WA harvest slows as receivals pass 8.6Mt: CBH

Harvest in Western Australia is winding down, with deliveries to CBH Group in the week to Friday totaling 1.4Mt to lift the intake to 8.6Mt…Read More

Grain Central, December 9, 2019

Drought prompts cuts to Namoi Cotton jobs, cashflow

Major Australian ginner and marketer Namoi Cotton has shed 50 jobs and cut its cashflow estimates in a restructure designed to help it weather the current drought…Read More

Grain Central, December 9, 2019

Rural confidence hits 15-month low, but above previous droughts: Rabobank

Sentiment in the nation’s agricultural sector is at a 15-month low as Australia’s farmers brace for a hot, dry summer with drought conditions intensifying across large swathes of the country..Read More

Grain Central, December 9, 2019

What’s the sticking point? Better pre-em efficacy in stubble retention systems

Pre-emergent herbicides help underpin crop competition and suppress weed seed production, but when growers also want to retain stubble they often run into a sticking point where pre-em herbicide efficacy is compromised…Read More

Grain Central, December 9, 2019

Drought keeps locust threat in check

Australian plague locust numbers remained very low over spring and the summer outlook is for very low population densities to continue in most regions of inland eastern Australia…Read More

Grain Central, December 9, 2019

Daily Market Wire 9 December 2019

Chicago wheat closed a tad firmer. French wheat planting pace remains a concern. Australia will experience extreme heat today, favouring harvest conditions later in the week in Victoria…Read More

Guest Author, December 9, 2019

Harvest focus shifts south as drought-hit NSW deliveries wind down

Market attention has shifted to the Victorian and South Australian harvest as NSW growers park the header after a drought-shortened harvest, and reconsider the future for canola as a crop for hay or grazing instead of cash…Read More

Liz Wells, December 6, 2019


$1.9 million for farm safety awareness campaign
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Daily Market Wire 6 December 2019
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Feedgrain Focus: Wait for wheat lifts prices
Liz Wells and Henry Wells, December 5, 2019

Industry Dashboard

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Ridley $1.10
Woolworths $38.36
Wellard $0.04
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Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

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371
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Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

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317

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

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647
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Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

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420
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News

Drought prompts cuts to Namoi Cotton jobs, cashflow

Major Australian ginner and marketer Namoi Cotton has shed 50 jobs and cut its cashflow estimates in a restructure designed to help it weather the current drought…Read More

Grain Central, December 9, 2019

Rural confidence hits 15-month low, but above previous droughts: Rabobank

Sentiment in the nation’s agricultural sector is at a 15-month low as Australia’s farmers brace for a hot, dry summer with drought conditions intensifying across large swathes of the country..Read More

Grain Central, December 9, 2019

Drought keeps locust threat in check

Australian plague locust numbers remained very low over spring and the summer outlook is for very low population densities to continue in most regions of inland eastern Australia…Read More

Grain Central, December 9, 2019

Harvest focus shifts south as drought-hit NSW deliveries wind down

Market attention has shifted to the Victorian and South Australian harvest as NSW growers park the header after a drought-shortened harvest, and reconsider the future for canola as a crop for hay or grazing instead of cash…Read More

Liz Wells, December 6, 2019

Weather

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 4 Dec 2019

Thunderstorms developed across northern Australia, generating moderate falls, while a series of cold fronts crossed far southeast Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, December 4, 2019

Warmer, drier conditions likely to continue into 2020

Large parts of Australia are likely to see a continuation of the warmer and drier-than-average conditions experienced throughout spring, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s 2019/20 Summer Outlook released today…Read More

Grain Central, November 28, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 Nov 2019

Thunderstorms brought rainfall to the Kimberley and northern parts of the Northern Territory, while showers and thunderstorms produced light to moderate falls from northwest Queensland to northeastern and central coastal areas of New South Wales…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, November 27, 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

Cropping

What’s the sticking point? Better pre-em efficacy in stubble retention systems

Pre-emergent herbicides help underpin crop competition and suppress weed seed production, but when growers also want to retain stubble they often run into a sticking point where pre-em herbicide efficacy is compromised…Read More

Grain Central, December 9, 2019

Malt from cool coastal South Australia in hot demand

Coopers malt made from premium barley varieties grown in South Australia’s Gulf Region and on Kangaroo Island is in demand from domestic and offshore brewers. ..Read More

Grain Central, December 6, 2019

New research to boost cotton biodiversity conservation

For the first time, research has identified priority areas and hands-on actions to help boost biodiversity conservation in Australia’s 36 cotton-growing shires…Read More

Grain Central, December 5, 2019

Cotton estimate slides to 750,000 bales as drought cuts plantings

Cotton Australia is now predicting the total national crop will be around 750,000 bales – the second smallest in three decades…Read More

Neil Lyon, December 4, 2019

Markets

WA harvest slows as receivals pass 8.6Mt: CBH

Harvest in Western Australia is winding down, with deliveries to CBH Group in the week to Friday totaling 1.4Mt to lift the intake to 8.6Mt…Read More

Grain Central, December 9, 2019

Daily Market Wire 9 December 2019

Chicago wheat closed a tad firmer. French wheat planting pace remains a concern. Australia will experience extreme heat today, favouring harvest conditions later in the week in Victoria…Read More

Guest Author, December 9, 2019

Indonesian bakery demand offers inroads for Australian wheat

New AEGIC analysis says Australia could capitalise on growing demand for wheat from Indonesia’s growing small-to-medium bakery sector…Read More

Grain Central, December 6, 2019

Daily Market Wire 6 December 2019

Grain markets closed lower overnight while oilseed markets lifted…Read More

Grain Central, December 6, 2019

Machinery

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

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

Property

Jandowae listings point to One Tree Ag downsizing on Downs

One Tree Agriculture has listed two of its dryland cropping properties on the Darling Downs, Encliffe and Glendaloch, as it scales back its holdings in southern Queensland…Read More

Grain Central, November 29, 2019

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

Beef Central

$3.73m to help beef producers benchmark sustainability practices

Federal funding of $3.73 million has been allocated to a new project to help beef producers assess their land management practices against a new national online sustainability framework being developed..Read More

10 great Christmas gift ideas for meat lovers

From meat thermometers to high-end dry aging cabinets, here are 10 gift ideas for the beef lovers in your life this Christmas...Read More

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

Victoria’s Gary Hardwick to chair AMIC | New senior management roles settled for merged Nutrien | New chairman, board members for Wagyu Association | Metcalfe to head ‘mega’ ag department..Read More

Opinion: 2030 – What is your bottom line going to look like?

Agribusiness consultant Ian McLean from Bush Agribusiness offers his thoughts on the industry’s Red Meat 2030 document, and what it means for priority setting over the next decade...Read More

Sheep Central

Non-mulesed flocks act on sheep freeze branding status

AWEX is maintaining silence on its position on sheep freeze branding as some Merino breeders mount a campaign opposing the procedure’s recognition as a ‘non-mulesed’ classification on the National Wool…..Read More

Canada’s Pauline shears record 510 lambs in 8 hours

NEW Zealand-based Canadian shearer Pauline Bolay has become a world record holder in an historic day in a Waikato wool shed...Read More

Merino ewe hoggets sell to $262 on AuctionsPlus

DEMAND intensified for breeding sheep on AuctionsPlus last week, with Merino ewe hoggets selling to $262 and older ewes making to $252...Read More

NAB survey highlights lamb strength and drought impact

LAMB and mutton sector resilience has failed to offset a flattening of agribusiness conditions due to seasonal conditions in the last quarter of 2019, according to the latest NAB Agribusiness…..Read More

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