Beijing plays down impact of Henan Province floods

Global corn and wheat markets rather than official sources will tell the story of how much impact Typhoon In-Fa has had on corn crops and stored grain in China’s Henan Province. ..Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, August 3, 2021

Specs in place for No. 2 desi chickpea grade

Industry standards for out-of-spec chickpea deliveries came into effect yesterday, and will be among the topics to be discussed at pulse workshops in Goondiwindi, Moree and Narrabri…Read More

Liz Wells, August 2, 2021

Bayer to drop Roundup from US lawn and garden market

Bayer has announced it will replace glyphosate-based products in the US residential lawn and garden market with alternative formulations in 2023 as part of a five-point plan to contain its litigation risk…Read More

Grain Central, August 2, 2021

NSW farmers can now apply for mouse bait rebates

Farmers in New South Wales can now apply for mouse bait rebates of up to $10,000 per farm business through the Rural Assistance Authority website…Read More

Grain Central, August 2, 2021

Weed recognition technologies set to supercede blanket spraying

Blanket spraying of herbicides in low weed density situations could become a thing of the past in Australia as new weed recognition technologies enable site-specific weed control in-crop…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, WeedSmart, August 2, 2021

Daily Market Wire 3 August 2021

Monday’s wheat and corn markets lift between 2pc and 4pc. Early maturing Russian wheat areas approach harvest completion. Romanian-origin wheat wins cheapest to Egypt. Australian nearby protein wheats are bid firmer…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, August 3, 2021

AEGIC welcomes Katalis to boost Indonesia-Australia trade

Katalis, a new economic cooperation hub between Indonesia and Australia, will help drive grain trade between the two countries, and its inception has been welcomed by AEGIC…Read More

Grain Central, August 2, 2021



Industry Dashboard

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Elders $11.34
Australian Agricultural Co $1.38
Graincorp $5.24
Ridley $1.12
Woolworths $38.78
Wellard $0.07
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Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

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322
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Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

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248

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

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766
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Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

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296
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Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

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14.84
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News

Beijing plays down impact of Henan Province floods

Global corn and wheat markets rather than official sources will tell the story of how much impact Typhoon In-Fa has had on corn crops and stored grain in China’s Henan Province. ..Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, August 3, 2021

Bayer to drop Roundup from US lawn and garden market

Bayer has announced it will replace glyphosate-based products in the US residential lawn and garden market with alternative formulations in 2023 as part of a five-point plan to contain its litigation risk…Read More

Grain Central, August 2, 2021

NSW farmers can now apply for mouse bait rebates

Farmers in New South Wales can now apply for mouse bait rebates of up to $10,000 per farm business through the Rural Assistance Authority website…Read More

Grain Central, August 2, 2021

Recruitment: Five ways to build loyalty, not turnover

An engaged employee who feels there’s room to flourish and who is listened to and rewarded accordingly will add considerably to any agribusiness’s bottom line…Read More

Grain Central, August 2, 2021

Weather

Seasonal climate outlook Aug-Oct 2021

Rainfall for August to October is likely to be above median for most of Australia, with most of the eastern two-thirds of the mainland showing a greater than 80 per cent chance. ..Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, July 30, 2021

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 28 July 2021

A cold front and low pressure system brought widespread rain to the southern half of Australia in the first half of the week, while cold fronts later in the week produced destructive winds and moderate falls over SA, Victoria, Tasmania and south-west WA…Read More

Grain Central, July 28, 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 21 July 2021

A series of low pressure systems and cold fronts that moved across the southern half of Australia through the week brought moderate falls to vast areas of the southern states. The rain in the south west of Western Australia continued a wet spell in the region that has extended over two weeks…Read More

Grain Central, July 21, 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 14 July 2021

A series of cold fronts across southern Australia through the week brought moderate falls to southern WA and the southern states, while a mid-week trough across inland Queensland to northern New South Wales produced moderate rainfall…Read More

Grain Central, July 14, 2021

Cropping

Weed recognition technologies set to supercede blanket spraying

Blanket spraying of herbicides in low weed density situations could become a thing of the past in Australia as new weed recognition technologies enable site-specific weed control in-crop…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, WeedSmart, August 2, 2021

Tillage radish tackles tough sodic soils

Tillage radish has given Victorian farmer James Bufton a low-impact solution to what looked like an impenetrable soil problem…Read More

Grain Central, July 28, 2021

Cotton grant sets sights on market diversification

The Australian cotton industry has received a $692,456 grant from the Australian Government to explore markets with potential growth…Read More

Grain Central, July 26, 2021

Scientists hand-pick genes for disease-resistant crops

Researchers from The University of Western Australia (UWA) have developed tools to identify plant genes resistant to disease-causing fungi and deploy them to create more resistant crops…Read More

Grain Central, July 19, 2021

Markets

Specs in place for No. 2 desi chickpea grade

Industry standards for out-of-spec chickpea deliveries came into effect yesterday, and will be among the topics to be discussed at pulse workshops in Goondiwindi, Moree and Narrabri…Read More

Liz Wells, August 2, 2021

Daily Market Wire 3 August 2021

Monday’s wheat and corn markets lift between 2pc and 4pc. Early maturing Russian wheat areas approach harvest completion. Romanian-origin wheat wins cheapest to Egypt. Australian nearby protein wheats are bid firmer…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, August 3, 2021

Australian malting barley ceiling falls, feed floor lifts

China’s tariff has decimated Australia’s malting barley exports, but its appetite for feedgrain has lifted the base price for barley globally, GIWA barley forum 2021 attendees heard this week…Read More

Henry Wells, July 30, 2021

Daily Market Wire 2 August 2021

North American market closes weaker on Friday. Rapid winter cereals harvest advances in Black Sea region. Spring wheat in Montana and North Dakota disappoints. Australia looks to a drier mid-August…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, August 2, 2021

Machinery

Ag machinery industry unites on ‘Right to Repair’

The Tractor and Machinery Association has spoken out about the ‘Right to Repair’ issue, releasing a Statement of Principles that sets out widespread support for farmers to maintain and repair their own machinery…Read More

Grain Central, July 19, 2021

Buy-out set to create mega WA John Deere dealership

AFGRI is buying John Nicoletti’s Ag Implements business which will create a mega John Deere dealership network in WA…Read More

Liz Wells, July 13, 2021

Tractor sales finish year on 15,800-unit high

Sales of agricultural tractors have exceeded 15,800 units for the financial year ended June which is 29 per cent ahead of the previous year following a 1pc increase in June…Read More

Grain Central, July 12, 2021

Season turnaround spurs aerial ag industry revival

Australia’s agricultural aviation industry is flying high as widespread rains and a return to favourable winter cropping prospects drive demand for aerial spraying and spreading services…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 9, 2021

Property

Liverpool Plains merits stack up for expansion

Summer and winter-cropping options with cattle thrown into the mix are fueling demand for Liverpool Plains properties from varied quarters…Read More

Liz Wells, July 26, 2021

Goodfellow says likely rise in interest rates no cause for alarm

Talk of Australia entering its next inflationary cycle should not spook investors in agriculture, according to CBRE’s David Goodfellow…Read More

Liz Wells, July 21, 2021

Shenhua to exit northern NSW after mining venture fails

Local farmers, institutional investors and corporate farmers are expected to vie for 16,570ha of prime land in NSWs’ sought-after Liverpool Plains region, being offered for sale by China’s Shenhua Watermark Coal…Read More

Linda Rowley, July 13, 2021

Carmya lists, Prairie sells in lively northern market

Westchester’s Prairie Aggregation on the Darling Downs has been broken up and sold to local landholders in a fast-moving northern market which has recently listed the Border Rivers property Carmya. ..Read More

Liz Wells, July 12, 2021

Beef Central

The price of pests: Australia’s $390 billion invasive species bill over past 60 years

In the last 60 years alone, deliberately or accidentally introduced invasive species have cost the Australian economy $390 billion, a new analysis has revealed, with that number likely to rise..Read More

COVID forces Ekka’s cancellation, for second year

Due to the extension of the current South East Queensland lockdown and worsening local COVID- 19 outbreak, the 2021 Royal Queensland Show has been cancelled in the best interests of..Read More

Dog deaths linked to contaminated horse meat

A recent spate of dog deaths in Victoria has been traced to a consignment of horses transported from the Northern Territory to be processed for pet meat, according to Primesafe..Read More

Definitions of Meat inquiry submission deadline extended, producers urged to speak up

The deadline for the Senate Enquiry into Definitions of Meat and other Animal products has been extended to the 13th of August providing a great opportunity for all cattle producers..Read More

Sheep Central

The cost of Australia’s pests was $390 billion in past 60 years

DELIBERATELY or accidentally introduced invasive species have cost the Australian economy almost $390 billion in the last 60 years, a new analysis has revealed...Read More

Dogs vs drones: unlocking the benefits of AI mustering

Drones are being put to the test against working dogs to muster sheep as part of new UNSW Canberra and Charles Sturt University research...Read More

RSPCA Australia calls for sheep exporter’s suspension

RSPCA Australia has called on the Australian Government to strip the export licence from live sheep exporter Livestock Shipping Services, claiming it has breached live export regulations 44 times...Read More

ESCAS complaint filed over sheep treatment in Jordan facility

AUSTRALIAN sheep have been withdrawn from a Jordanian slaughter facility after non-compliant handling was reported to exporter Livestock Shipping Services during the Eid festival by animal rights body Animals Australia...Read More

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