EU production rebounds as France leads the way

While France’s canola crop is has had a troubled start, its cereals are enjoying a kind season, and are likely to be selling into a buoyant global market as Brazil’s safrinha crop struggles and China’s appetite shows no sign of waning…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, May 11, 2021

Doubled dose for bait approved to help control mice

The allowable limit of zinc phosphide for baited grain is being doubled to help grain growers and handlers get on top of the mouse plague now impacting parts of Australia…Read More

Grain Central, May 11, 2021

Brilliant WA start prompts record winter-crop planting

Winter-crop area in Western Australia has been forecast at a record 8.6 million hectares, including WA’s biggest ever planting of canola, in the Grain Industry of WA May crop report…Read More

Grain Central, May 10, 2021

Australia exports 969,830t barley, 52,208t sorghum in March

The latest ABS data shows more than two-thirds of March barley exports went to Saudi Arabia as part of Australia’s massive feed shipment program…Read More

Liz Wells, May 10, 2021

Beef 2021: Feedlotters ‘double whammy’ not over yet

An expected firming in grain prices by the end of the year will do nothing to help returns in the feedlot industry, according to NAB economist Phin Ziebell. ..Read More

Fiona Myers, May 10, 2021

Daily Market Wire 11 May 2021

Grain and oilseed markets closed sharply lower in overnight trading as the market repositions ahead of USDA’s WASDE report due out tomorrow…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, May 11, 2021

Glencore Ag rebrands as Viterra, March biggest ever rail month

Viterra in Australia has reported its biggest ever rail out-turn month with 215,000t shifted in March as the company rebrands globally from Glencore Agriculture…Read More

Grain Central, May 10, 2021

Murray spread offers investment option
Grain Central, May 10, 2021
Daily Market Wire 10 May 2021
Lachstock Consulting, May 10, 2021


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News

Doubled dose for bait approved to help control mice

The allowable limit of zinc phosphide for baited grain is being doubled to help grain growers and handlers get on top of the mouse plague now impacting parts of Australia…Read More

Grain Central, May 11, 2021

Glencore Ag rebrands as Viterra, March biggest ever rail month

Viterra in Australia has reported its biggest ever rail out-turn month with 215,000t shifted in March as the company rebrands globally from Glencore Agriculture…Read More

Grain Central, May 10, 2021

NFF’s Towards 2030 Forum Series to start in Darwin

The National Farmers Federation, the NT Farmers Association and the NT Cattlemen’s Association are pleased to host the Towards 2030 Forum in Darwin on the 20th of May 2021…Read More

James Nason, May 10, 2021

Grain Central’s April 2021 grain and cropping news quiz

Keep up to date with Australian cropping industry developments with Grain Central’s monthly quiz…Read More

Grain Central, May 7, 2021

Weather

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 5 May 2021

Rain was recorded around most of the coast and inland areas of Australia over the past week, except in the north-west and South Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, May 5, 2021

BEEF 2021: NACP’s Burst to forecast ‘meaningful’ rain

A tool developed by the Northern Australia Climate Program to help primary producers forecast meaningful rain events is on track to be rolled out via BoM next year…Read More

Liz Wells, May 4, 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 28 April 2021

A surface trough along the north-east coast of Queensland produced heavy rainfall between Cairns and Ingham, and moderate falls across the southern Cape York Peninsula and northern interior of Qld, while a cold front across southern Australia generated light falls on parts of the southern coast of WA and SA…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, April 28, 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 21 April 2021

Troughs brought rain to Western Australia’s Pilbara and north-eastern New South Wales, heavy falls in Queensland’s North Tropical Coast, while cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in western Tasmania…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, April 21, 2021

Cropping

Brilliant WA start prompts record winter-crop planting

Winter-crop area in Western Australia has been forecast at a record 8.6 million hectares, including WA’s biggest ever planting of canola, in the Grain Industry of WA May crop report…Read More

Grain Central, May 10, 2021

Kevin Moore: the ‘go to’ doctor for chickpea disease management

Chickpeas’ rise to prominence as a mainstream crop throughout the northern farming zone has been due, in no small part, to the efforts and expertise of NSW DPI plant pathologist, Kevin Moore…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 7, 2021

Australian cotton holds key to sustainable fashion future: Nuffield

If Australian cotton was to be spun into a single origin yarn, it could capture added value as an environmental and socially responsibly produced fabric, according to Nuffield Scholar, Tamara Uebergang,..Read More

Grain Central, May 6, 2021

Pickers roll through 2.7-million-bale cotton crop

Cotton Australia has nudged up its estimate for this season’s cotton production to “2.7 million bales and rising” as pickers move through crops from Central Queensland to southern NSW…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 5, 2021

Markets

EU production rebounds as France leads the way

While France’s canola crop is has had a troubled start, its cereals are enjoying a kind season, and are likely to be selling into a buoyant global market as Brazil’s safrinha crop struggles and China’s appetite shows no sign of waning…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, May 11, 2021

Australia exports 969,830t barley, 52,208t sorghum in March

The latest ABS data shows more than two-thirds of March barley exports went to Saudi Arabia as part of Australia’s massive feed shipment program…Read More

Liz Wells, May 10, 2021

Beef 2021: Feedlotters ‘double whammy’ not over yet

An expected firming in grain prices by the end of the year will do nothing to help returns in the feedlot industry, according to NAB economist Phin Ziebell. ..Read More

Fiona Myers, May 10, 2021

Daily Market Wire 11 May 2021

Grain and oilseed markets closed sharply lower in overnight trading as the market repositions ahead of USDA’s WASDE report due out tomorrow…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, May 11, 2021

Machinery

ACCC calls for independent competition in ag machinery servicing, repairs

The ACCC has found that competition in after-sales farm machinery markets would be improved if independent repairers had access to software, tools and parts on fair and reasonable commercial terms…Read More

Grain Central, May 4, 2021

Tractor sales surge continues

March has delivered another stellar month for sales of agricultural tractors with a 64 per cent rise on the same month last year…Read More

Grain Central, April 19, 2021

O’Connors expands Case IH dealership network in Victoria

Australia’s largest Case IH dealer, O’Connors, has announced its expansion into central and western Victoria with the purchase of Agrimac locations in Ballarat and St Arnaud…Read More

Grain Central, April 13, 2021

Tractors, earthmoving equipment top agribusiness shopping list

The Australian agriculture sector is capitalising on improved seasonal conditions and government incentives including the instant asset write-off scheme to invest in farm equipment…Read More

Grain Central, April 12, 2021

Property

Murray spread offers investment option

A 15,000ha spread under Ulupna Pastoral Company management is seeking a capital partner to further development as an intensive mixed-farming operation running north and south of the River Murray …Read More

Grain Central, May 10, 2021

WA cropping land to buy, lease in hot demand

The market for WA cropping and mixed-farming country has seen a run of sales and leasing ahead of the winter-cropping season as growers look to expand area and investors see the value in agricultural land in the west…Read More

Liz Wells, May 5, 2021

Australian farmland values: it’s the time of the neighbour

Australian farmland prices are expected to continue to rise in the current low interest rate-high commodity price environment, according to industry analysts…Read More

Terry Sim, May 6, 2021

Value, reliability lift Mallee market to new highs

Prices for cropping and mixed-farming country in the Victorian Mallee are hitting new highs as its reliability attracts a range of buyers including expanding locals, diversifying southerners and the Canadian-Australian joint venture Excel Farms…Read More

Liz Wells, April 23, 2021

Beef Central

JBS adds to Queensland’s certified grassfed brand momentum

Momentum continues to grow in certified grassfed branded beef programs in Queensland, with JBS the latest to join the list of suppliers. The nation’s largest processor provided first details of..Read More

Meat Alliance aims to galvanise global industry response to anti-meat lobby

The anti-meat movement is one of the key challenges facing the global meat industry, and the strategic solution lies in collaboration among red meat interests around the world to create..Read More

Beef 2021: 20 minute DNA profile tests possible within two years, forum told

A test which would allow producers to know the fertility of young females within 20 minutes should be available within two years, a Beef 2021 genetics forum was told...Read More

Beef Central’s beef quiz – The Beef 2021 Edition

Whether you were able to make it in person, or followed the coverage from afar, take our Beef 2021 quiz to see how much you absorbed from beef's biggest week...Read More

Sheep Central

Plan to implement southern shearer training model in NSW

AUSTRALIA’S shearing industry will intensify its focus on the nation’s domestic labour force potential rather than looking to overseas workers to increase the number and retention of learner shearers...Read More

Online sheep and demand eases as sellers’ prices lift

ONLINE demand for sheep and lambs was slightly softer last week, as some good rain through south-eastern Australia reportedly refreshed buyer confidence, but also renewed seller expectations...Read More

NSW Local Land Services seeks feedback on local strategic plans

NEW South Wales landholders can now have their say on local strategic plans developed by Local Land Services, with all 11 regional plans on exhibition until early June...Read More

MLA resource aimed at spreading the green facts on red meat

MEAT & Livestock Australia has released a ‘fast facts’ resource -- Red Meat, Green Facts – to help the red meat industry to promote the red meat industry’s credentials and..Read More

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