Category: Grains

Ingham’s buys Baiada’s Wacol feedmill

Australia and New Zealand’s largest integrated poultry producer, Ingham’s, has bought the Wacol feedmill west of Brisbane from Baiada as part of its push to expand feedmilling capacity in line with its continued growth in chicken and turkey production. The post Ingham’s buys Baiada’s Wacol feedmill appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central … Read more »

Three parties back South Australian crop insurance waiver

A South Australian (SA) exemption on stamp duty payable on multi-peril crop insurance (MPCI) premiums looks set to continue past the state election to be held on 17 March. The post Three parties back South Australian crop insurance waiver appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Three parties back South Australian crop insurance… Read more »

WA carter’s app statewide in 2018

Bulldog clips and wads of dusty tickets floating lost on truck dashboards will be a thing of the past when Western Australia’s CBH extends it new digital “app” receivals transaction system in 2018. The post WA carter’s app statewide in 2018 appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central WA carter’s app statewide in… 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 »

Are you bogged mate?

Mary O’Brien “goes into bat for rural blokes” with an inspiring article raising awareness about mental health and depression in the bush. The post Are you bogged mate? appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Are you bogged mate?

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 »

Drier autumn ahead for mainland; wetter for Tassie: BOM

Large parts of central Australia are likely to have a drier than average autumn, while Tasmania is likely to have a wet autumn, according to the Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology’s latest climate outlook. The post Drier autumn ahead for mainland; wetter for Tassie: BOM appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Drier autumn… Read more »

Recruitment: Farming’s next-gen eyes expansion, as baby boomers retire

A significant amount of farming assets will be passed on to the next generation as the baby boomer population looks to retire in the next decade, representing a great opportunity for farming families to expand, add staff and diversify their businesses. The post Recruitment: Farming’s next-gen eyes expansion, as baby boomers retire appeared first on… Read more »

Feed grain update: heat wave drives market surge

February has been a shocker for crops with record breaking heat waves and extremely dry conditions creating supply concerns for the market and causing grain prices to surge as a result. The post Feed grain update: heat wave drives market surge appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Feed grain update: heat wave… Read more »

Agricultural bodies slam Senate’s Murray-Darling decision

The Australian Senate’s vote last night to cut 70 gigalitres (Gl) of water available to users in the northern reaches of the Murray-Darling Basin has sparked the ire of agricultural bodies including the National Farmers Federation (NFF), Cotton Australia, NSW Farmers’ Association, the Queensland Farmers’ Federation and the National Irrigators’ Council. The post Agricultural bodies… 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 »

Australia falling behind in crop protection access and investment

The Australian grains industry will need to adopt more sophisticated chemical stewardship programs to increase access to crop protection technologies and meet world expectations for acceptable chemical use and residues. The post Australia falling behind in crop protection access and investment appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Australia falling behind in crop… Read more »

Inquiry risks contaminating GM debate

In this cross posting from the Australian Farm Institute website, the AFI’s Richard Heath says the WA Government inquiry into GM contamination is potentially missing a fundamental point which risks far reaching and possibly calamitous unintended consequences. The post Inquiry risks contaminating GM debate appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Inquiry risks… 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 »

Recruitment: Greater diversity will benefit rural industries

Australian agriculture is on the brink of enormous growth, and increasing diversity in rural industries will play an important part in unlocking the innovation necessary for the agriculture sector to grow and prosper, says AgriFutures Australia managing director, John Harvey. The post Recruitment: Greater diversity will benefit rural industries appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

AgFarm and CRT announce finance partnership for broadacre farmers

AgFarm and Combined Rural Traders (CRT) have announced a partnership that will see AgFarm’s input finance program ‘Accelerate’ made available through CRT stores in broadacre cropping areas around Australia. The post AgFarm and CRT announce finance partnership for broadacre farmers appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central AgFarm and CRT announce finance partnership… 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 »

Senate set to sink Murray Darling water recovery changes

The Labor Party today announced it will vote with the Greens on a Disallowance Motion that, if passed, will stall the Murray Darling Basin Plan’s Northern Basin Review. The post Senate set to sink Murray Darling water recovery changes appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Senate set to sink Murray Darling water… 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

Regional Investment Corporation passed by Senate

The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) will soon be open for business and delivering directly to regional communities and farm businesses, passing the Senate today. The post Regional Investment Corporation passed by Senate appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Regional Investment Corporation passed by Senate

Is improving quad bike safety a design or rider behaviour issue?

An ACCC inquiry is looking at whether Australia should mandate specific safety design requirements for quad bikes, and the public has had a say through more than 50 submissions so far. The post Is improving quad bike safety a design or rider behaviour issue? appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Is improving… Read more »

Recruitment: How to give (and take) constructive criticism in the workplace

If you’re a manager, supervisor, team leader or any type of boss working in the grains industry, there will be times when you will have to give feedback to employees. Sometimes it will be positive and sometimes not, so you might like to consider how it is delivered. The post Recruitment: How to give (and… Read more »

Adding value for clients key focus for Landmark’s new MD

Diversified national rural agency Landmark has appointed Rob Clayton as the business’s new managing director, replacing Tommy Warner. The post Adding value for clients key focus for Landmark’s new MD appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Adding value for clients key focus for Landmark’s new MD

New farm sale rules to give Australian buyers a jump on foreign investors

Real estate agents will be required to market farmland worth more than $15 million to domestic buyers before it can be sold to foreign investors, under new Federal Government rules. Source: ABC Livestock New farm sale rules to give Australian buyers a jump on foreign investors

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

CRISPR gene-editing in Europe? Questions remain on regulations

Gene-editing techniques such as CRISPR are seen as game-changers for agriculture. Australia is watching as Europe continues to grapple with how to regulate the process. The post CRISPR gene-editing in Europe? Questions remain on regulations appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central CRISPR gene-editing in Europe? Questions remain on regulations

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 »

Incitec invests in new fertiliser facilities at Port Adelaide

Fertiliser supplier, Incitec Pivot Fertilisers (IPF), is investing in new distribution facilities at Port Adelaide in South Australia in an ambitious program to improve its service to rural customers this season.  The post Incitec invests in new fertiliser facilities at Port Adelaide appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Incitec invests in new… Read more »

Recruitment: Where are our ag graduates ending up?

A recent agricultural graduate study has found that while there may be a relative abundance of opportunities for graduates, the linkage between potential employer and potential employee is often not readily made. The post Recruitment: Where are our ag graduates ending up? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Recruitment: Where are our… Read more »

Genetic modification laws set for shake-up in Australia

Australia is set to reform how it regulates genetically modified research, with health and agriculture scientists set to benefit. Source: ABC Grain Genetic modification laws set for shake-up in Australia

Where are our agricultural graduates ending up?

The dearth of skilled agricultural graduates could pose a serious threat to Australia’s agricultural economy, according to an occasional paper published by the Australian Farm Institute. The post Where are our agricultural graduates ending up? appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Where are our agricultural graduates ending up?

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 »

Quinoa whiskey, now that's a flavour

Australia’s first quinoa whiskey joins a number of spirits with special, local ingredients driving the craft brewing and distilling industry. Source: ABC Grain Quinoa whiskey, now that’s a flavour

WA Govt backflips on threat to close Schools of the Air

The Western Australian state government has backflipped on its planned closure of the state’s Schools of the Air, saying it went ‘too far.’ The decision comes after a widespread community backlash over the threatened closure of the remote area education provider. The post WA Govt backflips on threat to close Schools of the Air appeared… 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

NASA inspires speed-breeding wheat program

NASA experiments to grow wheat in space inspire Australian scientists to develop a world-first speed-breeding program that cuts a decade off the time it takes to deliver new varieties. Source: ABC Grain NASA inspires speed-breeding wheat program

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 »

Merry Christmas from the Grain Central team

The Grain Central team will be taking a short break from publishing our free daily news emails over the Christmas/New Year period. We wish all of our valued readers and advertisers a happy and restful festive season and a prosperous New Year, and we look forward to providing the industry with daily news updates in… 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

Sunrice records $24.1 million half-year net profit

SunRice’s half-year consolidated revenue for the group has come in at $544.9 million, a 4.1 per cent decrease compared to the previous corresponding period ending 31 October 2016 (HY17). Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) was $24.1 million, a 15.9pc increase compared to HY17. The post Sunrice records $24.1 million half-year net profit appeared first on… Read more »

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 »

David Littleproud named Australia’s new federal agriculture minister

Former agribusiness banker David Littleproud has been granted a surprise elevation to the Federal Agriculture ministry in a cabinet reshuffle announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this afternoon. The post David Littleproud named Australia’s new federal agriculture minister appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central David Littleproud named Australia’s new federal agriculture minister

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 »

Enhancing private sector investment in R,D&E

If Australian agriculture is to remain competitive, partnerships between private- and public-sector agricultural research, development and extension (R,D&E) investors must be fostered, according to new research from the Australian Farm Institute. The post Enhancing private sector investment in R,D&E appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Enhancing private sector investment in R,D&E

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

Ridley’s proposed Bendigo feedmill signals Victorian growth

Stockfeed manufacturer, Ridley Corporation, plans to build a new feedmill in Bendigo which, with an annual capacity of more than 350,000 tonnes, will be the biggest mill in the company’s portfolio. The post Ridley’s proposed Bendigo feedmill signals Victorian growth appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Ridley’s proposed Bendigo feedmill signals Victorian… Read more »

Recruitment & HR: Diversity in decision-makers benefits rural businesses

The image of a ‘white, older male’ as being typical of a farmer and rural decision-maker is rooted in data, with the 2011 ABS Census showing that 72pc of Australian farmers were older males. But new research has shown there are a variety of business benefits linked to diversity in senior leadership across rural industries,… Read more »

Louis Dreyfus to sell Australian fertiliser assets

Global agricultural merchant, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), has entered an agreement to sell its Australian fertiliser and inputs distribution business, Macrofertil Australia, to Landmark Operations, the Australian ag-retail business of Canada-based Agrium Inc. The post Louis Dreyfus to sell Australian fertiliser assets appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Louis Dreyfus to sell… Read more »

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 »

BioMar unveils plans for Tasmanian aquafeed plant

Biomar Australia has released plans to develop a $56 million plant at Wesley Vale on Tasmania’s north coast which is expected to boost the state’s use of wheat and faba beans as preferred inputs for salmon feed. The post BioMar unveils plans for Tasmanian aquafeed plant appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central … Read more »

Smart Farming Partnerships grant application period closing soon

Time is running out for farming, fishing and forestry organisations to make applications for Smart Farming Partnerships grants of between $250,000 and $4 million. The post Smart Farming Partnerships grant application period closing soon appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Smart Farming Partnerships grant application period closing soon

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 »

Ag professionals accreditation scheme another step closer

The body representing agricultural and natural resource management professionals, Ag Institute Australia (AIA), has revealed further details of the first step towards a national accreditation scheme for industry professionals. The post Ag professionals accreditation scheme another step closer appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Ag professionals accreditation scheme another step closer

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

Grain Central’s November 2017 grain news quiz

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

Celebrating Coopers SA malthouse opening + PICS

The opening on Thursday of the Coopers malthouse adjacent to its brewery in Regency Park, South Australia, saw 300 guests gather to celebrate the occasion. The post Celebrating Coopers SA malthouse opening + PICS appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Celebrating Coopers SA malthouse opening + PICS

Recruitment: Overcoming the ag sector skills shortage

If agriculture is going to overcome its persistent skills shortage, prospective employees need to know it’s not just a sector for ‘farmers’. As ag faces the challenge of feeding a rapidly growing global population and increasing technical complexity, the composition of jobs and available career paths have changed considerably in recent times. The post Recruitment:… Read more »

Growth award winners represent cream of ag crop

The Australasian winners of the 2017 Syngenta Growth Awards were announced at a gala dinner in Sydney last night, acknowledging their outstanding efforts to pursue a more sustainable future for agriculture. The post Growth award winners represent cream of ag crop appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Growth award winners represent cream… Read more »

Calendar highlights year ahead for grain businesses

Grain industry businesses making waves in trade and export have been recognised for their success at the launch of the NAB Agribusiness 2018 calendar. The post Calendar highlights year ahead for grain businesses appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Calendar highlights year ahead for grain businesses

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 »

Europe renews glyphosate licence for five years

The European Commission (EC) has voted to renew the licence for the non-selective herbicide, glyphosate, for another five years in an 11th-hour decision that breaks a long-running deadlock. The post Europe renews glyphosate licence for five years appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Europe renews glyphosate licence for five years

Glyphosate chemical licence renewed for five years in Europe

The European Union decides to renew the licence for glyphosate herbicide for just five more years but long-term future is unclear. Source: ABC Grain Glyphosate chemical licence renewed for five years in Europe

Podcasts to listen to while you're driving your tractor

Whether you’re planting or harvesting, taking cattle to a sale or dropping the kids to boarding school, podcasts can help alleviate boredom. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Podcasts to listen to while you’re driving your tractor

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

Recruitment: Earning others’ trust in the workplace

Latest listings on Jobs Central recruitment page: Senior Member Services Officer – Angus Australia Junior Portfolio Manager-Regional NSW (Rimfire client) Production Overseer-Qld Ag Training Colleges Dozer Operator – Mt Spencer Station Property Manager-beef,grazing, cropping – Augathella QLD Junior Stock & Station Agent – Bowyer & Livermore Livestock Lamb Value Chain Manager – Hassad Australia Senior… Read more »

Grain transport costs unveiled in new report

National grain farmers’ representative body, GrainGrowers, has welcomed the release of report into the transport costs impacting on the grains industry which provides new insights into the $5.8 billion the sector spends on transport each year. The post Grain transport costs unveiled in new report appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Grain… Read more »

Panel puts gene editing under the microscope

What can gene editing deliver for agriculture? Is regulation keeping up with this latest development in genetic technology? Will consumers accept it more readily than they have GMOs? The post Panel puts gene editing under the microscope appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Panel puts gene editing under the microscope

Woolies is grinding us down, flour producer says

Flour mill Laucke’s dispute with Woolworths deepens, with the SA company claiming six of its products have been pulled from shelves because of an ongoing cost dispute. Source: ABC Grain Woolies is grinding us down, flour producer says

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 »