Category: Grains

Seasonal pain for GrainCorp

Investors in GrainCorp have been alerted today to the severity of conditions affecting its grains business in 2019, with the company saying grains in the half-year to 31 March, 2019 would earn it around $40 million less than it had expected…Read More Source: Grain Central Seasonal pain for GrainCorp

Recruitment: Don’t underestimate the value of an exit interview

SOME of the most honest and priceless feedback comes from employees that are leaving an organisation. Although it is typically too late to save that employee, they can provide helpful information for managers to consider improving the work environment for others…Read More Source: Sheep Central Recruitment: Don’t underestimate the value of an exit interview

Quad bike accidents focus attention on proposed safety standard

QUAD bike safety is under the spotlight again after two young boys were killed in quad bike incidents last weekend in Western Australia and Tasmania…Read More Source: Sheep Central Quad bike accidents focus attention on proposed safety standard

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 Apr 2019

Broad surface troughs and cold fronts triggered thunderstorms and showers with moderate fall across large parts of Western Australia, while onshore flow produced showers in the Cape York Peninsula, parts of the east coast of Queensland and northern New South Wales…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 Apr 2019

Child fatalities turn spotlight on quad bike safety

Quad bike safety is under the spotlight again after two young boys were killed in quad bike incidents on the weekend in Western Australia and Tasmania..Read More Source: Grain Central Child fatalities turn spotlight on quad bike safety

Recruitment: The importance of workplace culture for business success

Now more than ever, employees are choosing workplaces where they feel valued and believe in the overall mission of the business. So it is not surprising that the most successful agribusinesses will always have a solid workplace culture in place…Read More Source: Grain Central Recruitment: The importance of workplace culture for business success

Grain growers 'confident' about glyphosate after Vietnam ban

Vietnam is Australia’s fourth-largest grain trading partner overall and any change to the glyphosate restrictions on imports could have a big impact on Australia growers. Source: ABC Grain Grain growers ‘confident’ about glyphosate after Vietnam ban

US agriculture: 2 million farms; 96pc family-owned; av size 178ha

The number of farms in the United States has declined slightly from 2012 to 2017, but still number a massive 2 million, according to the latest US agricultural census…Read More Source: Grain Central US agriculture: 2 million farms; 96pc family-owned; av size 178ha

‘First look’ climate outlook for May-July 2019

May to July is likely to be drier than average over some parts of eastern Australia, but wetter for parts of inland WA, and scattered parts of the northern Australian coastline, acording to the Bureau of Meteorology’s ‘first look’ seasonal climate outlook for May, June and July, released today…Read More Source: Beef Central ‘First… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 10 Apr 2019

The monsoon trough and embedded tropical systems produced moderate falls across northern tropical Australia, while a series of cold fronts tracked across southern Australia, generating moderate falls in Tasmania…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 10 Apr 2019

Latevo goes mutual as deadline nears for discount premiums

Latevo has entered into a mutual-fund model which is able to universally waive stamp duty on farm-income protection premiums, and can offer its members rebates in high-yielding years…Read More Source: Grain Central Latevo goes mutual as deadline nears for discount premiums

Scientists decode the durum wheat genome

An international consortium has sequenced the entire genome of durum wheat, paving the way for the production of durum wheat varieties better adapted to climate challenges, with higher yields, enhanced nutritional quality, and improved sustainability…Read More Source: Grain Central Scientists decode the durum wheat genome

Vintage tractors/machinery top $1 million at Geelong auction

A private collection of 100 classic and vintage tractors, which drew crowds from all over Australia, sold for $1,177,312 in a packed warehouse-turned-salesroom at Geelong in Victoria yesterday. ..Read More Source: Grain Central Vintage tractors/machinery top million at Geelong auction

How do we combat climate-driven supply chain volatility?

Would the development of multi-year supply contracts at prices that are sustainable for all in the supply chain be a way to combat climate-driven supply volatility? Avigrain managing director, Dennis Ward, discusses the options…Read More Source: Grain Central How do we combat climate-driven supply chain volatility?

SunRice lists on the ASX

SunRice has today taken the next step on a journey that began in the New South Wales Riverina almost 70 years ago, with the company listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)…Read More Source: Grain Central SunRice lists on the ASX

Recruitment: Do you have an employee induction program?

Whether yours is a small business or a larger organisation, you’ll need an employee induction program so new employees quickly understand their role and responsibilities. The investment in time will pay dividends as they settle into their new role…Read More Source: Grain Central Recruitment: Do you have an employee induction program?

Demerger to split GrainCorp into MaltCo, New GrainCorp

GrainCorp is preparing to demerge its malting division under the new MaltCo banner, and bundle its other businesses into New GrainCorp as it looks to add value to its expanding global portfolio. ..Read More Source: Grain Central Demerger to split GrainCorp into MaltCo, New GrainCorp

Construction starts at Ridley’s new Bendigo mill

The start of construction of Ridley’s mill at Wellsford was marked this week with a ceremony attended by local government and those involved in design and building. The new mill near Bendigo is ideally located in a prime grain-growing region…Read More Source: Grain Central Construction starts at Ridley’s new Bendigo mill

Cotton yields/quality hit by big dry; price eases the pain

A long, drawn-out summer and limited water reserves have put the pinch on this year’s cotton crop, hitting dryland crops particularly hard and putting the pressure on irrigated production…Read More Source: Grain Central Cotton yields/quality hit by big dry; price eases the pain

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 Apr 2019

Ex-tropical cyclone Trevor produced heavy falls from western to central Queensland, with heavy falls also over the eastern Top End, while a cold front and pre-frontal trough tracked across southeast Australia, and brought moderate falls to much of eastern Australia…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 Apr 2019

Rice farming returns to Humpty Doo, but with a native twist

The potential for a native rice industry in Australia’s north has been talked about for years, but now there is a serious push to start trials and create an industry. Source: ABC Grain Rice farming returns to Humpty Doo, but with a native twist

Satellites to monitor Murray Darling water flows and illegal uptake

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is mobilising satellite technology to track water flows and guard against water theft in the northern Murray–Darling Basin…Read More Source: Grain Central Satellites to monitor Murray Darling water flows and illegal uptake

Farmer confidence mixed in new banker survey: NAB

Confidence levels in agriculture vary widely across the country, with seasonal conditions positioning WA as the clear standout performer in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to a new NAB survey…Read More Source: Grain Central Farmer confidence mixed in new banker survey: NAB

Global grain stock drawdown set to continue: IGC

The first 2019/20 projections point to the third year-on-year year closing stock drawdown, entirely attributed to ongoing maize supply/demand tightening, according to International Grains Council (IGC) estimates published today. ..Read More Source: Grain Central Global grain stock drawdown set to continue: IGC

Coopers named joint global 2019 Maltster of the Year

Coopers has stepped into the global winners’ circle by jointly taking out the 2019 Maltster of the Year title at the prestigious Global Brewing Supply Awards ceremony held on Wednesday in Poland…Read More Source: Grain Central Coopers named joint global 2019 Maltster of the Year

Seasonal climate outlook April-June 2019

In a substantial turnaround since last month, BOM’s latest three-month weather outlook suggests the chance of April to June rainfall being above median is close to 50pc across the country, meaning there is no indication that the coming three months will be significantly wetter or drier than average…Read More Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate… Read more »

World’s first thermal battery launched in SA

South Australian company CCT Energy Storage has unveiled the world’s first working thermal battery which has the potential to power remote communities, commercial businesses, telecommunications networks and transport systems…Read More Source: Grain Central World’s first thermal battery launched in SA

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 March 2019

Severe tropical cyclone Trevor produced heavy falls in the Cape York Peninsula and Gulf Country; also the north tropical Queensland coast. Severe tropical cyclone Veronica approached the northwest coast near Port Hedland, bringing heavy falls to the Pilbara coast…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 March 2019

Date set for first Lempriere Grain creditors’ meeting

Lempriere Grain’s creditors are due to meet in Melbourne on Tuesday following the company being placed in the hands of administrators last week…Read More Source: Grain Central Date set for first Lempriere Grain creditors’ meeting

Southern Qld feedlot invasion slammed by Minister

Federal Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud is demanding State Governments increase trespass laws and penalties after another animal activist invasion, this time at Lemon Tree feedlot near Millmerran on Queensland’s Darling Downs…Read More Source: Grain Central Southern Qld feedlot invasion slammed by Minister

GTA developing guidelines to assist grain workplace safety

Grain Trade Australia is working with its members to develop the first post-farmgate set of guidelines which can help improve grain-workplace safety…Read More Source: Grain Central GTA developing guidelines to assist grain workplace safety

Stalled approvals point to soft start for next southern NSW gin

A new gin being built by Southern Cotton and Queensland Cotton in Coleambally is still on track to open next year, but is not expected to be fully operational for the start of the 2020 ginning season…Read More Source: Grain Central Stalled approvals point to soft start for next southern NSW gin

NSW irrigator fined $190,000

The New South Wales Land and Environment Court has today fined a northern NSW irrigator almost $190,000, after he pleaded guilty to pumping water in breach of an embargo imposed due to water shortages…Read More Source: Grain Central NSW irrigator fined 0,000

Recruitment: Eight points to note when giving employee feedback

We’ve all been there ourselves. We have received feedback and certainly know the way it’s delivered impacts the way it’s received. For managers of agribusinesses anywhere along the red meat supply chain, there are important aspects to consider when delivering feedback to employees…Read More Source: Beef Central Recruitment: Eight points to note when giving employee… Read more »

Farmers invited to road-test ifarmwell wellbeing website

Online help for people in all walks of agriculture is being trialled to help them focus less on thoughts and matters they cannot control and more on what matters to you most, described as an interactive version of “are you bogged, mate?” ..Read More Source: Grain Central Farmers invited to road-test ifarmwell wellbeing website

Rain sparks surge in oat plantings

Recent rains and drought-induced demand for livestock feed have triggered a surge in oat plantings across the eastern seaboard in the past week…Read More Source: Beef Central Rain sparks surge in oat plantings

Surge in oat plantings to fill feed gap

Recent rains and drought-induced demand for livestock feed have triggered a surge in oat plantings across the eastern seaboard in the past week…Read More Source: Grain Central Surge in oat plantings to fill feed gap

Tim Fischer to step down from international Crop Trust

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and fervent farming industry advocate, Tim Fischer, is to step down as chair of the international crop conservation organisation, the Crop Trust…Read More Source: Grain Central Tim Fischer to step down from international Crop Trust

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 Mar 2019

A coastal trough and associated low produced showers and thunderstorms, with moderate to heavy falls along the east coast of Australia, while a monsoon trough and embedded tropical systems generated moderate falls across northern Australia…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 Mar 2019

Murray Darling jobs to decentralise to regional centres

Regional communities have welcomed the Federal Government’s move to bolster the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) presence in regional centres to 104 positions – or around one-third of its total staff…Read More Source: Grain Central Murray Darling jobs to decentralise to regional centres

‘First look’ climate outlook for April-June 2019

There are ‘near-equal’ chances of a wetter or drier three months for most of Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s ‘first-look’ climate outlook for April to June 2019. ..Read More Source: Beef Central ‘First look’ climate outlook for April-June 2019

Seeds and squirrels among Australian biosecurity intercepts

Australian biosecurity officers intercepted more than 350,000 items of biosecurity concern across the country in 2018, with approximately 60,000 items sniffed out by biosecurity detector dogs…Read More Source: Grain Central Seeds and squirrels among Australian biosecurity intercepts

‘First look’ climate outlook for April-June 2019

There are ‘near-equal’ chances of a wetter or drier three months for most of Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s ‘first-look’ climate outlook for April to June 2019. ..Read More Source: Sheep Central ‘First look’ climate outlook for April-June 2019

Australia’s top beer a complex, malty drop

A Gold Coast brewery has won the title of Australia’s best beer at the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show (RQFWS) Beer Awards at the Brisbane Showgrounds with a classic German beer. ..Read More Source: Grain Central Australia’s top beer a complex, malty drop

Recruitment: Why is it important to manage worker fatigue?

Whenever people are working in potentially hazardous environments, which can often be the case in meat and livestock industry, it’s important that a high degree of alertness be maintained in order to minimise the risk of accidents and mistakes. Research shows that factors like failure to use proper equipment or failure by individual workers to… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 13 March 2019

A SERIES of cold fronts and troughs brought light to moderate falls to southwest and southeast Australia, while a surface and upper-level trough produced moderate falls in northern and eastern Queensland…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 13 March 2019

Crops wither across Queensland as dams dry out

Summer crops are failing and winter crops look increasingly less likely to be planted as dams dry reach record lows across the state of Queensland due to drought. Source: ABC Grain Crops wither across Queensland as dams dry out

Grain sector confidence rises as growers await autumn break: Rabobank

Times are still tough, but the grains sector has shown the biggest upswing in confidence in the past few months, with sentiment among grain growers outstripping other commodity sectors, according to Rabobank’s first quarterly Rural Confidence Survey for 2019…Read More Source: Grain Central Grain sector confidence rises as growers await autumn break: Rabobank

Dual-purpose canola has potential to fill winter feed gap

Dual-purpose canola has the potential to fill the winter feed gap, according to research from Charles Sturt University’s Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation…Read More Source: Beef Central Dual-purpose canola has potential to fill winter feed gap

EU competitive pricing explains late-season spike in wheat sales: USDA

The latest snapshot of world wheat prices from the USDA gives an insight into wheat trade flows globally, as between December 2018 and February 2019 US and Russian Black Sea wheat prices fell, prompting small but significant adjustments to the USDA’s February estimates…Read More Source: Grain Central EU competitive pricing explains late-season spike in… Read more »

Feedgrain Focus: White grain choppy as market chews into stocks

Limited grower selling has helped the sorghum market maintain values in the past week, but wheat and barley prices had a turbulent week as millers and traders worked through stocks…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: White grain choppy as market chews into stocks

Australian cotton down 48pc on last year: USDA

The Australia cotton crop is now estimated to produce 2.5 million bales, down 0.1 million bales or 4 per cent from last month and down 2.3 million bales or 48pc from last year, according to the latest monthly report from the USDA…Read More Source: Grain Central Australian cotton down 48pc on last year: USDA

Recruitment: Common hiring mistakes to avoid

Employing the wrong person can have a big impact on any business – large or small – so it is imperative employers take the time and get it right the first time…Read More Source: Grain Central Recruitment: Common hiring mistakes to avoid

Drought registrations spike

The number of farmers registering for drought assistance has hit the highest level in the past five months, according to rural charity Rural Aid…Read More Source: Beef Central Drought registrations spike

The safe Liberal seat where irrigators with no water may turn the tables

There is a part of Australia where the rivers are high but the crops are dying, where farmers can see plenty of water but have no access to it. And that could mean a change in political fortunes. Source: ABC Grain The safe Liberal seat where irrigators with no water may turn the tables

CopRice to establish stockfeed mill in Riverina

SunRice’s animal nutrition business, CopRice, has confirmed plans to establish one of Australia’s largest ruminant nutrition milling facilities at Coleambally in the Riverina…Read More Source: Grain Central CopRice to establish stockfeed mill in Riverina

Rain has had little effect as almost 100 percent of NSW stays in drought – NSW DPI

RAINFALL across New South Wales in January February had little impact on the widespread drought conditions due to high temperatures and evaporation, according to the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ latest seasonal update. Farmers have also been warned about the low level of climate forecasting at this time of the year…Read More Source: Sheep Central Rain… Read more »

Recruitment: Common hiring mistakes to avoid

Employing the wrong person can have a big impact on any business within the lamb or wool supply chain – large or small – so it is imperative employers take the time and get it right the first time. Here’s some tips on what to avoid the next time there is a role to fill…..Read… Read more »

Special One Grain enters liquidation after creditors’ meeting

After nearly five months in administration, Special One Grain has gone into liquidation, with unsecured creditors owed a collective $10.3 million. ..Read More Source: Grain Central Special One Grain enters liquidation after creditors’ meeting

Employing farm labour: Are you compliant? What is at risk?

With the sourcing of labour from outside the family group now often unavoidable for many farms, knowing and complying with your employment obligations can help minimise the disruption caused by disaffected employees and the consequences that can arise from an unfair dismissal claim. ..Read More Source: Grain Central Employing farm labour: Are you compliant?… Read more »

Northern award winner + Goondiwindi GRDC Update PICS

Summer grains specialist, Loretta Serafin, has become this year’s northern GRDC Seed of Light winner, receiving the award in front of her peers at the GRDC Update in Goondiwindi…Read More Source: Grain Central Northern award winner + Goondiwindi GRDC Update PICS

Japan’s Nisshin buys Allied Pinnacle flour and bakery business

Major Australian flour miller, ingredients supplier and baker Allied Pinnacle has been bought by Japan’s Nisshin Seifun Group Inc to expand its comparable business…Read More Source: Grain Central Japan’s Nisshin buys Allied Pinnacle flour and bakery business

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 6 Mar 2019

THUNDERSTORMS and showers developed along broad areas of low pressure across northern Australia, while an onshore flow and associated showers generated moderate falls along the Queensland and New South Wales east coast…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 6 Mar 2019

Upside to cereal prices; oilseeds hold steady: ABARES

Wheat and barley prices are expected to rise due to low global supplies while canola prices are likely to remain unchanged, according to ABARES’ latest agricultural commodities outlook…Read More Source: Grain Central Upside to cereal prices; oilseeds hold steady: ABARES

Australia/Indonesia trade deal to boost feed grain exports

The long-awaited signing today of a landmark trade deal between Australia and Indonesia will open up new feed grain export opportunities for Australian growers…Read More Source: Grain Central Australia/Indonesia trade deal to boost feed grain exports

Feedgrain Focus: Trade selling drives down values

Southern wheat values were $15/t lower this week on trade liquidating longs, while the southern Queensland sorghum harvest passed two-thirds and cattle feeders await cotton picking to alleviate extreme high cottonseed prices…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Trade selling drives down values

GrainCorp sells Australian Bulk Liquid Terminals for $350m

GrainCorp has sold its Australian Bulk Liquid Terminals (ABLT) business to ANZ Terminals for around $350 million, but plans to continue using the assets under a long-term storage agreeement with the new owners…Read More Source: Grain Central GrainCorp sells Australian Bulk Liquid Terminals for 0m

Global chickpea diversity key to expanding WA pulse production

Chickpeas are the pulse with the most potential for expansion in Western Australia where the push is on to elevate the role pulses play in the state’s crop production system…Read More Source: Grain Central Global chickpea diversity key to expanding WA pulse production

Recruitment: Three reasons why good employees might leave a business

It shouldn’t be surprising to any business engaged in the red meat and livestock supply chain that when good employees don’t feel appreciated or valued in their workplace, they’re unlikely to stay around for long. Here’s three common reasons why good employees choose to leave their job – and what managers can do about it…Read… Read more »

Ingham’s 1H19 profit up 2.9pc despite high feed costs

Earnings from increased poultry volumes have helped offset high feed costs in the half-year ending 29 December 2018 for Ingham’s Group Limited, Australia and New Zealand’s largest integrated poultry producer…Read More Source: Grain Central Ingham’s 1H19 profit up 2.9pc despite high feed costs

Seasonal climate outlook May-May 2019

AUTUMN is likely to be drier than average over most of eastern Australia and slightly wetter than average over inland western Western Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s climate and water outlook for February to April 2019, released this morning. ..Read More Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook May-May 2019

Sun sets on Eyre Peninsula rail as Viterra moves to road

Viterra’s announcement that it will not be using the Eyre Peninsula rail network to haul grain to its Port Lincoln terminal will put up to 50 more trucks per day on the road…Read More Source: Grain Central Sun sets on Eyre Peninsula rail as Viterra moves to road

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 Feb 2019

Broad areas of low pressure across northern Australia produced thunderstorms and moderate fall, while onshore flow produced moderate falls along the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 Feb 2019

Ag must engage “food evangelists” to retain social licence to farm

Visiting US speaker, Linda Eatherton, says Australian agriculture needs to engage with “food evangelists” if it is to retain its social licence to farm…Read More Source: Grain Central Ag must engage “food evangelists” to retain social licence to farm

CBH set to build further 800,000t of storage at WA sites

CBH Group is planning to spend more than $150 million to add in excess of 800,000 tonnes of new storage and associated inloading and outloading equipment to the Western Australian bulk-handling system, with work due to start in coming months…Read More Source: Grain Central CBH set to build further 800,000t of storage at WA… Read more »

Oat-flour noodles target Chinese market: AEGIC

Oaten products including noodles are being developed by scientists using their skills to get around oats’ lower gluten content than wheat…Read More Source: Grain Central Oat-flour noodles target Chinese market: AEGIC

‘We farm responsibly, and need to communicate that to the non-rural sector’: VFF

Speakers from across industry expanded attendees’ level of knowledge about innovation, handling and the social licence to operate in agriculture at the Victorian Farmers’ Federation annual conference in Geelong today…Read More Source: Grain Central ‘We farm responsibly, and need to communicate that to the non-rural sector’: VFF

Cotton ban proposal “naive, short-sighted”

Calls to ban cotton exports are naive, short-sighted and will deliver no extra water to the bottom of the Murray Darling system, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said during a visit to Goondiwindi today…Read More Source: Grain Central Cotton ban proposal “naive, short-sighted”

Ridley earnings a solid $21.5m in 1H19

Ridley’s strategy to support and retain dairy customers in the main milk-producing regions bode well for its earnings results in the half year to 31 December 2018. The company also reported major construction contract now in place for its new mill at Wellsford…Read More Source: Grain Central Ridley earnings a solid .5m in 1H19

Ingham’s opens Murray Bridge feedmill + VIDEO

Australia’s largest integrated poultry producer, Ingham’s, has opened a greenfield feedmill at Murray Bridge to supply its poultry production in South Australia, and bring in-house a feed supply arrangement previously in place with Ridley Corporation…Read More Source: Grain Central Ingham’s opens Murray Bridge feedmill + VIDEO

Ag professionals need to heed Banking Royal Commission lessons

The ramifications of the recent Banking Royal Commission (BRC) have profound significance for everyone involved in agriculture, according to Ag Institute Australia (AIA) chair Turlough Guerin…Read More Source: Grain Central Ag professionals need to heed Banking Royal Commission lessons

GrainCorp pursues offshore expansion through drought

Shareholders at today’s GrainCorp annual general meeting heard the company is ready to set up facilities in India, that several companies were interested in buying parts of the GrainCorp portfoilio, and that LTAP was still interested in buying the lot…Read More Source: Grain Central GrainCorp pursues offshore expansion through drought

Australia’s first sulphate of potash fertiliser project for WA’s Pilbara

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) will invest $74 million in Australia’s first plant to produce sulphate of potash near Newman in Western Australia…Read More Source: Grain Central Australia’s first sulphate of potash fertiliser project for WA’s Pilbara

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 Feb 2019

A cold front and pre-frontal trough brought light falls to southern Victoria, and moderate falls in western Tasmania. Thunderstorms and showers produced light to moderate falls across northern Australia throughout the week. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 Feb 2019

New tech start-up fund to drive grains innovation

Australian grain growers are set to reap benefits of a $50 million venture capital fund to draw the best and brightest tech start-ups from across the globe to focus on innovative solutions for grain growers’ hardest to solve problems…Read More Source: Grain Central New tech start-up fund to drive grains innovation

Big dry cuts summer crop prospects: ABARES

Drier and warmer than average seasonal conditions in cropping regions in Queensland and northern New South Wales during December and January reduced prospects of summer crop production in 2018–19, according to the latest Australian Crop Report…Read More Source: Beef Central Big dry cuts summer crop prospects: ABARES

Big dry cuts summer crop prospects: ABARES

Drier and warmer than average seasonal conditions in cropping regions in Queensland and northern New South Wales during December and January reduced prospects of summer crop production in 2018–19, according to the latest Australian Crop Report…Read More Source: Grain Central Big dry cuts summer crop prospects: ABARES

CBH lifts Chadwick storage capacity to 655,000t

CBH Group has increased the storage capacity of its Chadwick site to 655,000 tonnes to help cater for the rise in grain production in the Esperance zone…Read More Source: Grain Central CBH lifts Chadwick storage capacity to 655,000t

Recruitment: Four ways to help build a winning team

Building a great team is essential for continued growth in an agri-business and having the right team impacts the bottom line more than people realise…Read More Source: Grain Central Recruitment: Four ways to help build a winning team

‘First look’ seasonal climate outlook for Mar-May 2019

The Bureau of Meteorology’s ‘first look’ at conditions for March through to May indicates that rainfall is likely to be below average for much of northern Australia, with warmer than average days and nights very likely across the country…Read More Source: Sheep Central ‘First look’ seasonal climate outlook for Mar-May 2019