Demand allows feedlot growth to defy high input costs

ALFA president Bryce Camm told a Queensland Agricultural Merchants’ gathering that demand for custom-feeding places as well as for beef had helped to lift cattle-on-feed numbers to a new record…Read More

Liz Wells, May 20, 2019

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

Henry and Liz Wells, May 20, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: New-crop prospects colour cash markets

Timely and widespread winter-crop planting across much of southeastern Australia has softened cash-market values this week, while talk of Chinese interest in sorghum has helped to boost its prices in the north. ..Read More

Henry and Liz WellsF, May 17, 2019

Cattle on feed hit record 1.145 million head as drought pressure continues

Cattle on feed across Australia hit a new record high of more than 1.145 million head in the March quarterly feedlot survey. The number is close to 120,000 head more than this time last year.
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Beef Central, May 16, 2019

Improved result in latest grainfed trading budget, as feed costs start to ease

While feeder steers are a little higher in price in Beef Central’s latest 100-day grainfed trading budget projection calculated yesterday, an easing in ration costs and stronger forward contract price on slaughter cattle has delivered an improved financial outcome…Read More

Jon Condon, May 15, 2019

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

Guest Author, May 3, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Grazier demand wanes as prices flatten

Many graziers and mixed farmers in central and northern NSW have destocked in the continuing dry conditions, and are not prepared to buy grain, as they did last year, at a premium to the volume market…Read More

Liz Wells, April 24, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Short weeks, dry conditions limit volume

Public holidays and dry conditions across the eastern Australian grainbelt have supported prices now that end-users have booked coverage for the next four weeks and volume traded has dropped to negligible levels…Read More

Liz Wells and Henry Wells, April 18, 2019

Rising feeder steer prices hamper 100-day returns, trading budget shows

A sharp rise in feeder cattle prices over the past month has inflated projected losses on grainfed cattle in our latest 100-day grainfed trading budget calculated yesterday…Read More

Jon Condon, April 16, 2019

John Dee sells 50pc stake in Yarranbrook feedlot to Stone Axe Pastoral

Specialist Wagyu beef supply chain business Stone Axe Pastoral Co has taken a 50 percent interest in John Dee Group’s Yarranbrook feedlot business near Warwick in southern Queensland…Read More

Beef Central, April 12, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Prices firm as growers wait for widespread rain

Want of rain saw domestic grain prices current and new crop firm this week as cottonseed drifted further. Oats and other cereal crops proving a popular planting choice amid ongoing tight fodder outlook…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, April 12, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Rain sparks NSW planting, softens Qld prices

Prices for feedgrain in southern Queensland have slipped a few dollars per tonne following rain in the past week, which has sparked some early planting of winter crops in pockets of New South Wales…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, April 5, 2019

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