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NSW grain intake behind Victoria’s as SA harvest accelerates

Liz Wells, 13 November 2018

Harvest in the past week has seen tonnage delivered to the South Australian Viterra network almost double, while in GrainCorp’s eastern states system, Victoria’s intake for the week and the harvest to November 12 is now ahead of New South Wales’.

Viterra takes in 258,059t as South Australian harvest cranks up

Grain Central, 07 November 2018

Viterra takes in 258,059t as South Australian harvest cranks up

Yorke Peninsula lots go local at auction for $13m

Liz Wells, 06 November 2018

The Webb properties at Pine Point on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula have sold to what is believed to be a new high for the district’s coastal cropping country of $10,469 per hectare.

Newcastle/Port Kembla help eastern markets adjust to new normal

Liz Wells, 15 October 2018

Commercial grain users in the eastern half of New South Wales are committing to wheat, barley and oats shipped in from Western Australian and South Australia via Port Kembla and Newcastle in a pattern which looks set to continue until next year’s winter-crop harvest.

AGT to open $20m breeding centre in South Australia

Grain Central, 24 September 2018

Australian Grain Technologies’ (AGT) Southern Crop Breeding Centre, which features a state-of-the-art greenhouse and leading-edge growth rooms and evaluation services, will be officially opened in South Australia tomorrow.

SA’s FREE Eyre outsources FE Grain role to Market Check

Liz Wells, 20 September 2018

FREE Eyre Limited is outsourcing the grain-marketing function of its entity, FE Grain, to Market Check to allow it to concentrate on its proposed development of a bulk-handling facility at Port Spencer on the Eyre Peninsula.

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.

Viterra survey shows Spartacus dominates South Australian barley area

Grain Central, 05 September 2018

A survey by South Australian bulk-handler Viterra indicates the state’s barley area has climbed by 4 per cent, while wheat and canola have remained relatively stable.

NSW durum exports unlikely as drought hits producing areas

Liz Wells, 23 August 2018

Drought in northern New South Wales will limit the state’s ability to export durum, but South Australia can look forward to an exportable surplus if spring growing conditions are kind.

Eyre Peninsula fodder fund points to depth of SA’s drought pocket

Liz Wells, 15 August 2018

South Australia’s Lower Eyre Peninsula is responding to the need for feed on the drought-hit Upper Eyre Peninsula as crops fail and feed for sheep gets harder to find.