Made-in-Horsham pulse isolates in demand as start-up nears: APC2019

Australia’s biggest faba bean processor is months away from starting up at Horsham, which this week hosted the Australian Pulse Conference, and its isolates are already in hot demand across the globe…Read More

Liz Wells, October 18, 2019

Wheat crop downgraded amid tough spring: NAB

Australia’s wheat crop is forecast to reach only 15.5 million tonnes this year after a tough spring brought low rainfall, frost and heat to key production regions, according to the NAB Rural Commodities Wrap…Read More

Grain Central, October 18, 2019

New mill option for weed seed destruction

A new weed seed impact mill from Canada will give Australian growers a third option for destroying weed seeds – adding to the Australian-built iHSD and Seed Terminator…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, October 18, 2019

Views sought on Murray-Darling Basin water markets

The ACCC is calling on irrigators and other water market participants to share their views on the operation of water markets in the Murray-Darling Basin…Read More

Grain Central, October 18, 2019

What’s the best way to out-compete resistant annual ryegrass in cereals?

Crop competition is making a come-back as a simple way for growers to increase crop yield and reduce weed seed set, without breaking the bank…Read More

Chris Davey, Agriservices Agronomist, YP AG, October 18, 2019

Daily Market Wire 18 October 2019

Lachstock explains why Russian wheat prices climbed above $200/t and flags Argentina’s place in setting Australian export prices. Barley export demand beckoning. Hotter temperatures moving west to east next week…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, October 18, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Barley dip foretells change

Rapid onset of early barley harvest explains why the barley price fell 8pc while wheat prices delivered feedlot didn’t. But feedlots entering a third year of hard grind might welcome the chance briefly to shut the order book. ..Read More

Henry Wells, October 17, 2019


Seasonal climate outlook Oct-Dec 2019
Guest Author, October 17, 2019
Daily Market Wire 17 October 2019
Lachstock Consulting, October 17, 2019

Industry Dashboard

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ASX Market Index

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Company Price Trending
Elders $6.30
Australian Agricultural Co $1.01
Graincorp $7.85
Ridley $1.06
Woolworths $37.91
Wellard $0.05
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Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

Last Week

361
Source: Lachstock Consulting

Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

Today

300

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

Today

634
Source: Lachstock Consulting

Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

Today

385
Source: Lachstock Consulting

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

-12.72
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

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News

Made-in-Horsham pulse isolates in demand as start-up nears: APC2019

Australia’s biggest faba bean processor is months away from starting up at Horsham, which this week hosted the Australian Pulse Conference, and its isolates are already in hot demand across the globe…Read More

Liz Wells, October 18, 2019

Views sought on Murray-Darling Basin water markets

The ACCC is calling on irrigators and other water market participants to share their views on the operation of water markets in the Murray-Darling Basin…Read More

Grain Central, October 18, 2019

Heritage Seeds to change name to Barenbrug

One of Australia’s largest seed companies is changing names, with Heritage Seeds to be known as Barenbrug from October 28, 2019…Read More

Grain Central, October 16, 2019

Webster to delist if Canada’s PSP buy-out proceeds

Canada’s PSP Investments has entered into an agreement with NSW irrigator and cotton and nut producer, Webster Limited, to extend its ownership of ordinary shares from 19.1 per cent at present to 100pc…Read More

Grain Central, October 15, 2019

Weather

Seasonal climate outlook Oct-Dec 2019

Rainfall is likely to be below average for most of the country for the remainder of October and November. However, north west WA has roughly equal chances of being wetter or drier across most outlook periods, with a slightly increased chance of being wetter than average in December…Read More

Guest Author, October 17, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 16 Oct 2019

Cold fronts brought showers to Australia’s southwest and east coast, while a trough over eastern Australia brought rainfall to eastern Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, October 16, 2019

Australia could see fewer cyclones, but more heat and fire risk

Climate outlook: Northern Australia is likely to see fewer cyclones than usual this season, but hot, dry weather will increase the risk of fire and heatwaves across eastern and southern Australia…Read More

Jonathan Pollock, Andrew B. Watkins, Catherine Ganter and Paul Gregory, October 15, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 9 Oct 2019

Cold fronts brought showers to coastal southern Australia, while onshore flow brought showers and storms in eastern Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, October 9, 2019

Cropping

What’s the best way to out-compete resistant annual ryegrass in cereals?

Crop competition is making a come-back as a simple way for growers to increase crop yield and reduce weed seed set, without breaking the bank…Read More

Chris Davey, Agriservices Agronomist, YP AG, October 18, 2019

Defeating weeds through crop competition + Warwick field day PICS

Crop competition using broadacre crops to deprive weeds of sunlight and space is taking the pressure off herbicides as the ‘heavy lifters’ of in-crop weed control…Read More

Grain Central, October 17, 2019

Pulse field day raises curtain on APC2019 + PICS

The Southern Pulse Agronomy Field Day showed off the Victorian Wimmera’s place as a powerhouse of pulse production to visitors to this week’s Australian Pulse Conference in Horsham…Read More

Liz Wells, October 16, 2019

PBA launches new pulse varieties at Horsham

New pulse varieties have been released by Plant Breeders Australia at the Southern Pulse Agronomy Field Day which kicked off the annual Australian Pulse Conference in Horsham yesterday. ..Read More

Liz Wells, October 16, 2019

Markets

Wheat crop downgraded amid tough spring: NAB

Australia’s wheat crop is forecast to reach only 15.5 million tonnes this year after a tough spring brought low rainfall, frost and heat to key production regions, according to the NAB Rural Commodities Wrap…Read More

Grain Central, October 18, 2019

Daily Market Wire 18 October 2019

Lachstock explains why Russian wheat prices climbed above $200/t and flags Argentina’s place in setting Australian export prices. Barley export demand beckoning. Hotter temperatures moving west to east next week…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, October 18, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Barley dip foretells change

Rapid onset of early barley harvest explains why the barley price fell 8pc while wheat prices delivered feedlot didn’t. But feedlots entering a third year of hard grind might welcome the chance briefly to shut the order book. ..Read More

Henry Wells, October 17, 2019

Exports remain vital to expanding Australian market: APC2019

Aggressive pricing from Canada on red lentils is likely to take some import demand from chickpeas in Pakistan, a key Australian market in the important export sector, the Australian Pulse Conference in Horsham, Vic, heard…Read More

Liz Wells, October 17, 2019

Machinery

New mill option for weed seed destruction

A new weed seed impact mill from Canada will give Australian growers a third option for destroying weed seeds – adding to the Australian-built iHSD and Seed Terminator…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, October 18, 2019

SwarmFarm teams with Roesner to build autonomous fertiliser spreader

CQ-based SwarmFarm Robotics has signed a memorandum of understanding with WA-based Roesner to develop a fully autonomous fertiliser spreader…Read More

Grain Central, October 17, 2019

Rollover protection to be made compulsory for quad bikes

New, mandatory safety standards for quad bikes, including the compulsory fitting of rollover protection devices, have been announced by the Federal Government today…Read More

Grain Central, October 10, 2019

Tweaking harvester settings reduces canola losses + VIDEO

Regularly adjusting harvester settings could dramatically boost profits for farmers by reducing canola losses from the back of harvesters…Read More

Grain Central, October 8, 2019

Property

Corporate, family spreads offer north-west NSW scale

Two big parcels of cropping country in north-west NSW have come on the market; one aggregation of 20,489ha north of Coonamble over 10,000ha cropping, the other, 5,717ha at Burren Junction in the lower Namoi Valley…Read More

Liz Wells, October 15, 2019

Local, interstate interest lifts Central Queensland property values

Central Queensland’s ability to produce crops and turn off cattle in dry times is increasing values for well-presented and large-scale holdings…Read More

Liz Wells, October 4, 2019

Sale of Auscott’s Midkin maintains local connection

Auscott has sold its Midkin operation at Moree in north-west NSW to a joint venture said to include local and offshore interests…Read More

Liz Wells, September 23, 2019

Prospect Downs sells, Noble Park lists in Moree market

The Noble Park Aggregation in north-west NSW’s Golden Triangle region is on the market, and sources are reporting the sale of Prospect Downs and Bonnie View at Biniguy for close to $11,000 per hectare. ..Read More

Grain Central, September 4, 2019

Beef Central

Agents for change (or do you need a change in agent?)

A good livestock agent, like many service providers, can be invaluable to a livestock business, but a bad one can be very expensive. The agency game has seen a lot..Read More

Industry reacts to Red Meat 2030: MLA and AgForce

Meat & Livestock Australia and Queensland producer group AgForce have responded to the Red Meat 2030 meat industry strategic plan released yesterday with varying reactions...Read More

Changes will give more 30,000 farmers access to Farm Household Allowance

The Australian Government has introduced improvements to the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) designed to help more than 30,000 farmers gain access to immediate support. ..Read More

Red Meat 2030 released, with goal to double red meat sales value within 10 years

A plan to guide and grow Australia’s red meat industry over the next 10 years has been released this morning, setting an ambitious goal to double the value of industry..Read More

Sheep Central

Live sheep exporter reports above average survival rates

MAJOR live exporter Rural Export and Trading WA has reported above average survival rates for multiple shipments involving more than 700,000 sheep in the past 12 months...Read More

Seasonal climate outlook October-December 2019

RAINFALL is likely to be below average for most of the country for the remainder of October and November. However, north-west Western Australia has roughly equal chances of being wetter..Read More

Pressure for transparency on AWI committee’s election picks

PRESSURE is continuing on Australian Wool Innovation and its board nomination committee to release documents and information relating to a recommendation to re-elect former AWI chairman Wal Merriman and fellow..Read More

Brands force Authentico scheme to drop wool from mulesed flocks

AUSTRALIA’S arm of international luxury fibre processor The Schneider Group has decided to accept only wool from non-mulesed or ceased mulesed flocks for branding under its Authentico integrity scheme...Read More

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