Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 June 2020

A trough brought moderate rainfall to the Kimberley in Western Australia, while cold fronts brought widespread moderate falls to the South West Land Division in Western Australia and the country’s southeast…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, June 3, 2020

Drought in Thailand good news for Australian barley growers

Australia’s third-largest barley market, Thailand, suffered severe drought in the first five months of 2020 which may further increase 2020/21 trade in wheat and barley between these two valued trading partners…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, June 2, 2020

BASF to launch first Australian wheat seed variety

BASF, in conjunction with its commercial partner Seednet, will launch its first BASF-bred wheat seed, Ascot, onto the Australian market in 2021…Read More

Grain Central, June 2, 2020

Epic WA focus paddock project shows we’re having a win

Six years of survey data from 184 paddocks spanning 14 million hectares of cropping land in Western Australia show farmers are having a win with weed control…Read More

Peter Newman, AHRI, June 2, 2020

Summit Fertilizers, DataFarming ink deal for WA

DataFarming NDVI images are now available through Summit Fertilizer’s platform to allow its WA clients to better monitor their soils, crops and pastures…Read More

Grain Central, June 2, 2020

Daily Market Wire 3 June 2020

Oilseeds traded higher, though wheat settled lower as Ukraine origin signalled downward price in Eygpt’s wheat tender overnight. South-eastern Australia received widespread moisture. New crop bids were weaker…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, June 3, 2020

Farmers granted greater machinery access across South West Victoria

The VFF has welcomed the announcement from a number of South West Victorian councils and shires allowing increased agricultural machinery and heavy vehicle access across the regions…Read More

Grain Central, June 2, 2020



Industry Dashboard

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Elders $9.84
Australian Agricultural Co $1.05
Graincorp $4.39
Ridley $0.73
Woolworths $35.22
Wellard $0.03
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Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

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362
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Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

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256

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

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656
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Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

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366
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Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

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2.85
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News

Summit Fertilizers, DataFarming ink deal for WA

DataFarming NDVI images are now available through Summit Fertilizer’s platform to allow its WA clients to better monitor their soils, crops and pastures…Read More

Grain Central, June 2, 2020

Grain Central’s May 2020 grain and cropping news quiz

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

Grain Central, June 1, 2020

Recruitment: Beyond COVID-19 – Will there continue to be a shortfall of skills in agriculture?

What implications can we expect due to the rise in national unemployment attributed to coronavirus?..Read More

Grain Central, June 1, 2020

Why flour is still missing from supermarket shelves

Why are there flour shortages from Europe to the United States and Australia? The answer is both simple and complex…Read More

Brigit Busicchia, Macquarie University, May 29, 2020

Weather

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 June 2020

A trough brought moderate rainfall to the Kimberley in Western Australia, while cold fronts brought widespread moderate falls to the South West Land Division in Western Australia and the country’s southeast…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, June 3, 2020

Seasonal climate outlook June-August 2020

May to July is likely to be wetter than average for most of the southern two-thirds of Australia. ..Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, May 28, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 May 2020

A cold front produced moderate falls in western Tasmania, while onshore flow brought showers and moderate falls to the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, May 27, 2020

Wild WA weather brings rain to most cropping regions

Most cropping regions in Western Australia received 10-25 millimetres of ideally timed rain, but also fierce winds which have damaged some newly emerged crops…Read More

Liz Wells, May 25, 2020

Cropping

BASF to launch first Australian wheat seed variety

BASF, in conjunction with its commercial partner Seednet, will launch its first BASF-bred wheat seed, Ascot, onto the Australian market in 2021…Read More

Grain Central, June 2, 2020

Epic WA focus paddock project shows we’re having a win

Six years of survey data from 184 paddocks spanning 14 million hectares of cropping land in Western Australia show farmers are having a win with weed control…Read More

Peter Newman, AHRI, June 2, 2020

Survey reveals extent of herbicide resistance in summer weeds

A survey of multi-species herbicide resistance in the northern grain growing region has shown that while resistance to key herbicides is prevalent, growers are keeping weed numbers low, for now…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, WeedSmart, June 1, 2020

Rust pathogen release to control mile-a-minute weed

A risk analysis report has recommended the release of rust fungus for the biological control of mile-a-minute weed which is currently present in Queensland and poses a threat to other parts of Australia…Read More

Grain Central, May 29, 2020

Markets

Drought in Thailand good news for Australian barley growers

Australia’s third-largest barley market, Thailand, suffered severe drought in the first five months of 2020 which may further increase 2020/21 trade in wheat and barley between these two valued trading partners…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, June 2, 2020

Daily Market Wire 3 June 2020

Oilseeds traded higher, though wheat settled lower as Ukraine origin signalled downward price in Eygpt’s wheat tender overnight. South-eastern Australia received widespread moisture. New crop bids were weaker…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, June 3, 2020

Daily Market Wire 2 June 2020

Better crop news in EU and Black Sea region led wheat markets lower, though US wheat conditions reported sub-par. Australian bids softened amid currency-driven headwinds…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, June 2, 2020

Beer market at sea as COVID, barley tariffs turn tides

Flat beer markets and China’s tariffs on Australian barley are exerting their might on global barley values, which appear to be holding up despite more bearish than bullish factors. Nuanced malt trade could be key…Read More

Liz Wells, May 29, 2020

Machinery

Farmers granted greater machinery access across South West Victoria

The VFF has welcomed the announcement from a number of South West Victorian councils and shires allowing increased agricultural machinery and heavy vehicle access across the regions…Read More

Grain Central, June 2, 2020

Honda latest to withdraw from Australian quad market

Honda has become the latest manufacturer to announce it will withdraw from the Australian quad bike market on October 10 next year, claiming it can’t meet the new standards applied by the Australian Government…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 28, 2020

Russia launches world’s largest self-drive machinery project

Russian machinery designers are set to begin the large-scale introduction of an autonomous driving system for agricultural machinery, including harvesters, tractors and sprayers…Read More

Grain Central, May 26, 2020

Mathematics comes to the fore in preventing tractor accidents

Scientists are using nonlinear mathematical modelling to understand the bouncing and sliding instabilities that can lead to tractor accidents…Read More

Grain Central, May 26, 2020

Property

Ag land prices forecast to hold firm: Rabobank

While not without its risks, a Rabobank report out today said the market for agricultural land in Australia is seen as firm. ..Read More

Grain Central, June 1, 2020

Investors, families support buoyant WA cropping market

Values for WA cropping land rose markedly last year, and are in hot demand from corporates and family farmers as confidence in good soils and soil-improvement programs grows…Read More

Liz Wells, May 13, 2020

Farm lending landscape changes amid challenges

Banks are juggling tightened lending parameters, drought’s legacy and COVID-19 as credit is sought to buy and run properties in northern NSW amid a buoyant outlook for agriculture…Read More

Liz Wells, May 6, 2020

Rain prompts action in northern NSW property market

The pace of sales in northern NSW appears to be picking up on a buoyant outlook for the current cropping season, and strength in the agricultural complex overall…Read More

Liz Wells, May 5, 2020

Beef Central

Time to find the best science for measuring methane: Cattle Council

"It is only fair for our sector to ask if our carbon bill has been added up correctly" - Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) is calling for a full scientific..Read More

Beef Central’s beef quiz – May 2020

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The last gift of a young country champion

As a young cattleman and junior sporting champion, Jack Cameron was in a league of his own...Read More

Aussie farmers have low levels of ag support compared to rest of world

Australian farmers are among the least subsidised in the world, according to analysis by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)...Read More

Sheep Central

More time to make WoolPoll review submissions

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is extending the due date for submissions on the WoolPoll Review to give stakeholders the best opportunity to share their thoughts on..Read More

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MLA mid-year projections: Lamb production to fall as restocker demand lifts

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MLA winter lamb campaign: Sharing lamb through ‘secret recipes’

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