Cotton Australia sees 5.2Mb crop as pick gathers pace

Cotton Australia is forecasting the crop now being picked to yield 5.2Mb, up from 5Mb seen in December thanks to warm and dry weather at the tail end of the growing season…Read More

Grain Central, April 27, 2023

Ginning gathers pace, Namoi cuts earnings outlook

Sites across Australia’s are firing up for the season as Australia’s biggest ginner, Namoi Cotton, chops its year end February earnings forecast to $15-17M…Read More

Liz Wells, April 21, 2023

Moura start-up kicks off delayed ginning season

A cool and wet start to the growing season has pushed back openings on the ginning calendar, with QC’s Moura site so far the only one to have started…Read More

Emma Alsop, March 31, 2023

Textile trial enters next phase to reduce landfill

Trials to evaluate inclusion of textile waste in cotton country are progressing, with Gunnedah grower Scott Morgan and bed linen manufacturer Sheridan joining phase 2…Read More

Grain Central, March 22, 2023

Harvest nears for expanding Lockyer Valley cotton

Cotton is enjoying a resurgence in south-east Qld’s Lockyer Valley, where growers are looking for a less labour-intensive alternative to vegetables…Read More

Emma Alsop, March 20, 2023

Ord cotton planting, infrastructure plans advance

Despite the wet start, planting of cotton in the Ord district is well advanced as plans shape up for a classing facility as well as a gin…Read More

Emma Alsop, March 15, 2023

Gundaline sparks hope for renewed Chinese demand

The sale of Gundaline to a Chinese investor points to a thawing of relations between Australia and China, and another vertical integration move by a leading textile company…Read More

Emma Alsop, January 25, 2023

Cotton Australia says record crop almost sold out

Australian growers appear certain to sell out of 2022 cotton within weeks, a huge success for the industry considering this year’s crop is predicted to be a record 5.5 million bales…Read More

Grain Central, October 10, 2022

CQ long-season cotton in spotlight with CSD project

The first CSD project from funding pledged to commemorate industry pioneer Richard Williams will look at improving the outlook for long-season cotton in CQ…Read More

Grain Central, September 23, 2022

Kimberley gin gets closer with lease signing

A site for the proposed Kimberley Cotton Company gin has been leased at Kununurra, with operations expected to commence in 2025…Read More

Grain Central, August 4, 2022

Cottonseed fuels case for feed yards at Kununurra

Cotton seed may be a by-product of the expanding northern cotton industry but it could create even more economic value than the fibre itself, some of the region’s most experienced agricultural stakeholders believe…Read More

James Nason, July 27, 2022

Farm use emerges as option for textile waste

A trial where cotton textile waste has been used as farm-fill rather than land-fill is showing promising results on Sam Coulton’s farm at Goondiwindi…Read More

Grain Central, July 25, 2022

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