Domestic

Sixth vessel booked, new-crop wheat imports tipped at 400,000t

Another year of drought in Australia’s major high-protein wheat-growing areas could see 400,000 tonnes of wheat imported to cover local demands in the new-crop marketing year which starts next month…Read More

Liz Wells, September 13, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Prices firm as thin crops turn to hay

A tough start to spring is cribbing tonnage from the eastern Australian cereal crop as hay-cutting advances on struggling crops, and supports prices for cereals in nearby and new-crop slots…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, September 5, 2019

WA, SA sheep nuts help counter impact of NSW drought

Pellets formulated as far away as Perth are working into the New South Wales market to offer sheep producers a reliable source of nutrition for their animals as the state battles its toughest drought on record…Read More

Liz Wells, August 23, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Inverse stymies sales, prices ease on US tumble

Some growers in NSW are weighing up their options for grain, grazing or hay, while cereals trade flat to lower in the feed market to reflect Monday’s drop in US futures…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, August 15, 2019

Fifth vessel en route to Manildra’s plant from Canada

The fifth panamax cargo of Canadian wheat has finished loading in Vancouver, and with further import applications still with the Australian Government, it may not be the last load of wheat to come in the current drought cycle.
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Liz Wells, August 14, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Grower sales ramp up on southern rain

Rain this week in most South Australian and Victorian growing regions, and pockets of southern NSW, have prompted some forward selling of new-crop wheat and barley as yield prospects consolidate…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, August 8, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Export demand, continuing dry bolster prices

Prices for current-crop and new-crop feedgrains in eastern Australia have firmed in the past week, based on a spike in export demand from The Philippines and critically dry conditions in southern Qld and northern NSW…Read More

Liz Wells, August 1, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Trade tightens as eastern crop prospects split

The illusion of green crops could fade quickly as worsening conditions creep southward, growers nervous about committing further grain sales and export buyers adding impetus to the rise in new crop prices…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, July 25, 2019

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

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