Pulse Australia sees big crop coming in solid market

Pulse Australia’s estimates for chickpeas, field peas, lupins and lentils are sitting above ABARES figures as harvest cranks up, and export bulk shipment demand prevails in the face of continuing container problems…Read More

Grain Central, November 26, 2021

Wheat estimates climb ahead of ABARES’ revision

Industry estimates point to ABARES lifting its national wheat figure from 32.6Mt as rain plagues the NSW quality outlook, but the barley number looks steady ahead of the next Australian Crop Report to be released on Tuesday…Read More

Liz Wells, November 26, 2021

Sesame production set to stretch southwards

Scientists are exploring the potential to expand the production of the ancient oilseed summer crop, sesame, from northern regions to southern Queensland and NSW…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 26, 2021

Feedgrain Focus: Trade thin ahead of further rain

The wet and late wheat harvest in NSW has created some shorts in the market as exporters and consumers chase some near-term coverage…Read More

Liz Wells, November 25, 2021

Carbon farming a mixed bag for land values: CBRE

CBRE valuation and advisory services Australia National Director, Agribusiness Simon Altschwager said carbon farming presented pros and cons for land values…Read More

Grain Central, November 26, 2021

Daily Market Wire 26 November 2021

Knee-deep in turkey and football the US markets operators celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. Australian eastern states farmers languish in a mire of sliding potential…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, November 26, 2021

Rain impacts grain harvest, stock movements

Widespread rain on already wet parts of northern NSW has created plenty of run-off in recent days, with roads cut, dams spilling and harvest interrupted…Read More

Eric Barker and Henry Wells, November 25, 2021


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Wheat

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Barley

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Canola

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What readers are saying

Is the nitrogen benefit from pulses overstated?

Research on the role of lucerne in cereal rotations was conducted at Tamworth Res. Centre by Dr Ian Holford in the 1960's and 1970's. Ian found that a....

R J Esdaile
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New cotton group formed to advance sustainability

It is great to see the creation of groups like Australian Cotton Sustainability Reference Group (ACSRG) and Sustainable Grain Australia to ensure a responsible and sustainable path forward for....

Jay Holland
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Scientists seek solution to ‘sand slug’ restricting Murray River water flows

I operate a sand quarry adjacent to the Barmah Forest and have a lot of experience in the sand industry and would like to be involved in the discussions....

Peter George Newman
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Pulse Update: Freight shortage stymies new-crop sales

I believe that if an Aust. Exporter offered 5 to 10,000 tonne of pulses packed in 1.2 tonne bulker bags, loaded break bulk, Aust port, there would be....

Peter Hogan
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News

Rain impacts grain harvest, stock movements

Widespread rain on already wet parts of northern NSW has created plenty of run-off in recent days, with roads cut, dams spilling and harvest interrupted…Read More

Eric Barker and Henry Wells, November 25, 2021

Wet spring hinders summer crop progress

The wet spring across eastern Australia that has interrupted winter crop harvest and led to flooding in some regions is also causing issues for emerging and early-growth summer crops…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 22, 2021

CBH intake hits 6.3Mt in WA harvest

WA growers have delivered 2Mt of grain to the CBH network in the week to yesterday to lift its harvest intake to 6.3Mt…Read More

Grain Central, November 22, 2021

Strong investment highlights ag sector confidence: CBA

Continued confidence across Australia’s agriculture industry has seen strong business investment through this year’s harvest season…Read More

Grain Central, November 19, 2021

Weather

La Niña established in the tropical Pacific

The Bureau of Meteorology has reported today that a La Niña has developed in the Pacific Ocean, leading to an increased chance of above average rainfall across much of northern and eastern Australia during summer…Read More

Grain Central, November 23, 2021

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 24 November 2021

Rainfall was widespread throughout Australia over the past week, except for the grainbelt regions of Western Australia and much of Victoria…Read More

Grain Central, November 24, 2021

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 17 November 2021

Rain was widespread across the continent over the past week with falls in excess of 100 millimetres recorded in central Australia, Central Queensland, south east NSW and eastern Victoria…Read More

Grain Central, November 17, 2021

Why does it always rain on me?

Concerns about the rain in the eastern parts of Australia are mounting with a big risk that there will be downgrading of wheat as proteins drop…Read More

Andrew Whitelaw, Thomas Elder Markets, November 10, 2021

Cropping

Sesame production set to stretch southwards

Scientists are exploring the potential to expand the production of the ancient oilseed summer crop, sesame, from northern regions to southern Queensland and NSW…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 26, 2021

Is the nitrogen benefit from pulses overstated?

Research is showing that the widely-held assumption that pulse crops boost soil nitrogen levels for following crops may not hold true in some instances…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 24, 2021

Grower payment of EPRs due on grain regardless of end use

Australian seed companies are seeking to raise awareness about the importance of growers paying end-point royalties as harvest gathers pace…Read More

Liz Wells, November 24, 2021

Can multi-species planting provide effective weed control?

Crop competition is one of the most effective weed control tools available to growers, but some crops simply don’t have a competitive edge…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, WeedSmart, November 22, 2021

Markets

Pulse Australia sees big crop coming in solid market

Pulse Australia’s estimates for chickpeas, field peas, lupins and lentils are sitting above ABARES figures as harvest cranks up, and export bulk shipment demand prevails in the face of continuing container problems…Read More

Grain Central, November 26, 2021

Wheat estimates climb ahead of ABARES’ revision

Industry estimates point to ABARES lifting its national wheat figure from 32.6Mt as rain plagues the NSW quality outlook, but the barley number looks steady ahead of the next Australian Crop Report to be released on Tuesday…Read More

Liz Wells, November 26, 2021

Feedgrain Focus: Trade thin ahead of further rain

The wet and late wheat harvest in NSW has created some shorts in the market as exporters and consumers chase some near-term coverage…Read More

Liz Wells, November 25, 2021

Daily Market Wire 26 November 2021

Knee-deep in turkey and football the US markets operators celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. Australian eastern states farmers languish in a mire of sliding potential…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, November 26, 2021

Machinery

Ag machinery dealership survey highlights critical labour shortage

Rural and regional areas are struggling to find qualified machinery technicians, and apprentices, with the high level of demand highlighted by a recent survey by Case IH and New Holland Agriculture parent company, CNH Industrial…Read More

Grain Central, November 16, 2021

SwarmFarm robots double down on herbicide savings

By having the capacity to do many passes and spray weeds when they are small, SwarmFarm robotic machines are cutting herbicide rates in half again compared to traditional spot spraying…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 5, 2021

Machinery supplier to pay penalty, compensation for misleading tractor buyers

The Federal Court has ordered a machinery company to pay a penalty of $220,000 after it admitted making false or misleading representations to customers about warranties and after-sales services…Read More

Grain Central, October 26, 2021

Farm machinery: Dream job for young tradeswoman; Case IH Optum; Lexion harvesters + more

What’s the latest in the farm machinery world?..Read More

Grain Central, October 18, 2021

Property

Carbon farming a mixed bag for land values: CBRE

CBRE valuation and advisory services Australia National Director, Agribusiness Simon Altschwager said carbon farming presented pros and cons for land values…Read More

Grain Central, November 26, 2021

Tiela heads to auction to test north-west plains values

Tiela will be auctioned next month by the estate of the late Les Boland to set a new benchmark for cropping country west of Moree. ..Read More

Liz Wells, November 10, 2021

Investor demand brings SA farms to market

Widespread interest in South Australia’s South East is bringing more properties to market, with Wyama Gap and Moonah at Keith among the most recent listings…Read More

Liz Wells, November 1, 2021

Cowal Ag offers CQ scale, abundant water

A US-based investor is offering the CQ irrigated and dryland spread Cowal Ag to the market through an EOI campaign…Read More

Liz Wells, October 29, 2021

Beef Central

Feeder steer indicator breaks 550c/kg, while paddock sales remain strong

Feeder steers have made record breaking prices this week, with Meat & Livestock Australia’s Feeder Steer Indicator exceeding 550c/kg for the first time ever...Read More

Red Meat Advisory Council takes more assertive public path in 2021

From pushing back against banks over discriminatory lending practices to leading the charge against misleading labelling of plant-based proteins, the Red Meat Advisory Council has taken a strategically more assertive..Read More

Rain prompts reduction in bushfire outlook

Widespread across from Central Queensland down to the New England in New South Wales has prompted has downgraded the bushfire risk for a large area this summer...Read More

Recruitment: Tips to keep staff happy and productive during the holiday season

While December is a time for Christmas cheer and holiday spirit, it can also often be one of the more challenging months of the year, with less man-hours to do..Read More

Sheep Central

WoolProducers circulates AWI oversight body proposal

PEAK grower body WoolProducers Australia has circulated a proposal to be the oversight body for Australian Wool Innovation as Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud discusses industry structural reform...Read More

Red meat R&D: Processing trial of small stock EID

AMPC is investing in a technology trial which aims to improve the nation’s traceability and biosecurity capability by identifying individual small stock (sheep, lamb, and goats) at processing plants. ..Read More

Chinese top maker boosts Merino wool auction prices

CHINESE top-making demand created a surge in Merino wool buying across Australia this week...Read More

Carcoar’s working dog challenge and sale to be livestreamed

A PROMISE of big money has attracted Australia’s top working dog trainers and breeders to the inaugural Central Tablelands Livestock Exchange Working Dog Challenge at Carcoar...Read More

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