Category: Grains

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 »

Grain Central’s March 2018 grain and cropping news quiz

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

Weekly rainfall wrap + 8 day rain outlook, 4 Apr 2018

The remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Nora, embedded on a surface trough, produced moderate falls in the northern tropics. Tropical cyclone Iris formed in the Coral Sea, and is generating moderate to locally heavy falls about the north tropical and central Queensland coasts. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 8 day rain outlook, 4 Apr 2018… Read more »

Recruitment: Three keys to creating a positive environment for new employees

It’s imperative that employers invest in the right induction process, to ensure that after making the effort of finding the right new staff member, they are rewarded with a long-term employee who is loyal and happy with their workplace. Here are some tips to make the transition to the new workplace as seamless as possible…. Read more »

Essential oils are nature's liquid gold for Australian farmers

Australia’s natural oils are offering an increasing range of benefits to international markets, proving the demand is “here to stay”. Source: ABC Grain Essential oils are nature’s liquid gold for Australian farmers

Australia is in Good Economic Shape

            We’ve gotten the latest round of AIG industry PMIs for Australia’s construction, manufacturing and service sectors.  All three are expanding.  Although the manufacturing index dropped 1.2 points, tt has been above a 50 reading for 17 months, indicating continued growth.  All seven activity sub-indexes are rising and 6/8 sectors are growing.  The service sector… Read more »

Recruitment: Three keys to creating a positive environment for new employees

It’s imperative that employers invest in the right induction process, to ensure that after making the effort of finding the right new staff member, they are rewarded with a long-term employee who is loyal and happy with their workplace. Here’s some tips to make the transition to the new workplace as seamless as possible. The… Read more »

World grain stocks set for 46Mt fall

The International Grains Council’s (IGC) first formal projection for 2018/19 heralds a 46 million tonnes (Mt) drawdown of world grain stocks, following a smaller stock reduction in 2017/18, the first since stock had progressively built after 2012/13. The post World grain stocks set for 46Mt fall appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central … Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2018

The April to June 2018 rainfall outlook issued this morning points to wetter three months for the tropical north and far southeast Australia, but mainly neutral rainfall outlook for most areas. The post Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2018

What BOM’s ‘neutral’ rainfall outlook for next three months really means

Today the Bureau of Meteorology releases its end-of-month seasonal outlook for April to June, updating the initial outlook released on March 15. But you might not have seen much media coverage of it, because we’re not seeing big swings towards the attention-grabbing climate drivers like El Niño or the Indian Ocean Dipole, which can dominate… Read more »

Brasserie Bread wins put wheat in front

Artisan baker Brasserie Bread has taken out two of NSW’s top food-industry medals, the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) Innovation Award, and the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) of NSW President’s Medal. The post Brasserie Bread wins put wheat in front appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Brasserie Bread wins put wheat… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Mar 2018

Tropical cyclone Marcus produced moderate to heavy falls in the Top End in the Northern Territory; also in the north Kimberley in Western Australia. A cold front produced widespread rainfall and isolated thunderstorms in western Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Mar 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap… Read more »

Optimistic grain growers boost investment

Grain growers are continuing to invest in their businesses even as wheat prices remain low, as they look to a future of opportunities underpinned by a growing global middle class and a revived Trans Pacific Partnership Research, according to the Commonwealth Bank. The post Optimistic grain growers boost investment appeared first on Grain Central. … Read more »

Where does your grain go? Taste-testing popular spirit made from SA barley

Eyre Peninsula grain growers get to taste-test one of the products made from their malting barley — a distilled spirit that is popular in Japan — during a visit by producers. Source: ABC Grain Where does your grain go? Taste-testing popular spirit made from SA barley

Mice on the march through southern/northern farming regions

Mice numbers are rebuilding across southern farming regions and are emerging as a looming problem in northern farming zones as farmers gear up for this year’s winter sowing programs. The post Mice on the march through southern/northern farming regions appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Mice on the march through southern/northern farming… Read more »

Brave new world of venture funding in agriculture

Venture capital funding of agtech is here and it is a weird and confusing place. So, is agtech going to revolutionise what farmers do and are start-ups going to lead the revolution? Probably, but not in the way many people suggest. The post Brave new world of venture funding in agriculture appeared first on Grain… Read more »

Business skills vital to farming success

Farmers’ business management and leadership skills will increasingly become the key determinant in running successful agricultural operations in Australia, according to Rabobank CEO Peter Knoblanche. The post Business skills vital to farming success appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Business skills vital to farming success

Recruitment: 8 questions good candidates will ask a prospective employer

In the meat and livestock sector, as much as any other industry field, job interviews are a two-way process. As the employer, of course you want to question candidates to find out how suitable they are for the job. But increasingly, a large part of interviews should be about candidates questioning you about the job… Read more »

ACCC moves to reset the bar for quad bike safety

The ACCC has proposed major changes to improve the safety of quad bikes, including the introduction of a safety rating system, crush protection devices and mandatory minimum performance standards. The post ACCC moves to reset the bar for quad bike safety appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central ACCC moves to reset the… Read more »

Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto given Australian clearance

The ACCC has announced it will not oppose Bayer AG’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto Corporation on the basis of global divestments. The post Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto given Australian clearance appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto given Australian clearance

Latevo reboots crop insurance with three-tiered cover

Latevo has re-entered the multi-peril crop insurance market with a three-tiered level of cover available to growers for $14-$26 per hectare which will cover 40-90 per cent of average crop income. The post Latevo reboots crop insurance with three-tiered cover appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Latevo reboots crop insurance with three-tiered… Read more »

Nufarm posts $12 million half-year profit

Agricultural chemical company, Nufarm Limited, today announced revenue growth of seven per cent and a statutory net profit after tax of $12 million for the six months to 31 January 2018. The post Nufarm posts $12 million half-year profit appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Nufarm posts million half-year profit

Weekly rainfall wrap + 21 day outlook, 14 Mar 2018

Tropical cyclone Marcus produced moderate to heavy falls in the Top End in the Northern Territory; also in the north Kimberley in Western Australia. A cold front produced widespread rainfall and isolated thunderstorms in western Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 21 day outlook, 14 Mar 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap… Read more »

Investment boost for CQ inland port

The Federal Government has pledged $2.9 million, or half the proposed cost, to the building of infrastructure which will service the developing greenfield intermodal terminal at Yamala near Emerald in Central Queensland. The post Investment boost for CQ inland port appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Investment boost for CQ inland port

Meet the man who put Wagga Wagga in India's kitchens

About a quarter of every Australian processed food item uses Dhruv Deepak Saxena’s Wagga Wagga canola oil and it’s flying off the shelves in India too. Source: ABC Grain Meet the man who put Wagga Wagga in India’s kitchens

Recruitment: Unleashing the benefit of mentoring in the workplace

Mentoring is not just a critical tool for diversifying demographics in workplaces; it can also be a fast-track for up-skilling the entire workforce. The post Recruitment: Unleashing the benefit of mentoring in the workplace appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Recruitment: Unleashing the benefit of mentoring in the workplace

New South Australian terminal to export grain this year

Australia’s first farmer and private-equity partnership port will be built at Lucky Bay on Eyre Peninsula (EP) to provide a grain storage and export option to the bulk handling and loading facilities operated in South Australia by Glencore’s Viterra. The post New South Australian terminal to export grain this year appeared first on Grain Central. … Read more »

Rural deaths underline perils of working in confined spaces

Just over one year ago, three members of a NSW farming family died while cleaning an empty water tank on a property near Gunning in Southern NSW. In January 2018, two brothers in a haulage business in North Queensland were found dead in the bottom of a fibreglass tank used to cart dunder and molasses… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 14 Mar 2018

A monsoon trough and lingering surface trough near Cairns produced very heavy falls and flooding about the north tropical Queensland coast. A weak low pressure system located over the southern Gulf of Carpentaria produced moderate to heavy falls across northwestern Queensland and in the Northern Territory. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook,… Read more »

Rural deaths underline perils of confined spaces

Just over one year ago, three members of a NSW farming family died while cleaning an empty water tank on a property near Gunning in Southern NSW. In January 2018, two brothers in a haulage business in North Queensland were found dead in the bottom of a fibreglass tank used to cart dunder and molasses… Read more »

Water theft accusations to be tested in court

The National Irrigators Council (NIC) has welcomed action taken by the NSW Government to take accusations of water theft against two Northern Basin irrigators to court. The post Water theft accusations to be tested in court appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Water theft accusations to be tested in court

Connectivity and confidence needed for farm IT adoption

BETTER internet connectivity and targeted education to demystify the digital world are desperately needed to give farmers the confidence to join the on-farm automation revolution. The post Connectivity and confidence needed for farm IT adoption appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Connectivity and confidence needed for farm IT adoption

Energy top priority for new ag manufacturing alliance

Energy has been named as a top priority by the newly formed Australian Agricultural Manufacturers’ Alliance (AAMA), which represents a brace of animal-product, fibre and grain-processing organisations looking for a lobbying voice. The post Energy top priority for new ag manufacturing alliance appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Energy top priority for… Read more »

Rain records tumble as Queensland's big wet continues

Pouring rain has smashed daily records as it saturated Queensland’s north and west over the past week, cutting roads but bringing some much needed relief. And it’s not over yet. Source: ABC Livestock Rain records tumble as Queensland’s big wet continues

Why Coles, Woolworths are moving away from the 'supermarket price wars'

In 2011, Coles fired the first shot. But now the supermarket has waved the white flag, indicating a move away from price-based marketing, write Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer. Source: ABC Grain Why Coles, Woolworths are moving away from the ‘supermarket price wars’

Macquarie’s Viridis Ag buys first farm

Macquarie’s Viridis Ag has kicked off its investment portfolio by purchasing The Grange at Dongara, south of Geraldton in Western Australia. The post Macquarie’s Viridis Ag buys first farm appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Macquarie’s Viridis Ag buys first farm

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 Mar 2018

Broad low pressure troughs extended across northern Australia, generating thunderstorms and moderate falls. A deep low pressure system over Queensland’s northwest produced moderate to heavy rainfall in northern Queensland, with record high rainfall at some locations. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 Mar 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

Mobile ship loaders bulk up southeast’s grain exports

The use of mobile ship-loaders on public berths in southeastern Australia is providing new opportunities to grain exporters without links to bulk terminals. The post Mobile ship loaders bulk up southeast’s grain exports appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Mobile ship loaders bulk up southeast’s grain exports

Grain Central’s February 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 February 2018 grain and cropping news quiz appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Grain Central’s February 2018 grain and cropping news quiz

Hot, dry summer tests farmer confidence: Rabobank

Australia’s farmers have started the year on a cautious note, with Rabobank’s latest confidence survey finding the hot, dry summer in many parts of the country taking a toll on national sentiment in the rural sector. The post Hot, dry summer tests farmer confidence: Rabobank appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Hot,… Read more »

Recruitment: Six tips to help manage unhappy employees

Whether you’re involved in a small farming operation with only one or two staff, or a large vertically-integrated agribusiness employing hundreds, from time to time most businesses will need to manage unhappy employees. Here’s some tips to help manage the situation. The post Recruitment: Six tips to help manage unhappy employees appeared first on Grain… Read more »

India chickpea tariff rises again

As a further sign of India’s bountiful domestic supply from its own crops, the Indian Government overnight has raised the tariff on chickpeas again, this time from 40 per cent to 60pc. The post India chickpea tariff rises again appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central India chickpea tariff rises again

Silos for sale in A&B Grains liquidation

Silos, grain, and plant and equipment formerly owned by A&B Grains at Oakey are being sold by its liquidator to clarify the company’s financial position, which includes a debt of $3 million in total owing to unsecured creditors. The post Silos for sale in A&B Grains liquidation appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2018

The March to May 2018 rainfall outlook issued this morning shows large parts of central and southeastern Australia are likely to have a drier than average autumn. The post Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2018

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Feb 2018

Broad areas of low pressure across eastern Australia produced showers and storms with moderate to heavy falls in eastern Queensland and New South Wales.  The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Feb 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Feb 2018

SA Govt backs new port in election push

South Australia’s Labor Government has pledged $150 million to establish a South Australian Ports Authority (SAPA) to oversee port development, including a new deepwater facility on Spencer Gulf, if re-elected in the state election on 17 March. The post SA Govt backs new port in election push appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain… Read more »

Recruitment: Five mistakes to avoid as a ‘people manager’

Everybody makes mistakes – even managers. They’re a fact of life and help us to grow at a personal and professional level. If there’s one thing successful agribusiness managers know, it’s that making mistakes can be a hugely positive learning experience. The post Recruitment: Five mistakes to avoid as a ‘people manager’ appeared first on… Read more »

Ingham’s buys Baiada’s Wacol feedmill

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

Three parties back South Australian crop insurance waiver

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

WA carter’s app statewide in 2018

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

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 21 Feb 2018

Tropical cyclone Kelvin made landfall between Broome and Port Hedland in Western Australia on 18 February, and brought very heavy rainfall to the western Kimberley. Broad areas of low pressure across western, northern and eastern Australia produced showers and storms. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 21 Feb 2018 appeared first on… Read more »

Are you bogged mate?

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

Bollgard 3 gene approval could pave way to cottonseed sales to China

Australia’s Gene Technology Regulator (GTR) this week issued a licence to Syngenta Australia which could remove a perceived impediment to the sale of cottonseed from the now dominant Bollgard 3 varieties into China’s compound feed and oils sector. The post Bollgard 3 gene approval could pave way to cottonseed sales to China appeared first on… Read more »

Drier autumn ahead for mainland; wetter for Tassie: BOM

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

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

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

Feed grain update: heat wave drives market surge

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

Agricultural bodies slam Senate’s Murray-Darling decision

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

GrainCorp posts FY2017 profit of $142 million

The strong year-end earnings of A$142m by GrainCorp in last year’s bumper crop would dwarf its current season outlook, seen cutting earnings projection by at least half for year-ended 30 September 2018. The post GrainCorp posts FY2017 profit of $142 million appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central GrainCorp posts FY2017 profit of… Read more »

Australia falling behind in crop protection access and investment

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

Inquiry risks contaminating GM debate

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

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 14 Feb 2018

Broad areas of low pressure across northern Australia produced storms and showers. A deepening surface trough and low pressure system inland of the west coast of Western Australia produced moderate falls. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 14 Feb 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap +… Read more »

Recruitment: Greater diversity will benefit rural industries

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

AgFarm and CRT announce finance partnership for broadacre farmers

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

Does Australian agriculture have the tools to manage risk?

Australian agriculture is risky and farmers have to constantly adapt to changing conditions, yet insurance and other risk management tools available overseas are currently unavailable in Australia. The post Does Australian agriculture have the tools to manage risk? appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Does Australian agriculture have the tools to manage… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 Feb 2018

A monsoon trough brought continued heavy rain over the Cape York Peninsula. Moderate falls recorded from showers associated with surface and upper level troughs over the north, eastern Queensland, and parts of central and southern Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 Feb 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Senate set to sink Murray Darling water recovery changes

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

Extreme weather leads to patchwork harvest results

It was always going to be a big ask for the nation’s grain crop to reach last year’s record breaker, but extreme weather events across the country guarantee the harvest is well down on last year. Source: ABC Grain Extreme weather leads to patchwork harvest results

Regional Investment Corporation passed by Senate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grain Central’s January 2018 grain news quiz

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