Feedgrain Focus: Grower mindset lifts south, sinks north

A lack of selling interest from growers in Victoria and southern NSW has lifted prices in southern markets this week, while the north is under some pressure as growers make room for new-crop sorghum. ..Read More

Liz Wells, January 20, 2022

Pre-breeding co-investment to tackle sorghum lodging

A sorghum pre-breeding project aims to minimise the incidence of lodging and associated yield losses…Read More

Grain Central, January 20, 2022

Why the price of carbon credits has tripled in the past year

After years of hovering around the same price, the value of Australia’s carbon credits has tripled in the past year…Read More

Eric Barker, January 21, 2022

Australia exports 213,493t canola in Nov

Australia exported 213,493t of canola in November, with Pakistan the biggest market, according to the latest ABS data…Read More

Liz Wells, January 21, 2022

Drawn-out and bumper NSW harvest ends

NSW Farmers says the state has finished a bumper harvest, with GrainCorp along receiving 7.5Mt, and the Port of Newcastle having its biggest wheat-export year since 1990…Read More

Grain Central, January 21, 2022

DPIRD calls for skeleton weed check in WA grainbelt

DPIRD is calling for WA landholders to survey their properties for skeleton weed as part of a program which this year will cover more than 400,000ha…Read More

Grain Central, January 21, 2022

Daily Market Wire 21 January 2022

Wheat markets closed mixed and oilseed contracts closed higher in overnight trading, with Chinese demand supporting the soybean complex…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, January 21, 2022

Pulse Update: Bulk call drives lentil, faba markets

The call for bulk faba beans and lentils is driving both markets, chickpea trade is thin now that mainly rain-affected seed remains unsold, and mungbean markets are steady as planting continues and the early harvest starts. ..Read More

Liz Wells, January 19, 2022


Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 19 Jan 2022
Bureau of Meteorology, January 19, 2022
Daily Market Wire 19 January 2022
Lachstock Consulting, January 19, 2022

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Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

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Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

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Canola

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Sorghum

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296
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News

Pre-breeding co-investment to tackle sorghum lodging

A sorghum pre-breeding project aims to minimise the incidence of lodging and associated yield losses…Read More

Grain Central, January 20, 2022

Why the price of carbon credits has tripled in the past year

After years of hovering around the same price, the value of Australia’s carbon credits has tripled in the past year…Read More

Eric Barker, January 21, 2022

Drawn-out and bumper NSW harvest ends

NSW Farmers says the state has finished a bumper harvest, with GrainCorp along receiving 7.5Mt, and the Port of Newcastle having its biggest wheat-export year since 1990…Read More

Grain Central, January 21, 2022

Federal, state govts add $40M to pest, weed control budget

The Federal Government has pledged $20M, being matched dollar for dollar by state and territory governments, to help manage pests and weeds…Read More

Grain Central, January 19, 2022

Weather

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 19 Jan 2022

Tropical cyclone Tiffany produced widespread rainfall across northern and central Australia, while troughs brought showers and thunderstorms to eastern Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, January 19, 2022

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 12 Jan 2022

Rainfall was recorded across the northern tropics and eastern Australia while the remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Seth produced rainfall totals in excess of 400 mm to 700 mm in the Wide Bay and Burnett District in Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, January 12, 2022

La Niña likely to remain until early autumn: BOM

BOM climate driver update points to persistence of the 2021–22 La Niña continuing to increase the chance of above-average summertime rainfall across much of northern and eastern Australia…Read More

Grain Central, January 6, 2022

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 15 December 2021

A cloudband and surface trough brought significant falls to the eastern seaboard throughout the past week, while thunderstorms and showers continued across northern Australia…Read More

Grain Central, December 15, 2021

Cropping

DPIRD calls for skeleton weed check in WA grainbelt

DPIRD is calling for WA landholders to survey their properties for skeleton weed as part of a program which this year will cover more than 400,000ha…Read More

Grain Central, January 21, 2022

Bodies unite on message for safe summer spraying

Growers have been told to adhere to best practice for spraying paddocks during summer in a united message from four industry bodies…Read More

Grain Central, January 19, 2022

Brackling evident in some Spartacus CL barley crops

Some cases of brackling have been noted in parts of Victoria in the Intergrain barley variety Spartacus CL…Read More

Grain Central, January 17, 2022

Bumper sorghum harvest kicks off on Downs

A sorghum harvest expected to yield at least 2Mt has started slowly, and exports from it totalling around 1.5Mt look set to start in March, with China again the likely volume customer…Read More

Liz Wells, January 12, 2022

Markets

Feedgrain Focus: Grower mindset lifts south, sinks north

A lack of selling interest from growers in Victoria and southern NSW has lifted prices in southern markets this week, while the north is under some pressure as growers make room for new-crop sorghum. ..Read More

Liz Wells, January 20, 2022

Australia exports 213,493t canola in Nov

Australia exported 213,493t of canola in November, with Pakistan the biggest market, according to the latest ABS data…Read More

Liz Wells, January 21, 2022

Daily Market Wire 21 January 2022

Wheat markets closed mixed and oilseed contracts closed higher in overnight trading, with Chinese demand supporting the soybean complex…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, January 21, 2022

Pulse Update: Bulk call drives lentil, faba markets

The call for bulk faba beans and lentils is driving both markets, chickpea trade is thin now that mainly rain-affected seed remains unsold, and mungbean markets are steady as planting continues and the early harvest starts. ..Read More

Liz Wells, January 19, 2022

Machinery

Australia in queue for autonomous John Deere tractor

John Deere unveiled its first entirely autonomous tractor for large-scale use last week in the US, where it is expected to be available as early as this year, with other countries to follow…Read More

Grain Central, January 13, 2022

Rush on grain silos, tractors as farmers stock up

Equipment finance loans to NAB small business customers have jumped 341 per cent in total value over the past two years, as farmers around Australia are stocking up on critical agricultural equipment…Read More

Grain Central, December 15, 2021

AdBlue shortage threatens to shutdown trucks, ag machinery

Australia is scrambling to secure an alternative source of AdBlue, the essential anti-pollution additive required to run heavy vehicles and machinery, as supplies from China dry up…Read More

Neil Lyon, December 8, 2021

Ag machinery dealership survey highlights critical labour shortage

Rural and regional areas are struggling to find qualified machinery technicians, and apprentices, with the high level of demand highlighted by a recent survey by Case IH and New Holland Agriculture parent company, CNH Industrial…Read More

Grain Central, November 16, 2021

Property

Scale comes to market with Nicoletti’s Apache

John Nicoletti is offering two WA mixed-farming aggregations totalling 45,057ha and complete with plant, inputs and joined ewes through a LAWD EOI campaign…Read More

Grain Central, January 17, 2022

Ten projects share $3.2M from WA Govt carbon-farming program

THE Western Australian Government on Thursday pledged $3.2 million through its Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program which aims to mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration. The single biggest recipient..Read More

Grain Central, January 17, 2022

Shenhua aggregations broken up, sold to 13 buyers

Three aggregations in northern NSW have been sold by Shenhua Watermark Coal to 12 local farming families and one corporate investor…Read More

Linda Rowley, January 11, 2022

Proterra’s Corinella Farms sells for $360M plus

Proterra’s 22,500ha Corinella aggregation has been broken up and sold to local interests for more than $360 million…Read More

Grain Central, December 16, 2021

Beef Central

New beef risk management tool set for February launch

A new beef industry supply chain risk management tool is drawing closer to commercial launch – likely around mid-February. Project developer StoneX is readying its new cash-settled Feeder Cattle Swaps..Read More

Northern pastoral companies preparing for first season of COVID cases

With the Northern Australian mustering season set to start in the next two months, companies are preparing for their first season of COVID cases in their communities...Read More

Recruitment: Some sage advice for this season’s first year jackaroos

Ben Reardon, the head stockman at Stanbroke's Kamilaroi Station in the Gulf, sends his new recruits each year a few words of wisdom which he has developed over the years..Read More

Television shows highlighting unique skills of the cattle industry

Two ABC television shows highlighting the unique skills of livestock producers are set to kick off in the next fortnight. With Muster Dogs premiering this weekend and Outback Ringer starting..Read More

Sheep Central

NSW and WA breeders split from national Merino body

AUSTRALIA’S national Merino breeders association has lost the support of its two largest state membership bodies – in New South Wales and Western Australia...Read More

Sheep producers are winners as lamb goes guerilla

LAMB marketing has gone guerrilla at the Australian Open and it’s a winner for producers and retailers...Read More

Kelpie capers on ABC TV’s Muster Dogs series + VIDEO

KELPIE lovers and working dog owners will get their next fix with the keenly anticipated Muster Dogs series starting on ABC TV this Sunday...Read More

Solid interest in fine Merino fleece at auctions

SOLID increases in finer Merino fleece and skirting types helped drive the Australian wool benchmark indicator higher this week...Read More

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