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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.

Argentina’s grain exports challenge Australia’s competitiveness

Grain Central, 16 November 2018

Argentina’s wheat exports are set to double over the next decade, potentially challenging Australia’s competitiveness in key markets, according to a new report from the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC).

WA harvest hits 1.27Mt as export demand resurfaces: CBH

Grain Central, 12 November 2018

Western Australian growers have delivered 1.27 million tonnes of grain in the harvest to November 8. State bulk handler CBH Group said interest from export customers is on the rise as domestic demand from eastern states takes a back seat.

Risk and reward: Traders/government weigh up feasibility of grain imports

Henry Wells, 09 November 2018

On price alone, US corn may stack up for import into southern Australia, but GM concerns and reasonable prospects for sorghum are likely to keep whole grain imports out of Australia for the foreseeable future, but oilseeds may be on the cards.

Australia’s forecast wheat exports cut to 11.5Mt: USDA

Grain Central, 09 November 2018

Australia’s production and export figures have been revised down in the latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report released overnight, which also details increased stocks and production for China as its trade stoush with the US continues.

Growers release Borlaug in quest for high-yielding wheat

Liz Wells, 08 November 2018

The feedlot sector’s appetite for grain, as well as opportunities for containerised exports of milling wheat, have prompted a group of Queensland growers to form their own company and release a CIMMYT variety named in honour of Norman Borlaug.

Feedgrain Focus: Sorghum volatile as market weighs up rain, heat

Liz Wells, 08 November 2018

Harvest is rolling south through New South Wales, but its pressure on prices is yet to be seen, while on sorghum, a heatwave drove up prices based on uncertain prospects for the crop now being planted.

WA wheat via Gladstone set to cap CQ grain market

Liz Wells, 07 November 2018

A vessel carrying wheat from Western Australia is due to arrive in Gladstone next month to supply the piggery and feedlot sector in Central Queensland.

Tweedle Dee and “Tweet’le Dumber” continue the trade battle…

Guest Author, 06 November 2018

Peter McMeekin this week takes readers on a global journey of crops, markets, weather and politics, including his view on how tweets moved markets amid hope of improved soybean trade from the US to China.

Tasmania on track to produce hyper yielding cereals

Grain Central, 06 November 2018

A five-year project to close the cereal crop yield gap in Tasmania has passed the half-way mark and is producing results that are set to rewrite the state’s cereal production targets.