Farm Machinery: Tractor sales | Morris makeover | AgQuip | CNH restructure + more

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Grain Central, August 16, 2019

Australian canola exports slip to six-month low in June: ABS

Canola continues to be transhipped east to fill the domestic shortfall, while exports slip to their usual seasonal low, and most crops in southern Australia flower and pod with little subsoil moisture beneath them. ..Read More

Liz Wells, August 16, 2019

It’ll be hard, but we can feed the world with plant protein

There are plenty of barriers, but if we really want to we can feed the world on plant protein, largely from legumes…Read More

Richard Trethowan, University of Sydney, August 16, 2019

WA soils project to unearth secrets to sustaining amelioration success

Field experiments across WA’s grainbelt are part of a new project aimed at increasing the benefits and profitability generated by soil amelioration by an estimated $20-40 per hectare per year…Read More

Grain Central, August 16, 2019

Making sense of remote sensing data

Scientists have developed a tool to analyse leafing patterns of plants based on remote camera data, overcoming many of the laborious and error-prone practices of manual observation…Read More

Grain Central, August 16, 2019

Daily Market Wire 16 August 2019

Aug/Sep means the doldrums between northern and southern hemisphere harvests are upon us and the US wheat market doesn’t know which way to turn. EU markets were firmer overnight, North American mixed. Victoria and SNSW moisture is encouraging but the big country needs rain…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, August 16, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Inverse stymies sales, prices ease on US tumble

Some growers in NSW are weighing up their options for grain, grazing or hay, while cereals trade flat to lower in the feed market to reflect Monday’s drop in US futures…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, August 15, 2019


Daily Market Wire 15 August 2019
Lachstock Consulting, August 15, 2019
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Grain Central, August 15, 2019

Industry Dashboard

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Elders $6.49
Australian Agricultural Co $1.03
Graincorp $7.78
Ruralco $4.32
Ridley $0.98
Woolworths $34.99
Wellard $0.04
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Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

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372
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Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

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334

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

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590
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Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

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352
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Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

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-6.53
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What readers are saying

It’ll be hard, but we can feed the world with plant protein

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IPCC’s land report shows the problem with farming based around oil, not soil

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IPCC’s land report shows the problem with farming based around oil, not soil

Has Anna been up to date with the progress of conservation farming with little or no tillage, and the use of crop rotations -including pulses? Now over 180 million....

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Six hospital visits a day from quad bike accidents

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News

It’ll be hard, but we can feed the world with plant protein

There are plenty of barriers, but if we really want to we can feed the world on plant protein, largely from legumes…Read More

Richard Trethowan, University of Sydney, August 16, 2019

Can we feed the world without wrecking the planet?

Can agriculture meet the food demands of the world into the future and do it in a sustainable way?..Read More

Neil Lyon, August 14, 2019

Murray-Darling water markets inquiry begins

The ACCC has commenced an inquiry into markets for tradeable water rights in the Murray-Darling Basin…Read More

Grain Central, August 13, 2019

Australia urgently needs real sustainable agriculture policy

Australia urgently needs a contemporary definition of sustainable agriculture, including agreed on-farm metrics, according to UNE senior research fellow and lecturer, Jacqueline Williams…Read More

Jacqueline Williams, University of New England, August 13, 2019

Weather

IPCC’s land report shows the problem with farming based around oil, not soil

How is it possible that soils have become so degraded? Don’t we need well functioning soils to produce food? The truth is, the modern farming system is based around oil, not soil…Read More

Anna Krzywoszynska, University of Sheffield, August 15, 2019

First look climate outlook released for Sep-Nov 2019

The ‘first-look’ Spring climate outlook issued by the Bureau of Meteorology today indicates a drier than average season is likely for most of mainland Australia…Read More

Grain Central, August 15, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 14 Aug 2019

Strong cold fronts and intense lows produced moderate falls and snow to low levels in parts of the southeast, as cold fronts brought light falls to parts of the southern coasts of Western Australia and South Australia, prior to the cold outbreak in the southeast…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, August 14, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 7 Aug 2019

A surface trough and onshore flow brought moderate falls to the north tropical coast of Queensland and parts of the east coast, while cold fronts brought moderate falls to western Tasmania; also southwest Western Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, August 7, 2019

Cropping

WA soils project to unearth secrets to sustaining amelioration success

Field experiments across WA’s grainbelt are part of a new project aimed at increasing the benefits and profitability generated by soil amelioration by an estimated $20-40 per hectare per year…Read More

Grain Central, August 16, 2019

US cotton exports fall across major markets, except Vietnam: USDA

Lower United States cotton production and trade barriers saw 2018/19 exports from the US drop from the previous year, according to the USDA…Read More

Grain Central, August 14, 2019

Permit lapse suspends late-season glyphosate use in barley

Late-season use of glyphosate on barley has been suspended following the 31 July expiry of an emergency-use permit issued by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority…Read More

Liz Wells, August 12, 2019

Spring into action with fallow residuals

Growers need to be on the lookout for fleabane, sowthistle and feathertop Rhodes grass weeds as they could all start germinating as early as August in northern regions when temperatures are suitable…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, WeedSmart, August 9, 2019

Markets

Australian canola exports slip to six-month low in June: ABS

Canola continues to be transhipped east to fill the domestic shortfall, while exports slip to their usual seasonal low, and most crops in southern Australia flower and pod with little subsoil moisture beneath them. ..Read More

Liz Wells, August 16, 2019

Daily Market Wire 16 August 2019

Aug/Sep means the doldrums between northern and southern hemisphere harvests are upon us and the US wheat market doesn’t know which way to turn. EU markets were firmer overnight, North American mixed. Victoria and SNSW moisture is encouraging but the big country needs rain…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, August 16, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Inverse stymies sales, prices ease on US tumble

Some growers in NSW are weighing up their options for grain, grazing or hay, while cereals trade flat to lower in the feed market to reflect Monday’s drop in US futures…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, August 15, 2019

Australian chickpea exports up 10pc over June: ABS

Australia’s chickpea exports rose 10 per cent over June, and the market is now watching prospects consolidate for the Central Queensland crop, which will provide the vast majority of new-crop production…Read More

Liz Wells, August 15, 2019

Machinery

Farm Machinery: Tractor sales | Morris makeover | AgQuip | CNH restructure + more

Latest news from the farm machinery world…Read More

Grain Central, August 16, 2019

Six hospital visits a day from quad bike accidents

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is imploring farmers to use extreme care when using quad bikes, install an operator protection device (OPD) and consider alternative, safer farm vehicles…Read More

Grain Central, August 14, 2019

Russian self-drive technology adapted for grain harvesters

Russia’s largest agricultural holding, Rusagro, will collaborate with autonomous driving software developer, Cognitive Technologies, to develop self-driving technologies for grain harvesters…Read More

Grain Central, July 31, 2019

Agtech jobs on offer in SwarmFarm Robotics expansion

A team of specialised agtech robot designers and builders will be recruited in Central Queensland to help SwarmFarm Robotics undertake the expansion of their business…Read More

Grain Central, July 23, 2019

Property

Namoi Valley’s Wire Lagoon sells for $11.375 million

The Revell family’s Namoi Valley farm Wire Lagoon has sold at auction to an established district cotton-growing family for $11.375 million. ..Read More

Liz Wells, August 12, 2019

Auscott lists Midkin; Prospect Downs brings Golden Triangle opportunity

The north-west NSW property market is set to be tested with the listing of Auscott’s Midkin Aggregation in the Gwydir Valley, and the Prospect Downs aggregation in the nearby Golden Triangle area…Read More

Liz Wells, August 5, 2019

Macquarie joins Shandong Ruyi in Cubbie ownership rejig

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets is buying 49 per cent of the Cubbie Station aggregation in south west Queensland as Chinese company Shandong Ruyi reduces its holding to 51pc…Read More

Liz Wells, August 2, 2019

NSW dry puts expression-of-interest selling platform to the test

The ability of the expressions-of-interest (EOI) platform to shift large-scale farms is being tested in the face of the New South Wales drought…Read More

Liz Wells, July 26, 2019

Beef Central

Eight messages from Senate grilling of new farm protection laws

New legislation which would introduce jail sentences for people who incite farm invasion and harassment was put under the microscrope by Senators in a public hearing in Canberra this week...Read More

Feedgrain Focus: Inverse stymies sales, prices ease on US tumble

Some growers in NSW are weighing up their options for grain, grazing or hay, while cereals trade flat to lower in the feed market to reflect Monday's drop in US..Read More

Project looks at farming seaweed for methane reduction in cattle + VIDEO

A puffy pink seaweed that can stop cattle from belching out methane is being primed for mass farming by researchers in Queensland.SC's ..Read More

Recruitment: Recognising the importance of workplace culture for business success

Now, more than ever, employees are choosing red meat industry supply chain workplaces where they feel valued and believe in the overall mission of the business. It's not surprising, then,..Read More

Sheep Central

Wool sellers balk at auction price drops of up to 200 cents

MORE than half the wool scheduled to sell at Australian auctions this week went unsold as growers balked at the biggest market downturn in more than 10 years...Read More

Russell blends innovation and skills to market wool and sheep

AUSTRALIAN Wool Network’s Russell Macgugan has taken a forward-looking approach to wool marketing in his eight years as a broker, with a strong focus on innovative development of the Merino…..Read More

Australia’s wool production tipped to hit lowest level in 95 years

AUSTRALIA’S wool production is forecast to hit its lowest level in almost 100 years this financial year, with market and seasonal conditions not indicating a quick turn-around...Read More

Wool market drop leaves forward marketers faltering

THE wool forward market could provide no solace for buyers nor sellers this week, with the rate of auction price decline leaving sellers out of range and buyers unable to..Read More

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