NSW irrigator fined $190,000

The New South Wales Land and Environment Court has today fined a northern NSW irrigator almost $190,000, after he pleaded guilty to pumping water in breach of an embargo imposed due to water shortages…Read More

Grain Central, March 22, 2019

Stalled approvals point to soft start for next southern NSW gin

A new gin being built by Southern Cotton and Queensland Cotton in Coleambally is still on track to open next year, but is not expected to be fully operational for the start of the 2020 ginning season…Read More

Liz Wells, March 22, 2019

GrowerCo calls for perspective on politics behind case for Newcastle

On the eve of the NSW election, GrowerCo director and farmer Charles Brett says politicians should ensure the Port of Newcastle can compete on a level playing field when it comes to being an export point for grain grown in northwest NSW…Read More

Charles Brett, GrowerCo, March 22, 2019

Farmers invited to road-test ifarmwell wellbeing website

Online help for people in all walks of agriculture is being trialled to help them focus less on thoughts and matters they cannot control and more on what matters to you most, described as an interactive version of “are you bogged, mate?” ..Read More

Grain Central, March 22, 2019

Grain imports only permitted if biosecurity risks can be managed: DAWR

Grain imports into Australia will only be permitted if there are high confidence levels biosecurity risks can be managed, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources said in a statement on Friday…Read More

Grain Central, March 22, 2019

Daily Market Wire 22 March 2019

Despite stronger US currency, Thursday night’s futures markets built a little on the sizeable rally the previous session. Barley is in the sights of Saudi Arabia today, though China corn and beans talk predominates…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, March 22, 2019

Surge in oat plantings to fill feed gap

Recent rains and drought-induced demand for livestock feed have triggered a surge in oat plantings across the eastern seaboard in the past week…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 21, 2019


Daily Market Wire 21 March 2019
Lachstock Consulting, March 21, 2019

Industry Dashboard

$A / $US Graph

Updated 7am daily
Today
.7115
Source: NAB

ASX Market Index

22 Mar 2019 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $5.82
Australian Agricultural Co $0.95
Graincorp $9.19
Ruralco $4.39
Ridley $1.35
Woolworths $30.62
Wellard $0.05
Source: ASX

Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

Last Week

412
Source: Lachstock Consulting

Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

Today

365

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

Today

595
Source: Lachstock Consulting

Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

Today

390
Source: Lachstock Consulting

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

-10.20
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

What readers are saying

The long dry: why the world’s water supply is shrinking

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News

NSW irrigator fined $190,000

The New South Wales Land and Environment Court has today fined a northern NSW irrigator almost $190,000, after he pleaded guilty to pumping water in breach of an embargo imposed due to water shortages…Read More

Grain Central, March 22, 2019

Stalled approvals point to soft start for next southern NSW gin

A new gin being built by Southern Cotton and Queensland Cotton in Coleambally is still on track to open next year, but is not expected to be fully operational for the start of the 2020 ginning season…Read More

Liz Wells, March 22, 2019

Farmers invited to road-test ifarmwell wellbeing website

Online help for people in all walks of agriculture is being trialled to help them focus less on thoughts and matters they cannot control and more on what matters to you most, described as an interactive version of “are you bogged, mate?” ..Read More

Grain Central, March 22, 2019

Surge in oat plantings to fill feed gap

Recent rains and drought-induced demand for livestock feed have triggered a surge in oat plantings across the eastern seaboard in the past week…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 21, 2019

Weather

Likelihood of El Niño in 2019 increasing: BOM

The Bureau of Meteorology has moved its ENSO Outlook from ‘WATCH’ to ‘El Niño ALERT’, saying the chance of El Niño developing in 2019 had increased to approximately 70 percent, around triple the normal likelihood…Read More

Grain Central, March 20, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 Mar 2019

A coastal trough and associated low produced showers and thunderstorms, with moderate to heavy falls along the east coast of Australia, while a monsoon trough and embedded tropical systems generated moderate falls across northern Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, March 20, 2019

Rain helps late-planted sorghum, boosts winter-crop hopes

Rain has brought some relief to the parched summer-cropping areas of New South Wales and Queensland. It will help yields in later-planted sorghum, and has opened the subsoil moisture account for paddocks in the lead-up to winter-crop planting…Read More

Liz Wells, March 18, 2019

High temperatures and limited rain: NSW drought continues

Patchy rains that fell in New South Wales in January and February had little impact on the widespread drought conditions across the state due to high temperatures and evaporation…Read More

Grain Central, March 8, 2019

Cropping

Surge in oat plantings to fill feed gap

Recent rains and drought-induced demand for livestock feed have triggered a surge in oat plantings across the eastern seaboard in the past week…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 21, 2019

China investigation cause for risk awareness prior to barley seeding

Australian grain organisations are advising growers of the increased risk attached to growing barley in the upcoming winter-cropping season in light of China’s anti-dumping investigation initiated in November…Read More

Henry Wells, March 21, 2019

Barley outperforms wheat in frost-prone areas

Western Australian research has confirmed barley is better than wheat when getting the best from early sown crops in frost-prone landscapes…Read More

Grain Central, March 19, 2019

Murray Darling jobs to decentralise to regional centres

Regional communities have welcomed the Federal Government’s move to bolster the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) presence in regional centres to 104 positions – or around one-third of its total staff…Read More

Grain Central, March 19, 2019

Markets

GrowerCo calls for perspective on politics behind case for Newcastle

On the eve of the NSW election, GrowerCo director and farmer Charles Brett says politicians should ensure the Port of Newcastle can compete on a level playing field when it comes to being an export point for grain grown in northwest NSW…Read More

Charles Brett, GrowerCo, March 22, 2019

Daily Market Wire 22 March 2019

Despite stronger US currency, Thursday night’s futures markets built a little on the sizeable rally the previous session. Barley is in the sights of Saudi Arabia today, though China corn and beans talk predominates…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, March 22, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Prices firm despite northern rain

Despite rain in the north and big tonnages of grain arriving from the west, markets from southern Queensland to Melbourne were paying as much or more for grain this week as they were last week.
..Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, March 21, 2019

Daily Market Wire 21 March 2019

The US dollar fell hard overnight and most dollar-denominated commodities’ prices rose accordingly. Russia set its sights on higher quality parameters for export. Extended rain was forecast over eastern Nebraska, while Australia forecasts Cyclone Trevor may bring rain to Queensland’s arable zone…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, March 21, 2019

Machinery

Streamlined regulations for ag vehicle road movements a step closer

Moving farm machinery on roads, without a permit, is a step closer to reality with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) now seeking agreement from local councils on a new National Class 1 Agricultural Vehicle and Combination Notice…Read More

Grain Central, March 21, 2019

Quad bikes and motorbikes: does your insurance pass muster?

What are the available risk management and insurance solutions that can minimise and protect farmers and farm operators from liability arising from motorbike and quad bike incidents?..Read More

Stephen White, McCullough Robertson, March 18, 2019

‘Strip and disc’ captures moisture/combats weeds

High residue farming with a stripper front and a disc seeder efficiently captures and stores soil moisture, and growers are finding the system can be tweaked to also improve weed management…Read More

Grain Central, March 13, 2019

No-till water blaster cuts its way to sowing success

A water-jet cutting ‘coulter’ designed to slice through straw and crop residue, clearing a narrow path to the soil ahead of the sowing discs/tynes on no-till planters, is set to overcome many of the issues where stubble interferes with seeding and crop establishment…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 8, 2019

Property

Sebastopol Solar Farm first for NSW southwest slopes

German engineering firm ib vogt GmbH has approval to build the first solar farm for the southwest slopes of NSW on 248 hectares of leased mixed-farming country at Sebastopol near Temora…Read More

Grain Central, March 21, 2019

Daybreak steps into Queensland with $25m Kinbeachie buy

Warakirri’s Daybreak Cropping has expanded into Queensland with its purchase of Kinbeachie at Toobeah from One Tree Agriculture for a rumoured $25 million…Read More

Grain Central, March 11, 2019

LDC lists Moree bulk storage as grain, cotton separate

Louis Dreyfus this week listed for sale its northwest NSW grain storage at Moree, a further divesting step by the company as it separates its grain and cotton operations…Read More

Liz Wells, February 26, 2019

Paraway lists three NSW aggregations with cropping focus

Macquarie’s Paraway Pastoral Company is selling its Bundemar Park, Laura Downs and Paddy’s River aggregations to reduce the size of its Coonamble and Trangie holdings following its purchase last year of a clutch of Hassad assets…Read More

Liz Wells, February 12, 2019

Beef Central

Recruitment: Eight points to note when giving employee feedback

We’ve all been there ourselves. We have received feedback and certainly know the way it’s delivered impacts the way it’s received. For managers of agribusinesses anywhere along the red meat.. Read More

MSA program changes address indicus content, cooking styles, new cuts

A series of changes will take place within Meat Standards Australia later this year, as the now 20-year-old grading system continues to evolve to meet changing consumer tastes and.. Read More

Rain sparks surge in oat plantings

Recent rains and drought-induced demand for livestock feed have triggered a surge in oat plantings across the eastern seaboard in the past week...Read More.. Read More

Vale Paul Weidner

One of southern Australia’s best-known and most respected cattle buyers, Paul Weidner died suddenly yesterday...Read More.. Read More

Sheep Central

Will young Merino or crossbred ewes make up to $500 after the break?

COULD young commercial Merino and crossbred ewes make up to $500 when it rains? Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders president Peter Meyer raised the prospect at a St.. Read More

Good wool prices hold, but quality and strong dollar drops benchmark

LOWER quality wools and an unfavourable $A-US exchange rate combined to force Australia’s wool price benchmark down further this week, although lines of good specification continued to hold value...Read More

Federal Government to fund $2.2 million research into making sheep ships cooler

AUSTRALIA’S Federal Government will grant the live export industry $2.2 million into dehumidification research to reduce heat stress on livestock vessels...Read More.. Read More

Recruitment: Eight points to note when giving employee feedback

WE’VE all been there ourselves; on the receiving end of feedback and we certainly know the way it’s delivered impacts the way it’s received. For managers of agribusinesses anywhere.. Read More

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