Rains set up ideal conditions for NSW, Vic winter cropping season

Widespread rain across NSW and Victorian cropping regions last week has kicked along early-sown dual-purpose crops and set up ideal conditions for the main winter crop planting…Read More

Neil Lyon, April 6, 2020

Kooroora offers mixed farming entry to central NSW

The listing of Kooroora at Collie is set to test the market for dryland mixed farming country with some irrigation in central New South Wales…Read More

Liz Wells, April 6, 2020

Visa changes to secure farm workforce during COVID-19 crisis

The Federal Government is making temporary changes to visa arrangements to help farmers access the workforce they need during the COVID-19 crisis…Read More

Grain Central, April 6, 2020

2020 will be a difficult year, but farmers likely to ‘weather COVID-19 storm’: Rabobank

Despite significant challenges from the global economic downturn and downward pressure on commodity prices, Australia’s agricultural sector is in a good position to weather the COVID-19 storm, according to Rabobank…Read More

Grain Central, April 6, 2020

Recruitment: Recognising six different bosses – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

During a typical career, you’ll encounter many different bosses. Along the way it’s important to be able to identify the personality types you are working with, and be able to deal with ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’…Read More

Grain Central, April 6, 2020

Daily Market Wire 6 April 2020

Wheat markets were firmer. Recent China US corn trades bolstered total purchases. Red flags raised in key wheat growing regions. Dry in Russia, frost risk in the US. NSW welcomed weekend rain.
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Lachstock Consulting, April 6, 2020

People on the move in the grain and cropping sector

Who is on the move in the Australian grain and cropping industry? Catch up with our latest update of industry appointments, rewards, retirements and achievements…Read More

Grain Central, April 3, 2020


Research breakthrough boosts sorghum protein content
Larissa Mullot, Public affairs officer, Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA), April 3, 2020
Daily Market Wire 3 April 2020
Lachstock Consulting, April 3, 2020

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Barley

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News

Rains set up ideal conditions for NSW, Vic winter cropping season

Widespread rain across NSW and Victorian cropping regions last week has kicked along early-sown dual-purpose crops and set up ideal conditions for the main winter crop planting…Read More

Neil Lyon, April 6, 2020

Visa changes to secure farm workforce during COVID-19 crisis

The Federal Government is making temporary changes to visa arrangements to help farmers access the workforce they need during the COVID-19 crisis…Read More

Grain Central, April 6, 2020

2020 will be a difficult year, but farmers likely to ‘weather COVID-19 storm’: Rabobank

Despite significant challenges from the global economic downturn and downward pressure on commodity prices, Australia’s agricultural sector is in a good position to weather the COVID-19 storm, according to Rabobank…Read More

Grain Central, April 6, 2020

Recruitment: Recognising six different bosses – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

During a typical career, you’ll encounter many different bosses. Along the way it’s important to be able to identify the personality types you are working with, and be able to deal with ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’…Read More

Grain Central, April 6, 2020

Weather

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 Apr 2020

Showers and thunderstorms developed over eastern New South Wales, generating moderate falls, while onshore flow produced showers and moderate falls in the northern tropics…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, April 1, 2020

Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2020

April to June are likely to be wetter than average across WA, western and southern NT, most of SA, western and central Victoria, and northwest Tasmania, according to BOM’s latest three monthly rainfall outlook…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, March 26, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 25 March 2020

Cold fronts and troughs brought moderate falls to the western and southern mainland, as well as Tasmania. Onshore flow produced moderate falls along the country’s far north…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, March 25, 2020

Last year Australia’s hottest, driest on record

Australia recorded its warmest and driest year on record in 2019, and spring was also the driest on record nationally, according to the Bureau of Meteorology…Read More

Grain Central, March 19, 2020

Cropping

Grain option produces 4.4t/ha wheat crop for Liverpool Plains grower

It was the decision to let a crop of Lancer wheat go through to grain, despite attractive prices for hay, that saw north west NSW grower, Andrew Campbell, harvest a 4.4t/ha crop in a tough season last year…Read More

Grain Central, April 3, 2020

Research breakthrough boosts sorghum protein content

Queensland researchers have used gene editing to lift the protein content of sorghum to 15 to 16 per cent, up from the usual nine to 10 per cent…Read More

Larissa Mullot, Public affairs officer, Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA), April 3, 2020

Fall armyworm spreads to northern WA

The invasive pest fall armyworm has been found in northern Western Australia, following detections in Queensland and the Northern Territory…Read More

Grain Central, April 2, 2020

Sowing date remains viable frost management option

Planting date is still one of the most cost-effective tools to help Qld and NSW grain growers bolster crop yield potential by better managing both frost and heat stress during the grain-fill period…Read More

Grain Central, April 2, 2020

Markets

Daily Market Wire 6 April 2020

Wheat markets were firmer. Recent China US corn trades bolstered total purchases. Red flags raised in key wheat growing regions. Dry in Russia, frost risk in the US. NSW welcomed weekend rain.
..Read More

Lachstock Consulting, April 6, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: Rain drops new-crop, nearby mostly stronger

New-crop values for wheat and barley have eased this week on rain which is improving prospects for a big winter-cereal planting in eastern Australia, while price movements in nearby markets have been mixed…Read More

Liz Wells, April 2, 2020

Daily Market Wire 3 April 2020

Commodities were lower, cattle collapsed, crude oil bounced and US weekly exports, bar wheat, were positive. Markets shrugged off Russia’s imposition of nearby grain export limits. Australia new crop prospects continue optimistic…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, April 3, 2020

CBH, Viterra start public reporting of barley, wheat stocks

The major bulk handlers in Australia’s two biggest grain-exporting states are making public stocks figures which are helping to allay concerns about domestic grain security…Read More

Liz Wells, April 1, 2020

Machinery

Destructor reduces reliance on herbicides for WA farmers

WA farmers Roger and Angela Dring have invested in a New Holland CR8.90 header fitted with a Harrington Seed Destructor (iHSD) to reduce chemical use and herbicide resistance on their Carnamah farm…Read More

Grain Central, March 31, 2020

Machinery after-sales market put under the spotlight: ACCC

The ACCC has released a discussion paper looking into concerns raised about the after-sales warranties, repairs and servicing of agricultural machinery…Read More

Grain Central, February 28, 2020

Harrington Seed Destructor kills nearly 100pc of weed seeds in US lab study

In laboratory germination tests in the United States, the Australian-designed Harrington Seed Destructor (HSD) rendered almost every weed seed unviable…Read More

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, January 30, 2020

Farm Machinery: K-Line sold | NH acquires ATI | RDO takes over Vanderfield | Agritechnica + more

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Grain Central, December 6, 2019

Property

Kooroora offers mixed farming entry to central NSW

The listing of Kooroora at Collie is set to test the market for dryland mixed farming country with some irrigation in central New South Wales…Read More

Liz Wells, April 6, 2020

Property auctions move online in the COVID-19 era

The rural property market is rapidly embracing online auctions, adapting to COVID-19 control measures that ban traditional public auction gatherings…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, April 2, 2020

Solferino sells locally for $18.9M at CQ auction

Central Queensland property Solferino sold under the hammer on Friday for $18.9 million to local buyers Ben and Hayley Mulcahy…Read More

Liz Wells, March 12, 2020

Tourable to test values for well-developed NSW irrigation

Values for irrigated Upper Namoi Valley mixed-farming country are to be tested next month with the auction of Tourable at Mulllaley…Read More

Liz Wells, March 4, 2020

Beef Central

Market fundamentals will underpin beef during COVID-19 era, says MLA head

While the red meat industry will inevitably suffer impacts from COVID-19, the underlying global demand drivers for beef and sheepmeat still exist, and will serve to underpin the industry, Meat..Read More

Anti-parastic treatment used on cattle may help in COVID-19 fight

Scientists at Monash Unversity in Melbourne have shown an anti-parasitic drug already used in cattle production around the world can kill the COVID-19 virus within 48 hours...Read More

Beef Central’s beef quiz – March 2020

Been staying up to date? Test your knowledge with Beef Central's March 2020 beef and cattle industry quiz..Read More

Recruitment: Recognising six different bosses – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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Sheep Central

Shearing workers get COVID-19 warning after infection ‘near-misses’

AUSTRALIA’S sheep shearers and wool handlers have been warned to observe COVID-19 restrictions after industry workers made contact with people who had tested positive to the coronavirus or were from..Read More

International wool processors put the case for auction recess

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry was asked two weeks ago to consider halting auction sales for a few weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic...Read More

Strong online demand for scanned first cross ewes

ONLINE sheep buyers seeking productivity paid more for scanned in-lamb ewes on AuctionsPlus last week...Read More

NSW reports first case of pasture dieback on the north coast

NEW South Wale’s first case of pasture dieback has been identified on the state’s north coast, prompting a warning from the state's Department of Primary Industries...Read More

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