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

Feedgrain Focus: Domestic values follow offshore lead

Buyers in eastern Australia bid strongly, faced world markets which refuse to go down and southern fears of Mallee and Wimmera region dryness dusting up Australia’s otherwise optimistic start to the winter cropping season…Read More

Henry Wells, May 6, 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

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 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

Daily Market Wire 7 May 2021

All markets made strong gains again overnight. World food prices marked the highest since 2014. Australian rain forecasts looking, conditionally, encouraging…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, May 7, 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


Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 5 May 2021
Bureau of Meteorology, May 5, 2021
Canadian farmers react to market signals
Grain Brokers Australia, May 4, 2021

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News

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

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

Riordan Grain celebrates bulk export milestone of 1Mt

Riordan Grain Services has innovated Australia’s direct farm-to-vessel exports, and this week loaded its one millionth tonne of bulk grain…Read More

Grain Central, April 29, 2021

Farmers should make hay while the sun shines: ANZ

Farmers will need to balance their strategies as commodities such as wheat are likely to see a gradual decline in prices over the coming years as they return to ‘normal’ levels…Read More

Grain Central, April 30, 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

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

Favourable start for forage oats crops

Prospects for forage oats plantings are looking promising this year with crops in NSW and western Queensland well up and away, while plantings on the inner Downs are just getting under way…Read More

James Nason, April 30, 2021

Markets

Feedgrain Focus: Domestic values follow offshore lead

Buyers in eastern Australia bid strongly, faced world markets which refuse to go down and southern fears of Mallee and Wimmera region dryness dusting up Australia’s otherwise optimistic start to the winter cropping season…Read More

Henry Wells, May 6, 2021

Daily Market Wire 7 May 2021

All markets made strong gains again overnight. World food prices marked the highest since 2014. Australian rain forecasts looking, conditionally, encouraging…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, May 7, 2021

Daily Market Wire 6 May 2021

Canola maintained strong gains again overnight. Fresh barley and wheat export consumptive business appears parity with nearby Australian cash bids. WA revels in rain, optimistic eastern Australia still dry in parts…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, May 6, 2021

Prices higher, corn continues tight: IGC

Despite bigger grain crops worldwide this year, and higher demand leaving closing stocks overall unchanged, corn stock would shrink to a nine year low…Read More

Grain Central, May 5, 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

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

EOI campaign sells South Callandoon

South Callandoon has sold to an Australian buyer to highlight the demand for border country as a producer of cotton, cattle and winter crops…Read More

Liz Wells, April 15, 2021

Beef Central

Beef 2021 trade displays: The smell of money, as producers enjoy the ‘goldilocks zone’

Walking through Beef 2021’s vast commercial trade exhibits area this week, the smell of money was palpable, as cashed-up cattle producers go on what amounts to a buying frenzy...Read More

Beef 2021: Farm Babe fires hope for proactive communication

An Iowa farmer who took Burger King to task over its portrayal of beef has urged the Australian industry to amplify its own voice in a proactive way to counter..Read More

Beef Central’s Jon Condon inducted into Rural Journalism Hall of Fame

Beef Central publisher and co-founder Jon Condon has been honoured for a distinguished 40-year-career in rural journalism at the Beef 2021 in Rockhampton...Read More

Beef 2021: Shorthorn, Charolais and Brahmans share interbreed honours

The interbreed awards were the culmination of three days of judging of 1400 cattle from 331 studs which saw the top honours hotly contested...Read More

Sheep Central

China dialogue move complicates Victorian lamb plant approvals

CHINA’S indefinite formal suspension of economic dialogue with the Australian Government is expected to complicate the resumption of lamb exports to China from two Victorian processing plants...Read More

AWI chair Garnsey to speak at superfine wool growers’ dinner

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation chair Colette Garnsey will be the keynote speaker at the annual superfine wool growers’ association dinner and farm tour next month...Read More

Growers withdraw wool as auction prices fall back

AUSTRALIAN wool growers reacted quickly to reduced prices at auctions this week, passing in more than 15 percent of the national offering...Read More

Paul Deane comes back to wool with national broker role

AGRICULTURAL economist Paul Deane feels like he has come home to his roots with his appointment as the new executive director for the National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of..Read More

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