Feedgrain Focus: Export demand, local shorts lift values

Wheat and barley prices have firmed in the past week to reflect a little short covering from the domestic market, and export demand led by the latest Saudi barley tender. ..Read More

Liz Wells, September 24, 2020

Hail, lodging hit promising winter crops in southern NSW

A destructive hail storm that swept across a wide swathe of farming country in the Junee region of southern NSW on Tuesday shredded cereal crops, pulverised pastures and stripped canola crops down to bare stalks…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 24, 2020

Long-serving wheat breeder awarded Farrer Memorial Medal

The 2020 Farrer Memorial Medal has been awarded to Dr Lindsay O’Brien for his contribution to wheat breeding and cereal chemistry research…Read More

Grain Central, September 24, 2020

Ag worker code opens up southern borders

A new agricultural worker code that comes into effect tomorrow will provide a single permit system for the movement of agricultural workers, contractors and farmers crossing the NSW, Victorian and SA borders…Read More

Grain Central, September 24, 2020

Weed robot sets sights on cane farms

James Cook University in Queensland will oversee the development of a smart weed spraying robot that could reduce herbicide usage on sugarcane farms in Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchment areas by at least 80 per cent…Read More

Grain Central, September 24, 2020

Daily Market Wire 24 September 2020

Wheat, corn and oilseed futures closed lower in overnight trading, with varying ideas about planting prospects in Russia weighing against what looks like a shrinking wheat crop in Argentina.
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Lachstock Consulting, September 24, 2020

People on the move in the grain and cropping sector

Who is on the move in the Australian grain and cropping industry? Catch up with our latest update of industry appointments, rewards, retirements and achievements…Read More

Grain Central, September 23, 2020


Daily Market Wire 23 September 2020
Lachstock Consulting, September 23, 2020

Industry Dashboard

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ASX Market Index

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Elders $10.99
Australian Agricultural Co $1.15
Graincorp $4.03
Ridley $0.77
Woolworths $38.25
Wellard $0.07
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Wheat

APW1 delivered Melbourne

Last Week

309
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Barley

FB1 delivered Melbourne

Today

224

Canola

Spot delivered Melbourne

Today

601
Source: Lachstock Consulting

Sorghum

Sorghum track Newcastle

Today

278
Source: Lachstock Consulting

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

9.74
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

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News

Hail, lodging hit promising winter crops in southern NSW

A destructive hail storm that swept across a wide swathe of farming country in the Junee region of southern NSW on Tuesday shredded cereal crops, pulverised pastures and stripped canola crops down to bare stalks…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 24, 2020

Ag worker code opens up southern borders

A new agricultural worker code that comes into effect tomorrow will provide a single permit system for the movement of agricultural workers, contractors and farmers crossing the NSW, Victorian and SA borders…Read More

Grain Central, September 24, 2020

Recruitment: Skills acquisition to build a career in agriculture

There are satisfying and wide-ranging career opportunities in agriculture from entry level right through to senior executive positions. Those planning such a career should plan to acquire the skills required…Read More

Grain Central, September 21, 2020

Grain sector faces new opportunities, challenges on the way to 2030

Population growth and changing consumer dietary preferences will be positives for the grain industry over the next decade, but there will be challenges from international competition, trade tensions and climate change…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 18, 2020

Weather

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 23 Sept 2020

Frontal systems produced widespread moderate falls in South Australia, western Queensland and New South Wales, while moist onshore flow brought showers and moderate falls to the north tropical Queensland coast…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, September 23, 2020

Ongoing shift towards La Niña increases rainfall chances

The Bureau of Meteorology says it is highly likely that La Niña conditions will be sustained until at least the end of the year, increasing the chance of above average rainfall across much of Australia during spring…Read More

Grain Central, September 16, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 16 Sept 2020

Cold fronts brought moderate falls to far south-west Western Australia, and south-east Australia, while a surface trough produced showers and moderate falls in south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, September 16, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 9 Sept 2020

A series of cold fronts brought moderate falls to south-west Western Australia, and western Tasmania, while moist onshore flow produced showers along the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, September 9, 2020

Cropping

Dormant barley grass an issue for Eyre Peninsula

The level of seed dormancy in barley grass populations on SA’s Eyre Peninsula is the highest in the low rainfall regions of southern Australia, making it a particularly challenging weed for growers to control…Read More

Grain Central, September 23, 2020

National herbicide resistance survey in weeds to begin

Charles Sturt University will lead a team of researchers in a national survey to determine the resistance status of major cropping weeds in Australia…Read More

Grain Central, September 23, 2020

New imi-tolerant sunflower set to expand growing area

Australia’s first imidazolinone-tolerant sunflower variety has been released by Barenbrug Australia, with the new technology expected to broaden traditional sunflower regions in the country…Read More

Grain Central, September 22, 2020

HWSC an option to manage wild radish

Grain growers are being encouraged to implement a multi-faceted integrated weed management strategy which includes harvest weed seed control (HWSC) in order to gain the upper hand on wild radish…Read More

Grain Central, September 22, 2020

Markets

Feedgrain Focus: Export demand, local shorts lift values

Wheat and barley prices have firmed in the past week to reflect a little short covering from the domestic market, and export demand led by the latest Saudi barley tender. ..Read More

Liz Wells, September 24, 2020

Daily Market Wire 24 September 2020

Wheat, corn and oilseed futures closed lower in overnight trading, with varying ideas about planting prospects in Russia weighing against what looks like a shrinking wheat crop in Argentina.
..Read More

Lachstock Consulting, September 24, 2020

Food markets offer sorghum chance to move beyond stockfeed

Opportunities exist to develop higher value, human consumption markets for Australian grain sorghum beyond the feed industry…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 23, 2020

Daily Market Wire 23 September 2020

Wheat futures were firmer, corn and oilseeds weaker. Importers of wheat, such as Egypt, are facing higher prices and paying up. Australian cash wheat fell and barley rose.
Showers drip-fed southern crops.
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Lachstock Consulting, September 23, 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

Strength in recent NSW cropping and grazing property market

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impact across the real estate industry, but rural property listings are being much less affected, property agency Colliers International said in a recent NSW market report…Read More

Grain Central, September 18, 2020

Ag land prices at record highs, but low growth ahead

While prices of Australian agricultural land are at record highs in many regions, the market is entering a new phase, with low – to no – growth in median prices forecast over the next 18 months, according to Rabobank…Read More

Grain Central, September 14, 2020

Solid seasons bring WA listings to market

Family farmers and corporates with a local presence are showing interest in spring offerings to the property market in WA, where values appear to be holding up despite COVID-related border closures keeping some interested parties away…Read More

Liz Wells, September 1, 2020

Northern NSW light on listings as spring approaches

Agents in the northern half of NSW are seeing fewer spring listings coming forward than those in the south, despite the excellent season in most districts…Read More

Liz Wells, August 24, 2020

Beef Central

Value-based marketing can help beef fend off the ‘silver tank’ challenge

Getting discounted for their could cattle could be the most valuable thing that could happen to producers, a leading livestock innovator told the opening day of the Livestock 2020 digital..Read More

Nominations open for ABIF-Marcus Oldham College Howard Yelland Award

The Australian Beef Industry Foundation (ABIF) and Marcus Oldham College are inviting nominations for the ABIF-Marcus Oldham College Howard Yelland Award 2020...Read More

South American processing giant eyes off Australian investment

South American processing giant Athena Foods, a subsidiary of Minerva, is eyeing-off investment in Australian red meat processing, as part of an expansion move driven by a planned public listing..Read More

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

Two senior analysts depart MLA | Veteran meat sales exec Ian Ball calls time | NH Foods livestock manager moves to new role at Killara | Executive changes at Mort..Read More

Sheep Central

VIC Premier can’t confirm easing of meat processor restrictions

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel today said he couldn't confirm any announcements would be made this Sunday on the easing of COVID-19 workforce restrictions on meat processors...Read More

South American giant eyes off Australian sheep meat investment

SHEEP meat is the first target of South American processing giant Athena Foods' investment in Australian red meat processing as part of an expansion move driven by a planned public..Read More

Grower’s proposed WoolQ resolution rejected by AWI

A WOOL grower’s move to end Australian Wool Innovation spending on the WoolQ data and trading platform has been blocked, but might not be completely thwarted...Read More

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 23 September 2020

FRONTAL systems produced widespread moderate falls in South Australia, western Queensland and New South Wales, while moist onshore flow brought showers and moderate falls to the north tropical Queensland coast...Read More

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