Welcome to AWB
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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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
As winter crop planting progresses around Australia, with many areas nearing the end, greater attention is now being paid to new crop marketing options for the coming 2021/22 season.
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.
11 May. 2021
The last month has seen an extraordinary run across all major global agricultural commodities with severe weather concerns and strong demand dominating the headlines.
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.
20 Apr. 2021
As we approach the Anzac Day holiday many farmers across the state are taking advantage of fantastic sowing conditions for early sown crops such as grazing wheat and barley, and of course the traditional early sown crop, canola.
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.
31 Mar. 2021
The past two months has seen some great rainfall totals over a large part of the West Australian wheat belt with a few lucky areas now over 150mm of summer rainfall.
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.
09 Mar. 2021
With the export market largely dominated by milling grade requirements, there is fear that feed grain markets will come under significant pricing pressure in the next 4-6 weeks.
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.
08 Feb. 2021
The 20/21 season will be one remembered by growers and industry players for many years to come. It will be one of those benchmark years that is reflected upon around kitchen tables and boardrooms as the new yardstick for what is deemed a “bin buster.”
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.
02 Feb. 2021
The new year has brought with it a renewed sense of engagement from growers looking to step up the movement of the significant stocks still held in on-farm storages.
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.
04 Jan. 2021
The 2020/21 harvest has been littered with delays due to rain events and fire ban days however just prior to Christmas, bulk handlers were reporting the largest ever receivals through their storages and with some NSW farmers in the southern regions still expected to harvest into the early parts of 2021, the numbers will only get bigger.
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.
24 Dec. 2020
As harvest slowly starts to wind down, it was great to see the drama field year that was 2020 end on a positive note.
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.
07 Dec. 2020
For most farmers across the east coast, Christmas came early this year. The build up to this year’s crop was highly anticipated and so far, it hasn’t disappointed. Grain continues to fly into bulk handlers and on-farm storage at rapid rates with growers hoping to be finished harvest by Christmas.
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
On the 15th of November, 15 countries signed the world’s largest free trade agreement called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
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...
09 Nov. 2020
As harvest progresses there are many parts of the WA wheatbelt experiencing higher than anticipated yields with some clients indicating results are exceeding expectation given extremely low growing season rainfall totals.
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.
26 Oct. 2020
Watching the commodities market over the past six weeks has been fascinating for grain market enthusiasts and rewarding for a large portion of growers across the cropping belt.
19 Oct. 2020
All in all, the stage looks set for a bumper harvest in the eastern states with all attention now turning to the weather forecasters for clarity on the harvest outlook.
15 Oct. 2020
Today is International Day of Rural Women, did you know globally, that one in three employed women works in agriculture?
14 Oct. 2020
Under the new management team of Philip Sherwell and Wayne Madden, the Dimboola GrainFlow site is preparing for a big Wimmera harvest.
12 Oct. 2020
In this game, despite all the planning in the world there are two variables that as individuals we have very little influence over, the weather and grain markets. With the commencement of the 20/21 harvest comes the usual speculation about what the next few months has in store for us.
06 Oct. 2020
And just like that another harvest is upon us with the year being one of the most challenging in living memory for the younger generations...
28 Sep. 2020
Harvest has officially kicked off in Northern New South Wales, with the earliest barley crops north of Walgett and Moree coming off this week.