‘Catastrophic’ fire conditions bring SA harvest to a halt

Strong winds and ‘catastrophic’ fire danger conditions have prompted SA growers to call a halt to harvest today. The state’s major bulk handler, Viterra, has so far taken in almost 1.5Mt following a busy week. ..Read More

Neil Lyon and Liz Wells, November 20, 2019

Australia tipped to participate in Saudi barley shipments

Australia could be supplying some of the feed barley which Saudi Arabia has bought for February-March 2020 delivery in its latest tender covering 17 cargoes…Read More

Grain Central, November 20, 2019

Potential to store Pilbara mine water for agriculture

Aerial geophysical surveys have been underway in the Pilbara region of Western Australia to identify sites that may be suitable to store water underground for future irrigated agriculture development…Read More

Grain Central, November 20, 2019

New guidelines to authenticate whole grain flour

The Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) is at the centre of efforts to standardise whole grain guidelines for flour mills and offer a method for authenticating whole grain flour…Read More

Grain Central, November 20, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 Nov 2019

A series of cold fronts produced moderate to heavy falls in western Tasmania, while thunderstorms produced isolated moderate falls in the northern tropics; also the central to southeast coastline of Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, November 20, 2019

Daily Market Wire 19 November 2019

EU and Canadian canola firmer, US futures mixed. USDA misfires data again. Saudi buys barley optional origin including Australian. Vic Wimmera harvest gets a start…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, November 19, 2019

Barley anti-dumping investigation remains a sleeping giant

While China looks likely to steer away from Australian feed barley while its anti-dumping investigation continues, Saudi Arabian interest appears to have been sparked by competitive new-crop prices…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, November 19, 2019


Daily Market Wire 20 November 2019
Lachstock Consulting, November 20, 2019
Rapid uptake of harvest weed seed control
Grain Central, November 19, 2019

Industry Dashboard

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Elders $6.58
Australian Agricultural Co $1.01
Graincorp $8.42
Ridley $1.15
Woolworths $39.37
Wellard $0.04
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Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

Last Week

360
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Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

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303

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

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645
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Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

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410
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Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

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-4.95
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What readers are saying

Swiss agronomist trades snow for Australia’s outback

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Ingredion’s Lane Cove corn mill to close in January

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Karnal bunt, khapra beetle in 10 least-wanted list: PHA

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News

New guidelines to authenticate whole grain flour

The Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) is at the centre of efforts to standardise whole grain guidelines for flour mills and offer a method for authenticating whole grain flour…Read More

Grain Central, November 20, 2019

New investment to push crop yield boundaries

Five centres of excellence and a network of focus farms will be established in high yield potential grain-growing environments across Australia as part of a major new investment in the GRDC’s new five-year Hyper Yielding Crops initiative…Read More

Grain Central, November 18, 2019

Recruitment: Job-matching platform links skilled workers in the bush with business needs

Farming entrepreneur Jo Palmer recognised there was a talent pool in rural Australia that employers were missing out on, so she set up a website to help employers tap into this talent pool…Read More

Grain Central, November 18, 2019

WA winter crop estimate slips to 11.42Mt

Winter crop harvest tonnages in Western Australia have dropped below earlier forecasts with total production now predicted to be around 11.42 million tonnes (Mt),..Read More

Neil Lyon, November 15, 2019

Weather

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 Nov 2019

A series of cold fronts produced moderate to heavy falls in western Tasmania, while thunderstorms produced isolated moderate falls in the northern tropics; also the central to southeast coastline of Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, November 20, 2019

Seasonal climate outlook Dec 2019-Feb 2020

The drier outlook continues into December for southern Australia, eastern Queensland, far northeast NSW and much of the NT, with the remainder of the country having roughly equal chances of being wetter or drier than average…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, November 15, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 12 Nov 2019

Cold fronts brought moderate falls to Tasmania and Victoria, while the tropical north had isolated thunderstorms and showers…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, November 13, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 6 Nov 2019

Showers and thunderstorms produced moderate falls in the inland east and tropics, while cold fronts brought moderate falls to parts of the southwest and southeast Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, November 7, 2019

Cropping

Adverse seasons making crops ‘too risky’ for insurers

Crop farmers grappling with drought could be taking on 100 per cent of their production risk if they suffer through another summer of extreme weather as insurers retreat from agricultural products too risky for their business models…Read More

Grain Central, November 19, 2019

Rapid uptake of harvest weed seed control

A simple online survey of 147 farmers from around Australia has added weight to the observations that growers are rapidly adopting harvest weed seed control methods that best suit their farms…Read More

Grain Central, November 19, 2019

Nasty spring cuts Australian canola forecast 21pc to 1.9Mt: AOF

A dry spring in all but mainland Australia’s southernmost growing areas has prompted a 21-per-cent cut in the Australian Oilseeds Federation tonnage estimate for the canola crop now being harvested…Read More

Grain Central, November 18, 2019

Genetic breakthrough to improve blotch resistance in wheat

New wheat varieties with improved tolerance to the fungal disease Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) are a step closer, with the discovery in WA of suitable wheat germplasm and several resistant genes…Read More

Grain Central, November 15, 2019

Markets

‘Catastrophic’ fire conditions bring SA harvest to a halt

Strong winds and ‘catastrophic’ fire danger conditions have prompted SA growers to call a halt to harvest today. The state’s major bulk handler, Viterra, has so far taken in almost 1.5Mt following a busy week. ..Read More

Neil Lyon and Liz Wells, November 20, 2019

Australia tipped to participate in Saudi barley shipments

Australia could be supplying some of the feed barley which Saudi Arabia has bought for February-March 2020 delivery in its latest tender covering 17 cargoes…Read More

Grain Central, November 20, 2019

Daily Market Wire 19 November 2019

EU and Canadian canola firmer, US futures mixed. USDA misfires data again. Saudi buys barley optional origin including Australian. Vic Wimmera harvest gets a start…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, November 19, 2019

Barley anti-dumping investigation remains a sleeping giant

While China looks likely to steer away from Australian feed barley while its anti-dumping investigation continues, Saudi Arabian interest appears to have been sparked by competitive new-crop prices…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, November 19, 2019

Machinery

Iconic Quadtrac tractor returns to where it all began

After more than two decades plying its trade in Australian paddocks, one of the first Case IH Steiger Quadtrac tractors has been restored and returned to its manufacturing ‘birthplace’ in the United States…Read More

Grain Central, November 18, 2019

Innovative ag tech ideas showcased at AgTeCH2019 + PICS

The latest in high-tech innovations, from farming robots to precision earthworks controllers, were on display at this year’s AgTeCH2019 at Emerald in Central Queensland…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 14, 2019

New mill option for weed seed destruction

A new weed seed impact mill from Canada will give Australian growers a third option for destroying weed seeds – adding to the Australian-built iHSD and Seed Terminator…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, October 18, 2019

SwarmFarm teams with Roesner to build autonomous fertiliser spreader

CQ-based SwarmFarm Robotics has signed a memorandum of understanding with WA-based Roesner to develop a fully autonomous fertiliser spreader…Read More

Grain Central, October 17, 2019

Property

Warakirri gets horticultural with fourth ag fund

Warakirri is road-testing the flavour of fruit and nuts as part of its latest agricultural fund aimed at high net-worth investors…Read More

Liz Wells, November 6, 2019

Intensive sheep-feeding operation offers scale, scope

A first-class lamb breeding and feedlotting operation with huge cropping potential at Tottenham in NSW is on the market with the listing of the Mogal Plain Aggregation…Read More

Liz Wells, November 5, 2019

Lachlan water, alluvial soil star on The Island

A parcel of prime Lachlan Valley irrigated and dryland farming country is for sale with The Island, which offers attractive winter and summer cropping options, and potential for further development…Read More

Grain Central, November 1, 2019

Ingredion’s Lane Cove corn mill to close in January

The impending sale of Ingredion’s Sydney mill is likely to end 125 years of corn processing on the banks of the Lane Cove River…Read More

Liz Wells, October 29, 2019

Beef Central

Strong Wagyu sales drive AA Co’s improved half-year results – despite drought impact

The world’s largest beef producer, the Australian Agricultural Co, reported positive operating profit and cash flow despite ongoing drought conditions, in its half-year results delivered this morning...Read More

RED MEAT 2019: Jim’s Jerky helping Aussie beef bite into snack market

A family owned business is playing a leading role in helping to grow Australian beef’s share of the protein snacking market...Read More

RED MEAT 2019: Customers backing red meat despite softer economy

A softer Australian economy is putting pressure on household budgets, but despite higher prices sales of premium red meat products are holding up, a domestic market forum at Red Meat..Read More

Foundation in memory of young cattle industry leader to focus on regeneration

A year after the tragic death of young Queensland cattle industry leader Lachlan Hughes, a charity foundation has been established in his memory with a focus on furthering his passion..Read More

Sheep Central

RED MEAT 2019: Call to define sheep pain relief ‘gold standard’

RESEARCH to identify a 'gold standard' for sheep pain relief should be fast-tracked to enable producers to effectively compare the available pain relief products, a Victorian veterinarian said this week...Read More

AWI defends social media support for preferred candidate

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has shrugged off suggestions its social media support for 2019 director election candidate Michelle Humphries represented inappropriate agri-political activity...Read More

Sheep Producers Australia to focus on rebuilding flock

REVERSING the decline in the nation’s sheep flock is an immediate priority, according to Sheep Producers Australia...Read More

RED MEAT 2019: ‘Cultural shift’ emerging in R&D adoption

AUSTRALIA'S red meat sector is seeing the emergence of a cultural shift in the way adoption of research and development is conducted, the opening session of Meat & Livestock Australia’s..Read More

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