Feedgrain Focus: Wheat-to-barley spread widens

Barley values have eased to where they now appear to be buying demand, while a tightening balance sheet has seen wheat trade steady to higher in most markets…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, February 27, 2020

UK farmers set sights on 10t/ha wheat yields

Farmers in the UK are finding it hard to turn a profit on a national crop that averages 8.5t/ha, so they are mounting a concerted effort to lift production to at least 10t/ha…Read More

Neil Lyon, February 27, 2020

BOM releases autumn rainfall outlook

Rainfall is likely to be above average in some southern regions in March and April and below average in parts of the north in March, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s outlook for autumn released today. ..Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, February 27, 2020

Reality check for AgTech startups

Amidst the hype, polished pitches and slick branding of agtech startups at EvokeAG last week also came some words of wisdom from experience, and the reality check that any new innovation must still meet a genuine need if it is to become a commercial success…Read More

James Nason, February 27, 2020

SA to host grain classification workshops for growers

A State Government-funded series of grain-classification workshops is to be held across South Australia to help growers maximise their marketing options and profits…Read More

Grain Central, February 27, 2020

Dalby conference next week focuses on intensive ag sector

Following the success of the 2018 Intensive Ag Conference, Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise is hosting Protein 2020, bringing the intensive beef, pork, poultry and dairy sectors with the view to share best practice, advocate for common policy change and allow collaboration across the sectors…Read More

Grain Central, February 27, 2020

Daily Market Wire 27 February 2020

Futures markets settled with mixed, small moves. Argentine export policy announcement appears imminent after export registration halt. Australian current crop price stable, new crop weakens on season outlook…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, February 27, 2020



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What readers are saying

Deep ripping dives deeper to improve yields

It is true we were deep ripping to at least 300mm on the Erradu sandplain (Geraldton region) way back in the 80s. Ron Jarvis (DofA) did some trials....

Roger Crook
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Nutrient removal data helps Mallee growers fine-tune fertiliser

Congrats on a very useful local exercise. Very useful to confirm a local average but the range in nutrient removal is probably more valuable when it can be....

Chris Dowling
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Export waste ban forces new approach to fertiliser bag disposal

It's time all agriculture's fertiliser, seed, animal feed etc bags had a recycle deposit value just like plastic bottles in some states. Say $5 per one tonne bag and....

Patrick Francis
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Transparency in fodder and grain supply data needed

So are the eastern Australian agro political wanabees stating market failure ? If so then they will also need to regulate the end users to state their needs....

Jack Russell
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News

UK farmers set sights on 10t/ha wheat yields

Farmers in the UK are finding it hard to turn a profit on a national crop that averages 8.5t/ha, so they are mounting a concerted effort to lift production to at least 10t/ha…Read More

Neil Lyon, February 27, 2020

Dalby conference next week focuses on intensive ag sector

Following the success of the 2018 Intensive Ag Conference, Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise is hosting Protein 2020, bringing the intensive beef, pork, poultry and dairy sectors with the view to share best practice, advocate for common policy change and allow collaboration across the sectors…Read More

Grain Central, February 27, 2020

Ridley 1H20 earnings at $30.7M, profit at $400,000

Ridley’s first-half 2020 profits have taken a hit to come in at $400,000, but its earnings at $30.7M are up marginally on the 2019 period. ..Read More

Grain Central, February 26, 2020

Time to tackle climate variability, emissions

The Australian grain industry needs to mitigate climate variability and reduce the greenhouse gas intensity of production to stay ahead of the game in a rapidly-changing world…Read More

Neil Lyon, February 25, 2020

Weather

BOM releases autumn rainfall outlook

Rainfall is likely to be above average in some southern regions in March and April and below average in parts of the north in March, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s outlook for autumn released today. ..Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, February 27, 2020

Why drought-busting rain depends on the tropical oceans

Recent helpful rains dampened fire grounds and gave many farmers a reason to cheer. But much of southeast Australia remains in severe drought…Read More

Guest Author, February 26, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 26 Feb 2020

Tropical cyclone Esther produced heavy falls about the Gulf Coast in Queensland and the Northern Territory, while a trough brought heavy falls over the east coast, central, and southern inland Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, February 26, 2020

Rain has eased the dry, but more needed to break the drought

After the intensely dry conditions of 2019, January and February have brought much-needed rain to the drought-parched parts of eastern Australia, but more is needed…Read More

David Jones, Andrew B. Watkins, Chantal Donnelly, Lynette Bettio and Matthew Coulton, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, February 19, 2020

Cropping

Deep ripping dives deeper to improve yields

WA trials of deep ripping to greater than 450mm have revealed a potential cumulative return on investment of $1 to $29/hectare over four years by reducing soil strength…Read More

Grain Central, February 26, 2020

Expansion in NT, Riverina brightens cotton outlook

The NT’s Tipperary Group has its biggest crop of cotton yet in the ground, while in southern NSW, RivCott will this year be commissioning three new stands in what is already Australia’s biggest cotton gin…Read More

Liz Wells, February 24, 2020

I can’t live without the Internet!! And I can’t farm without glyphosate

The future use of glyphosate is under threat from two fronts – increasing herbicide resistance and increasing public concerns. Can we farm without glyphosate?..Read More

Cindy Benjamin, February 21, 2020

Discovery opens new avenues for combating wheat blotch disease

Researchers have uncovered a ‘boom and bust’ pathogen cycle for the damaging wheat disease septoria nodorum blotch (SNB), a discovery that may be the key to developing new management strategies and disease ratings for wheat…Read More

Grain Central, February 21, 2020

Markets

Feedgrain Focus: Wheat-to-barley spread widens

Barley values have eased to where they now appear to be buying demand, while a tightening balance sheet has seen wheat trade steady to higher in most markets…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, February 27, 2020

SA to host grain classification workshops for growers

A State Government-funded series of grain-classification workshops is to be held across South Australia to help growers maximise their marketing options and profits…Read More

Grain Central, February 27, 2020

Daily Market Wire 27 February 2020

Futures markets settled with mixed, small moves. Argentine export policy announcement appears imminent after export registration halt. Australian current crop price stable, new crop weakens on season outlook…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, February 27, 2020

Daily Market Wire 26 February 2020

Grains futures stabilised overnight in spite of weak macro indicators. New crop production outlook globally is seen positive. Australian wheat bids were supported, but not barley…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, February 26, 2020

Machinery

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

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

Grain Central, December 6, 2019

JCB Fastrac sets record as world’s fastest tractor

JCB’s Fastrac has raced into the record books after being crowned the world’s fastest tractor with a speed of 217.5688 kilometres/hour..Read More

Grain Central, November 21, 2019

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

Property

Local interest supports values for SA cropping, grazing country

South Australian investors and expanding farming operations are driving the market for the state’s cropping, grazing and mixed-farming country as supported by strong commodity prices. ..Read More

Liz Wells, February 26, 2020

Palgrove expands into southern NSW with Gilgal buy

Stud and commercial beef cattle producer Palgrove has bought its first property in southern NSW, Gilgal at Cootamundra. ..Read More

Liz Wells, February 18, 2020

NSW red country finds favour with Daybreak, mixed farmers

Expanding corporate farmer Daybreak Cropping has made its first investment in the red-loam country of the northern Riverina, where family operations are providing a foundation for smaller sales…Read More

Liz Wells, February 12, 2020

Daybreak buys into northern WA wheatbelt with Erregulla Plains

Erregulla Plains has sold to Daybreak Cropping to wind up three generations of Smart family ownership which have helped to pioneer sustainable and profitable farming practices in WA’s northern wheatbelt…Read More

Grain Central, February 11, 2020

Beef Central

Beef news roundup mid-Feb 2020

Keeping up with the never ending stream of beef news headlines, blogs and social media posts rolling out 24/7 is no easy task for busy people - here's a wrap..Read More

Transporters push for own FMD-style income smoothing scheme

Calls for the Australian Government to establish an income smoothing scheme for rural transport businesses, similar to the Farm Management Deposit scheme used by farming businesses across the country, are..Read More

Recruitment & HR: Labor appointees dominate Fair Work Commission ranks

Coalition Government appointees to the Fair Work Commission have been overwhelmingly frozen out of significant Full Bench determinations over the past three years, according to new analysis...Read More

EvokeAg speakers explore barriers to agtech uptake

Challenges surrounding the adoption of ag technologies by producers surfaced during discussion at a number of panel sessions held during Melbourne’s EvokeAg event this week...Read More

Sheep Central

BOM releases autumn 2020 climate outlook

Rainfall is likely to be above average in some southern regions in March and April and below average in parts of the north in March, according to the Bureau of..Read More

Wild dog control in Victoria gets $840,990 boost from AWI

WILD dog and pest control in Victoria will be boosted by more than $840,000 in funding over the next three years from Australian Wool Innovation..Read More

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 26 February 2020

TROPICAL cyclone Esther produced heavy falls about the gulf coast in Queensland and the Northern Territory, while a trough brought heavy falls over the east coast, central, and southern inland..Read More

Wool body welcomes first national feral pig co-ordinator

PEAK body WoolProducers Australia has welcomed the appointment of Dr Heather Channon as Australia’s first national feral pig co-ordinator...Read More

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