experience warmer and drier than average conditions in the coming three months, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s Spring Outlook released today…Read More

Grain Central, August 29, 2019

Cropping

Is there an Invisible Gorilla in your paddock?

Is there more to herbicide resistance than first meets the eye? Does focusing on one aspect mean we could fail to identify other important resistance mechanisms?..Read More

Katherine Hollaway, September 16, 2019

How can I avoid getting stuck in an imi herbicide cycle?

Growers need to avoid the over-use of imi herbicides as weeds can evolve resistance relatively quickly to their mode of action…Read More

Sarah Wilson, BASF senior technical services specialist, September 12, 2019

CQ grain in demand as winter-crop harvest gathers pace

Queensland’s winter-crop harvest is well under way, with wheat and barley attracting strong interest from feedlots prior to southern and WA grain hitting the market…Read More

Liz Wells, September 11, 2019

Malting facility accreditation opens opportunities for barley

Pilot Malting Australia’s malting facility in WA has been granted accreditation for future malt barley varieties…Read More

Grain Central, September 11, 2019

Markets

Pakistan pips Bangladesh as biggest July chickpea buyer: ABS

Australia shipped 16,632 tonnes of chickpeas in July, down 36 per cent from the June total of 25,805t, and the market is now shifting its attention to new-crop…Read More

Liz Wells, September 16, 2019

US share of Chinese cotton market plummets: USDA

The US share of China cotton imports fell to 18pc in 2018/19, down sharply from 45pc in 2017/18, and well below the 30pc share seen over the previous five years, according to the USDA…Read More

Grain Central, September 16, 2019

Daily Market Wire 16 September 2019

Global wheat markets, near life-of-contract lows are plumbing for a bottom. Corn and soybean meanwhile driven by the collision of politics and crop cycles. Australia’s wheat basis comes under the spotlight. ..Read More

Lachstock Consulting, September 16, 2019

Sixth vessel booked, new-crop wheat imports tipped at 400,000t

Another year of drought in Australia’s major high-protein wheat-growing areas could see 400,000 tonnes of wheat imported to cover local demands in the new-crop marketing year which starts next month…Read More

Liz Wells, September 13, 2019

Machinery

Case unveils next-gen tractors

Case IH showcased its new Maxxum tractor range at the AgQuip Field Days and gave Australian farmers a sneak preview of its 2020-release AFS Connect Magnum tractors…Read More

Neil Lyon, August 26, 2019

Transport regulator to review harvest loading schemes

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is calling for feedback on the different heavy vehicle loading schemes used during grain harvest across Australia…Read More

Grain Central, August 26, 2019

Spreader/chaser combo gets it together at AgQuip

AgQuip visitors had a chance to check out a new-concept, two-in-one, spreader/chaser machine that can be used as both a bulk fertiliser spreader and a grain chaser bin…Read More

Neil Lyon, August 23, 2019

Farm Machinery: Tractor sales | Morris makeover | AgQuip | CNH restructure + more

Latest news from the farm machinery world…Read More

Grain Central, August 16, 2019

Property

Prospect Downs sells, Noble Park lists in Moree market

The Noble Park Aggregation in north-west NSW’s Golden Triangle region is on the market, and sources are reporting the sale of Prospect Downs and Bonnie View at Biniguy for close to $11,000 per hectare. ..Read More

Grain Central, September 4, 2019

Drought fails to dull farmer, trader interest in bulk storages

Sales activity in trading bulk-grain storages is ticking along, buoyed by demand from traders and local farmers, even in drought-hit parts of eastern Australia…Read More

Liz Wells, September 2, 2019

Well-watered Mitchell Park offers CQ opportunity for $5.3m

An irrigated and dryland cropping property with cattle infrastructure at Capella in Central Queensland is on the market for $5.3 million ..Read More

Liz Wells, August 30, 2019

CQ’s Karamarra holds beef, cotton, cropping options

Charlie and Kaye Wilson’s well-watered and developed cotton, cropping and cattle property Karamarra is set to go to auction next month to offer scale and diversity with Mackenzie River frontage. ..Read More

Grain Central, August 21, 2019

Beef Central

Farm invasion laws: Where is each State up to?

With the ink barely dry on new Federal laws passed last week to strengthen protections against illegal trespass and farm invasion, Colin Bettles looks at how moves by each State..Read More

Ferocious debate erupts over ‘vegan terrorists’

A tempestuous political debate has zeroed-in on the rights of farmers to produce livestock for human food consumption, without suffering endangerment due to escalating threats and illegal intimidation driven by..Read More

NT Govt plans will suffocate ag investment: NTCA

The Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association has warned changes being made by the NT Government to the Non-Pastoral Permit system will have dire consequences for future agricultural investment in the Territory...Read More

Farm invasion bill passes Federal Parliament

New laws that will strengthen farmer protections against escalating animal rights activism and harassment have passed the Federal Parliament, introducing tougher penalties for convictions...Read More

Sheep Central

Victoria floats sheep mulesing definition change ‘by stealth’

OPPOSITION is mounting this week to a proposed change “by stealth” of the definition of sheep mulesing in Victoria...Read More

English shearer to aim for a record in memory of his Grace

ENGLISH shearer Stu Connor is mounting possibly the bravest of world record challenges as he hunts-down a record of 867 lambs in nine hours next Saturday...Read More

Sheep meat processors bid on reduced AuctionsPlus offering

SHEEP meat processors were active again on mainly light lambs and mutton sheep in a reduced online offering last week...Read More

Sheep carcase trait accuracy to benefit from new DNA test

SHEEP carcase and eating quality trait breeding value accuracies are expected to be the biggest benefactors of a new multi-trait DNA test now available to Australian sheep producers...Read More

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