Category: Grains

Riverina rice harvest wraps up with small crop, strong yields + VIDEO

Low water availability and high water prices have seen just 54,000 paddy tonnes of rice harvested in the Riverina this season, a fraction of the 2018 crop of 623,000 tonnes…Read More Source: Grain Central Riverina rice harvest wraps up with small crop, strong yields + VIDEO

ACCC scrutinises proposed Landmark/Ruralco deal

The ACCC has raised concerns about Landmark’s proposed acquisition of Ruralco, asking for stakeholder comment on the competition impact a merged national agency business might have on the agriculture sector…Read More Source: Grain Central ACCC scrutinises proposed Landmark/Ruralco deal

Australian winter crop to bounce back, ABARES says

After a disastrous season last year, the national winter crop is set to rise significantly as rains arrive in WA, the national forecaster says. Source: ABC Grain Australian winter crop to bounce back, ABARES says

Mixed start for Australia’s winter crop season: ABARES

ABARES’s latest crop report released today reflects mixed conditions across Australia and lower than average performance of the 2018-19 winter crop…Read More Source: Grain Central Mixed start for Australia’s winter crop season: ABARES

Open letter to the non-agricultural community: Gladigau

A heartfelt open letter written and posted to social media on Sunday night by South Australian grain grower John Gladigau seeking to explain “what farmers do and why” has attracted thousands of shares and comments…Read More Source: Grain Central Open letter to the non-agricultural community: Gladigau

GM wheat plants discovered in Washington State

Genetically engineered (GE) wheat plants have been discovered growing in an unplanted agricultural field in Washington State in the United States…Read More Source: Grain Central GM wheat plants discovered in Washington State

GrainCorp smoothes cash flow with insurance deal

In a move to limit the downside risk of Australian east coast droughts damaging future earnings, listed agribusiness GrainCorp has teed up a safety-net deal with the help of a global insurer…Read More Source: Grain Central GrainCorp smoothes cash flow with insurance deal

Recruitment: Employee retention – how to keep your best talent

A large Australian pastoral company has estimated that it costs the business almost $10,000 to advertise, attract, recruit, induct and embed a new lower-to-mid level employee within its northern cattle operations, including the productivity sacrificed until the new staffmember comes up to speed in their new job. Employee retention creates intellectual capital within your workforce,… Read more »

Viterra consolidation shuts 17 sites in country network

Viterra has permanently closed 17 of its smaller up-country sites as part of a rationalisation that signals changes in South Australia’s bulk-handling system…Read More Source: Grain Central Viterra consolidation shuts 17 sites in country network

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 5 June 2019

A SURFACE and upper-level trough generated moderate falls in southeastern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales, while strong cold fronts produced moderate falls in southeast Australia…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 5 June 2019

Truck selloff sign of grain cartage pressures

The sale of 18 prime movers and 29 trailers by South Australian-based grain and fertiliser cartage specialists, Bee Jays Haulage, represents a strategic restructuring of the business in response to shifting demand in a tough season…Read More Source: Grain Central Truck selloff sign of grain cartage pressures

Recruitment: Digital transformation broadens work roles in ag

Digital technology is transforming farming at a rate that might be faster than at any time in history, opening up new frontiers of possibilities for agriculturalists. ..Read More Source: Grain Central Recruitment: Digital transformation broadens work roles in ag

Drought-affected farmers slam Viterra silo closures

Farmers in South Australia’s mid-north are threatening to boycott Viterra after the bulk-handling company closed several grain silos and bunkers. Source: ABC Grain Drought-affected farmers slam Viterra silo closures

Grain Central’s May 2019 grains and cropping news quiz

Keep up to date with Australian cropping industry developments with Grain Central’s monthly quiz…Read More Source: Grain Central Grain Central’s May 2019 grains and cropping news quiz

A 'sad day' for the Eyre Peninsula as locals say goodbye to rail transport

About 500 locals turn out in Cummins, on SA’s Eyre Peninsula, to farewell one of the final trains passing through the town as the region prepares for more trucks on the road. Source: ABC Grain A ‘sad day’ for the Eyre Peninsula as locals say goodbye to rail transport

Feedgrain focus: Buyers book tonnes ahead of forward crop fears

Momentum in current crop feedgrain price rises continued a sellers’ market this week as buyers chose to wait no longer to secure winter-time needs…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain focus: Buyers book tonnes ahead of forward crop fears

Grain wears highest freight costs

Grain haulage costs top the list of freight constraints which continue to dampen Australia’s competitiveness on the international commodities market, according to a new report out today…Read More Source: Grain Central Grain wears highest freight costs

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 29 May 2019

ONSHORE air flow produced showers along Queensland’s north tropical coast, while a series of cold fronts, troughs, and lows produced moderate falls in southeast Australia…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 29 May 2019

New $2.6m seed processing line for Pacific Seeds

Pacific Seeds has begun the process of installing a new $2.6 million seed processing line, which has the capacity to double throughput of multiple varieties of seed and significantly improve the plant’s efficiency…Read More Source: Grain Central New .6m seed processing line for Pacific Seeds

Victims of fodder fraud asked to come forward in Parkes case

NSW police are calling for farmers who did not receive any or all of the fodder and grain purchased through a central New South Wales, Parkes-based operator to come forward…Read More Source: Grain Central Victims of fodder fraud asked to come forward in Parkes case

Australian farmers went through a superfood boom, but now there's a global glut

An increase in the production of the trendy grains overseas forces a number of pioneering Australian growers to scale down production. What is the future for Australian farmers in the multi-billion-dollar superfood industry? Source: ABC Grain Australian farmers went through a superfood boom, but now there’s a global glut

Two more shipments of Canadian wheat to Australia approved

The Australian Government has confirmed a further two shipments of Canadian wheat have been approved for import into Australia…Read More Source: Grain Central Two more shipments of Canadian wheat to Australia approved

WA’s historic State Barrier Fence to be extended 660km

A 660-kilometre extension to the historic State Barrier Fence in Western Australia has begun, creating a boundary to protect the south-eastern farming regions from the impact of wild dogs, kangaroos and emus..Read More Source: Grain Central WA’s historic State Barrier Fence to be extended 660km

US$16 billion for US farmers impacted by China/US trade war

The US will provide up to US$16 billion in support programs to assist US farmers impacted by trade damage from the US/China trade dispute…Read More Source: Grain Central US billion for US farmers impacted by China/US trade war

Dalgrains position clarified amid counterparty caution

The financial position of Dalgrains has been clarified by Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants, with partner Adam Ward last week appointed as its liquidator…Read More Source: Grain Central Dalgrains position clarified amid counterparty caution

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 22 May 2019

RAINFALL over the past week was recorded in southern Western Australia, the eastern half of the Top End and the Northern Territory’s south, far north and coastal South Australia, south-western and central Victoria, western and northern Tasmania, far north-eastern New South Wales and along the east coast and northern interior of Queensland…Read More Source:… Read more »

Manildra explains wheat import position to growers

Manildra Group has issued a letter to Australian growers explaining how and why it will be including high-protein Canadian wheat in the feedstock for its Shoalhaven Starches plant…Read More Source: Grain Central Manildra explains wheat import position to growers

Eastern Australian drought costs Incitec Pivot $21m in FH19 results

Drought in eastern Australia has bitten into sales volumes for leading Australian fertiliser company Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL), which has this week released its financial results for the half-year ended 31 March…Read More Source: Grain Central Eastern Australian drought costs Incitec Pivot m in FH19 results

Dry weather impacts Elders half-year profit and earnings

Drought conditions across large parts of eastern Australia have impacted Elders’ half-year results announced today, with statutory net profit down $14m from the same period last year to $27.4m…Read More Source: Grain Central Dry weather impacts Elders half-year profit and earnings

Petition gives Australian grain industry voice against imports

Market impact and biosecurity threats have been singled out as reasons for the Australian grains industry to speak out against imports of grain which could follow the Canadian wheat being brought to Australia by The Manildra Group…Read More Source: Beef Central Petition gives Australian grain industry voice against imports

How did the Coalition avoid an election 2019 protest vote over water?

Western NSW has experienced a lot of political upheaval recently, along with its water crisis, but a protest vote is a rare commodity and voters did not want any more of it, writes Lauren Pezet. Source: ABC Grain How did the Coalition avoid an election 2019 protest vote over water?

Recruitment: Do you need an employee induction program?

Whether yours is a small wool or lamb-producing business or a larger organisation somewhere along the food and fibre supply chain, you’ll need an employee induction program. When a new employee commences, it’s important that they quickly understand their role and responsibilities – and a good induction program gets them off to a great start…Read… Read more »

‘First look’ climate outlook drier for some in June-August 2019

WINTER is likely to be drier than average for much of Queensland, NSW, Victoria, southeast SA, northern Tasmania, the NT, and northern and far southwest WA according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s ‘first look’ forecast for the period released today. ..Read More Source: Sheep Central ‘First look’ climate outlook drier for some in June-August… Read more »

Queensland ag merchants meet in Toowoomba +PICS

The Queensland Agricultural Merchants (QAM) Association meeting yesterday not only heard from guest speaker Australian Lot Feeders Association president Bryce Camm, but also gave a fitting sendoff to now-retired Dalby grain identity, Terry Deacon…Read More Source: Grain Central Queensland ag merchants meet in Toowoomba +PICS

Dalby’s Dalgrains goes into liquidation

Dalby-based company Dalgrains has gone into liquidation, ending months of speculation within the trade that the company has been in financial difficulty…Read More Source: Grain Central Dalby’s Dalgrains goes into liquidation

Ruralco diversification drives half-yearly growth, profit and dividend

Ruralco has attributed its three per cent growth and after tax of $16.6 million for the half year ended 31 March 2019 to its diversification strategy…Read More Source: Grain Central Ruralco diversification drives half-yearly growth, profit and dividend

Australia to import grain for the first time since 2007

Australia will import foreign-grown grain for the first time since 2007, after the Department of Agriculture approved a permit to import bulk wheat from Canada. Source: ABC Grain Australia to import grain for the first time since 2007

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 15 May 2019

A cold front brought light to moderate falls to southern parts of South Australia at the start of the week, while a vigorous cold front and a complex low pressure system produced moderate to locally heavy falls to parts of southeastern Australia, including Tasmania during the middle of the week…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly… Read more »

WA winter croppers adopt wait and see approach

Western Australian growers are taking a cautious approach to this year’s winter crop seeding, holding back from dry sowing as subsoil moisture levels remain low and forecasters point to a dry winter…Read More Source: Grain Central WA winter croppers adopt wait and see approach

Recruitment: Starting off new employees on the right foot

When you find the new recruit you believe is truly a great fit for your business – regardless of whether it is a small grazing property with only a couple of staff, or a feedlot employing 30 – it’s only then that the hard yards really begin. Welcome to the concept of ‘on-boarding.’..Read More … Read more »

World wheat crop to lift 5pc: AMIS

Bigger wheat crops this year in Russia, EU and Australia are expected to boost world wheat production by 5 per cent from last year’s reduced level, says international crop monitoring agency…Read More Source: Grain Central World wheat crop to lift 5pc: AMIS

Leabrook barley gives nod to Cooper’s first brewery

A new variety of malting barley, Leabrook, has been named to acknowledge the site of the original Coopers brewery, and looks set to enter commercial production next year…Read More Source: Grain Central Leabrook barley gives nod to Cooper’s first brewery

Green light for 40ha medicinal cannabis venture in southern Qld

The world’s largest medicinal cannabis cultivation, research and manufacturing facility is set to be developed on the outskirts of Toowoomba on Queensland’s Darling Downs…Read More Source: Grain Central Green light for 40ha medicinal cannabis venture in southern Qld

Altered state plagues GrainCorp FH19 result

Drought in eastern Australia has hit home in GrainCorp’s half-yearly results with the agribusiness reporting an underlying net loss after tax of $48M for FH19 compared with $36M net profit after tax in 2017-18…Read More Source: Grain Central Altered state plagues GrainCorp FH19 result

The impact of corporate farming in rural communities

Thirty per cent of the Shire of Westonia is owned by corporate agricultural companies and locals say they are worried it is ruining the “sense of community” in the shire’s small rural towns. Source: ABC Grain The impact of corporate farming in rural communities

Pickers push past halfway mark on 2.2-million-bale cotton crop

Cotton picking is back in full swing in southern NSW where harvest has passed the halfway mark, while clear skies in the northern growing regions of Queensland and northern NSW have seen the majority of the crop there already safely taken off…Read More Source: Grain Central Pickers push past halfway mark on 2.2-million-bale cotton… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 8 May 2019

A cold front and an associated complex low pressure system produced moderate falls over parts of southern Australia and New South Wales, while a surface trough, extending from the Top End to southeastern Queensland, produced thunderstorms and moderate falls…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 8 May 2019

Long-Term Asset Partners shelves bid for GrainCorp

Long-Term Asset Partners has dropped plans to launch a takeover bid for global trader and maltster and beleaguered eastern states bulk handler GrainCorp Limited. ..Read More Source: Grain Central Long-Term Asset Partners shelves bid for GrainCorp

Billionaire sees big changes in farm financing

One of Australia’s newest and youngest billionaires is predicting big changes in the way farmers finance working capital in future…Read More Source: Grain Central Billionaire sees big changes in farm financing

$1.2 billion drawdown shows FMD scheme is working

The national balance held in Farm Management Deposits (FMDs) has fallen by over $1.2 billion to a balance of $5.37 billion at the end of the March 2019 quarter, in a pattern that shows the FMD scheme is working as intended…Read More Source: Grain Central .2 billion drawdown shows FMD scheme is working

Recruitment: Growing number of younger employees in ag

Agriculture’s workforce is growing, and getting younger. The number of people working in the sector in Queensland, for example, increased by nine per cent between 2011 and 2017…Read More Source: Grain Central Recruitment: Growing number of younger employees in ag

Rain, hail or shine, weather forecasting is about to enter a new era

The weather serves as both a great unifier and obsession for most Australians and now the Bureau of Meteorology is about to bring in the next generation of online forecasting technology. Source: ABC Grain Rain, hail or shine, weather forecasting is about to enter a new era

Feedgrain Focus: New-crop prices tumble on forecast rain

Trade-driven selling has taken up to $30 per tonne off new-crop wheat and barley prices as received and forecast rain brightens prospects for 2019 cereal plantings…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: New-crop prices tumble on forecast rain

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 May 2019

SURFACE and upper level troughs produced widespread moderate falls in eastern, central and southern Queensland, and a series of cold fronts tracked across southern Australia, producing moderate falls in western Tasmania…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 May 2019

Namoi Cotton’s joint-venture losses weigh into poor FY19 result

Big losses in joint-venture operations with Cargill and Louis Dreyfus have impacted on the results for Australian ginner Namoi Cotton Limited…Read More Source: Grain Central Namoi Cotton’s joint-venture losses weigh into poor FY19 result

Rain front lifts hopes for south east growers

Winter croppers through south eastern Australia have their fingers crossed that a rain front set to move across the region over the next few days will bring heavier falls than models currently forecast…Read More Source: Grain Central Rain front lifts hopes for south east growers

Farm safety gains traction – but much more work to do

Tractors and quad bikes remain the leading causes of injury on Australian farms but deaths from both vehicles have declined significantly since 2017, according to new research…Read More Source: Grain Central Farm safety gains traction – but much more work to do

Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2019

Most of eastern and southern Australia have no strong tendency towards eitehr above or below average rainfall for the three months from May to July, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest seasonal climate outlook released today. ..Read More Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2019

US farmer’s share of food dollar falls to all-time low

For every dollar United States consumers spend on food, farmers and ranchers there earn just 14.6 cents, according to a recent report by the US Department of Agriculture…Read More Source: Grain Central US farmer’s share of food dollar falls to all-time low

Market failure plagues multi-peril crop insurance

The Australian multi-peril crop insurance and drought insurance market is in disarray with providers exiting the market and a lack of products, according to the 2019 GrainGrowers Multi-Peril Crop Insurance report…Read More Source: Grain Central Market failure plagues multi-peril crop insurance

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 24 April 2019

A SERIES of cold fronts has tracked across southern Australia, producing moderate falls in some areas. Onshore flow, and an upper level low and surface trough brought moderate falls to parts of eastern Australia…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 24 April 2019

Agricultural risk prevention better than cure: AFI

The Australian Farm Institute’s latest report calls on government to look at the benefits of risk mitigation instead of distress payments to farmers. ..Read More Source: Grain Central Agricultural risk prevention better than cure: AFI

Improved connectivity top priority in GrainGrowers’ election asks

Ahead of next month’s federal election, GrainGrowers has released its list of election asks, which include improved telecommunications connectivity, and wider applications for farm management deposits…Read More Source: Grain Central Improved connectivity top priority in GrainGrowers’ election asks

Israel crop-monitoring platform expands to Australia

Global crop-monitoring platform Taranis is expanding into the Australian market through a partnership with distributor Landmark Australia and agrichemical company ADAMA Australia…Read More Source: Grain Central Israel crop-monitoring platform expands to Australia

Recruitment: Don’t underestimate the importance of the exit interview

Exit interviews can be an extremely effective way to obtain open, honest feedback that employers can use to make necessary improvements to enhance company image, aid retention and recruitment…Read More Source: Grain Central Recruitment: Don’t underestimate the importance of the exit interview

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 »