Traders and end-users are waiting for wheat’s premium over sorghum to drop before extending near-term coverage as prospects for a summer-crop improve and quality prospects for the point-of-harvest winter crop deteriorate with every rain event.
In the lead up to this weekend’s third test between the Wallabies and All Blacks in Brisbane, a team of talented and passionate rugby players selected from throughout rural Australia will be embarking on a unique rugby tour of their own.
Pulses processor AGT Foods Australia was last night named the winner of the Premier of Queensland’s 2017 Export Awards in the agribusiness category.
Growers are advised they can minimise the chances of snail contamination of grain by adjusting the timing of their harvesting operations.
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Small upward moves occurred in futures markets overnight due to slightly stronger wheat and corn demand, according to export sales reports. Estimates of crop size in later areas of Australia – Victoria and southern WA – appear to be increasing.
More than a dozen different research trials are planned for Cotton Seeds Distributions seed production and research facilities, according to the company’s Farming Lead, Mark Cathcart.
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority says it has successfully handled a record number of applications for new agricultural chemical and veterinary medicine approvals during the September quarter.
Herbicide resistance is an escalating problem in the northern grain growing region and while growers in Queensland and New South Wales have traditionally faced fewer problems than their western counterparts, that’s rapidly changing.
It’s just two weeks until Sky Muster satellite users can receive 50 per cent more peak data and double their current off-peak data, Minister for Regional Communications Fiona Nash said today.
Futures markets were lower overnight, as were Australian cash grain prices. Russian wheat cash prices were slightly firmer nearby. Southern Queensland reports some sprouted wheat is likely to fuel protein spread activity.
NAPCo’s Wainui feedlot near Bowenville on Qld’s eastern Darling Downs will expand its 5000ha farming footprint, following the recent purchase of an adjoining irrigation property for silage production. It’s symptomatic of growing interest in inner Downs irrigation farming country, say valuers Herron Todd White.
A domestic appetite for faba beans from the aquaculture industry in particular is keeping their values buoyant, despite lacklustre interest from Egypt, traditionally the pulse’s biggest export market.
The National Landcare Program’s new Smart Farming Partnerships is offering multi-year grants of between $250,000 and $4 million to put in place new and innovative sustainable land management practices, which protect and improve the condition of soils, vegetation and biodiversity.
Precision agricultural machinery manufacturer, Toowoomba Engineering, has been awarded a $240,000 grant as part of the Queensland Government’s $20 million Made in Queensland program.
Surface troughs generated thunderstorms and showers with moderate falls in western, northern and eastern Australia. A coastal trough produced persistent, heavy rainfall in eastern Queensland and parts of northeastern New South Wales.
Spring in New South Wales started where the dry winter ended, with below average rainfall across 92 per cent of the state making for the driest September on record.
Improved rain forecast for central Brazil tipped price pressure on corn and soybean futures prices. Wheat cash prices appeared to remain supported; Australian offer to Iraq less than US$3/t higher than US origin wheat at tender to be concluded soon. Australian weather might downgrade winter crop quality in the east.
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The winter-long drought, which extended through September, wrecked wheat and barley prospects for many, but October rainfall will ensure sorghum planting across a large area in northern NSW, southern Queensland and central Queensland. Peter McMeekin explains what it may mean for local poultry and beef feedlot enterprises.