Pulse Update: Trade thin amid box woes, crop establishment

Prices for chickpeas and lentils have fallen in the past month based on a lull in demand as the mungbean harvest wraps up and faba beans find favour with local stockfeed millers…Read More

Liz Wells, June 21, 2021

Barley finds its way in the world beyond China

The Australian barley industry has emerged with renewed vigour from the turmoil of the past year when China imposed an 80.5 per cent tariff on barley imports from Australia that effectively closed the trade…Read More

Neil Lyon, June 21, 2021

Skretting to buy Ridley’s Tasmanian aquafeed plant

Ridley has agreed to sell the aquafeed plant it opened in Tasmania in 2019 to Skretting Australia so Ridley can concentrate its aquafeed production at its expanding Narangba plant near Brisbane…Read More

Grain Central, June 21, 2021

Wind erosion hits northern WA cropping region

Widespread dust storms across WA’s northern agricultural region has provided a graphic reminder of the need to protect paddocks and people’s lives from the impact of wind erosion…Read More

Grain Central, June 21, 2021

Increased Helicoverpa resistance to insecticide prompts ‘best practice’ call

A significant increase in resistance to one key insecticide used to control the crop pest insect, Helicoverpa, has been recorded in central western NSW and the Burdekin region of Queensland…Read More

Grain Central, June 21, 2021

Daily Market Wire 21 June 2021

US Friday weather markets lift on US corn, spring wheat, Canadian central Alberta canola regions influence. Ukraine barley harvest tentatively begins. WA receives weekend rain. US dollar strength favours Australian exporters…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, June 21, 2021

Illegal roadside grain dumping poses biosecurity risk

The dumping of piles of grain on the ground at roadside rest stops by truck drivers either cleaning out trailers or reducing weight is not only illegal, but is also a serious biosecurity risk…Read More

Jim Moran, Grains Farm Biosecurity Officer, June 21, 2021



Industry Dashboard

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ASX Market Index

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Company Price Trending
Elders $11.77
Australian Agricultural Co $1.31
Graincorp $5.18
Ridley $1.12
Woolworths $43.02
Wellard $0.06
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Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

Last Week

308
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Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

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254

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

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741
Source: Lachstock Consulting

Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

Today

311
Source: Lachstock Consulting

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Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

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4.5
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

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News

Skretting to buy Ridley’s Tasmanian aquafeed plant

Ridley has agreed to sell the aquafeed plant it opened in Tasmania in 2019 to Skretting Australia so Ridley can concentrate its aquafeed production at its expanding Narangba plant near Brisbane…Read More

Grain Central, June 21, 2021

Wind erosion hits northern WA cropping region

Widespread dust storms across WA’s northern agricultural region has provided a graphic reminder of the need to protect paddocks and people’s lives from the impact of wind erosion…Read More

Grain Central, June 21, 2021

Illegal roadside grain dumping poses biosecurity risk

The dumping of piles of grain on the ground at roadside rest stops by truck drivers either cleaning out trailers or reducing weight is not only illegal, but is also a serious biosecurity risk…Read More

Jim Moran, Grains Farm Biosecurity Officer, June 21, 2021

Ag sector underpins Australia’s economic recovery from Covid

Australia’s agricultural sector has been a shining light of solid performance throughout the Covid pandemic, setting records for production and exports and helping underpin the nation’s economic recovery…Read More

Neil Lyon, June 18, 2021

Weather

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 16 June 2021

Moderate rainfall was recorded in much of Victoria, eastern and central NSW, south-east Queensland, and parts of Tasmania in the past week. Extremely heavy daily falls in excess of 150mm were recorded in the West Gippsland in Victoria…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, June 16, 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 9 June 2021

Cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in southern South Australia, south-west and central Victoria, and Tasmania, while a low pressure system and surface trough generated moderate falls in southern Queensland and New South Wales…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, June 9, 2021

‘Flash droughts’ can dry out soil in weeks. New research shows what they look like in Australia

Flash droughts are droughts that begin suddenly and then rapidly become more intense. Flash droughts in Australia occur in all seasons and have led to a surge of interest among researchers…Read More

Tess Parker, Monash University and Ailie Gallant, Monash University, June 4, 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 2 June 2021

Cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in south-east Australia, while moderate falls across the south-west coast of Western Australia due to a strong cold front…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, June 2, 2021

Cropping

Increased Helicoverpa resistance to insecticide prompts ‘best practice’ call

A significant increase in resistance to one key insecticide used to control the crop pest insect, Helicoverpa, has been recorded in central western NSW and the Burdekin region of Queensland…Read More

Grain Central, June 21, 2021

Double-cropping transforms Brazilian crop production

From 1980 to 2016, grain production in Brazil increased more than fourfold, due not only to cropland expansion but the widespread adoption of double-cropping…Read More

Grain Central, June 18, 2021

Cotton textile waste returned to field as soil improver

A cotton farm just outside Goondiwindi on the NSW-Queensland border is the site of a ground breaking trial to test whether shredded cotton products could offer benefits to cotton soil health, and a scalable solution to textile waste…Read More

Grain Central, June 17, 2021

Russian wheat aphids track west

Western Australian grain growers have been urged to start monitoring crops for the pest, Russian wheat aphid, which is already active this season…Read More

Grain Central, June 14, 2021

Markets

Pulse Update: Trade thin amid box woes, crop establishment

Prices for chickpeas and lentils have fallen in the past month based on a lull in demand as the mungbean harvest wraps up and faba beans find favour with local stockfeed millers…Read More

Liz Wells, June 21, 2021

Daily Market Wire 21 June 2021

US Friday weather markets lift on US corn, spring wheat, Canadian central Alberta canola regions influence. Ukraine barley harvest tentatively begins. WA receives weekend rain. US dollar strength favours Australian exporters…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, June 21, 2021

Feedgrain Focus: Sorghum wriggles into rations

Downgraded sorghum is pushing its way into some northern feed rations as barley values firm, and trucks remain hard to get for domestic consumers amid rain which has made on-farm access difficult…Read More

Liz Wells and Henry Wells, June 17, 2021

Daily Market Wire 18 June 2021

Heavy corrections in US markets, corn, soybean, pigs and cattle left longs reeling as rain forecasts turned optimistic in the Corn Belt. Currencies slid against USD, cushioning locally-denominated commodity price falls…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, June 18, 2021

Machinery

Case’s new Farmall tractor range targets all-purpose market

Case IH has launched the new Farmall M series tractors onto the Australian and New Zealand markets, debuting the new range in Australia at the FarmFest field days at Toowoomba…Read More

Neil Lyon, June 18, 2021

Tractor, machinery sales spree puts pressure on supply

Tractor sales across Australia continued their strong run in May with an 18pc rise on the same month last year, which has put the supply chain under pressure…Read More

Neil Lyon, June 9, 2021

Farmers targeted in sophisticated scam rackets

Farmers were among the thousands of Australians fleeced of millions of dollars by sophisticated scams last year, according to the ACCC’s latest report into scam activity…Read More

Neil Lyon, June 7, 2021

Claas invests in autonomous machinery sector

Farm machinery manufacturer, Claas, has acquired a minority shareholding in Dutch start-up, AgXeed, to co-operate on the development and commercialisation of autonomous farm machinery…Read More

Grain Central, May 28, 2021

Property

Canada’s Hancock looks to downsize in Macintyre

Canadian-based investor Hancock Natural Resources Group is listing Kalanga but retaining Mobandilla in a potential downsize of its irrigated Queensland holdings…Read More

Liz Wells, June 16, 2021

Watsons’ Sunland offers Lachlan diversity

As a key supplier of beetroot and sweetcorn to Edgell, and an award-winning cotton business, the listing of Tim and Sally Watsons’ Sunland offers diverse dryland and irrigated cropping options…Read More

Grain Central, June 16, 2021

Prime Value expands with part Van Dairy buy

Melbourne-based investment firm Prime Value has bought 11 farms from Van Dairy to add to its portfolio…Read More

Liz Wells, June 1, 2021

Bartter’s Ballandry relists in rosy Riverina market

Large-scale irrigation and dryland country close to Griffith has returned to the market with the listing of Peter Bartter’s Ballandry Station…Read More

Grain Central, May 31, 2021

Beef Central

Barnaby Joyce ousts Michael McCormack to regain Nationals leadership

A spill in the Nationals partyroom this morning has returned Barnaby Joyce to the leadership of the Federal Nationals parliamentary party and to the office of deputy prime minister. ..Read More

Meanwhile, Nationals preselection ends John Anderson return

Former deputy prime minister John Anderson's planned return to Federal Parliament ended on Friday last week when he lost a National senate preselection contest to former NSW Nationals director Ross..Read More

JBS concludes deal to buy Europe’s Vivera plant-based food manufacturer

JBS, the world’s largest protein company and second-largest food producer, has finalised a deal to purchase Europe’s third-largest plant-based food manufacturer, Vivera...Read More

Call for universal framework to showcase ag’s carbon credentials

Australian agriculture needs to develop a standard framework that showcases the industry’s sustainability and decarbonisation credentials if it is to stay competitive in the global marketplace...Read More

Sheep Central

Better collaboration call on sheep research and development

AUSTRALIAN rural research and development corporations need to do better on collaborating on sheep projects, Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Jason Strong told the MerinoLink conference last week...Read More

Terminal and maternal ewe and lamb prices stay bouyant

PRIME lamb and maternal crossbred lamb prices improved in an overall reduced sheep and lamb offering on AuctionsPlus last week...Read More

Calls for universal framework to show ag’s carbon credentials

AUSTRALIAN agriculture needs to develop a clear framework showcasing sustainability and decarbonisation credentials to investors and customers if it is to stay globally competitive...Read More

Livestock producer input wanted on south-east RD&A agenda

WANTED – sheep, cattle and goat producers who want to help direct the red meat and livestock research, development and adoption agenda in south-eastern Australia...Read More

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