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

Cattle on feed numbers fall 7pc in June quarterly survey

Cattle numbers on feed fell by seven percent in the June quarterly feedlot survey released this morning. While still above one million head for the tenth consecutive quarter, numbers on feed have not been this low since December 2018, prior to the start of the drought…Read More

Jon Condon, August 5, 2020

Dismal sorghum harvest draws to a late close

Harvest of Australia’s smallest sorghum crop in 50 years is drawing to a close in central and southern Queensland to mark the end of a late and challenging season from start to finish for many growers…Read More

Liz Wells, August 3, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: Values firm as crop concerns build

Prices for wheat and barley have firmed in the past week in response to concerns about lack of moisture for some crops as spring approaches…Read More

Guest Author, July 31, 2020

Slow season, lower prices coming for fodder industry

Forage trader Feed Central, which inspected about 300,000 tonnes of hay in the past year,has predicted a dramatic downturn from the record fodder prices seen over the past two years…Read More

Fiona Myers, July 24, 2020

Feed grain focus: Prices ease as focus switches to new-crop

Feedgrain values have softened this week on some current and new-crop selling, but mixed yield prospects for eastern Australia’s wheat and barley crops have tempered losses…Read More

Liz Wells, July 24, 2020

The rise and rise of feed grain

Grain destined for domestic animal feed use has risen to over 40pc of Australia’s total annual grain production, reflecting the continued growth of the beef cattle feedlot and chicken meat sectors in Australia and the more recent impact of severe drought years…Read More

James Nason, July 24, 2020

Barley driving the bus in feedlot rations

Barley has increasingly become the grain of choice among eastern states feedlot operators this year, as a wide price gap appeared between the two major white grains…Read More

Jon Condon, July 24, 2020

Grainfed trading budget sees sharp improvement, as ration prices soften

Beef Central’s latest 100-day grainfed trading budget calculated this morning has shown a sharp improvement, contrasting sharply with deep losses recorded in our two previous budgets since May. A $30/t softening in ration prices has helped deliver a much improved $40/head loss in today’s budget..Read More

Jon Condon, July 22, 2020

Entries open for 2020 Young Lotfeeder title

Entries are open for the coveted ALFA Young Lotfeeder of the Year award for 2020. While COVID has forced the postponement of this year’s BeefEx grainfed industry gathering, some of the popular activities associated with the event, such as the Young Lotfeeder title, will go ahead under a different format…Read More

Beef Central, July 20, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: Queensland dry lifts prices

Wheat and barley have traded steady to $15 per tonne higher in the past week, with fading hopes for a big early wheat crop in Queensland behind the lift…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, July 17, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: Dwindling stocks in south lift prices

Values have firmed this week based on South Australia joining Queensland and NSW as a volume buyer of Victorian grain for nearby delivery. ..Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, July 10, 2020

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