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

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

ASX delists sorghum contract

The ASX has delisted sorghum futures and options contracts to reflect their inactivity, and a lack of open interest, a function of consecutive small crops for Australia’s major summer grain…Read More

Grain Central, October 31, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Prices ease as southern crops consolidate

Wheat and barley prices have eased in the past week as confidence about the quality and quantity of crops in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia builds…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, October 24, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Flat to lower on rain forecast for sorghum areas

Rain forecast trimmed values in the north, but down south sliding yield prospects pushed bids and offers apart. Haymakers are cutting into grain area, others hoping later country delivers a soft finish…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, October 10, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Values retreat from highs in heated north

Prompt northern feedgrain values have retreated a little as the market transitions to imminent, paltry NSW new-crop supply, while in southern markets timely rain in some areas trimmed prices a few dollars…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, September 26, 2019

Silage scramble abates as focus turns to summer slot

Silage has filled the roughage component for feedlots and backgrounders for now, but limited irrigation supplies are sparking concerns for some operations as the drought wears on…Read More

Liz Wells, September 24, 2019

Sixth vessel booked, new-crop wheat imports tipped at 400,000t

Another year of drought in Australia’s major high-protein wheat-growing areas could see 400,000 tonnes of wheat imported to cover local demands in the new-crop marketing year which starts next month…Read More

Liz Wells, September 13, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Prices firm as thin crops turn to hay

A tough start to spring is cribbing tonnage from the eastern Australian cereal crop as hay-cutting advances on struggling crops, and supports prices for cereals in nearby and new-crop slots…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, September 5, 2019

WA, SA sheep nuts help counter impact of NSW drought

Pellets formulated as far away as Perth are working into the New South Wales market to offer sheep producers a reliable source of nutrition for their animals as the state battles its toughest drought on record…Read More

Liz Wells, August 23, 2019

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