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  • What Happened to Australian Grain Prices?

    What Happened to Australian Grain Prices?   Chris Coore, Agfarm Advantage Manager February 15th 2019 Over the last four weeks we have seen wheat and barley prices fall significantly, which is contrary to what the entire industry thought was going to happen. We’d all seen domestic and global production suffer and it was a common […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 08/02/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC Good soaking rains have been welcomed by much of Victoria this week. Croppers will take it to replace soil moisture, western districts dairy farmers were happy for the summer forage crops, and almost all livestock farmers are looking for feed. Some standouts were 20mm at Ouyen, 30mm at Longerenong […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 08/02/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD It was a disappointing week for the Central NSW and QLD winter cropping belt. As you can see from the below BOM seven day rainfall map there was absolutely nothing in the gauge. More frustrating for the central QLD area with substantial rain falling north, south and west […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 08/02/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager SNSW Another week of mixed weather. It is still reasonably warm around the southern half of NSW but the past three to four days has seen some stormy weather with some paddocks getting a good drenching. Most will have run into dams but hopefully some has soaked in. Falls ranged […]
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  • WA Market Update – 08/02/2019

    Reid Seaby, Regional Manager WA This week CBH confirmed WA’s 2018 crop was the second biggest on record with 16.4MMT of grain received across the four port zones during the 2018-19 season. This figure fell just short of the 16.65MMT received in the 2016-17 season. The variance between port zones was disproportionate to the 2016 […]
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  • SA Market Update 08/02/2019

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager South Australia There was some rain around the great state this week and although it barely put 1mm in the rain gauge, the somewhat unfamiliar light tapping on the roof just before dawn was a beautiful sound. Adelaide however is still in a dry spell and currently up to 50 […]
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  • Agfarm Finance Newsletter – January – Lease vs Buy, The Age Old Argument

    Reid Seaby, Agfarm Regional Manager WA Around the grounds – January 2019 The BOM recently released their quarterly outlook which unfortunately is instilling little confidence in growers, particularly those on the East Coast who have just suffered through a very challenging season. As farmers begin budgets and look towards next season, they are rapidly realising […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 01/02/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC Continued heat, storms and schools back! Wednesday brought some brief respite from the continued heat with hail and rainfall scattered all over Victoria. There were some meaningful falls in the Goulburn Valley and patchy rains through the Wimmera/Mallee. Elmore received 15mm, Merchison 15mm and Donald 12mm. Markets remain quiet […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 01/02/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD Summer cropping… it never ceases to amaze how quick things can turn around. The past week’s weather conditions have been far from ideal; relentless heat, no rain and a less than average forecast for rain in the coming months. Most of the NSW summer cropping belt experienced plus […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 01/02/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager SNSW The last week has brought stormy weather and muggy conditions allowing storms to build in afternoons or evenings. However, it has been patchy and most of the Southern NSW grain growing regions have only received 1-10mm’s in total. Livestock producers are also looking over their shoulder for a change […]
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  • WA Market Update – 01/02/2019

    Reid Seaby, Regional Manager WA It’s been a quite week in WA with school returning and everyone moving back into regular post-holiday routines. The boomspray hasn’t seen much action this year which has obviously resulted in less money spent on summer sprays but in turn means there is very little subsoil moisture at this point […]
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  • SA Market Update 01/02/2019

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager South Australia Once again, it’s a similar tune playing on both the weather and pricing front with little change from last week. The BOM is still predicating a warmer and possibly drier first quarter of the year. You may recall the maize day I attended on the flats at Murray […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 25/01/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC Everything is moving slowly this week with people, markets and plants being dominated by the continued heat. The summer crops; corn (see left picture below near Echuca), cotton and rice are thriving in the conditions. The continued hot weather has allowed later sown crops to recover well. However, water […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 25/01/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager SNSW The last week hasn’t brought much relief on the rainfall front with minimal amounts falling in areas along the border. However, there has been up to 20-30mm’s in the north east and central eastern areas of NSW. The lack of rain on the radar for the coming week will […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 25/01/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager SNSW Not much to report weather wise through Southern NSW, as it has been much of the same, possibly 1-2oC cooler than last week. Summer crops are enjoying the long blue-sky days but are sucking the water up and cash with water prices only heading one way. The temporary water […]
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  • WA Market Update – 25/01/2019

    Reid Seaby, Regional Manager WA Very little has changed since last week. There has been no rainfall to speak of which has meant very little (if any) summer spraying and the strong prices over harvest have left growers heavily sold with very few tonnes left to commit. With farmers returning from a well-earned break, attention […]
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  • SA Market Update 25/01/2019

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager South Australia As the Billy Idol songs goes it’s “Hot in the City” …. Adelaide set a new record today (Thursday), one I would have been happy for us to miss. The hottest on record is 46.1oC back in 1939. As I write this, it is already 46.5oC and we […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 18/01/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC Beaches, bankers and sheep replace headers in Vic as harvest is all but completed. There are also a lot of trucks moving as consumptive markets call on grain contracts. Markets have been quiet this week. Grain pool operators are preparing to close their main pools but expect to see […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 18/01/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager SNSW Rainfall continued to allude most cropping areas in central and northern NSW and QLD. Some small falls were recorded in eastern and south east areas of NSW and some larger falls up and down the QLD coastline. The heat being experienced through much of the country sure didn’t stay […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 18/01/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager SNSW Well, the furnace got turned up this week. With temperatures well above 40oC and some reaching 45-47oC it’s reasonable to assume most would have been on early morning and evening duties. There is some small relief on the radar for the weekend with temperatures ranging from the mid to […]
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  • WA Market Update – 18/01/2019

    Reid Seaby, Regional Manager WA Harvest is pretty much over and pleasingly the crop in WA has come in better than most were expecting. Prior to harvest there were concerns that a late start, dry September and frost would hamper the ability for WA to have a good season, but it seems all the ‘talk’ […]
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  • SA Market Update 18/01/2019

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager South Australia Another quiet week for the grains market in South Australia. Many growers have taken the opportunity to get away for a few days well deserved RnR and I’ve heard skiing on the river is the place to be while the temps soared above 40oC. Port Augusta took out […]
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  • Can Grain Prices Keep Going Higher?

    Can Grain Prices Keep Going Higher?   Chris Coore, Agfarm Advantage Manager January 16th 2019 Everyone loves a wrap of harvest, right? A summary of what has happened over the past few months. Whose predictions were correct and whose weren’t. What the top prices were and why they were there. That’s all good and well, […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 11/01/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC Happy new year everyone and welcome to 2019. Finally, for those still going we’ve had good harvesting weather for almost three weeks barring a few total fire ban days. Quality has remained high, with only minor rain induced downgrades. Yields from Horsham south have been strong with reports of […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 11/01/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager SNSW Weather hasn’t been so kind since Christmas, with very warm conditions (well into the 40’s) experienced through much of Central NSW, Northern NSW and into QLD. We haven’t seen much major follow up rain since the large falls at the end of last year. Most activity has been stormy […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 11/01/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager SNSW I hope everyone had a good and safe Christmas and New Year period. It was definitely a typical Southern NSW one with most days soaring up around the high 30oC and into the low 40oC most days. From a few trips around the area in last few weeks you […]
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  • WA Market Update – 11/01/2019

    Reid Seaby, Regional Manager WA Happy New Year to you all, best wishes for a successful 2019. Harvest is now obviously winding down with only later crops in the Albany and Kwinana zones remaining to be harvested. Of the 450,000MT delivered to CBH last week 350,000MT was received in the Albany and Kwinana zones and […]
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  • SA Market Update 11/01/2019

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager South Australia Happy New Year and welcome to 2019! I hope you all had a great Christmas and safe and Happy New Year. Myself, hubby and the three kiddos piled into the car and drove home to mums in NSW for a few days break. The drive across the Hay […]
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  • Agfarm Finance Newsletter – December

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager SA Around the grounds – December 2018 Well that’s a wrap for harvest 18. The continued wet weather, although a burden to harvest progress during the final few weeks, should lead to good sub soil moisture levels going forward into 2019. With good subsoil moisture comes weeds, thus many growers […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 21/12/201

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC As we wrap up 2018, we thought harvest would be done by now, but we continue to plug away! I’ve spoken with a lot of growers this week with most stating they’ve finished, but for those still going the process is frustrating as rain and high moisture delays continue. […]
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  • WA Market Update – 20/12/2018

    Reid Seaby, Regional Manager WA Not too much has changed over the last week other than further harvest progress around the state and parts of the Geraldton, Kwinana and Esperance zones really beginning to wind down – successfully meeting their Christmas deadline. The trend of crops yielding better than expected continued right throughout harvest in […]
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  • SA Market Update 21/12/2018

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager South Australia What a harvest and what an end to the year. Harvest 2018 has certainly thrown some curve balls at not only SA but the country as a whole and the past week has been no different. I left home yesterday (Wednesday) in the bucketing rain with 10mms already […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 21/11/2018

    Anthony Hall, Agfarm Regional Manager NSW & QLD There were some excellent rainfalls recorded in QLD over the weekend and Monday. The Darling downs received 200mm while south of there recorded as high as 300mm. There has been plenty of reports of flooding and crops under water, but no one is complaining considering how long […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 21/12/2018

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager SNSW Harvesting in Southern NSW is all but done. A good week of sun has enabled crops to dry down from rains last week and most will finish prior to Christmas. With rains over the past four to six weeks, guys and gals are now out spraying to get on […]
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  • Export Troubles Influencing 2019 Grain Prices

    Export Troubles Influencing 2019 Grain Prices   Chris Coore, Agfarm Advantage Manager December 20th 2018 The Aussie harvest is all but finished for the season and now our domestic supply is all but known, we’re going to take a closer look at events occurring in Russia and Argentina to see how that bodes for grain […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 13/12/2018

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC Rain and showers this week continue to stretch out harvest. There have been some very big falls, most notably 130mm in Birchip! Another 53mm for Warracknabeal on almost the same amount a fortnight ago. These two areas are fairly well through harvest if not all done, and I haven’t […]
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  • WA Market Update – 13/12/2018

    Reid Seaby, Regional Manager WA Another pretty strong week of harvest progress with tonnes received into CBH as of Tuesday climbing over the 12MMT. After a very slow start, the Albany zone is now in full swing with most growers completing their barley and canola and now harvesting wheat. Having said this, there is seemingly […]
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  • SA Market Update 13/12/2018

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager South Australia Another week of unusual weather across the state, with temperatures dropping significantly and rain falling state-wide on Thursday/Friday. Anyone who hasn’t finished harvest will be held up until the start of next week. Prior to this we saw near perfect harvest conditions for 10 days with headers going […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 13/11/2018

    Anthony Hall, Agfarm Regional Manager NSW & QLD Summer cropping opportunities continue to be the hot topic amongst growers in Northern NSW and QLD this week with the big falls predicted on Thursday and Friday. Rain recorded was between 20mm to 30mm in most areas (more forecast at time of writing). This means sorghum crops […]
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