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

Neil Lyon, 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

Feedgrain Focus: Prices firm as growers wait for widespread rain

Want of rain saw domestic grain prices current and new crop firm this week as cottonseed drifted further. Oats and other cereal crops proving a popular planting choice amid ongoing tight fodder outlook…Read More

Liz Wells and Henry Wells, April 11, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Rain sparks NSW planting, softens Qld prices

Prices for feedgrain in southern Queensland have slipped a few dollars per tonne following rain in the past week, which has sparked some early planting of winter crops in pockets of New South Wales…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, April 4, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Prices lift from season lows

Continuing dry conditions in summer-cropping areas, increased grazier demand and firming free-on-truck markets in Brisbane and Newcastle have lifted wheat, barley and sorghum markets by up to $10 per tonne in the past week…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, March 14, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: White grain choppy as market chews into stocks

Limited grower selling has supported prices in the past week, but wheat and barley price movements were mixed as millers and traders grappled with ample supplies and reduced near-term demand…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, March 7, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Trade selling drives down values

Southern wheat values were $15/t lower this week on trade liquidating longs, while the southern Queensland sorghum harvest passed two-thirds and cattle feeders await cotton picking to alleviate extreme high cottonseed prices…Read More

Liz Wells and Henry Wells, February 28, 2019

Craft brewers, distillers step up for Coopers malt

Domestic craft brewers and distillers are positioning themselves to buy more than 10 per cent of the malt produced by Coopers at its Adelaide plant which opened in 2017…Read More

Grain Central, February 28, 2019

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