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Feedgrain Focus: WA frost and eastern dry lift values

Guest Author, 20 September 2018

Feedgrain values in Victoria and southern New South Wales have jumped by up to $15 per tonne in the past week in response to frosts and dry weather which have depleted yield prospects in some areas.

Farm production value remains stable despite drought: ABARES

Grain Central, 18 September 2018

The value of Australia’s farm production is forecast to remain relatively unchanged at $60 billion in 2018–19, well above the 10-year average of $55b, despite very dry conditions in some places, according to ABARES’ latest quarterly report released today.

WA growers advised to check frosted crops

Grain Central, 18 September 2018

Growers in Western Australia are advised to check their crops for frost damage following the weekend’s sub-zero events which have impacted cereal, canola and pulse crops so they can make informed choices about crop management.

Southern frost zaps at least 1Mt from WA crop now seen at 15Mt

Liz Wells, 17 September 2018

Widespread and severe frosts centred on Western Australia’s Great Southern region have slashed at least one million tonnes (Mt) from the state’s expected winter crop, which was forecast by the Grain Industry Association of Western Australia (GIWA) on Friday at 16.3Mt.

Australia’s July barley exports dive, sorghum up from June

Liz Wells, 14 September 2018

Australia’s July exports of barley were down 54 per cent from the June total, while sorghum exports rose 23pc over the month, according to the latest export data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Australia covered for barley as Saudi leads buy-up in tight market

Guest Author, 13 September 2018

Saudi Arabia’s latest tender results confirm strength in the global barley market, which is being impacted by a heat-affected harvest in northern Europe, and drought conditions over much of eastern Australia.

ABARES cuts winter-crop estimate by 12pc in latest crop report

Liz Wells, 11 September 2018

Australia’s total winter-crop production is forecast to drop 12 per cent nationally to 33.2 million tonnes (Mt), with production declines forecast in all eastern states, according to ABARES’ latest periodic Australian crop report.

Feedgrain Focus: Values climb after rain as frost fears mount

Guest Author, 30 August 2018

Feedgrain values in the past week dipped on rain in parts of the grainbelt, but have firmed in the past 24 hours in response to heavy frost in southeastern areas which may have limited yields in some crops, but cottonseed prices have eased as availability improved.

Feedgrain Focus: Values flatten on boat news, rain hopes

Guest Author, 23 August 2018

Rain forecast for New South Wales over the weekend, and grain being shipped into both the state’s bulk grain ports has seen prices for cereals and pulses flatten in the past week.

Kembla emerges as third port for grain filling drought deficit

Liz Wells, 21 August 2018

Feedgrain scheduled to be shipped to Port Kembla from southern Australia is now being priced into the buoyant New South Wales market on a free-on-truck basis.