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Sorghum harvest commences but production threatened

Guest Author, 15 January 2019

A mixed outlook for Australia’s sorghum production, and a domestic price which the drought has kept at well above export parity, are giving the trade plenty to think about as the sorghum harvest kicks into gear.

BCM steps into sorghum warehousing in Brisbane, northern NSW

Liz Wells, 15 January 2019

Growers and traders wishing to store or accumulate sorghum from the upcoming harvest will have access to Boolah Commodity Management sites as it moves into warehousing in northern New South Wales and Brisbane with an eye to bulk loading of vessels.

Feedgrain Focus: Harvest interrupted buoys near-term values

Guest Author, 20 December 2018

Rain in the past week across eastern Australia’s cropping areas not only halted the winter-crop harvest in late-maturing areas, prompting short-covering by end-users to ensure adequate supplies of wheat into January, but also proved a game-changer for southern Queensland’s sorghum outlook.

Eastern Australian harvest intake 4.79Mt: GrainCorp/Viterra

Liz Wells, 18 December 2018

Grain received in the eastern Australian harvest by GrainCorp and Viterra now totals 4.79 million tonnes (Mt) following receivals into their systems which totalled 152,900 tonnes in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and 391,071t in South Australia.

Demand for water shrinks central, southern NSW cotton area

Liz Wells, 12 December 2018

The area planted to cotton in central and southern New South Wales this summer is down an estimated 37 per cent on last year due to limited availability of affordable water, according to latest industry figures.

Domestic durum covered but little left for export

Liz Wells, 11 December 2018

A drought-reduced durum crop in New South Wales and Queensland will produce enough grain to cover domestic semolina requirements, but will leave a minimal export surplus to trade into a world market were North American durum is dominating.

Eastern Australian harvest intake hits 4.2Mt: GrainCorp/Viterra

Grain Central, 11 December 2018

Receivals in the eastern Australian harvest have hit 4.2 million tonnes, according to the latest updates from bulk handlers GrainCorp and Viterra.

Dry re-intensifies across NSW

Grain Central, 10 December 2018

Drought conditions have returned in force across much of NSW, particularly in the west of the state, despite isolated rainfall throughout the past month, according to the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI) State Seasonal Update for November.

Griffith growers take out NSW Farmer of Year award

Grain Central, 07 December 2018

Riverina rice, wheat and corn farmers Glen and Julie Andreazza are the 2018 winners of the NSW Farmer of the Year Award.

Feedgrain focus: Strong up-country bids point to east’s shortfall

Henry Wells, 16 November 2018

Traders are bidding up big at South Australian sites on the national rail network to secure grain for end-users in inland New South Wales, where the drought-reduced harvest is tearing south at a rapid rate.