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

Feedgrain Focus: Grazier demand wanes as prices flatten

Many graziers and mixed farmers in central and northern NSW have destocked in the continuing dry conditions, and are not prepared to buy grain, as they did last year, at a premium to the volume market…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, April 24, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Short weeks, dry conditions limit volume

Public holidays and dry conditions across the eastern Australian grainbelt have supported prices as end-users booked coverage for the next four weeks; order books now shut till after the break…Read More

Liz Wells and Henry Wells, April 18, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Prices firm as growers wait for widespread rain

Want of rain saw domestic grain prices current and new crop firm this week as cottonseed drifted further. Oats and other cereal crops proving a popular planting choice amid ongoing tight fodder outlook…Read More

Liz Wells and Henry Wells, April 11, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Rain sparks NSW planting, softens Qld prices

Prices for feedgrain in southern Queensland have slipped a few dollars per tonne following rain in the past week, which has sparked some early planting of winter crops in pockets of New South Wales…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, April 4, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Prices lift from season lows

Continuing dry conditions in summer-cropping areas, increased grazier demand and firming free-on-truck markets in Brisbane and Newcastle have lifted wheat, barley and sorghum markets by up to $10 per tonne in the past week…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, March 14, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: White grain choppy as market chews into stocks

Limited grower selling has supported prices in the past week, but wheat and barley price movements were mixed as millers and traders grappled with ample supplies and reduced near-term demand…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, March 7, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Trade selling drives down values

Southern wheat values were $15/t lower this week on trade liquidating longs, while the southern Queensland sorghum harvest passed two-thirds and cattle feeders await cotton picking to alleviate extreme high cottonseed prices…Read More

Liz Wells and Henry Wells, February 28, 2019

Craft brewers, distillers step up for Coopers malt

Domestic craft brewers and distillers are positioning themselves to buy more than 10 per cent of the malt produced by Coopers at its Adelaide plant which opened in 2017…Read More

Grain Central, February 28, 2019

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