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AWB is a leading diversified agricultural supply chain business specialising in the storage and handling, origination, trading and processing of grain and oilseeds. We have an extensive network of local and state representatives across the Australian grain belt that partner with Australian farmers to provide access to a range of tools and services to help them thrive.
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29 Dec. 2021
As December finally brought the welcome news of a reprieve from the rain across most of the East Coast, the increase in harvest activity unfortunately seemed to coincide with a decrease in values to the Australian grower.
21 Dec. 2021
The unfortunate reality of the huge wave of grain that has hit the system in this short period of time is the effect it has had on cash markets.
15 Dec. 2021
This past week has seen much of the East Coast return to its' usual December programming - warm and sunny - a welcome reprieve for those looking to complete winter crop harvest, along with summer croppers who recently became involved in aquaponics.
30 Nov. 2021
The month of November in New South Wales is typically met with temperatures warming up, little to no rainfall and harvest gathering momentum across the state.
24 Nov. 2021
We were warned it was going to be a wet harvest, but the optimist in us thought - "It'll be right, that's what they said last year."
17 Nov. 2021
Harvest has commenced in most parts of New South Wales as we approach the end of November and while there was some good progress made early on,
02 Nov. 2021
In what feels like a theme that will persist throughout the Australian harvest, the first weeks of header activity have faced some early challenges from mother nature.
26 Oct. 2021
Whether you're looking at social media, or more traditional media like you are now, you are no doubt being peppered with harvest pictures, videos and stories.
20 Oct. 2021
With the Queensland cousins making a start to harvest proceedings these past few weeks, in between bouts of wild weather, New South Wales patiently waits for the crop to come in, albeit slowly given the gentle finishing conditions.
06 Oct. 2021
Wheat futures ended the week with a bang on Friday night increasing their fightback after weeks of stagnation. All this action in wheat, all the while east coast canola prices continue their march towards A$1,000 per tonne – a price which has already traded in Western Australia.
29 Sep. 2021
For the majority of New South Wales and the country generally, it is looking like an above average harvest and despite the challenges for many in securing staff, this is fantastic for regional Australia. Big crops bring so much activity, employment and economic benefit to our country towns which in these challenging times, is a very welcome positive.
22 Sep. 2021
As we move towards the end of September, one of the most important growing months for Australia's winter crop, we can almost see the finish line. Back-to-back 30 million tonne wheat crops have been on the cards for much of the year and with New South Wales experiencing a cool and wettish September, only a hot and frosty finish will spoil the party.
08 Sep. 2021
Winter is behind us and the Australian wheat crop is in great shape for another bumper harvest with most forecasts falling short of a record year but well in excess of 32 million tonnes.
01 Sep. 2021
In grain market wires it has been wheat and canola that have been hogging the headlines of late, however barley markets are also starting to attract some attention providing good news for growers of Australia's second largest winter crop.
24 Aug. 2021
Australian grain and oilseed producers continue to have one eye on the weather map, the other on the bidsheets, as prices that were considered “aspirational” only a few short weeks ago are being achieved just as the bureau adds some welcome colour to the forecast for much of the East Coast.
11 Aug. 2021
It seems the age-old saying, 'one man's misfortune is another man's opportunity' is playing out in Australia this season...
03 Aug. 2021
It's been a couple of months of proper winter with cold, wet and windy weather and hasn't it been delightful...
27 Jul. 2021
With July almost in the books and weather continuing to be cold, rainy and windy across most of the cropping regions of Australia, conditions couldn't be better as we approach spring...
13 Jul. 2021
With welcome rain across the month of June the majority of Australia's cropping regions are shaping up to have an average to well above average production year for 2021/22.
06 Jul. 2021
As we see off the month of June and for most people, the end of sowing, the BOM reports that last month produced above average to very much above average rainfall for a large part of the New South Wales cropping belt. Undoubtedly there are some that would appreciate a top up, however the general consensus is that a few days of dry weather would be a welcome break.
06 Jul. 2021
One consideration that must be made this year, is how are we going to store the predicted large production of grain across Australia this season.
22 Jun. 2021
As Phillip Lowe, the Reserve Bank of Australia governor said last week, the performance of the Australian agriculture sector throughout the Covid pandemic has helped underpin the nation’s economic recovery.
15 Jun. 2021
So much of 2021 is yet to unfold, including the all-important spring, however recent rains have the New South Wales crop starting to resemble that of 2020. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for some other parts of the country.
08 Jun. 2021
As expected, the production figures for the 2020-21 harvest and prospects for the 2021-2022 harvest are forecast at well above average, however worth noting this is not without regional variation.
01 Jun. 2021
There’s rarely a dull day in Australian Agriculture and the past few weeks has been no exception, with a lingering summer program seeing both harvesting and planting operations being carried out side-by-side in many areas of the East Coast, with the associated logistics of it all under the pump too.
25 May. 2021
As we progress through the month of May, the absence of rain continues to concern our friends in Victoria and South Australia who are still waiting for their traditional break to the season.
17 May. 2021
Farmers marketing their grain will need look at the global picture to understand where the risk and reward may be. With the most recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report released, it may pay to keep an eye on global supply and demand.
10 May. 2021
What a month it has been. A Cyclone tore through the northern wheatbelt, heavy downpours for the remaining wheatbelt and commodity markets rallying heavily over the past three weeks...
04 May. 2021
...while growers are largely wanting to get the crop established before genuinely engaging the market, it is interesting to understand what is driving Australia’s values at present and whether the influencing factors will be present for the remainder of the season.
27 Apr. 2021
As we approach the end of April with rain gauges devoid of the desired monthly rainfall the New South Wales farmer continues to sow the crop, with one eye on the forecast and the other on a volatile grain market providing an entertaining distraction.
14 Apr. 2021
Fresh data released from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) highlighted the strong grain export program being executed around the world at present, with Australia featuring prominently in wheat, barley, sorghum and oilseeds.
07 Apr. 2021
The past two months have seen the ports a hive of activity and domestic consumers back in the market, with grain moving rapidly by road and rail into these customers and ports.
05 Apr. 2021
March has been eventful for NSW with floods and large rainfalls stretching through much of the cropping belt. Whilst it may negatively impact a few farms with summer programs, most farmers are rejoicing and rethinking their winter cropping plans.
30 Mar. 2021
A week can be a long time in grain markets and the week just passed was no exception. With over eight inches of soaking rain received in parts of Southern and Central New South Wales cropping belts since Thursday last week, agriculturalists will look back fondly.
23 Mar. 2021
The tightness in the global freight market is certainly being felt in supply chains across Australia. Naturally, as the cost of vessels rise, freight rates to move the product also rise and as a result the cost of moving grain and oilseeds from Australia to consumers globally also increases.
16 Mar. 2021
The past week has seen some handy rainfall totals down the East Coast, with Queensland and Northern New South Wales the primary benefactors. Those with later Summer crops planted, especially in northern areas and into the Liverpool Plains, are now all but assured of an above average result.
01 Mar. 2021
Overseas markets have been erratic over the past couple of weeks, to say the least. With most markets predominantly being driven by China recently, with their New Year holiday taking place, US futures have turned to fundamentals for price action.
22 Feb. 2021
There are fears of a winterkill across the US plains where large quantities of wheat may have been affected; this will get a lot of attention now and in the coming months.
15 Feb. 2021
Last week we saw the Grains Industry of Western Australia (GIWA) release their 2020 final crop production estimates which across all zones and commodities was pegged at 16.63 million metric tonnes. The result was considered exceptional given the state received well below average rainfall for the growing season.
07 Feb. 2021
Certainly an interesting start to the new year from a grain marketing perspective with some big swings on CBOT wheat futures pushing past 670 US cents per bushel, barley tenders awarded and canola prices riding a roller coaster for the month.
05 Feb. 2021
A partnership between Cargill and local farmers is providing much needed funding for local facilities and charities.
04 Feb. 2021
With harvest now over, and as people have had a bit of time to let the dust settle, the attention has moved to marketing unsold grain and getting ready for season 2021/22.
27 Jan. 2021
Over the last six months we have seen global agricultural commodity markets navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic with a very strong bullish undertone.
22 Jan. 2021
Cargill has welcomed the arrival of its export mobile ship loader in Port Adelaide, signalling a major new investment for the South Australia agriculture sector.
18 Jan. 2021
With a monster east coast harvest done and dusted and grain in the bin and the Christmas holiday period behind us, growers will likely start looking at marketing the next chunk of their crop.
29 Dec. 2020
Australia’s export infrastructure is facing one of its greatest tests with a near record crop on the East Coast and surging demand for Australian grain around the world.
23 Dec. 2020
Before harvest, site supervisor at Cargill’s GrainFlow site at West Wyalong, Alan Cooper, bought a drone with aerial photography. It turned out to be a canny purchase allowing Alan to capture one of the most memorable harvests in recent memory.
24 Dec. 2020
With the 2020 harvest quickly drawing to a close, the surprises for the year have kept coming, albeit this time for most its certainly been an agreeable one with yields undoubtedly better than expected in most cases.
21 Dec. 2020
2020 has been a forgettable year for lots of reasons, from bushfires to Covid-19. But the year is shaping up to be completely memorable as one of the best cropping seasons in recent times.
15 Dec. 2020
As headers in Central and Southern New South Wales and Victoria continue their efforts to complete harvest ahead of Christmas, growers in the north have largely wrapped up both their harvest and marketing programs for 2020 and are looking up the road to see if 2021 brings with it some fresh opportunity.
08 Dec. 2020
Cargill Australia (Newcastle Facility) has been recognised as a leader in water management and efficiency by the Hunter Business Chamber at its recent 2020 business awards.
30 Nov. 2020
The month of November has been one of the busiest in recent years with over 7 million tonnes of grain received into the bulk handling system on the east coast alone coinciding with the New South Wales harvest close to 75% completed.
23 Nov. 2020
Canola harvest is wrapping up quickly through NSW, as harvest rolls south and east at a rate of knots. Growers have enjoyed some great results with big yields and prices remaining firm through harvest.
24 Nov. 2020
Due to a number factors, Europe has become the prime importer of Australian canola buying up to 80% of our exports at times...
18 Nov. 2020
GrainFlow’s Dynamic Binning is upgrading almost 15% of wheat deliveries across it’s storage and handling network this season.
17 Nov. 2020
It has been a quieter week in grain circles, as growers focus their efforts more so on harvesting rather than marketing in the wake of recent price corrections.
09 Nov. 2020
A very eventful week or so in grain markets as harvest progresses rapidly with a string of clear days through most regions. Cool overnight temperatures throughout much of New South Wales has probably stemmed what should have been the biggest days of harvest to date...
02 Nov. 2020
The harvest to date has been punctuated by weather interruptions throughout the cropping belt of New South Wales and Southern Queensland. From all reports it hasn’t been a question of did you get rain, but more of how much was received.
27 Oct. 2020
As harvest ramps up across the GrainFlow network we know that a safe and efficient service over harvest is key for our grower customers.