Category: Grains

NZX set to sell Australian Crop Forecasters, ProFarmer

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

Feedgrain Focus: Values firm despite forecast Queensland rain

Widespread rain forecast for much of Queensland’s grain-producing areas has animal feeders hopeful of an easing in prices, but not seeing any downward movement yet. The post Feedgrain Focus: Values firm despite forecast Queensland rain appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Values firm despite forecast Queensland rain

Grain, fertiliser shipping unaffected by Port Kembla cargo fire

Monday’s fire which started in a bulk carrier discharging dolomite at Port Kembla briefly disrupted coal shipments, but has had no impact on the port’s grain export or fertliser import program. The post Grain, fertiliser shipping unaffected by Port Kembla cargo fire appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Grain, fertiliser shipping unaffected… Read more »

EU-Australia Free-Trade Agreement negotiations commence

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

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

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

Trade access high priority: ABARES

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

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

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

US/China trade stoush unsettles US farmers

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

Syngenta invests in new institute; introduces novel seed treatment fungicide

Syngenta has announced the expansion of its global Seedcare Institute network with a new Seedcare Institute to be established at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. The post Syngenta invests in new institute; introduces novel seed treatment fungicide appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Syngenta invests in new institute;… Read more »

Churchill Fellow calls for action to build trust in Australian agriculture

An increasing urban-rural divide has serious implications for Australian agriculture with consumers not necessarily understanding where food comes from nor the resources required to produce it – nor trusting in the process. The post Churchill Fellow calls for action to build trust in Australian agriculture appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Churchill… Read more »

Science and ‘people power’ the key to agriculture’s success

Science will play a key role when it comes to feeding the world and achieving agricultural targets like $100 billion in Australian farm gate outputs by 2030, according to Toowoomba-based researcher Kristen Knight. The post Science and ‘people power’ the key to agriculture’s success appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Science and… Read more »

UK farmers increasingly relying on agricultural contractors

More farmers in the United Kingdom are relying on external companies to carry out major work, with a new study has finding agriculture is kept operational through family, permanent-hired, outsourced and seasonal labour. The post UK farmers increasingly relying on agricultural contractors appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central UK farmers increasingly relying… Read more »

Pacific Seeds expands genetic diversity offering

Pacific Seeds has invested in a state-of-the-art greenhouse that will enable the company to expand its genomic selection operations through an improved cooling system, innovative pot stand system, a safer working environment and an enhanced drip irrigation system. The post Pacific Seeds expands genetic diversity offering appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central … Read more »

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

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

Dry puts the squeeze on national winter crop prospects: ABARES

Winter crop plantings are forecast to drop by 4 per cent to 21.1 million hectares (Mha) this season as the dry weather cuts back sowings in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, according to the latest Australian crop report from ABARES. The post Dry puts the squeeze on national winter crop prospects: ABARES appeared… Read more »

Farmer confidence slides to five-year low as drought grips

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

Rural identities named in 2018 Queen’s Birthday honours

A former federal primary industry minister, a leading stud Merino and Angus cattle breeder, an ex-AgForce president and a founder and CEO of the Certified Australian Angus Beef program are among the recipients of 2018 Queen’s Birthday honours announced this morning. The post Rural identities named in 2018 Queen’s Birthday honours appeared first on Grain… Read more »

50-year old varieties re-sown in Wimmera

Over 100 varieties of wheat, barley, field pea, lentil, chickpea, canola and safflower that have been grown in the Wimmera over the past 50 years have been sown in a “heritage trial” at Grains Innovation Park at Horsham.  The post 50-year old varieties re-sown in Wimmera appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central … Read more »

Monsanto name disappears in Bayer acquisition

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer has purchased the United States agriculture giant Monsanto for $63 billion after securing approval for the deal from US and European regulators. The post Monsanto name disappears in Bayer acquisition appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Monsanto name disappears in Bayer acquisition

Grain Central’s May 2018 grain and cropping news quiz

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

Australia needs to reset the relationship with China and stay cool

China’s extraordinary development since opening to international trade after 1978 has largely delivered Australia the benefit of the world’s longest stretch of economic growth in modern history. Read Walkley award winning journalist, former Beijing bureau chief, adjunct professor Tony Walker’s commentary. The post Australia needs to reset the relationship with China and stay cool appeared… Read more »

Recruitment: 5 Steps to Leading a Great Team

It’s a tough world running a business somewhere along the grains industry supply chain if you are surrounded by people who have a poor work ethic, are not skilled enough and think they are entitled to a pay rise every month. When you’re yearning for growth, increased profits or even just consistency, how do you… Read more »

Growers pulling grain from storage as dry conditions continue

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

Australian Grain Growers’ Co-op winding up despite solvency

The Australian Grain Growers’ Co-operative, which was established to help growers find their feet in a deregulated market, is winding up its operations this month. The post Australian Grain Growers’ Co-op winding up despite solvency appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Australian Grain Growers’ Co-op winding up despite solvency

NT cattle station's Chinese owner wants to grow cotton

The Chinese owners of a cattle station in the Top End of the Northern Territory hope to one day grow cotton and export cattle to China. Source: ABC Livestock NT cattle station’s Chinese owner wants to grow cotton

Feedgrain Focus: Dwindling hay supplies push up grain values

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

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

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

Robots growing 50 hectares of corn autonomously

In a research project underway in France agricultural robots are proving their ability to plant and grow 50 hectares of maize completely autonomously. The post Robots growing 50 hectares of corn autonomously appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Robots growing 50 hectares of corn autonomously

PM and senior ministers talk drought in western NSW, Qld

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has taken his drought “listening tour” through New South Wales and Queensland, visiting Dubbo, Trangie, Narromine, Blackall and heading to Charleville, and Boulia on a three-day tour with senior members of his cabinet. The post PM and senior ministers talk drought in western NSW, Qld appeared first on Grain Central. … Read more »

Work set to start at South Australian port development

Construction of the $115 million Lucky Bay port facility on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula is due to begin next week – with contracts awarded to a number of local companies. The post Work set to start at South Australian port development appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Work set to start at… Read more »

Feedgrain and feed commodity focus: 31 May 2018

Nothing cures high prices like high prices, this week cooled a little by rain scattered in parts of eastern Australia’s winter-crop belt. The post Feedgrain and feed commodity focus: 31 May 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain and feed commodity focus: 31 May 2018

Recruitment: Addressing the gender imbalance challenge in ag

An industry gathering at Parliament House in Canberra yesterday focused attention on the gender imbalance in agriculture, and remedial action being taken to correct it. The post Recruitment: Addressing the gender imbalance challenge in ag appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Recruitment: Addressing the gender imbalance challenge in ag

Industry fears quad bike changes could be dangerous

ATV manufacturers, dealers and farmers are uniting to fight proposed engineering changes to quad bikes, fearing they could do more harm than good. The post Industry fears quad bike changes could be dangerous appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Industry fears quad bike changes could be dangerous

Seasonal climate outlook Jun-Aug 2018

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

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

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

BlockGrain roadshow generates interest in software and tokens

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

SunRice moves to list on Australian Securities Exchange

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

Horwood Bagshaw tillage equipment absorbed into CNH

CNH Industrial, the manufacturer and distributor of specialist seeding equipment brand Flexi-Coil, has integrated the Australian agricultural equipment manufacturer, Horwood Bagshaw, into its portfolio. The post Horwood Bagshaw tillage equipment absorbed into CNH appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Horwood Bagshaw tillage equipment absorbed into CNH

New wheat rust pathotype detected

For the first time since 2010, a new pathotype of the wheat stripe rust pathogen, Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici, has been detected in Australia, The post New wheat rust pathotype detected appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central New wheat rust pathotype detected

Ag Institute sets path to professional accreditation

Ag Institute Australia, the peak industry body for agricultural and natural resource management professionals, is setting a course towards accreditation and greater professionalism to future-proof the organisation. The post Ag Institute sets path to professional accreditation appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Ag Institute sets path to professional accreditation

Rice may become less nutritious in future, scientists find

Researchers in Japan and China fear significant health implications, especially in poorer countries, after finding that protein, iron and zinc levels in rice all fell significantly when grown in higher carbon dioxide environments. Source: ABC Grain Rice may become less nutritious in future, scientists find

Feedgrain focus: Dry in NSW drains stored reserves

The worsening drought in much of New South Wales is buoying values for feedgrain, which appear to have hit a ceiling of $400 per tonne delivered Darling Downs. The post Feedgrain focus: Dry in NSW drains stored reserves appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain focus: Dry in NSW drains stored reserves

BCM feeds southern grain into drought-hit Queensland

Boolah Commodity Management (BCM) is leasing three grain storage sites in Brisbane which are enabling traders and end-users operating in the drought-affected southeast Queensland market to source wheat and barley shipped from southern Australian ports. The post BCM feeds southern grain into drought-hit Queensland appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central BCM feeds… Read more »

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

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

Silo art gets the stamp of approval in new series

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

Manildra flour mill resumes operations after explosion

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

Darling Downs feedgrain hits record $400/t

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

Recruitment: Palgrove talks online rural property induction

The name, Palgrove, might be famous for its Charolais and Ultrablack bull breeding business, but an online staff induction course which it has adopted was also a hot topic of conversation at the company’s Beef 2018 trade site in Rockhampton last week. The post Recruitment: Palgrove talks online rural property induction appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

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

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

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

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

Black sesame – new crop on the block

Black sesame is showing early promise as a speciality cropping option for Australian farmers with trials near Rockhampton in Queensland revealing its credentials, particularly its capacity to perform in tough, dry seasons. The post Black sesame – new crop on the block appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Black sesame – new… Read more »

T-Ports transhipment vessel launches in China

A transhipment vessel which will enable the T-Ports development in South Australia’s Spencer Gulf to load export vessels starting in December 2018 has been launched in Shanghai. The post T-Ports transhipment vessel launches in China appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central T-Ports transhipment vessel launches in China

Elders posts first-half net profit of $41.4m

Elders Limited has posted a statutory net profit after tax of $41.4 million for the first half of its 2018 financial year, up 8pc on its $38.3 million profit in the prior corresponding period. The post Elders posts first-half net profit of $41.4m appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Elders posts first-half… Read more »

GrainCorp turns profit in tough environment

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

Workshop tragedy sparks warning about cutting or welding drums

The death of a worker in Queensland last month is a sobering reminder of the dangers involved in cutting or welding drums, a common practice on farms to create storage, feed or water troughs, or as it gets colder, ready-made fire pits The post Workshop tragedy sparks warning about cutting or welding drums appeared first… Read more »

GrainCorp profit withers under prolonged dry weather

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

Dry conditions hit Nufarm’s bottom line

Major crop protection company, Nufarm Limited, expects its underlying earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) for the 12 months to 31 July 2018 to be approximately 5 per cent above the previous year. The post Dry conditions hit Nufarm’s bottom line appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Dry conditions hit Nufarm’s bottom… Read more »

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

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

Bi-partisan agreement puts Murray-Darling plan back on track

The Federal Government and Labor have struck an 11th-hour agreement that will ensure support for amendments to the Southern Basin water recovery targets proposed by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. The post Bi-partisan agreement puts Murray-Darling plan back on track appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Bi-partisan agreement puts Murray-Darling plan back on… Read more »

Impact of non-tariff barriers on grains exports exposed

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

Grain Central’s April 2018 grain and cropping news quiz

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

Recruitment: Top 10 tips for getting the best out of your employees

Somewhere in their mission statements and values, most companies claim that their employees are important, yet many fail to fully utilise the intelligence and creative talents of their people. The post Recruitment: Top 10 tips for getting the best out of your employees appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Recruitment: Top 10… Read more »

Queensland brews up craft beer strategy

The Queensland Government is streaming ahead with its plans to for the State to become the first state in Australia to brew up a dedicated craft beer strategy, with a working group now established to help shape the government’s plan to support the local craft brewing industry. The post Queensland brews up craft beer strategy… Read more »

Agriculture, commerce and research show their hands at NCEA event

Researchers from USQ’s National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA) communicated their innovations to Ag Institute Australia national AGM participants who travelled to Toowoomba last week. The post Agriculture, commerce and research show their hands at NCEA event appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Agriculture, commerce and research show their hands at… Read more »

NSW plays key role in quest for global perennial wheat

Central west New South Wales has featured in an expansive project spanning nine countries, four continents and both hemispheres, as part of global efforts to develop perennial cereal crops. The post NSW plays key role in quest for global perennial wheat appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central NSW plays key role in… Read more »

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

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

Ag Institute Australia national student award winner announced

The final of the Ag Institute Australia (AIA) National Student Award for 2018 was held at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba last week. The post Ag Institute Australia national student award winner announced appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Ag Institute Australia national student award winner announced

It will take decades, but the Murray Darling Basin Plan is delivering environmental improvements

In this cross-posting from The Conversation website, 12 scientists from Australian universities write that environmental benefits are slowly but surely being seen, more than five years after the adoption of the Murray Darling Basin Plan. The post It will take decades, but the Murray Darling Basin Plan is delivering environmental improvements appeared first on Grain… Read more »

 Victoria Cross recipient to share success tips with young farmers

Australian Victoria Cross (VC) recipient and Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) Corporal Mark Donaldson will discuss some of the building blocks for success in life and business, during his keynote address at GrainGrowers’ Innovation Generation Conference in July. The post  Victoria Cross recipient to share success tips with young farmers appeared first on Grain Central. … Read more »

‘Baseless scare campaign’ behind EU insecticide ban: CropLife Australia

The European Commission’s Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed voted on Saturday to extend a European Union-wide ban on neonicotinoid pesticides used in farming, a decision CropLife Australia has slammed as a blow for science-based, independent regulatory processes. The post ‘Baseless scare campaign’ behind EU insecticide ban: CropLife Australia appeared first on Grain… Read more »

Louis Dreyfus Company expands global leadership team

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

Combining resources pays off for family farms in South Australia's Mallee

Bulla Burra shares the land, tools and resources of two farming families — providing greater investment in business and the opportunities to use new technology and techniques. Source: ABC Grain Combining resources pays off for family farms in South Australia’s Mallee

Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2018

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

Namoi Cotton posts $6.8 million profit for 2017/18

Namoi Cotton Limited has recorded a consolidated net profit after tax from continuing operations of $6.8 million for the full year ended February 28, 2018. The post Namoi Cotton posts $6.8 million profit for 2017/18 appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Namoi Cotton posts .8 million profit for 2017/18

Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2018

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

WA’s Wide Open Agriculture eyes listing this year

Regenerative food and agriculture group, Wide Open Agriculture Limited (WOA), is about to test its worth on the Australian Stock Exchange. Last week it launched its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in its homeland, the West Australian wheatbelt. The post WA’s Wide Open Agriculture eyes listing this year appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain… Read more »

Court dismisses ASIC’s appeal in AWB case

The Victorian Court of Appeal has dismissed ASIC’s appeal from a judgment of the Supreme Court of Victoria made by Justice Robson on 15 December 2016. The post Court dismisses ASIC’s appeal in AWB case appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Court dismisses ASIC’s appeal in AWB case

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

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

Replacement demand, not new jobs, drives ag employment

Employment opportunities in agriculture are largely being driven by the replacement of older, retiring workers, moreso than the creation of new jobs, according to a recent report from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. The post Replacement demand, not new jobs, drives ag employment appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Replacement… Read more »

Ridley engages LGPM on Tasmanian extrusion plant

Ridley Corporation Ltd has engaged milling-equipment specialist LGPM to design, supply, install and commission the intake system and storage silos for raw grain and meals at its extrusion plant being built in Westbury, Tasmania. The post Ridley engages LGPM on Tasmanian extrusion plant appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Ridley engages LGPM on Tasmanian… Read more »

Delta Ag to form alliance with CBRE in rural real estate

Eastern Australia rural services company, Delta Agribusiness, and global real estate business, CBRE, are set to enter into a strategic alliance focusing on rural real estate services across New South Wales. The post Delta Ag to form alliance with CBRE in rural real estate appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Delta Ag… Read more »

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

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

NSW on higher state of alert as dry conditions continue

CONTINUING dry conditions across New South Wales will have a major negative impact on the state’s cropping and livestock sectors this year, NSW Department of Primary Industries’s leader on climate applications and digital agriculture Dr Anthony Clark said. The post NSW on higher state of alert as dry conditions continue appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

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

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

Recruitment: Six tips for improving workplace culture

A healthy workplace culture is the best bet for happy employees and low turnover. That statement applies as much in a small family-scale cattle operation with a single employee, as it does in a feedlot employing 35 staff, or a meatworks employing hundreds. If you’re wondering what the culture is like in your business, consider… Read more »

Precarious employment is rising rapidly among men – ag near top of list

Precarious employment is increasing over time, and it still remains higher for women than men in Australia. But over the last nine years it has increased far more rapidly among men, particularly in fields such as agriculture. The post Precarious employment is rising rapidly among men – ag near top of list appeared first on… Read more »

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

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

Green light for Bayer and Monsanto mega merger in US

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

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

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

Outback campdraft competition held 200km from nearest town

While most sporting codes hold grand finals in locations convenient enough to draw large crowds, campdrafting chose to hold its national titles in one of the most remote parts of Australia. Source: ABC Livestock Outback campdraft competition held 200km from nearest town

Recruitment: Three ways to attract the best candidates

Attracting the best job candidates is every employer’s goal, however it’s not always easy to find the top talent in the meat and livestock industry. Here’s some helpful hints to improve your strike-rate. The post Recruitment: Three ways to attract the best candidates appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Recruitment: Three ways… Read more »

Fungicide residue in Australian barley halts one exporter’s shipments

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