Category: Commodities

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

Kwinana zone leads new storage capabilities ahead of big WA harvest

Significant storage and handing investment will be completed in time for harvest in Western Australia’s central and southern zones as CBH prepares to handle everything the 2018 winter crop can deliver. The post Kwinana zone leads new storage capabilities ahead of big WA harvest appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Kwinana zone… Read more »

Rise of online platforms prompts Agfarm’s exit from broking

Sydney-based agribusiness firm, Agfarm, has ceased its grain-broking function, but will continue to operate with an eye to expanding its other operations, including grower finance and grain marketing. The post Rise of online platforms prompts Agfarm’s exit from broking appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Rise of online platforms prompts Agfarm’s exit… Read more »

‘First look’ climate outlook released for Nov 18-Jan 19

The ‘first-look’ November 2018 to January 2019 rainfall and temperature outlook forecast issued today suggests below-average rainfall will be likely for much of eastern Australia, with warmer than average temperatures for much of the continent. The post ‘First look’ climate outlook released for Nov 18-Jan 19 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Eastern drought pushes Australian winter crop forecast lower

Australian winter crop production estimates continue to tumble as drought grips the eastern cropping regions, with INTL FCStone the latest crop-watcher to downgrade its projections for wheat, barley and canola. The post Eastern drought pushes Australian winter crop forecast lower appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Eastern drought pushes Australian winter crop… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 10 Oct 2018

WELCOME rain over the past week in parts of New South Wales experiencing rainfall deficiencies, while low pressure systems and associated troughs produced rainfall for south west and south east Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 10 Oct 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain… Read more »

US grain imports add up, says veteran Downs lotfeeder

Veteran Darling Downs lotfeeder Kev Roberts thinks its not too late for the feedlot industry to consider mounting a case for feedgrain importation. The post US grain imports add up, says veteran Downs lotfeeder appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central US grain imports add up, says veteran Downs lotfeeder

Bureau of Meteorology releases 2018-19 Tropical Cyclone Outlook

The Bureau of Meteorology’s 2018-19 Tropical Cyclone Outlook released this morning shows fewer tropical cyclones than usual are likely for the coming cyclone season from October through to April 2019. The post Bureau of Meteorology releases 2018-19 Tropical Cyclone Outlook appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Bureau of Meteorology releases 2018-19 Tropical Cyclone… Read more »

Cargill to shut NSW crush plant as cottonseed supplies run dry

Cargill is set to close its crush plant at Narrabri in north west New South Wales by the end of November as cottonseed supplies dry up due to the drought. The post Cargill to shut NSW crush plant as cottonseed supplies run dry appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Cargill to shut… Read more »

US growers praise new trade deal with Canada/Mexico

United States wheat producer organisations, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and United States Wheat Associates (USW), have welcomed the Trump administration’s new trade deal struck with Canada and Mexico this week. The post US growers praise new trade deal with Canada/Mexico appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central US growers praise… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 3 Oct 2018

A series of surface level troughs produced moderate falls and thunderstorms across southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales, while complex low pressure systems in southern Western Australia generated moderate falls along the west and south coasts and southern Goldfields District. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 3 Oct 2018 appeared… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 26 Sept 2018

Rainfall was generally restricted to coastal areas of the east and south of the country, and Tasmania. Cold fronts and onshore flow produced moderate falls in western Tasmania, southern VIC, and the north coast of NSW, while isolated thunderstorms brought light falls in the Kimberley in WA and the NT’s southwest. The post Weekly rainfall wrap +… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 25 Sept 2018

RAINFALL was generally restricted to coastal areas of the east and south of the country, and Tasmania. Cold fronts and onshore flow produced moderate falls in western Tasmania, southern Victoria, and the north coast of New South Wales, while isolated thunderstorms brought light falls in the Kimberley in Western Australia, and the south west of the Northern… Read more »

US heads for record summer crop yields: USDA

Record yields are on the cards for the US summer crops of corn and soybeans. Corn recently began an earlier-than-usual harvest in the US mid-west. The post US heads for record summer crop yields: USDA appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central US heads for record summer crop yields: USDA

Australian grain sector likened to playing a game of snakes and ladders

It is not too often a board game and the grain sector go hand in hand, but as growers wait to plant a summer crop the season is being likened to “snakes and ladders”. Source: ABC Grain Australian grain sector likened to playing a game of snakes and ladders

ABARES cuts winter-crop estimate by 12pc in latest crop report

Australia’s total winter-crop production is forecast to drop 12 per cent nationally to 33.2 million tonnes (Mt), with production declines forecast in all eastern states, according to its latest periodic Australian crop report. The post ABARES cuts winter-crop estimate by 12pc in latest crop report appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central ABARES… Read more »

WA crop outlook good, but drought bites hard in the east

A new report has laid out a grim forecast for east coast crop production, but rains have saved the day in Western Australia. Source: ABC Grain WA crop outlook good, but drought bites hard in the east

Train brings wheat from SA to NSW for feedlots, flour

Feedlots close to the New South Wales-Queensland border, as well as the flour-milling sector in Sydney, will absorb most of the 6000 tonnes of wheat now making its way to end users by rail from South Australia. The post Train brings wheat from SA to NSW for feedlots, flour appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

GrainCorp lifts FY18 earnings + seasonal update

GRAINCORP lifted its earnings guidance for the year ending 30 September 2018 to $255-$270 million, the company said in a statement to the ASX released this week. The post GrainCorp lifts FY18 earnings + seasonal update appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central GrainCorp lifts FY18 earnings + seasonal update

Wheat rust outbreak could cost Australia up to $1.4 billion

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) estimates a nation-wide outbreak of the wheat rust strain Ug99 could cost Australia up to $1.4 billion over 10 years. The post Wheat rust outbreak could cost Australia up to $1.4 billion appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Wheat rust outbreak… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 5 Sept 2018

At the start of the week, a strong cold front followed by a complex low pressure system tracked over southwestern parts of WA, with the associated cloudband and embedded thunderstorms generating moderate falls in the South West Land Division and Goldfields District in WA. The cold front and a weak low moved through SA, and… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Sep-Nov 2018

Spring is more likely to be drier than average for southwest WA, most of SA, the southern NT, inland NSW (west of the divide), Victoria, Tasmania, and northern Queensland, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s three-month climate outlook statement released this morning. The post Seasonal climate outlook Sep-Nov 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 29 August 2018

A cold front and associated low pressure system produced moderate falls in southern Western Australia and southwest South Australia early in the week, while a low pressure system and trough produced moderate falls in parts of southern Queensland and eastern New South Wales. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 29 August 2018… Read more »

Weather will determine if WA harvest records are broken

On the back of nine-year-high prices, grain farmers in Western Australia are expected to have one of their biggest and most profitable harvests in the state’s history. Source: ABC Grain Weather will determine if WA harvest records are broken

Cottonseed demand falters as prices continue to climb

It is becoming increasingly likely that high prices will cause the premature shutdown of Australia’s biggest cottonseed crush at Narrabri as the seasonal disaster escalates the price of the crush facility’s commodity input, whole fuzzy white cottonseed. The post Cottonseed demand falters as prices continue to climb appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 22 August 2018

A series of cold fronts tracked across southern Australia, producing moderate falls in southwest and southeastern Australia. Heavy falls were recorded across western Tasmania, due to vigorous cold fronts and associated low pressure systems. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 22 August 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Record commodity prices undermine grainfed trading budget result

The explosive rise in ration ingredient prices over the past couple of months has pushed results in Beef Central’s latest grainfed trading budget deep into loss territory – but the financial impact has been moderated somewhat by declining feeder cattle prices. The post Record commodity prices undermine grainfed trading budget result appeared first on Beef… Read more »

FTAs set to deliver more benefits to Australian exporters: Coulton

New benefits are on the way for Australian exporters and investors through the continual upgrading of market access arrangements and Free Trade Agreements. The post FTAs set to deliver more benefits to Australian exporters: Coulton appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central FTAs set to deliver more benefits to Australian exporters: Coulton

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 15 August 2018

Two cold fronts generated moderate falls in southwestern and southeastern Australia, while Western Tasmania had wet and windy conditions throughout the week. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 15 August 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 15 August 2018

Grain prices drive commodities higher in July

Higher grain prices drove the National Australia Bank’s Rural Commodities Index up 1.3pc in July, with prolonged dry conditions across Eastern Australia continuing to push feed prices higher. The post Grain prices drive commodities higher in July appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Grain prices drive commodities higher in July

WA winter crop heading towards record

It’s not just the wild flowers that have sprung into life in Western Australia, the state’s winter crop is going from strength to strength, spurred on by timely growing-season rains that have set the scene for a potential record production year. The post WA winter crop heading towards record appeared first on Grain Central. … Read more »

Scarcity of cottonseed restricts Cargill’s Narrabri crush

Headaches loom for specialist livestock feeders using cottonseed meal and hulls in their rations as cottonseed crushers, amid droughty market demand, strive to increase production. The post Scarcity of cottonseed restricts Cargill’s Narrabri crush appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Scarcity of cottonseed restricts Cargill’s Narrabri crush

Profitable Black Sea grain makes its mark on Victorian delegation

A Victorian grower delegation back from a crop tour of the Black Sea region is coming to terms with the profitability and potential of a region now going head to head with Australia. The post Profitable Black Sea grain makes its mark on Victorian delegation appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Profitable… Read more »

Who will Australia back in US/China tussle?

Australia will ultimately have to choose a side in the escalating trade and political spat between the United States and China, a move that will have big implications for Australia’s agricultural exports, according to Rabobank’s Hong Kong-based senior Asia Pacific strategist, Michael Every. The post Who will Australia back in US/China tussle? appeared first on… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 8 August 2018

Thunderstorms produced moderate falls in western, central and northeastern Victoria, elevated areas of the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, and in northwest Tasmania, while another cold front moved north over the South West Land Division, bringing cold southwest to southerly winds in the wake of the front and further moderate falls to the South West… Read more »

Australia/Baltic shortfall sways trade flows in world wheat market

The wheat marketing year ahead is looking “a little less normal” with a challenging supply outlook, changing trade flows and the price set to rise “until the point where corn says stop”, according to Dublin-based senior commodity risk manager with INTL FCStone, Rory Deverell. The post Australia/Baltic shortfall sways trade flows in world wheat market… Read more »

State farm organisations welcome $190m Federal drought support package

Farmers and graziers impacted by drought will receive up to an additional $12,000 in financial support, under a $190 million support package announced by prime minister Malcolm Turnbull this morning. The post State farm organisations welcome $190m Federal drought support package appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central State farm organisations welcome 0m… Read more »

AGIC 2018 kicks off with international flavour

Australia’s trade relationship with India is moving forward, according to Federal Minister for Trade, Steve Ciobo, in his opening address to the two-day Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) 2018, which kicked off this morning in Melbourne. The post AGIC 2018 kicks off with international flavour appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central AGIC… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14-day rain outlook, 1 August 2018

Rainfall deficiencies over 6 months have increased both in extent and severity for most of New South Wales, agricultural and east pastoral regions of South Australia, northern Victoria and southern coastal Western Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14-day rain outlook, 1 August 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall… Read more »

Rains shore up western/southern winter crop prospects

Handy rains across Australia’s western and southern regions through the week have bolstered winter crop prospects, particularly in Western Australia and the southern parts of South Australia and Victoria. The post Rains shore up western/southern winter crop prospects appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Rains shore up western/southern winter crop prospects

Seasonal climate outlook Aug-Oct 2018

August to October is likely to be drier than average for most of mainland Australia. Chances are highest in the southeast, where there is a greater than 80pc chance of a drier season for northern Victoria and southern NSW. The post Seasonal climate outlook Aug-Oct 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 25 July 2018

A series of cold fronts and troughs embedded in a vigorous westerly flow brought moderate falls to the north and west of Western Australia’s South West Land Division and southern Goldfields and southeastern South Australia, parts of western Victoria and northern Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 25 July 2018 appeared… Read more »

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

A weak low pressure system over Victoria produced moderate falls in southeastern South Australia and western Victoria, while a series of cold fronts tracked across the south, generating moderate falls along the South West Land Division in Western Australia, and in western and northern Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 18… Read more »

Faltering SA prompts contract washouts as WA consolidates

Uncertain production prospects for barley crops in South Australia’s central and northern growing areas have prompted a run of grower washouts and turned trade attention to Western Australia, where growers are forward selling some wheat and barley tonnage as crop outlooks consolidate. The post Faltering SA prompts contract washouts as WA consolidates appeared first on… Read more »

AGIC launches app for 2018 conference

AN app has been created for iOS and android phones  to guide participants through the Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) 2018 conference program and associated events taking place in Melbourne from 31 July to August 2. The post AGIC launches app for 2018 conference appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central AGIC launches… Read more »

Feedgrain Focus: Northern market softens, southern rates hold

THE market for feedgrain delivered to Darling Downs end-users has dropped by $5-10 per tonne in the past week, but values in southern New South Wales have held steady as frosts limit crop growth and kick along demand for supplementary feed. The post Feedgrain Focus: Northern market softens, southern rates hold appeared first on Beef… Read more »

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

A series of cold fronts tracked across southern Australia during the week, producing moderate falls, while a vigorous southwesterly airflow resulted in damaging winds and moderate falls in Tasmania, the Victorian Alps and Snowy Mountains in New South Wales. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 11 July 2018 appeared first on… Read more »

AGEA and GTA join forces

Grain Trade Australia (GTA) and the Australian Grain Exporters Association (AGEA) have agreed to bring the two organisations together as part of grain industry efforts to improve efficiency and effectiveness of industry representation. The post AGEA and GTA join forces appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central AGEA and GTA join forces

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14-day rain outlook, July 4 2018

A SURFACE and upper level trough produced moderate falls in southern Queensland and central New South Wales, while a cold front tracked across west and southern Australia, with moderate to heavy falls recorded near the west coast of Western Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14-day rain outlook, July 4 2018 appeared first on Sheep… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2018

July to September is likely to be drier than average in northern and eastern mainland Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest three monthly seasonal climate outlook statement released today. The post Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2018

Kangaroo’s odds against dragon, eagle, bear in AGIC 2018 spotlight

Australia’s options to assert itself in the global marketplace among policy and trade heavyweights China, the United States and Russia will be under examination at the 2018 Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) on 1st and 2nd August 2018. The post Kangaroo’s odds against dragon, eagle, bear in AGIC 2018 spotlight appeared first on Grain Central. … Read more »

Southern NSW cotton nudges record 800,000 bales as picking wraps up

Cotton production in the Murrumbidgee and Murray valleys of southern New South Wales has hit a record 800,000 bales, with 53 new growers joining the region’s existing cohort of 110 to grow a record area of 72,000 hectares. The post Southern NSW cotton nudges record 800,000 bales as picking wraps up appeared first on Grain… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 27 June 2018

Cold fronts generated light falls along the southern coast of Australia and moderate falls in western Tasmania. A trough produced showers and moderate falls from the central to southeastern coast of New South Wales. The highest weekly total was 105 mm at Careys Peak (Barrington Tops) in New South Wales. The post Weekly rainfall wrap… Read more »

Sources say COFCO set to close Toowoomba office

Unconfirmed reports say COFCO International is preparing to close its Toowoomba trading office at the end of this week. The post Sources say COFCO set to close Toowoomba office appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Sources say COFCO set to close Toowoomba office

Options narrow for drought-hit eastern croppers

Thousands of hectares of the eastern Australia cropping belt lie fallow as drought takes hold and the winter sowing window begins to close. Only a fraction of this season’s intended plantings are in the ground, with much of that deep sown. The post Options narrow for drought-hit eastern croppers appeared first on Grain Central. … Read more »

CBH sets sights on lowest-cost supply chain

CBH Group announced today it would cut storage and handling fees by $4/tonne effective from the commencement of the 2018-19 harvest. The post CBH sets sights on lowest-cost supply chain appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central CBH sets sights on lowest-cost supply chain

Recruitment: Value in boosting employees’ team spirit

GREAT workplace environments in the sheep and wool industry don’t just happen – they are a result of hard work from leaders, and buy-in from staff. The post Recruitment: Value in boosting employees’ team spirit appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Recruitment: Value in boosting employees’ team spirit

NZX set to sell Australian Crop Forecasters, ProFarmer

Agricultural analysis and data subscription platforms ProFarmer Australia and Australian Crop Forecasters are on the market as NZX seeks to sell its remaining grain data assets in Australia. The post NZX set to sell Australian Crop Forecasters, ProFarmer appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central NZX set to sell Australian Crop Forecasters, ProFarmer

EU-Australia Free-Trade Agreement negotiations commence

In 2015 Australians joined the Eurovision Song Contest, some say to help us and Europeans understand each other better. This week in Canberra friendliness was further advanced as EU commissioners began Free Trade Agreement negotiations, towards economic, political and strategic alliances between Australia and the EU. The post EU-Australia Free-Trade Agreement negotiations commence appeared first… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 20 June 2018

A series of cold fronts produced moderate falls in southeastern Australia, with snow falling in Alpine regions, while a surface trough and cold front generated moderate falls in western and southern Western Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 20 June 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly… Read more »

World-leading cotton seed plant opened at Wee Waa

Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) have officially opened their new cotton seed processing facilities at ‘Shenstone’ near Wee Waa in northern NSW. The post World-leading cotton seed plant opened at Wee Waa appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central World-leading cotton seed plant opened at Wee Waa

Trade access high priority: ABARES

AUSTRALIA’s $61 billion farm production sector faces challenges at home and in the international marketplace, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences’ (ABARES) quarterly report today. A key domestic factor seen by ABARES is the review of the wheat port code and whether limiting monopoly power associated with port terminal… Read more »

Wheat/barley price prospects on the rise; oilseeds to fall: ABARES

Despite hot, dry conditions across the cropping regions during the first quarter of 2018, particularly in eastern Australia, the value of crop production in 2018–19 is forecast to remain unchanged at $31 billion, according to ABARES’ ‘Agricultural Commodities: June quarter 2018’ report released today. The post Wheat/barley price prospects on the rise; oilseeds to fall:… Read more »

US/China trade stoush unsettles US farmers

Friday’s escalation of tough talk on trade tariffs from Washington and Beijing is being met with calls for calm from farm leaders in the US and Australia. The post US/China trade stoush unsettles US farmers appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central US/China trade stoush unsettles US farmers

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 13 June 2018

A rainband produced moderate to locally heavy falls in the northwest of Western Australia, while a coastal trough and southeasterly onshore winds generated moderate falls along the east coast of New South Wales and southeastern Queensland. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 13 June 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

Farmer confidence slides to five-year low as drought grips

Australian farmer confidence has hit a five-year low as heightened concerns over drought take hold, with grain growers reporting the biggest drop in sentiment as a below-average winter crop is now firmly on the cards. The post Farmer confidence slides to five-year low as drought grips appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central … Read more »

Growers pulling grain from storage as dry conditions continue

An increasing number of growers are accessing their warehoused grain in Viterra’s system to feed livestock as dry conditions continue, the bulk handling company said this week. The post Growers pulling grain from storage as dry conditions continue appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Growers pulling grain from storage as dry conditions… Read more »

Feedgrain Focus: Dwindling hay supplies push up grain values

Dwindling supplies of hay are pushing animal feeders into a choppy market where pulses, cereals and cottonseed are in high demand and trading at values above last week’s levels. The post Feedgrain Focus: Dwindling hay supplies push up grain values appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Dwindling hay supplies push… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 6 June 2018

A series of cold fronts produced moderate falls across southern Australia, with heavy rain along the west coast at the end of the week. Showers associated with a coastal trough generated moderate fall along the east coast of New South Wales. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 6 June 2018 appeared… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Jun-Aug 2018

Winter days and nights are likely to be warmer than average for most of Australia, except parts of the far north. Warm winter days are very likely in the southeast, with chances greater than 80% over NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and eastern SA. The post Seasonal climate outlook Jun-Aug 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, May 30 2018

A strong cold front tracked across southern Australia, generating moderate falls along the west coast and parts of southeastern Australia. Moist, onshore airflow produced moderate falls along parts of the exposed east coast of Queensland and northeastern New South Wales. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, May 30 2018 appeared first… Read more »

BlockGrain roadshow generates interest in software and tokens

Agrichain hopes BlockGrain will become the largest industry-wide platform for managing the agricultural supply chain, using block chain to enable growers, brokers, trucking companies, buyers and others entitled to access to view documents immediately and simultaneously, instead of having to wait weeks for paperwork to arrive, and enabling invoicing as soon as loads are delivered…. Read more »

SunRice moves to list on Australian Securities Exchange

SunRice today announced plans to move the listing of its B Class Shares from the National Stock Exchange (NSX) to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) to improve access to external capital and support the company’s growth strategy. The post SunRice moves to list on Australian Securities Exchange appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain… Read more »

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 »