Electric tractors and machinery – the time has arrived

A study into the future of electric vehicles and robotics in agriculture has found that the move is on to develop electric farm vehicles…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 10, 2020

WA winter crop holds up as moisture levels tighten

The WA winter crop is on track to potentially produce at least an average harvest with most regions making up ground from the warm winter conditions to date, but subsoil moisture levels are low…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 10, 2020

Australian May canola exports at 165,589t up 19pc on month

Australia exported 165,589t of canola in May, up 19pc from 139,147t shipped in April, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics..Read More

Liz Wells, July 10, 2020

CBH, Wide Open Ag launch carbon-neutral grain project

The global market for carbon-neutral WA barley, lupins and oats is set to be tested by a project involving CBH and Wide Open Agriculture…Read More

Grain Central, July 10, 2020

New app stops cotton pests flying under the radar

Researchers have employed artificial intelligence to develop an insect detection app to help Australian cotton farmers stop a major pest flying under the radar…Read More

Grain Central, July 10, 2020

Daily Market Wire 10 July 2020

Northern Hemisphere wheat was supported by news of rain falling on ripe crops and not reaching some in need. Australian current crop was firmer yesterday and new crop wheat futures lifted 2pc…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, July 10, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: Dwindling stocks in south lift prices

Values have firmed this week based on South Australia joining Queensland and NSW as a volume buyer of Victorian grain for nearby delivery. ..Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, July 9, 2020



Industry Dashboard

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Elders $9.81
Australian Agricultural Co $1.05
Graincorp $4.00
Ridley $0.77
Woolworths $38.51
Wellard $0.04
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Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

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346
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Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

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264

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

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644
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Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

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330
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Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

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News

WA winter crop holds up as moisture levels tighten

The WA winter crop is on track to potentially produce at least an average harvest with most regions making up ground from the warm winter conditions to date, but subsoil moisture levels are low…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 10, 2020

Border restrictions won’t impede agricultural movements

This week’s closure of borders with Victoria to contain the spread of COVID-19 should have minimal impact on essential agricultural cross-border movements…Read More

Grain Central, July 9, 2020

Elders launches new agricultural market analysis arm

Elders has announced the launch of a new agricultural market analysis unit, headed by former Mecardo analysts Matt Dalgleish and Andrew Whitelaw…Read More

Grain Central, July 9, 2020

Ag sector joins forces to enhance trust in rural industries

Trust in rural industries is high, but there are areas of community uncertainty that present risks and opportunities for the sector, according to a joint rural industries program…Read More

Grain Central, July 8, 2020

Weather

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 8 July 2020

Cold fronts brought moderate falls to southwest and southeast Australia, while moist onshore flow produced showers and moderate falls in the north tropical Queensland coast…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, July 8, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 July 2020

Several cold fronts brought moderate falls to southwest Western Australia, while a trough and low pressure system produced moderate falls in parts of the southeast…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, July 1, 2020

Seasonal climate outlook July to Sept 2020

August to October is likely to be wetter than average for most of the eastern mainland, the Northern Territory, South Australia and parts of western and southeastern Western Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, June 26, 2020

Bureau to deliver farmer-friendly rainfall forecasting services

The Bureau of Meteorology has surveyed a cross-section of agricultural producers in a bid to find ways to improve the delivery of rainfall forecasts and make them more readily understood by farmers…Read More

Neil Lyon, June 24, 2020

Cropping

New Zealand wheat crop breaks world yield record

NZ farmer, Eric Watson, has taken out the Guinness World Record for the highest wheat yield for the second consecutive time with a crop of Kerrin wheat that yielded 17.398 tonnes per hectare…Read More

Grain Central, July 8, 2020

How can I maximise the weed control value of my crop rotation?

A diverse crop rotation is the twine that holds a good farming system together and underpins an effective weed management program…Read More

Kevin Morthorpe, Pioneer Seeds trait and seed technology stewardship manager, July 8, 2020

Ord cotton gin proposal gains momentum

Efforts to establish a cotton gin in northern Australia have taken a step forward with the WA Government providing a $100,000 grant to an East Kimberley grower co-operative to pursue cotton processing opportunities…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 7, 2020

Grower groups wage war on barley grass

Western Australian grower groups have banded together as part of a research project to better control the emerging weed, barley grass…Read More

Grain Central, July 7, 2020

Markets

Australian May canola exports at 165,589t up 19pc on month

Australia exported 165,589t of canola in May, up 19pc from 139,147t shipped in April, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics..Read More

Liz Wells, July 10, 2020

CBH, Wide Open Ag launch carbon-neutral grain project

The global market for carbon-neutral WA barley, lupins and oats is set to be tested by a project involving CBH and Wide Open Agriculture…Read More

Grain Central, July 10, 2020

Daily Market Wire 10 July 2020

Northern Hemisphere wheat was supported by news of rain falling on ripe crops and not reaching some in need. Australian current crop was firmer yesterday and new crop wheat futures lifted 2pc…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, July 10, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: Dwindling stocks in south lift prices

Values have firmed this week based on South Australia joining Queensland and NSW as a volume buyer of Victorian grain for nearby delivery. ..Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, July 9, 2020

Machinery

Electric tractors and machinery – the time has arrived

A study into the future of electric vehicles and robotics in agriculture has found that the move is on to develop electric farm vehicles…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 10, 2020

Tasmania extends quad bike rebate scheme

The Tasmanian Government’s quad bike safety rebate, which was due to end on 30 June 2020, has been extended to 10 October 2021.

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Grain Central, July 7, 2020

Rain, tax incentives send machinery sales into overdrive

The return to favourable seasonal conditions in eastern states, coupled with the Federal Government’s instant asset write-off tax incentive, has driven a surge in farm machinery sales…Read More

Neil Lyon, June 29, 2020

Farm Machinery: New JD harvesters; Giant WA seed bar; New transmission for Case Maxxums + more

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

Grain Central, June 26, 2020

Property

Renowned SA mixed farm on offer with Buckley’s Glenrae

Glenrae in South Australia’s Riverland includes a sheep feedlot complex, and is up for sale with 3760ha of crop in the ground. ..Read More

Liz Wells, July 8, 2020

NSW cotton heavyweight Auscott hits market for first time

J.G. Boswell Company’s Auscott is on the market for the first time to offer investors a vertically integrated cotton business expected to fetch more than $500 million…Read More

Grain Central, July 3, 2020

Optifarm lists Gundaline as Forbes four hit market

Four properties south of Forbes and Murrumbidgee headliner Gundaline are up for sale on behalf of family and corporate vendors keen to test the market for versatile and well-developed irrigation country…Read More

Liz Wells, June 29, 2020

Western Downs farmland attracts wide interest

Mount Pleasant at Hannaford in southern Queensland is being auctioned next week to test the values of outer Western Downs farmland. ..Read More

Liz Wells, June 22, 2020

Beef Central

Recruitment: Tracking COVID’s impact on Australian agribusiness employment

Rain, a good growing season since March, and the ability to adapt quickly are all major factors which have helped the Australian agribusiness sector remain resilient through the first four..Read More

Updated: Webinars and online events for beef industry stakeholders

A rolling list of upcoming webinars and video conferencing events of relevance to Australia's beef and cattle industry...Read More

Wagyu F1 feeder prices mount a recovery – but there’s a way to go yet

After a spectacular collapse in value over the previous two years due to oversupply, Wagyu F1 feeder cattle prices are in recovery mode, and indeed again appear to have established..Read More

Elanco’s acquisition of Bayer’s animal health business not opposed

The ACCC announced today it will not oppose Elanco’s acquisition of Bayer AG’s animal health business, after Elanco provided a court-enforceable undertaking to divest four animal parasite treatment brands...Read More

Sheep Central

Victorian mulesing contractors advised to give and bill pain relief

VICTORIAN mulesing contractors have been advised to carry the pain relief product Tri-Solfen for use if producers don’t supply it...Read More

Wool prices make last minute dash before three-week recess

AUSTRALIAN wool prices improved this week, consistent with a slight improvement in business in recent weeks and buyers taking their last auction-buying opportunity to meet shipping deadlines before a three-week..Read More

Livestock breeders told to check options as bluetongue zone grows

LIVESTOCK breeders have been advised to consult licensed exporters to confirm eligibility for target markets or advice on alternatives, after Australia’s bluetongue virus transmission zone was extended...Read More

ACCC will not oppose Elanco purchase of Bayer Animal Health

AUSTRALIA’S competition regulator will not oppose Elanco’s acquisition of Bayer AG’s animal health business...Read More

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