The USDA’s September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates have given support to wheat prices, with a 1.7-million-tonne (Mt) production increase in 2017/18 being seen as insufficient to offset a 2.7Mt decrease in beginning stocks.
Domestic feed-sector demand for wheat and barley now growing in Victoria and southern NSW has strengthened in the past week as warm days, a lack of rain and yet more frosts batter prospects for struggling crops in southern Queensland and central and northern NSW.
Awards presented at the Australian Barley Technical Symposium this week in Tasmania recognise excellence in research.
Dry weather saw Canadian farmers cut 2017 yield and production estimates of major export crops canola, wheat and barley in the Statistics Canada (Statscan) crop report released on August 31.
Tasmania will host the world’s barley industry next week at the Australian Barley Technical Symposium (ABTS) where barley’s high-value human use will be the focus.
Saudi Arabia has purchased 660,000 tonnes of feed barley through three trading companies for October 2017 delivery through a Saudi Grains Organization tender, with Australia one of the approved supplying countries.
CSIRO scientists have developed BARLEYmax™, a new type of barley with significant health benefits that is finding its place in food products throughout Australia and beyond.
Strength in the Australian dollar is reflecting a lack of confidence in the US dollar, and is making the price of our agricultural exports unattractive to export customers.
Schooner barley could resurface as a malting variety of significance to the craft brewing sector, based on its flavour characteristics, making it the Australian equivalent of the prized English variety, Maris Otter.
South Australia can look forward to average yields at best as some of the state’s traditionally safe rainfall areas struggle to get crops up and away after a patchy start to the winter-cropping season.