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Feedgrain Focus: Export demand, local shorts lift values

Wheat and barley prices have firmed in the past week to reflect a little short covering from the domestic market, and export demand led by the latest Saudi barley tender. ..Read More

Liz Wells, September 25, 2020

Grainfed trading budget sees sharp decline, as feeder prices hit record high

Record-high feeder cattle values and a softening in finished grainfed cattle price offers from processors has pushed Beef Central’s latest 100-day trading budget result deeply into negative territory…Read More

Jon Condon, September 24, 2020

Robotic feedlot bunk scanner set to be demonstrated

Lotfeeders will soon be able to see the BunkBot feedbunk scanning robot at work in a commercial setting, with monthly demonstrations planned at Mort & Co’s Pinegrove Feedlot near Millmerran in southern Queensland from November. In earlier trials, the Bunk Scanner proved to be more precise and accurate than human bunk callers in measuring the volume of feed on hand…Read More

Beef Central, September 21, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: South softer, north mixed in thin trade

Values for nearby barley have jumped in the northern market on some short covering ahead of harvest volume, while southern values have mostly softened, despite limited grower selling…Read More

Liz Wells, September 18, 2020

Australian cropping programs to favour feed grain production in next decade

Population growth and changing consumer dietary preferences will be positives for the grain industry over the next decade, but there will be challenges from international competition, trade tensions and climate change…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 18, 2020

Finalists chosen for ALFA Young Lotfeeder title

Six young stakeholders from across Australia have been announced as finalists in the Australian Lot Feeders Association’s 2020 Young Lot Feeder of the Year Award…Read More

Beef Central, September 16, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: Wheat mostly higher on northern dry

Wheat and barley traded firm to higher this week in limited volume on minimal growing selling and steady export demand for wheat which is making barley look more attractive to domestic consumers…Read More

Guest Author, September 14, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: Northern barley prices firm

Northern barley prices have firmed in the past week while the start of the Queensland wheat harvest saw old and new-crop markets converge, and values were mostly firmer in the south also…Read More

Liz Wells, September 7, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: Values steady as southern inverses shrink

Demand in southern markets for new-crop export business has closed the inverse on barley and narrowed it for wheat, while in the north, new-crop values have firmed on limited selling…Read More

Guest Author, August 28, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: Prices drop on sell-side pressure

Grower and trader selling on nearby and new-crop barley has driven values down to levels which are buying bulk and containerised export demand…Read More

Liz Wells, August 24, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: Rain softens new-crop values

Prices for wheat and barley have softened this week after rain into the weekend bolstered yield prospects across most of Australia’s cropping districts and prompted some grower selling. ..Read More

Liz Wells, August 14, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: Prices fall on rain, approaching new crop

Prices for barley, sorghum and wheat have softened this week as the inverse between nearby and new-crop narrows in response to  forecast rain across southern Australia which is expected to consolidate yield prospects in all states bar Queensland…Read More

Liz Wells, August 10, 2020

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