Domestic

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: Mixed new-crop outlook befuddles market

Consolidating prospects in south eastern Australia, forecast rain in WA and fading hopes in north west NSW befuddled markets, pushing feedgrain prices in various directions this past week…Read More

Liz Wells, June 6, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Market jumps on local dry, US strength

Despite talk in the market that imported wheat would depress local prices, markets for wheat, barley and sorghum have kicked on dry in parts of the Australian grainbelt, and strength in US futures. ..Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, May 23, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: New-crop prospects colour cash markets

Timely and widespread winter-crop planting across much of southeastern Australia has softened cash-market values this week, while talk of Chinese interest in sorghum has helped to boost its prices in the north. ..Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, May 16, 2019

Home demand defies China impact on Australian barley prices

Two remarkable things have happened to the Australian barley market in recent weeks:  domestic demand has lifted barley prices to parity with wheat, and new-crop barley bids in export locations have sunk like a stone…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, May 15, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: New-crop values ease on holiday rain

Rain in recent weeks has softened prices for new-crop and deferred old-crop delivery slots as planting of the winter crop advances in eastern states…Read More

Henry Wells, May 9, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: New-crop prices tumble on forecast rain

Trade-driven selling has taken up to $30 per tonne off new-crop wheat and barley prices as received and forecast rain brightens prospects for 2019 cereal plantings…Read More

Liz Wells, May 2, 2019

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