Manildra explains wheat import position to growers

Manildra Group has issued a letter to Australian growers explaining how and why it will be including high-protein Canadian wheat in the feedstock for its Shoalhaven Starches plant…Read More

John Honan, Manildra Group managing director, May 22, 2019

Victorian croppers tap into expanding oaten hay industry

An expanding oaten hay industry in Victoria has seen a rising number of growers add a hay crop to their rotations and exporters move to increase processing capacity…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 22, 2019

Bordertown district’s Mundulla Aggregation fetches $8700/ha

The Mundulla Aggregation is South Australia’s Southeast has been sold to mostly local interests in separate lots to fetch $7.9 million. ..Read More

Grain Central, May 22, 2019

Australia’s March chickpea exports at 25,364t drop 46pc over month

Australia’s March chickpea exports totaled 25,364 tonnes, down 46 per cent from the February figure, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics…Read More

Liz Wells, May 22, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 22 May 2019

In the past week, rainfall was recorded in the south of WA; the eastern half of the Top End and the southern half of the NT; the far north and coastal SA; southwestern and central Victoria; western and northern Tasmania; far northeastern NSW and along the east coast and northern interior of Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, May 22, 2019

Daily Market Wire 22 May 2019

Debate about excessive moisture in the US got more complex amid threat of abandonment and HRW quality downgrades, while over in Russia the wheat crop is faring better…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, May 22, 2019

View from the Isuzu: Supply chain, marketing warrant improvement

Global pulse trader Peter Wilson is calling on the Australian grain trade to better target its customers, and improve its supply chain as competition in the global market heats up…Read More

Peter Wilson, Wilson International Trade, May 21, 2019



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What readers are saying

Petition gives Australian grain industry voice against imports

The value of Bio security in Australia should never be underestimated- the risk of such a breach could never be worth the apparent saving by end user proposing to..

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Farm power pole incidents spark safety alert

Up goes our public liability premium to insure someone else's asset. On our own farm we have 70 poles that are mapped by myself for operator safety. The..

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Petition gives Australian grain industry voice against imports

Many agribusinesses and processors are having to import grain this year to survive and meet domestic demand. The grain simply isn't there and specialty grains like adzuki..

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Manildra breaks import impasse with Canadian wheat buy

Imported grain means Australian grain growers are subject to biosecurity risk. The absurd policy of mandating ethanol production from grain must be reviewed and stopped. Making fuel from..

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News

Manildra explains wheat import position to growers

Manildra Group has issued a letter to Australian growers explaining how and why it will be including high-protein Canadian wheat in the feedstock for its Shoalhaven Starches plant…Read More

John Honan, Manildra Group managing director, May 22, 2019

Eastern Australian drought costs Incitec Pivot $21m in FH19 results

Drought in eastern Australia has bitten into sales volumes for leading Australian fertiliser company Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL), which has this week released its financial results for the half-year ended 31 March…Read More

Grain Central, May 21, 2019

Dry weather impacts Elders half-year profit and earnings

Drought conditions across large parts of eastern Australia have impacted Elders’ half-year results announced today, with statutory net profit down $14m from the same period last year to $27.4m…Read More

Grain Central, May 20, 2019

Queensland ag merchants meet in Toowoomba + PICS

The Queensland Agricultural Merchants (QAM) Association meeting yesterday not only heard from guest speaker Australian Lot Feeders Association president Bryce Camm, but also gave a fitting sendoff to now-retired Dalby grain identity, Terry Deacon…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, May 17, 2019

Weather

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 22 May 2019

In the past week, rainfall was recorded in the south of WA; the eastern half of the Top End and the southern half of the NT; the far north and coastal SA; southwestern and central Victoria; western and northern Tasmania; far northeastern NSW and along the east coast and northern interior of Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, May 22, 2019

‘First look’ climate outlook for Jun-Aug 2019

Winter is likely to be drier than average for much of Queensland, NSW, Victoria, southeast SA, northern Tasmania, the NT, and northern and far southwest WA according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s ‘first look’ forecast for the period released today. released today…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, May 16, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 15 May 2019

A cold front brought light to moderate falls to southern parts of South Australia at the start of the week, while a vigorous cold front and a complex low pressure system produced moderate to locally heavy falls to parts of southeastern Australia, including Tasmania during the middle of the week…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, May 15, 2019

Weather certificates provide affordable risk management

Weather derivatives are worth considering as risk-management options for farmers operating in climates where adverse events like frost are a distinct possibility at certain times in the cropping cycle…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, May 14, 2019

Cropping

Victorian croppers tap into expanding oaten hay industry

An expanding oaten hay industry in Victoria has seen a rising number of growers add a hay crop to their rotations and exporters move to increase processing capacity…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 22, 2019

Australia’s March chickpea exports at 25,364t drop 46pc over month

Australia’s March chickpea exports totaled 25,364 tonnes, down 46 per cent from the February figure, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics…Read More

Liz Wells, May 22, 2019

‘Easy to adopt’ crop competition tools lead fight against weeds: AHRI

Improved ryegrass control can be achieved through stacking crop competition tools with robust pre-emergent herbicide mixes – tools that are easy to adopt at relatively low cost…Read More

Peter Newman, May 21, 2019

Excessive phosphate can reduce microbial functions critical to crop health

A recent study has found that excessive P-fertiliser may actually hurt the plants it is trying to help by altering the composition and function of the microbes in the soil…Read More

Grain Central, May 20, 2019

Markets

Manildra explains wheat import position to growers

Manildra Group has issued a letter to Australian growers explaining how and why it will be including high-protein Canadian wheat in the feedstock for its Shoalhaven Starches plant…Read More

John Honan, Manildra Group managing director, May 22, 2019

Australia’s March chickpea exports at 25,364t drop 46pc over month

Australia’s March chickpea exports totaled 25,364 tonnes, down 46 per cent from the February figure, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics…Read More

Liz Wells, May 22, 2019

Daily Market Wire 22 May 2019

Debate about excessive moisture in the US got more complex amid threat of abandonment and HRW quality downgrades, while over in Russia the wheat crop is faring better…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, May 22, 2019

Grain stocks reporting transparency needed for industry confidence

A robust, national and public grain stocks reporting regime is essential to give growers confidence that there is a need to import grains to meet a domestic supply shortage, according to NSW Farmers…Read More

Grain Central, May 21, 2019

Machinery

Ag vehicle road movements simplified, standardised

The National Class 1 ag vehicle notice that is now in place across large parts of regional Australia removes the need for farmers to apply for permits to move many agricultural combinations on public roads…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 17, 2019

Farmers call quad manufacturers’ bluff

National Farmers Federation (NFF) workforce committee chair, Charlie Armstrong, has taken to task quad bike manufacturers who are threatening to withdraw from the market if they are forced to adopt stricter safety measures…Read More

Grain Central, May 13, 2019

Honda threatens to stop selling ATVs if ‘flawed standard’ becomes law

Farm vehicle manufacturer Honda has threatened to stop selling ATVs in Australia if a draft standard proposed by the ACCC becomes law…Read More

Grain Central, May 3, 2019

Permit requirements eased for ag machinery movements

A new agricultural vehicle movement notice is now in place across large parts of regional Australia, removing the need for growers and contractors to apply for permits to move agricultural machinery and combinations on public roads…Read More

Grain Central, May 1, 2019

Property

Bordertown district’s Mundulla Aggregation fetches $8700/ha

The Mundulla Aggregation is South Australia’s Southeast has been sold to mostly local interests in separate lots to fetch $7.9 million. ..Read More

Grain Central, May 22, 2019

Moree dryland cropping spread lists with $28.5m price tag

A proven dryland cropping spread northeast of Moree is being offered for sale by the Turnbull family for $7413 per hectare…Read More

Grain Central, May 20, 2019

Harvard dwells on trees with massive Lachlan listing

Harvard University has listed the 32,567-hectare Lachlan River Portfolio, giving investors the chance to buy into well-watered and positioned irrigation and dryland Riverina country…Read More

Grain Central, May 7, 2019

TFI’s Texas Downs sale to test value of Lower Darling country

Another corporate investor is set to exit the Menindee district in western NSW with Thomas Foods International’s (TFI) listing of its 5278-hectare property Texas Downs…Read More

Liz Wells, April 30, 2019

Beef Central

Activists aside, how does the general public view farm animal welfare?

A study of public attitudes about farm animal welfare suggests that, while a majority of the public think Australian farmers do a good job, consumer attitudes are shifting and.. Read More

Murray Arnel joins our reporting team

Beef Central and Sheep Central are very pleased to announce that respected and highly experienced cattle and sheep market commentator Murray Arnel is joining our editorial team from this.. Read More

Aussie dollar falls close to three-year lows

After a short but sharp rally following Scott Morrison’s federal election win on Saturday, the Australia dollar is again heading towards three-year lows against the US currency. A lower.. Read More

Japan drops age restrictions on US beef, as trade access pressure grows

Japan has dropped age restrictions on US slaughter cattle, a move some analysts suggest may impact ground beef markets in the US...Read More.. Read More

Sheep Central

Lamb producer calls for pain relief systems cost-benefit study

AUSTRALIA’S sheep and prime lamb producers need detailed cost-benefit comparisons of pain relief options for on-farm surgical procedures, according to south-west Victorian producer Tim Leeming. The Pigeon Ponds farmer.. Read More

Murray Arnel joins Sheep Central and Beef Central reporting team

Beef Central and Sheep Central are very pleased to announce that respected and highly experienced cattle and sheep market commentator Murray Arnel is joining our editorial team from this.. Read More

Activists aside, how do Australians view farm animal welfare?

A STUDY of public attitudes about farm animal welfare suggests that, while a majority of the public think Australian farmers do a good job, consumer attitudes are shifting and.. Read More

Saleyard trade and heavy lamb prices continue to climb

LAMB and mutton prices continued to rise in saleyards early this week putting further pressure on domestic and export processors seeking quality supplies...Read More.. Read More

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