Category: Commodities

Commodities (grains and oilseed) news from mainly external sources.

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 23 May 2018

A westerly flow and a series of embedded cold fronts produced moderate falls in southeastern Australia, while moist onshore flow brought showers and moderate fall to parts of Queensland’s east coast. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 23 May 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall… Read more »

Silo art gets the stamp of approval in new series

After wowing the countryside, some of Australia’s iconic silo art is featured on four new postage stamps. Source: ABC Grain Silo art gets the stamp of approval in new series

Manildra flour mill resumes operations after explosion

Operations have resumed at Australia’s largest flour mill, the Manildra Group’s home facility in central New South Wales, following an explosion on Saturday which injured one worker. The post Manildra flour mill resumes operations after explosion appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Manildra flour mill resumes operations after explosion

Darling Downs feedgrain hits record $400/t

Prices for wheat and barley delivered Darling Downs have hit a record-equalling $400 per tonne delivered this week, as domestic feedgrain shipped into Brisbane from Port Adelaide makes its way into the market. The post Darling Downs feedgrain hits record $400/t appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Darling Downs feedgrain hits record… Read more »

‘First look’ seasonal climate outlook released for June-Aug 2018

For most of the country there is no strong indication that winter will be particularly wetter or drier than average – the likelihood of exceeding median rainfall is near 50 percent – according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s “first look” rainfall forecast for June throught to August, released this morning.  The post ‘First look’ seasonal… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 16 May 2018

A complex low pressure system and vigorous cold front produced moderate falls across southeastern Australia. Heavy rainfall associated with a strong and gusty southerly airflow resulted in flooding in southeastern Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 16 May 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall… Read more »

GrainCorp turns profit in tough environment

Eastern Australia’s largest grain handler, GrainCorp, today reported its half year results to 31 March 2018 with underlying net profit after tax (NPAT) at A$36.1 million, compared to $90m in the corresponding 2017 half year, and reconfirmed its full year profit expectation at between $50-70 million. The post GrainCorp turns profit in tough environment appeared first… Read more »

GrainCorp profit withers under prolonged dry weather

Growing conditions are again looking challenging after last year’s east coast cereal harvest fell by 40 per cent. Source: ABC Grain GrainCorp profit withers under prolonged dry weather

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 9 May 2018

A series of weak cold fronts tracked across southern Australia, and generated moderate falls in western Tasmania. A surface trough and offshore low pressure system produced moderate falls along the New South Wales coast. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 9 May 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

Impact of non-tariff barriers on grains exports exposed

A new report shows 54 non-tariff measures in 15 markets are restricting access for Australian grain to key export markets or adding unnecessary cost.  The post Impact of non-tariff barriers on grains exports exposed appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Impact of non-tariff barriers on grains exports exposed

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 2 May 2018

A series of weak cold fronts tracked across southern Australia, and generated moderate falls in western Tasmania. A surface trough and offshore low pressure system produced moderate falls along the New South Wales coast. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 2 May 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Louis Dreyfus Company expands global leadership team

Agribusiness giant Louis Dreyfus Company has increased the size of its senior global leadership team from five to 13, with former Melbourne-based LDC executive, Ian MacIntosh, being appointed chief strategy officer. The post Louis Dreyfus Company expands global leadership team appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Louis Dreyfus Company expands global leadership… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2018

Below-average rainfall is likely from May to July for parts of southwest Western Australia and western Victoria, while temperatures are likely to be warmer than average in far southern and northern parts. The post Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2018

CBH train sets new record with 9000 tonnes of wheat + VIDEO

A new grain-haulage record has been set in Western Australia this week with the hauling of 9000 tonnes of wheat to CBH Group’s Kwinana Grain Terminal in a single train movement. The post CBH train sets new record with 9000 tonnes of wheat + VIDEO appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central CBH… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 18 Apr 2018

Several cold fronts tracked across southeastern Australia, generating moderate falls, while broad low pressure troughs generated showers and storms in the coastal northern tropics. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 18 Apr 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 18… Read more »

Current season wheat stock rises, coarse grains stocks fall: USDA

World wheat stocks got another boost from the USDA world agricultural supply and demand report (WASDE) this week as analysts ‘found’ more wheat in the balance sheet, both in terms of revising upwards previous year crop-size for some countries and reducing estimates of usage for other countr The post Current season wheat stock rises, coarse… Read more »

‘First look’ seasonal climate outlook released for May-July 2018

The Bureau of Meteorology has released its ‘first look’ monthly and seasonal Climate Outlooks for May to July 2018, which point to wetter than average conditions for Tasmania and eastern Victoria extending into southeast NSW.  The post ‘First look’ seasonal climate outlook released for May-July 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central ‘First look’… Read more »

Green light for Bayer and Monsanto mega merger in US

The $62.5 billion Bayer-Monsanto mega-merger appears to have cleared a final major regulatory hurdle, with reports the US Justice Department has reached an agreement that will allow the merger to proceed. The post Green light for Bayer and Monsanto mega merger in US appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Green light for… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 11 Apr 2018

Tropical cyclone Iris generated moderate falls along Queensland’s east coast. A surface trough across northern Australia produced thunderstorms with moderate falls about the Kimberley, the Top End and the Cape York Peninsula. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 11 Apr 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall… Read more »

Fungicide residue in Australian barley halts one exporter’s shipments

Grower groups, trade organisations and governments stress the message of compliance with label directions after an apparent breach of chemical residue limit in Japan’s important food barley trade with Australia. The post Fungicide residue in Australian barley halts one exporter’s shipments appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Fungicide residue in Australian barley… Read more »

Grain Central’s March 2018 grain and cropping news quiz

Keep up to date with Australian cropping industry developments with Grain Central’s monthly quiz. The post Grain Central’s March 2018 grain and cropping news quiz appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Grain Central’s March 2018 grain and cropping news quiz

China adds US beef to tariff retaliation list

China has added beef to its growing list of US imports subjected to sharply high tariffs, in retaliation against imported steel and aluminium tariffs announced by US President Donald Trump last month. The post China adds US beef to tariff retaliation list appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central China adds US beef… Read more »

Beef briefs: US meat groups fear China beef tariff hike

US meat groups fear China beef tariff hike; Britain to introduce electronic ID livestock traceability; Australia pushing for Britain to accept hormone‑treated beef; Indonesia to import 22kt of beef and offal for Ramadan; Will Qld Govt study social, economic impacts of veg laws?; Beef still Australia’s largest meat protein The post Beef briefs: US meat… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 8 day rain outlook, 4 Apr 2018

The remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Nora, embedded on a surface trough, produced moderate falls in the northern tropics. Tropical cyclone Iris formed in the Coral Sea, and is generating moderate to locally heavy falls about the north tropical and central Queensland coasts. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 8 day rain outlook, 4 Apr 2018… Read more »

Australia is in Good Economic Shape

            We’ve gotten the latest round of AIG industry PMIs for Australia’s construction, manufacturing and service sectors.  All three are expanding.  Although the manufacturing index dropped 1.2 points, tt has been above a 50 reading for 17 months, indicating continued growth.  All seven activity sub-indexes are rising and 6/8 sectors are growing.  The service sector… Read more »

World grain stocks set for 46Mt fall

The International Grains Council’s (IGC) first formal projection for 2018/19 heralds a 46 million tonnes (Mt) drawdown of world grain stocks, following a smaller stock reduction in 2017/18, the first since stock had progressively built after 2012/13. The post World grain stocks set for 46Mt fall appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central … Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2018

The April to June 2018 rainfall outlook issued this morning points to wetter three months for the tropical north and far southeast Australia, but mainly neutral rainfall outlook for most areas. The post Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2018

What BOM’s ‘neutral’ rainfall outlook for next three months really means

Today the Bureau of Meteorology releases its end-of-month seasonal outlook for April to June, updating the initial outlook released on March 15. But you might not have seen much media coverage of it, because we’re not seeing big swings towards the attention-grabbing climate drivers like El Niño or the Indian Ocean Dipole, which can dominate… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Mar 2018

Tropical cyclone Marcus produced moderate to heavy falls in the Top End in the Northern Territory; also in the north Kimberley in Western Australia. A cold front produced widespread rainfall and isolated thunderstorms in western Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Mar 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap… Read more »

Optimistic grain growers boost investment

Grain growers are continuing to invest in their businesses even as wheat prices remain low, as they look to a future of opportunities underpinned by a growing global middle class and a revived Trans Pacific Partnership Research, according to the Commonwealth Bank. The post Optimistic grain growers boost investment appeared first on Grain Central. … Read more »

Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto given Australian clearance

The ACCC has announced it will not oppose Bayer AG’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto Corporation on the basis of global divestments. The post Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto given Australian clearance appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto given Australian clearance

Weekly rainfall wrap + 21 day outlook, 14 Mar 2018

Tropical cyclone Marcus produced moderate to heavy falls in the Top End in the Northern Territory; also in the north Kimberley in Western Australia. A cold front produced widespread rainfall and isolated thunderstorms in western Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 21 day outlook, 14 Mar 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap… Read more »

Meet the man who put Wagga Wagga in India's kitchens

About a quarter of every Australian processed food item uses Dhruv Deepak Saxena’s Wagga Wagga canola oil and it’s flying off the shelves in India too. Source: ABC Grain Meet the man who put Wagga Wagga in India’s kitchens

New South Australian terminal to export grain this year

Australia’s first farmer and private-equity partnership port will be built at Lucky Bay on Eyre Peninsula (EP) to provide a grain storage and export option to the bulk handling and loading facilities operated in South Australia by Glencore’s Viterra. The post New South Australian terminal to export grain this year appeared first on Grain Central. … Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 14 Mar 2018

A monsoon trough and lingering surface trough near Cairns produced very heavy falls and flooding about the north tropical Queensland coast. A weak low pressure system located over the southern Gulf of Carpentaria produced moderate to heavy falls across northwestern Queensland and in the Northern Territory. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook,… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 Mar 2018

Broad low pressure troughs extended across northern Australia, generating thunderstorms and moderate falls. A deep low pressure system over Queensland’s northwest produced moderate to heavy rainfall in northern Queensland, with record high rainfall at some locations. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 Mar 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

Mobile ship loaders bulk up southeast’s grain exports

The use of mobile ship-loaders on public berths in southeastern Australia is providing new opportunities to grain exporters without links to bulk terminals. The post Mobile ship loaders bulk up southeast’s grain exports appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Mobile ship loaders bulk up southeast’s grain exports

Grain Central’s February 2018 grain and cropping news quiz

Keep up to date with Australian cropping industry developments with Grain Central’s monthly quiz. The post Grain Central’s February 2018 grain and cropping news quiz appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Grain Central’s February 2018 grain and cropping news quiz

India chickpea tariff rises again

As a further sign of India’s bountiful domestic supply from its own crops, the Indian Government overnight has raised the tariff on chickpeas again, this time from 40 per cent to 60pc. The post India chickpea tariff rises again appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central India chickpea tariff rises again

Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2018

The March to May 2018 rainfall outlook issued this morning shows large parts of central and southeastern Australia are likely to have a drier than average autumn. The post Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2018

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Feb 2018

Broad areas of low pressure across eastern Australia produced showers and storms with moderate to heavy falls in eastern Queensland and New South Wales.  The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Feb 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Feb 2018

SA Govt backs new port in election push

South Australia’s Labor Government has pledged $150 million to establish a South Australian Ports Authority (SAPA) to oversee port development, including a new deepwater facility on Spencer Gulf, if re-elected in the state election on 17 March. The post SA Govt backs new port in election push appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 21 Feb 2018

Tropical cyclone Kelvin made landfall between Broome and Port Hedland in Western Australia on 18 February, and brought very heavy rainfall to the western Kimberley. Broad areas of low pressure across western, northern and eastern Australia produced showers and storms. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 21 Feb 2018 appeared first on… Read more »

Bollgard 3 gene approval could pave way to cottonseed sales to China

Australia’s Gene Technology Regulator (GTR) this week issued a licence to Syngenta Australia which could remove a perceived impediment to the sale of cottonseed from the now dominant Bollgard 3 varieties into China’s compound feed and oils sector. The post Bollgard 3 gene approval could pave way to cottonseed sales to China appeared first on… Read more »

GrainCorp posts FY2017 profit of $142 million

The strong year-end earnings of A$142m by GrainCorp in last year’s bumper crop would dwarf its current season outlook, seen cutting earnings projection by at least half for year-ended 30 September 2018. The post GrainCorp posts FY2017 profit of $142 million appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central GrainCorp posts FY2017 profit of… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 14 Feb 2018

Broad areas of low pressure across northern Australia produced storms and showers. A deepening surface trough and low pressure system inland of the west coast of Western Australia produced moderate falls. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 14 Feb 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap +… Read more »

Does Australian agriculture have the tools to manage risk?

Australian agriculture is risky and farmers have to constantly adapt to changing conditions, yet insurance and other risk management tools available overseas are currently unavailable in Australia. The post Does Australian agriculture have the tools to manage risk? appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Does Australian agriculture have the tools to manage… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 Feb 2018

A monsoon trough brought continued heavy rain over the Cape York Peninsula. Moderate falls recorded from showers associated with surface and upper level troughs over the north, eastern Queensland, and parts of central and southern Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 Feb 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Extreme weather leads to patchwork harvest results

It was always going to be a big ask for the nation’s grain crop to reach last year’s record breaker, but extreme weather events across the country guarantee the harvest is well down on last year. Source: ABC Grain Extreme weather leads to patchwork harvest results

Grain Central’s January 2018 grain news quiz

Keep up to date with Australian cropping industry developments with Grain Central’s monthly quiz. The post Grain Central’s January 2018 grain news quiz appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Grain Central’s January 2018 grain news quiz

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 31 Jan 2018

An active monsoon trough and associated tropical low produced moderate to heavy rainfall in northern Australia during the week. Surface troughs produced showers and moderate falls in parts of the west and east. The highest weekly total was 716 mm at Humpty Doo in the Darwin–Daly District of the Northern Territory. The post Weekly rainfall… Read more »

Darling Downs trader A&B Grains in liquidation

Darling Downs grain trader, A&B Grains, has gone into liquidation, according to a notice published by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. The post Darling Downs trader A&B Grains in liquidation appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Darling Downs trader A&B Grains in liquidation

Cattle on feed numbers to ease under feedgrain price, profitability pressure

Cattle on feed numbers across Australia are anticipated to fall this year from 2017 highs, under pressure from high feedgrain prices, and the ‘price resilience’ of feeder weight cattle making the trading outlook for grainfeeding cattle look difficult. The post Cattle on feed numbers to ease under feedgrain price, profitability pressure appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Nhill, Mt McLaren top GrainCorp sites for intake in challenging 2017 harvest

Nhill in Victoria at nearly 180,000 tonnes and Mt McLaren in Central Queensland on more than 155,000t topped the site intakes for GrainCorp’s up-country network in the winter-crop harvest which is now complete in Australia’s eastern states. The post Nhill, Mt McLaren top GrainCorp sites for intake in challenging 2017 harvest appeared first on Grain… Read more »

Louis Dreyfus ventures into blockchain trade

Global commodity trader, Louis Dreyfus (LDC), has conducted its first agricultural commodity trade using blockchain, selling a 60,000-tonne cargo of United States soybeans to China last month. The post Louis Dreyfus ventures into blockchain trade appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Louis Dreyfus ventures into blockchain trade

Grain silo collapses in the US

The clean up is still underway after the collapse of a massive grain silo in the United States that spilled 10,000 tonnes of corn across the storage complex and cut a major road. The post Grain silo collapses in the US appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Grain silo collapses in the… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Feb-Apr 2018

The February to April rainfall outlook issued by the Bureau of Meteorology this morning indicates a wetter three months are likely for Western Australia, while the month of February is forecast to be wetter than average for WA, southern Australia and parts of southern and central Queensland. The post Seasonal climate outlook Feb-Apr 2018 appeared… Read more »

Pacific trade agreement to go ahead without the US

Australia is set to join 10 other nations in signing up to a revised version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal which is likely to open new grain trade opportunities. The post Pacific trade agreement to go ahead without the US appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Pacific trade agreement to… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 24 Jan 2018

An active monsoon trough produced moderate to heavy rainfall in far northern Australia during the week. Surface and upper level troughs brought moderate falls to the western half of Western Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 24 Jan 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap… Read more »

India responds to chickpea/lentil tariff concerns

The Indian Government has agreed to provide forward notice to the Australian grains industry of future increases in tariffs, in a concession given today to Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud, following meetings in New Delhi overnight. The post India responds to chickpea/lentil tariff concerns appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain… Read more »

ADM makes takeover bid for competitor Bunge

Share prices have reacted favourably to newsire reports on Friday in the US that global agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has made a takeover approach to competitor Bunge Ltd. The post ADM makes takeover bid for competitor Bunge appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central ADM makes takeover bid for competitor Bunge

Australian pasture and crop seeds bound for icy Norwegian vault

AUSTRALIAN agricultural seeds are destined for a Norwegian ‘doomsday’ vault as part of a global effort to preserve and protect vital stocks of plant material. The post Australian pasture and crop seeds bound for icy Norwegian vault appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian pasture and crop seeds bound for icy Norwegian… Read more »

Liquidator estimates Blue Ribbon creditors owed $11.6m

Two companies owned by pulse processor and marketer Blue Ribbon Group (BRG) have gone into liquidation owing an estimated $11.6 million, including $3.9m to major secured creditor, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. The post Liquidator estimates Blue Ribbon creditors owed $11.6m appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Liquidator estimates Blue Ribbon creditors… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 17 Jan 2018

Tropical cyclone Joyce made landfall on the north Pilbara coast, producing heavy falls. Thunderstorms and showers produced moderate falls in southeastern Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 17 Jan 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 17 Jan 2018

CBH reports record $247m surplus, harvest intake of 13.2Mt

Western Australia’s CBH Group has reported a record surplus before rebates of $247.6 million for the year ending 30 September 2017, and a grain intake of 13.2 million tonnes (Mt) in the 2017/18 harvest which is now in its final days. The post CBH reports record $247m surplus, harvest intake of 13.2Mt appeared first on… Read more »

Ag Minister to fly to India for urgent pulse tariff talks

David Littleproud will travel to India for urgent talks aimed at saving Australia’s pulse market from whopping Indian tariffs. Source: ABC Grain Ag Minister to fly to India for urgent pulse tariff talks

The rise and rise of the noodle and why everyone wants a piece of it

Japan is ending 40 years of state-controlled rice growing with its farmers expected to concentrate on producing wheat for noodles, and Australian farmers see an opportunity. Source: ABC Grain The rise and rise of the noodle and why everyone wants a piece of it

Year in review – Grain stories that led the news in 2017

It was always going to be a tough ask for 2017 to match the extraordinary cropping year of 2016 when Australia produced a record winter crop of 59.1 million tonnes (Mt). From a brutal summer that knocked the stuffing out of crops to a ‘mixed bag’ winter cropping season across Australia, and from research breakthroughs… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Jan-Mar 2018

The January to March rainfall outlook issued by the Bureau of Meteorology this morning shows parts of eastern and western Australia are likely to have a wetter than average three months. The post Seasonal climate outlook Jan-Mar 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Jan-Mar 2018

Here’s cheers to SA’s Limestone Coast farmers

Barley from South Australia’s Limestone Coast is now sent around Australia and the globe for beer production via Naracoorte’s new silo storage facility at TE Storage and Logistics. The post Here’s cheers to SA’s Limestone Coast farmers appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Here’s cheers to SA’s Limestone Coast farmers

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 20 Dec 2017

Persistent thunderstorms produced moderate to locally heavy falls for the Kimberley in Western Australia and the northwest Top End in the Northern Territory. A cold front and associated low produced light to moderate falls in the southwest Western Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 20 Dec 2017 appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Upgraded Cunningar site boosts GrainCorp efficiency into Port Kembla

GrainCorp today unveiled an extensive upgrade to its site at Cunningar, its closest receival point to NSW’s Port Kembla, which will now be able to load a 44-wagon train 80 per cent faster than previously. The post Upgraded Cunningar site boosts GrainCorp efficiency into Port Kembla appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central … Read more »

Biodiesel made from Australian canola a lower greenhouse gas emitter than diesel

Australia secures access to a billion-dollar market as the CSIRO proves Australian canola biodiesel produced in Europe generates less than 50 per cent of the greenhouse gas emissions of fossil fuel. Source: ABC Grain Biodiesel made from Australian canola a lower greenhouse gas emitter than diesel

Grain Central’s December 2017 grain news quiz

Keep up to date with Australian cropping industry developments with Grain Central’s monthly quiz. The post Grain Central’s December 2017 grain news quiz appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Grain Central’s December 2017 grain news quiz

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 13 Dec 2017

Moderate falls were recorded in southeastern Australia from the passage of a cold front, while thunderstorms and showers in southeastern Queensland and northern New South Wales brought moderate rainfall. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 13 Dec 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14… Read more »

Winter crop down, summer plantings up: ABARES

Australian winter crop production is forecast to reach 34.9 million tonnes (Mt) in 2017-18, 41 per cent lower than the record production in 2016–17, according to ABARES’ ‘Agricultural commodities, December quarter 2017’ report released today. The post Winter crop down, summer plantings up: ABARES appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Winter crop… Read more »

Call for crop research priorities to get back to ‘grassroots’

The Grains Research Foundation (GRF) has called for the establishment of an independent body to set the priorities for cropping research and give growers more say in the process. The post Call for crop research priorities to get back to ‘grassroots’ appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Call for crop research priorities… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 6 Dec 2017

Surface troughs and upper level disturbances produced moderate falls across eastern and northern Australia, while moderate to locally heavy falls were recorded in southeastern Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 6 Dec 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 6 Dec… Read more »

Russian wheat sells into Asia cheaper than Australian grain

Australia’s position as supplier of premium milling wheat for noodles is at risk with Russian exports undermining a long-standing relationship between Australian wheat farms and Indonesian flour mills. Source: ABC Grain Russian wheat sells into Asia cheaper than Australian grain

Winter crop set to fall to 35.1 million tonnes: ABARES

As headers work their way through the winter crop harvest, production is set to fall well below the heady heights of last year’s record 59.5-million-tonne (Mt) crop, with the nation expected to produce 35.1Mt this season. The post Winter crop set to fall to 35.1 million tonnes: ABARES appeared first on Grain Central. Source:… Read more »

Rural confidence rebounds: Rabobank

Australia’s farmers are looking to 2018 with renewed optimism, with rural confidence levels rebounding from the four-year low recorded last quarter, according to the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey. The post Rural confidence rebounds: Rabobank appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Rural confidence rebounds: Rabobank

Coopers brings malting in-house with new $65m plant

Australia’s largest domestically owned brewer, Coopers, has opened a $65 million malting plant today at its Regency Park brewery in Adelaide to mark the biggest single investment in the the family company’s 155-year history. The post Coopers brings malting in-house with new $65m plant appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Coopers brings… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Dec 2017-Feb 2018

The summer rainfall outlook issued by the Bureau of Meteorology this morning shows no strong swing towards a wetter or drier conditions for most of Australia. The post Seasonal climate outlook Dec 2017-Feb 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Dec 2017-Feb 2018

Widespread rain and thunderstorms ahead for multiple states

A significant thunderstorm and rainfall system is evolving across southern and eastern Australia with the potential for widespread flooding in parts of Victoria and southern and central NSW, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. The post Widespread rain and thunderstorms ahead for multiple states appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Widespread rain… Read more »

VIC and NSW floods expected in thunderstorm and rainfall system

A SIGNIFICANT thunderstorm and rainfall system is evolving across southern and eastern Australia with the potential for widespread flooding in parts of Victoria and southern and central NSW. The post VIC and NSW floods expected in thunderstorm and rainfall system appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central VIC and NSW floods expected in… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 29 Nov 2017

A series of low pressure troughs produced moderate falls across northern Australia. Moderate to locally heavy falls were recorded in southeastern Australia. The highest weekly total was 187mm at Nardoo Station in northwest Queensland. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 29 Nov 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Energy costs a challenge for malting, oils

GrainCorp has cited concerns about the rising cost of energy and its impact on the bottom line for its malt-processing and edible oil divisions which rely heavily on it. The post Energy costs a challenge for malting, oils appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Energy costs a challenge for malting, oils

CHS Broadbent buys GrainFlow’s Jondaryan site

CHS Broadbent has increased its storage and handling capabilities with the purchase of the Cargill-owned GrainFlow site at Jondaryan on southern Queensland’s Darling Downs. The post CHS Broadbent buys GrainFlow’s Jondaryan site appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central CHS Broadbent buys GrainFlow’s Jondaryan site

Weekly rainfall wrap, 22 Nov 2017

For the week to 21 November, rainfall was recorded in all States and Territories, except in the Pilbara, northern Gascoyne and central interior districts of WA. At the beginning of the week, a large cloudband associated with a cold front and surface trough tracked across southeastern Australia. Thunderstorms and showers produced moderate to locally heavy… Read more »

GrainCorp net profit surges to $142m for FY 2017

ASX listed GrainCorp reported a quadrupled net profit in FY17 results today, reaching $125 million compared with $31m last year, as a result of the record winter harvest. The post GrainCorp net profit surges to $142m for FY 2017 appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central GrainCorp net profit surges to 2m for… Read more »

Queensland harvest winding down, NSW and Vic holding up

As Queensland harvest draws to a close, the quality of receivals progressing southward through New South Wales and Victoria is holding up, amid on-again off-again rainy conditions. The post Queensland harvest winding down, NSW and Vic holding up appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Queensland harvest winding down, NSW and Vic holding… Read more »

South Australian grain co-op signs up for port pact

A grain growers’ co-operative in South Australia has signed a deal to develop a logistics/export business. The post South Australian grain co-op signs up for port pact appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central South Australian grain co-op signs up for port pact

South Australia likely to extend GM crop ban

The ban on genetically modified (GM) crops in South Australia is likely to be extended after the state’s Upper House passed, by one vote, a Greens motion to extend the prohibition to 2025. The post South Australia likely to extend GM crop ban appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central South Australia likely… Read more »

WA harvest passes three-million-tonne mark

More than three million tonnes of grain have been received so far into the CBH Group’s system in Western Australia as the WA harvest gathers pace after thunderstorms created havoc earlier in the month. The post WA harvest passes three-million-tonne mark appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central WA harvest passes three-million-tonne mark

Seasonal climate outlook Dec 2017-Feb 2018 + VIDEO

The Bureau of Meteorology’s rainfall outlook for December to February released today shows northeast NSW and regions surrounding the Gulf of Carpentaria are likely to be drier than average. Elsewhere across the country, there is no strong signal showing wetter or drier conditions for summer. The post Seasonal climate outlook Dec 2017-Feb 2018 + VIDEO… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 15 Nov 2017

Surface troughs produced thunderstorms with moderate falls in parts of the west, north and east of Australia. A persistent easterly onshore flow produced moderate to heavy falls over the north tropical coast of Queensland The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 15 Nov 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »