Domestic

Feedgrain Focus: Limited grower selling supports new-crop

Rain in the past week has helped to consolidate yield prospects for many southern crops and prompted some selling of stored grain, but new-crop feedgrain rates are holding as the market eyes limited production prospects in northern regions…Read More

Liz Wells and Henry Wells, July 18, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Prices drop $10/tonne on US softness, WA rain

Bearish factors including the recent tumble in US grain futures’ values have overpowered the chronic deficit of local grain in Queensland and New South Wales to see values ease by $10 per tonne in this week’s feedgrain market…Read More

Liz Wells, July 4, 2019

Birdseed shortage forces suppliers to turn to imports

The hot, dry summer that cruelled crop production in the northern farming region has forced suppliers to the birdseed market to make up the shortfall with imported seed stocks…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 2, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: CQ wheat guides new-crop pricing

Consolidating prospects for the Central Queensland crop have allowed its wheat to price into the southern Queensland market as a curtain-raiser for new crop…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, June 27, 2019

Canadian wheat shipments prompt call for pre-border change

The shipment program which is delivering Canadian wheat to Manildra Group’s Shoalhaven Starches plant is in full flight as Grain Producers Australia calls on government to keep risk off the farmers’ purse…Read More

Liz Wells, June 17, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Diverging seasons split wheat, barley market

Much-needed rain from WA to southern NSW has seen wheat and barley values in southern markets ease, but prices in the northern markets have been steady to higher as prospects for late planting get slimmer by the day…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, June 13, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Mixed new-crop outlook befuddles market

Consolidating prospects in south eastern Australia, forecast rain in WA and fading hopes in north west NSW befuddled markets, pushing feedgrain prices in various directions this past week…Read More

Liz Wells, June 6, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Market jumps on local dry, US strength

Despite talk in the market that imported wheat would depress local prices, markets for wheat, barley and sorghum have kicked on dry in parts of the Australian grainbelt, and strength in US futures. ..Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, May 23, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: New-crop prospects colour cash markets

Timely and widespread winter-crop planting across much of southeastern Australia has softened cash-market values this week, while talk of Chinese interest in sorghum has helped to boost its prices in the north. ..Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, May 16, 2019

Home demand defies China impact on Australian barley prices

Two remarkable things have happened to the Australian barley market in recent weeks:  domestic demand has lifted barley prices to parity with wheat, and new-crop barley bids in export locations have sunk like a stone…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, May 15, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: New-crop values ease on holiday rain

Rain in recent weeks has softened prices for new-crop and deferred old-crop delivery slots as planting of the winter crop advances in eastern states…Read More

Henry Wells, May 9, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: New-crop prices tumble on forecast rain

Trade-driven selling has taken up to $30 per tonne off new-crop wheat and barley prices as received and forecast rain brightens prospects for 2019 cereal plantings…Read More

Liz Wells, May 2, 2019

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