John Deere confirms farmers’ right to repair, not modify, machinery

John Deere has affirmed the right of Australian farmers to repair the company’s range of tractors and machinery, but draws the line at producers modifying equipment…Read More

Neil Lyon, February 25, 2021

Feedgrain Focus: Prices ease as volume thins

Exports continue at a cracking pace. Cash trading of feedgrains was limited this past week, growers concentrating on delivering grain booked earlier, securing fertiliser and planning for winter crop…Read More

Liz Wells, February 25, 2021

Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2021

The Bureau of Meteorology’s outlook for autumn, released today, shows above average rainfall likely for parts of eastern Queensland and New South Wales, and eastern Tasmania, with a more neutral outlook elsewhere…Read More

Guest Author, February 25, 2021

Southern adviser’s extension efforts recognised in prestigous award

One of the southern cropping region’s most respected advisers has been presented with the 2021 Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Southern Region Seed of Light Award…Read More

Grain Central, February 25, 2021

Dual-purpose canola crop breaks Australian record

A NSW mixed farming business has claimed an Australian record with a 7.16 tonnes/hectare crop of dual purpose canola…Read More

Grain Central, February 24, 2021

Daily Market Wire 25 February 2021

Grain markets caught a bid overnight amid technical support and talk of tight old crop EU wheat. Rain forecasts remain optimistic for NNSW and parts of southern Queensland…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, February 25, 2021

Wagga Wagga research update draws record crowd + PICS

More than 500 people logged into the GRDC 2021 Grains Research Update in Wagga Wagga, joining another 150 in the live audience for the annual event…Read More

Grain Central, February 25, 2021


Russian export taxes a bonanza for Australian farmers
Grain Brokers Australia, February 23, 2021
Daily Market Wire 24 February 2021
Lachstock Consulting, February 24, 2021

Industry Dashboard

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Elders $11.18
Australian Agricultural Co $1.15
Graincorp $4.34
Ridley $1.00
Woolworths $39.50
Wellard $0.07
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Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

Last Week

302
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Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

Today

236

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

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615
Source: Lachstock Consulting

Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

Today

310
Source: Lachstock Consulting

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

15.4
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

What readers are saying

Boolah/PURE ups stumps in Brisbane after 1Mt drought task

A great task to mobilise all that to turn supply chains around. Good luck in the future. (although technically we hope its never required again!)....

Andrew Whitelaw
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Anti-irrigator bias perverts Murray Darling water-sharing policy

Far too much water is taken at the very top of the darling basin through flood plain harvesting and pumping to fill massive private on-farm dams. Now Sam talks....

Adrian Hensgen
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Anti-irrigator bias perverts Murray Darling water-sharing policy

Good article Sam. Unfortunate though that you seem to accept irrigators are the last to receive scarce water. Isn't it a pity that our farmer organisations seem incapable....

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Stalled Murray Basin Rail Project gets further federal funds

It is with great disappointment that I hear the State Government is announcing new rail projects around its metropolitan areas before ensuring that present projects are completed in full. I....

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News

Dual-purpose canola crop breaks Australian record

A NSW mixed farming business has claimed an Australian record with a 7.16 tonnes/hectare crop of dual purpose canola…Read More

Grain Central, February 24, 2021

New WA feedmill targets pre-harvest start-up

Patmore Feeds is building its first pelletising plant at Cuballing in WA to help satisfy demand from the sheep and cattle sectors. ..Read More

Liz Wells, February 24, 2021

Late-sown sorghum set for a stellar finish

In a dramatic turnaround from a run of drought-affected summers, sorghum crops in the eastern summer farming regions are on track for a promising finish as the main harvest approaches…Read More

Neil Lyon, February 22, 2021

Recruitment: Are older workers a too-often ignored resource?

Could it be that many companies are ignoring older workers as a valuable resource which could potentially close the current skills gap?..Read More

Ray Johnson, Agricultural Appointments, February 22, 2021

Weather

Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2021

The Bureau of Meteorology’s outlook for autumn, released today, shows above average rainfall likely for parts of eastern Queensland and New South Wales, and eastern Tasmania, with a more neutral outlook elsewhere…Read More

Guest Author, February 25, 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 24 February 2021

A persistent trough brought moderate to heavy falls to northern Australia, while a Tasman low generated moderate falls along the northern coast of New South Wales…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, February 24, 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 Feb 2021

Tropical lows and surface troughs brought moderate falls to northern Australia, while a cold front and pre-frontal trough generated moderate falls in parts of Central Australia and south-east Australia.  ..Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, February 17, 2021

Wetter than average autumn still on the cards: BOM

March to May rainfall is likely to be wetter than average for most of Australia, according to the latest climate outlook from the Bureau of Meteorology…Read More

Grain Central, February 11, 2021

Cropping

Skeleton weed check – early detection is the best protection

Farmers are encouraged to keep up paddock searches for the declared pest skeleton weed throughout late summer and autumn…Read More

Grain Central, February 22, 2021

Barley Australia accredits three new malting varieties

Barley Australia has added three varieties to its list of accredited malting varieties following evaluation trials conducted in association with the Malting and Brewing Industry Barley Technical Committee…Read More

Grain Central, February 19, 2021

Glyphosate-resistant capeweed detected in WA

The world’s first population of glyphosate-resistant capeweed has been detected in Western Australia…Read More

Grain Central, February 17, 2021

World first – glyphosate resistant capeweed: AHRI

AHRI researchers and others have confirmed the world’s most recent addition to the growing list of glyphosate resistant weeds: capeweed…Read More

Peter Newman, AHRI, February 18, 2021

Markets

Feedgrain Focus: Prices ease as volume thins

Exports continue at a cracking pace. Cash trading of feedgrains was limited this past week, growers concentrating on delivering grain booked earlier, securing fertiliser and planning for winter crop…Read More

Liz Wells, February 25, 2021

Daily Market Wire 25 February 2021

Grain markets caught a bid overnight amid technical support and talk of tight old crop EU wheat. Rain forecasts remain optimistic for NNSW and parts of southern Queensland…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, February 25, 2021

Russian export taxes a bonanza for Australian farmers

Russia’s export tax on wheat is a fillip for Australia’s unpriced export wheat surplus which, like barley, is comfortably pricing into numerous offshore markets…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, February 23, 2021

Daily Market Wire 24 February 2021

Oilseeds rose sharply. Though grains futures were steady, Black Sea wheat cash spiked. Welcome rain is forecast for parts of Argentina and the WA wheatbelt…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, February 24, 2021

Machinery

John Deere confirms farmers’ right to repair, not modify, machinery

John Deere has affirmed the right of Australian farmers to repair the company’s range of tractors and machinery, but draws the line at producers modifying equipment…Read More

Neil Lyon, February 25, 2021

Bait spreaders essential tool in fight against mouse outbreak

Mouse bait spreaders are proving an essential investment for farmers battling to control a severe outbreak of the pest throughout eastern Australia…Read More

Neil Lyon, February 18, 2021

Machinery sales surge continues, manufacturers struggle to meet demand

January has seen a continuation of the sales momentum that saw 2020 deliver the strongest year in tractors sales since the 1980s…Read More

Neil Lyon, February 10, 2021

Self-thinking tractor earns sustainability award

CLAAS’ Axion 960 CEMOS advanced technology tractor has been recognised as the world’s most sustainable tractor in the global Tractor of the Year awards…Read More

Grain Central, January 19, 2021

Property

Strong market mutes impact of Qld land tax on foreigners

Queensland’s new tax on foreign companies owning agricultural land is having minimal impact on the property market as family farmers and Australian investors drive demand for large-scale properties. ..Read More

Liz Wells, February 24, 2021

Garrawilla, Belmore ready for March auction

Adjoining Mungindi properties Garrawilla and Belmore are to go to auction in March to test the market for well-improved irrigation country with stellar water assets…Read More

Grain Central, February 3, 2021

South Callandoon to test market for Qld border country

Two properties on the NSW-Queensland border, South Callandoon and Coolibah South, are set to test values after a strong winter-cropping season…Read More

Grain Central, January 27, 2021

WA’s Arrowsmith Farm to road-test online auction

Arrowsmith Farm is the first large-scale cropping property in WA to be offered for sale through online auction platform Openn Negotiation…Read More

Liz Wells, January 20, 2021

Beef Central

Cattle scale operator convicted and fined over NLIS

A cattle scale operator and his business have been found guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court for failing to record the movement information of cattle sold through a number of..Read More

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

Will Evans appointed CEO of NTCA | Former Wallaby leaves beef industry for greener pastures | New sustainability directorship role with FMG | CBRE’s appoints leader for Pacific Agribusiness team..Read More

Will Evans appointed CEO of Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association

The Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association has appointed Will Evans as its new chief executive officer...Read More

Australian Beef Sustainability Framework launches vegetation mapping tool

The Australian Beef Sustainability Framework (ABSF) has today launched an interactive vegetation mapping and reporting tool, which it says is designed to provide the industry and public with the best..Read More

Sheep Central

Dingo coat colour research will not affect wild dog control programs

RECENT research suggesting coat colour cannot be used to distinguish dingoes from wild dogs would not affect current wild dog management programs, according to national wild dog facilitator Greg Mifsud...Read More

Seasonal climate outlook for March-May 2021

THE Bureau of Meteorology's outlook for autumn, released today, shows above average rainfall likely for parts of eastern Queensland and New South Wales, and eastern Tasmania, with a more neutral..Read More

Victorian scheme offers $5000 farm safety equipment rebates

REBATES of up to $5000 for infrastructure and equipment addressing health and safety risks will be available from the Victorian Government until 31 December this year...Read More

Short-tailed Merino ewes were ‘the buy of the day’ at Parkdale

TRANGIE wool grower Tim Burns has paid just $230 for the first offering of short-tailed Merino ewes in Australia and he believes he got the deal of the day...Read More

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