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  • WA Market Update – 20/04/2018

    Reid Seaby, Agfarm Regional Manager WA GIWA released their estimated plantings last week with an estimated 8.4 million hectares of crop area to be planted across WA this season. Current estimated hectares for lupins are 400,000 and 1,415,000 for canola. Therefore, intended canola and lupin areas are expected to remain about the same as last […]
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  • SA Market Update – 20/04/3018

    Sam Davidson, Agfarm Account Manager SA South Australian wheat cash market bids were a mixed bag this week with buyer interest apparent across grades from APW1 to SFW1. The spread of feed grade wheat to APW1 continued to narrow with ASW1 bid narrowing from -$8/MT to -$5/MT. Port data showed strong demand on the forward […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 20/04/2018

    Alistair Murphy, Agfarm Account Manager CNSW Markets have firmed once again this week, with the Darling Downs feed wheat market being the biggest mover. This week’s upside seems to correlate more with the continued dry outlook here at home rather than any overseas influencers, although we did see a kick in international futures late last […]
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  • SNSW Market Update – 20/04/2018

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account SNSW We are now well past the middle of April and still haven’t really hit any ‘proper’ cold Autumn weather. The front that went through last weekend was largely ineffective in terms of providing any real relief from the dry. The majority of area received <5mm, which was of no real […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 20/04/2018

    Giles Ditchfield, Agfarm Account Manager Victoria Sowing has started!! If growers aren’t sowing they are busy preparing their land through burning, pre-watering or spraying. There is little rainfall on the radar and as a result if we don’t get a substantial break in the next few weeks, growers will be looking to change their sowing […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 13/04/2018

    Alistair Murphy, Agfarm Account Manager CNSW Markets have surged forward this week on the back of stronger US markets, with the Darling Downs delivered feed complex doing the most work to the upside in coarse grains. We have seen some decent liquidity in Central West NSW, mainly feed wheat SFW1 parcels destined for the Liverpool […]
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  • WA Market Update – 13/04/2018

    Reid Seaby, Agfarm Regional Manager WA Bids showed strength earlier this week but have come back to be generally softer than where we ended last week. Malt barley in Kwinana went against the trend, ending $10/MT higher at $300/MT FIS. Wheat bids were essentially unchanged but new crop APW1 was down $3/MT to $292/MT FIS. […]
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  • SNSW Market Update – 13/04/2018

    Nathan Michael, Agfarm Account Manager SNSW Yesterday (Thursday) in Wagga Wagga, we recorded a temperature of 35 degrees during the day and even at 8:00 pm it was still hovering between 25 and 30 degrees. For the middle of April, that is nearly unheard of. There is some rain forecast for this weekend, although Saturday’s […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 13/04/2018

    Sam Davidson, Agfarm Account Manager VIC Victoria was hot this week, like really hot; the kind of hot that makes buyers ignore a selloff in offshore wheat futures and pay over the public bid in an effort to increase low seller liquidity. This week we saw growers offering parcels to the market with mild reluctance […]
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  • SA Market Update – 13/04/3018

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Account Manager South Australia Yesterday (Wednesday) saw the record broken for the hottest consecutive days for April in South Australia. The temperature gauge hovered around 37 degrees last night as I headed for home. That mixed with the smoke from a nearby grass fire and the dust blowing off dry paddocks made […]
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  • Agfarm World Market Update, April 2018

    Domestic or International Influences – Which to Watch? Chris Coore, Agfarm Advantage Manager April 12th 2018 It’s that time of year again. Grain markets are approaching the most volatile time of the season. Australian sowing is just around the corner and the northern hemisphere weather risk period is fast approaching. So, which one will be […]
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  • WA Market Update – 06/04/2018

    Reid Seaby, Agfarm Regional Manager WA   Isolated thunderstorm activity generated some rain through the central and eastern wheatbelt over the Easter weekend, but falls weren’t significant, generally ranging from 1 – 10mm. Although March was predominantly dry, growers remain optimistic about the upcoming season given they have been able to preserve a lot of […]
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  • SNSW Market Update – 06/04/2018

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager SNSW Another week, and not too much rain on the short term forecast. This has kicked in premiums again and is driving the feed markets for wheat and barley. Wheat is now pricing at around $250-270/MT exfarm and barley is at $255-275/MT south to north (west to east). Maize and […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 06/04/2018

    Alistair Murphy, Account Manager CNSW This week was seen some continued upside in local cash markets, up between $2-3/MT across the board. Strength in international markets and limited grower selling has been the main reason for cereals firming this over the last seven days. Even with the recent upside in values we still haven’t seen […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 06/04/2018

    Giles Ditchfield, Account Manager Victoria   Although most growers are ready to commence sowing or are busy putting in their last-minute preparations, the forecast remains dry with little rainfall on the eight day BOM radar. The back end of next week looks promising for some regions of VIC. The Western Districts and parts of Central […]
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  • SA Market Update – 06/04/3018

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager SA The Easter bunny brought eggs to South Australia last week, but sadly no rain. The March rainfall for Adelaide was only 6mm and this was replicated across most of the state. The long term outlook doesn’t look as positive as hoped with a good 50mm plus needed in most […]
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  • WA Market Update – 29/03/2018

    Reid Seaby, Agfarm Regional Manager WA   This week Profarmer wrote a short note on finance options for the 2018 season, focussing on ‘finance for grain’ products, which is of course a category that Agfarm’s Accelerate falls within. It was really pleasing to see Accelerate succeeded in passing on the factors that growers must take […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 29/03/2018

    Alistair Murphey, Agfarm Regional Manager CNSW Local cash markets firmed slightly across the board this week, up anywhere between $2-3/MT for cereal grains. Canola on the other hand showed a solid move, with international futures firming into the Easter break. Lack of grower selling continues to be the main reason why markets have firmed this […]
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  • SA Market Update – 29/03/3018

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager SA We saw light rainfall across much of South Australian cropping regions last week and over the weekend, but we still haven’t hit levels that will be of any real use to growers. The start of seeding is just around the corner with the traditional Anzac Day kick off in […]
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  • SNSW Market Update – 29/03/2018

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager SNSW We have seen another week of almost no precipitation here in Southern NSW. Last weekend’s front proved to be little more than passing showers and didn’t bring any significant falls. On a drive through the Southern Riverina yesterday I was surprised at how little moisture was evident on the […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 29/03/2018

    Sam Davidson, Agfarm Regional Manager Vic Victorian wheat markets managed to hold somewhat firm this week, despite considerable offshore pressure from weaker US futures and a stronger Australian dollar. Buyers attempted to walk the bid lower in kind, however dry conditions throughout the western districts, Mallee and Wimmera pressured seller liquidity and thereby restricted the […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 23/03/2018

    Alistair Murphey, Agfarm Regional Manager CNSW   Markets have finished slightly weaker this week, as international futures took a breather over the last few days. With values coming off the boil, we’ve seen sellers distance themselves from the market ever further and as result trade has been quite thin and sporadic to say the least. […]
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  • SNSW Market Update – 23/03/2018

    Nathan Michael, Agfarm Regional Manager SNSW   At time of writing there is some light rain falling in Wagga, but that is the extent of our entire week’s rainfall. There is due to be up to 20mm over the weekend, but this has been scaled back from double that amount a few days ago. At […]
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  • WA Market Update – 23/03/2018

    Reid Seaby, Agfarm Regional Manager WA It has been dry across the vast state of WA this week, and that trend is looking to continue throughout next week also. There is a weak low-pressure system that may be developing off the southwest corner of the state and could pass through on Monday, but it won’t […]
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  • SA Market Update – 23/03/2018

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager SA In last week’s report I mentioned that there was no rain on the forecast and that SA wouldn’t see any… well of course it rained, not a lot but enough to wet the ground and add a little to the tanks. So, each week from now I think I […]
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  • WA Market Update – 16/03/2018

    Reid Seaby, Agfarm Regional Manager WA   Kwinana bids have been generally weaker the past week. APW bids have been as high as $295/MT over the past fortnight, which has seen grower selling pick up a bit as they seek to move on some of the grain they have carried from harvest. As a general […]
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  • SA Market Update – 16/03/2018

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager SA The dry weather throughout South Australia has continued this week. Growers are not overly concerned at this stage but a little more rain on the radar (than the 1-2mm that is seen on the BOM 8-day forecast) would be well received. If no serious rain falls over the next […]
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  • Vic Market Update – 16/03/2018

    Sam Davidson, Agfarm Regional Manager Vic Victorian wheat markets finished the week on a relatively quiet note. Most grades sit either unchanged to a dollar weaker with thin trading volumes and a $3-5/MT spread between grower offers and buyers’ bids. Higher grade wheat managed to maintain a premium over APW1, with H1 bids steady at […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 16/03/2018

    Alistair Murphy, Agfarm Regional Manager CNSW This week has seen the majority of markets ease off the recent highs, anywhere between $3-5/MT lower this week across the board. Some of this downside has stemmed from international futures retreating, but also in the recent kick some consumers managed to pick up some additional coverage to keep […]
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  • SNSW Market Update – 16/03/2018

    Nathan Michael, Agfarm Regional Manager SNSW The weather has stayed unusually hot and dry in Southern NSW for another week. The weekend is due to be particularly hot again, with temperatures across the state exceeding 35 degrees. Overall it is not much of a problem at this time of year, as limited Autumn rainfall simply […]
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  • Agfarm World Market Update, March 2018

    Drivers affecting grain prices around the world.   Chris Coore, Agfarm Advantage Manager Each year as we move through March and into April, the question ‘what are grain prices going to do next season?’ starts playing on the mind. The price of grain largely affects what, and how much we plant. So, let’s take a […]
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  • SA Market Update – 9/3/2018

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager SA Thanks to all the South Australian growers who crossed the border into Victoria this week to come and see Sam Davidson and I at the Wimmera Field days. Conditions were similar across most of SA this week, with little to no rain and warm to hot days. Growers currently […]
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  • SNSW Market Update – 9/3/2018

    Nathan Michael, Agfarm Regional Manager SNSW   We have had another week with largely no rainfall. Although, this is not the worst result as it decreases the need for constant spraying of summer grasses. The demand for wheat and barley remain strong to the east and the north, plus whilst backloads are still available for […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 9/3/2018

    Giles Ditchfield, Agfarm Regional Manager Vic   The Victorian markets have again continued to firm over the last week, as we are seeing strong demand from both the domestic and export markets. There is minimal rainfall on the 8-day BOM forecast, and although it is still too early, we aren’t far off requiring a nice […]
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  • WA Market Update – 9/3/2018

    Reid Seaby, Agfarm Regional Manager WA     This week’s thunderstorm activity was confined to the Central West with places surrounding Mullewa and Northampton receiving over 20mm on Sunday afternoon/evening. The remainder of the southern half of the state was predominantly dry with mild temperatures, warming toward the end of the week. The majority of […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 9/3/2018

    Alistair Murphy, Agfarm Regional Manager CNSW We have seen some sustained upside in grain values heading into the middle of March, with international values seemingly finding a new trading range for now. A lot of the recent upside in international markets over the last few weeks has been largely absorbed by our already strong domestic […]
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