Feedgrain Focus: Trade slows as crunch nears for borderline crops

Values for WA wheat ex Brisbane have eased for current-crop and fallen considerably in new-crop slots, while in NSW time is running out for crops with limited yield prospects…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, August 29, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Sorghum fades, boats arrive and cottonseed firms

Continuing hot and dry conditions are dimming yield prospects for sorghum in New South Wales and southern Queensland, where WA grain is supplying much of the feed market’s needs. ..Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, January 31, 2019

‘Millet king’ signs off on half century in the birdseed trade

More than 50 years in the business of trading millets and a range of other birdseeds has seen Terry Deacon stamp his mark as a key player in the Australian grain trading industry and earn the respected title of ‘the millet king’…Read More

Liz Wells, January 25, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Harvest interrupted buoys near-term values

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…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, December 20, 2018

Barley: All dressed up and nowhere to go

Peter McMeekin this week comments on the rhetoric of shipments of US soybeans to China, some Letter of Credit troubles with North African trade and reports excellent trade cooperation front-ending China’s barley business with Australia, amid reports of superlative malting quality…Read More

Peter McMeekin, December 11, 2018

Feedgrain Focus: Interstate wheat shapes up on value

Up-country eastern states grain users, recognising that New South Wales harvest pressure had passed and summer crop prospects offered little relief, reverted this week to securing 2019 supply from interstate. ..Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, December 6, 2018

Feedgrain Focus:  Dip in barley shifts ration mix, cottonseed cheaper

Overall the feedgrains sector reported cautious trading this week as demand slowed and rain in the southern half of NSW further eased fodder supply. Barley priced itself back into feedlot rations in the short term in the hope of a better sorghum crop growing over summer…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, November 29, 2018

Barley a targeted choice as China’s first anti-dumping move on Australia

This week China launched its first ever anti-dumping investigation against Australia, targeting barley exports. But, China’s main concern isn’t barley, and it isn’t the dumping of Australian products. It’s Australia’s use of anti-dumping against China…Read More

Weihuan Zhou, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales reprinted from The Conversation, November 23, 2018

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

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…Read More

Henry Wells, November 16, 2018

WA wheat via Gladstone set to cap CQ grain market

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…Read More

Liz Wells, November 7, 2018

Feedgrain focus: Improved hay supply takes the top off barley price

Grain harvest has begun in all states further easing some areas of supply, but the welcome supply of hay cut from cropping country has done much to cool livestock feed shortages nearby and medium term…Read More

Henry Wells, November 2, 2018

Cargill cottonseed plant closure punches hole in feed rations

The imminent closure of Cargill’s aged oilseed crushing plant at Narrabri in north west NSW has shut off a key source of inputs for cattle feeders and impacted the balance sheets of stakeholders, Namoi Cotton and Auscott…Read More

Henry Wells, October 26, 2018

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