Early August rain boosts winter crop production outlook

Australian cash prices for wheat and barley have softened in response to recent rain across the grainbelt, and improved production prospects for leading exporters including Canada…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, August 11, 2020

Australian June barley exports drop 22pc to 208,792t

Tightening current-crop stocks combined with China’s reduced Australian barley demand saw Thailand, Japan and Qatar the June barley exports’  top three destinations in June…Read More

Liz Wells, August 11, 2020

Winter crop set to increase 45pc on last year, but threats remain: Rural Bank

Australia’s winter crop is on track to increase by 45 per cent year-on-year, assuming average production can be achieved in WA and SA, according to Rural Bank’s August Insights Update…Read More

Grain Central, August 11, 2020

WeedSmart Week to focus on ‘Big 6’ weed control tactics

Under the theme ‘Diversify and Disrupt – Use the BIG 6 to beat crop weeds’, this year’s WeedSmart Week will centre on a three-day event at Clare in South Australia…Read More

Grain Central, August 11, 2020

Alternative proteins present new opportunity for grain sector

NSW Farmers has come out in support of greater involvement in the alternative protein space, both to leverage a growth opportunity and to ensure traditional and alternative proteins are complementary rather than in competition…Read More

Grain Central, August 11, 2020

Daily Market Wire 11 August 2020

Wheat and canola futures were down; corn and beans up. US crop conditions reported mostly positive, despite localised storm damage. Australia’s moisture broadly improved, bids were lower and grower bookings were scant…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, August 11, 2020

Rain locks in winter crop yield potential

Widespread rain across Australia’s cropping regions during the past week has shored up this season’s winter crop prospects, locking in the potential for the best national crop since 2016…Read More

Neil Lyon, August 10, 2020


Recruitment: Ag appointments slow during early COVID stage, but now in recovery
Dr Ray Johnson, Agricultural Appointments, August 10, 2020
Daily Market Wire 10 August 2020
Lachstock Consulting, August 10, 2020

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Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

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314
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Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

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231

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

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600
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Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

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274
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What readers are saying

Blackleg in upper canopy threat to canola yield

Has been our policy to disc chain our canola stubble as soon as harvest is over, this reduces the spread of pathogens from spreading. Is this our best management....

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Farmers need to ditch ‘old hat’ image to attract best and brightest

This article is spot on. I have retired now from farming at the age of 60, started with $160 and finished with a few million. I worked hard....

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Farmers need to ditch ‘old hat’ image to attract best and brightest

Great message Sam. Language matters! Maybe we need to reframe the way society thinks when they hear the word "farmer" - you are, after all, industrial gardeners! Good luck for....

Ron Storey
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Tariff shocks highlight need to diversify grain export markets

Commodities will always flow to the highest bidder. Iron ore, international students, wool and look the list is endless in highlighting that trade with China has been mishandled....

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News

Winter crop set to increase 45pc on last year, but threats remain: Rural Bank

Australia’s winter crop is on track to increase by 45 per cent year-on-year, assuming average production can be achieved in WA and SA, according to Rural Bank’s August Insights Update…Read More

Grain Central, August 11, 2020

Rain locks in winter crop yield potential

Widespread rain across Australia’s cropping regions during the past week has shored up this season’s winter crop prospects, locking in the potential for the best national crop since 2016…Read More

Neil Lyon, August 10, 2020

Top sesame varieties identified for Northern Australia

Scientists have identified top-performing black sesame varieties to suit a range of northern Australian conditions, laying the foundation for building a new high-value cropping industry…Read More

Grain Central, August 10, 2020

Recruitment: Ag appointments slow during early COVID stage, but now in recovery

Many companies have held off on making key organisational appointments during the COVID-19 crisis, but there has been renewed interest in moving forward, Ag Appointments’ Dr Ray Johnson suggests…Read More

Dr Ray Johnson, Agricultural Appointments, August 10, 2020

Weather

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 5 August 2020

Cold fronts brought moderate falls to southwest Western Australia and western Tasmania,while an onshore flow produced showers and moderate falls about the north tropical coast of Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, August 5, 2020

Seasonal climate outlook August-October 2020

August to October is likely to be wetter than average, with a greater than 65pc chance over most of the eastern two thirds of Australia and greater than 75pc chance over much of south-west Queensland, south-east NT, western NSW, and inland SA…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, August 3, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 29 July 2020

Surface- and upper-level troughs brought moderate falls to eastern Queensland, while a deep coastal low produced widespread moderate falls in central and eastern New South Wale, with heavier falls along the coast…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, July 29, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 22 July 2020

Cold fronts and a cloudband brought moderate falls to the west and south of Western Australia, while a cold front and a low pressure system produced moderate falls in southeast Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, July 22, 2020

Cropping

Pacific Seeds to release next generation canola hybrids

Pacific Seeds has announced the commercial release of three new canola hybrids for 2021 that have been adapted to grow across all states…Read More

Grain Central, August 7, 2020

New crop research centre to support northern farming systems

Farmer, industry and research organisations have combined forces to form The Northern Australian Crop Research Centre of Excellence to meet the needs of the growing northern Australian cropping sector…Read More

Grain Central, August 6, 2020

Blackleg in upper canopy threat to canola yield

Canola growers in the southern cropping region are being encouraged to closely monitor crops for signs of blackleg infection in the upper canopy to avoid costly yield loss this season…Read More

Grain Central, August 6, 2020

World’s fastest-growing cotton exporter, Brazil, heads for record harvest

Expecting a record harvest of 13 million bales, Brazil is emerging as a significant export competitor for Australia’s cotton industry…Read More

Grain Central, August 4, 2020

Markets

Early August rain boosts winter crop production outlook

Australian cash prices for wheat and barley have softened in response to recent rain across the grainbelt, and improved production prospects for leading exporters including Canada…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, August 11, 2020

Australian June barley exports drop 22pc to 208,792t

Tightening current-crop stocks combined with China’s reduced Australian barley demand saw Thailand, Japan and Qatar the June barley exports’  top three destinations in June…Read More

Liz Wells, August 11, 2020

Daily Market Wire 11 August 2020

Wheat and canola futures were down; corn and beans up. US crop conditions reported mostly positive, despite localised storm damage. Australia’s moisture broadly improved, bids were lower and grower bookings were scant…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, August 11, 2020

Barley boat ends 7Mt drought transshipment program

This week’s Brisbane vessel discharge may end Australia’s biggest grain transshipment program, about 7 million tonnes of interstate grain shipments, which started in November 2017…Read More

Liz Wells, August 7, 2020

Machinery

Producers warned to be mindful of farm machinery scam

Police are warning farmers to remain vigilant to scams relating to purchasing farm machinery and vehicles, following recent reports of fake online stores…Read More

Grain Central, July 17, 2020

Electric tractors and machinery – the time has arrived

A study into the future of electric vehicles and robotics in agriculture has found that the move is on to develop electric farm vehicles…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 10, 2020

Tasmania extends quad bike rebate scheme

The Tasmanian Government’s quad bike safety rebate, which was due to end on 30 June 2020, has been extended to 10 October 2021.

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Grain Central, July 7, 2020

Rain, tax incentives send machinery sales into overdrive

The return to favourable seasonal conditions in eastern states, coupled with the Federal Government’s instant asset write-off tax incentive, has driven a surge in farm machinery sales…Read More

Neil Lyon, June 29, 2020

Property

Parkdale Aggregation sells to interstate interest

A century of family ownership will wind up for vendor Wally Taylor next month when the Parkdale Aggregation south of Goondiwindi transfers into new hands. ..Read More

Grain Central, August 10, 2020

Feedlot demand subdued in drought aftermath

The value of water and mixed-farming land appears to be supporting the long-held value of $800-$1000 per Standard Cattle Unit amid subdued demand for feedlots…Read More

Liz Wells, August 5, 2020

NT set to call for EOI on 99,212ha of agricultural land

The Northern Territory looks set to ramp up its agricultural production with the release of three agricultural land releases which jointly cover 99,212 hectares…Read More

Grain Central, July 28, 2020

Ideal Trangie season adds to mixed-farming appeal of Jamea

A well-developed mixed-farming spread within 100 kilometres of Dubbo is for sale with the 6558ha Jamea at Trangie which is being offered with 4800ha of winter crop that showcases the remarkable season central NSW is enjoying…Read More

Grain Central, July 27, 2020

Beef Central

‘Profound implications’ for livestock as EU works on new methane policy

The European Commission is being urged by independent climate scientists to embrace science that shows carbon neutrality goals can be achieved without destroying animal agriculture in the process...Read More

Technology: Scanning shows potential to verify grain and grassfed production systems

Hand-held scanning devices may have the potential to verify the accuracy of grainfed and grassfed production system claims, which often form a key part of many beef brand programs, recent..Read More

Bluetongue virus zone extended

The NSW bluetongue virus (BTV) transmission zone has been extended further south following the second detection of BTV in Shoalhaven cattle herds this winter, both of which were found during..Read More

Updated: Webinars and online events for beef industry stakeholders

A rolling list of upcoming webinars and video conferencing events of relevance to Australia's beef and cattle industry...Read More

Sheep Central

Pre-shift COVID-19 testing could help maximise regional meat jobs

COULD regional Victorian meat processors that avoided COVID-19 outbreaks this year be offered a different deal to the state-wide workforce cuts being applied over the next six weeks? Deakin University..Read More

NSW restockers snap up ewes with lambs to handle grass

NEW South Wales restockers buying ewes with lambs dominated purchases from the AuctionsPlus offering last week...Read More

Fear-based red meat activist tactics can be countered

AUSTRALIA’S red meat industry could consider adopting the successful strategies of its American counterpart to combat fear-based attacks from activists...Read More

Overseas pastures to feature on next online GSSA session

OVERSEAS pastures will be the focus of the fourth session of the online Grassland Society of Southern Australia’s 61st Annual Conference this week...Read More

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