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Feedgrain Focus: Newcastle zone joins grain buy-in as dry prevails

Liz Wells, 19 July 2018

Newcastle has joined Brisbane as a destination for feedgrain shipped from southern Australian ports, which is capping prices in northern markets while production concerns grow in the south.

NSW flies under the rain radar

Grain Central, 12 July 2018

The latest NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) State Seasonal Update for June indicates some welcome rain was received in southern NSW, but the majority of the state continues to endure dry conditions.

Feedgrain Focus: South softens as rain eases northern pressure

Liz Wells, 28 June 2018

Rain in New South Wales and Queensland has caused southern wheat and barley values to drop $10-$15 per tonne in recent days, but the northern market has shown much less weakness.

Harvest winds up on 1.4Mt sorghum crop

Liz Wells, 22 June 2018

Australia is estimated to produce 1.4 million tonnes of sorghum from the harvest now drawing to a close in Central Queensland, signalling the end of a growing season marked by challenging conditions in most areas.

Feedgrain Focus: Prices firm despite forecast Queensland rain

Liz Wells, 21 June 2018

Widespread rain forecast for much of Queensland’s grain-producing areas has animal feeders hopeful of an easing in prices, but not seeing any downward movement yet.

Feedgrain Focus: End-users join graziers to extend coverage

Liz Wells, 14 June 2018

Major end-users like feedlots have joined graziers in the market for prompt-delivered feedgrains and cottonseed as the reality of the dry winter now upon us hits home.

Coonamble, Walgett sales test northwest NSW cropping market

Liz Wells, 06 June 2018

The Nunkeri, Loch Lomond and Combogolong aggregation at Coonamble and Wimbleton at Walgett are on the market, and will test values for cropping country on the northwest plains of New South Wales.

Pulse area firms in dusty NSW winter-crop planting

Liz Wells, 05 June 2018

Growers in pockets of NSW are planting more pulses than they expected to at the start of the year because of the seed’s ability to access subsoil moisture in the face of little to no planting rain to date in some areas, and healthy price prospects for pulses suitable for stockfeed.

Agricultural freight to benefit from southern NSW rail boost

Grain Central, 30 May 2018

The New South Wales Government is spending $60.4 million to upgrade the Griffith-Leeton rail line to accommodate faster and heavier trains which will benefit users of agricultural freight.

Manildra flour mill resumes operations after explosion

Liz Wells, 21 May 2018

Operations have resumed at Australia’s largest flour mill, the Manildra Group’s home facility in central New South Wales, following an explosion on Saturday which injured one worker.