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

Feedgrain Focus: Warehousing trend, harvest heat lift prices

Wheat and barley bids to growers lift $5-10/t as growers remain reluctant sellers at current levels. Sorghum prices rally further as hopes for widespread early plant evaporate. ASX slides…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, November 21, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Prices rally on wait for Victorian volume

Short covering for wheat and sorghum has lifted values for both grains, and supported barley prices, as the wait for Victorian grain in volume continues and GrainCorp issues its first 2019/20 harvest report…Read More

Liz Wells, November 14, 2019

Sheep confinement pens, lot-feeding gain traction in drought

The need to make money, preserve groundcover, and develop drought-ready livestock systems is boosting interest in sheep feedlots and confinement pens to new highs…Read More

Liz Wells, November 13, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Southern rain lifts prompt prices

Rain has stemmed the supply of new-crop wheat to the market, and rebooted the inverse as consumers in Victoria and southern NSW look to cover nearby positions…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, November 7, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Weaker barley price buys demand

Supply-side pressure is weighing on barley and buying it some demand from wheat as tonnage starts to roll into bulk-handling sites across southern Australia…Read More

Liz Wells, October 31, 2019

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

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