Grains & Oilseeds

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Market Comment

USDA spoils the party

In the last week or so, the long-term downtrend had been bucked somewhat. There had been observations that the Russian export pace was slowing down,

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Market Comment

The sum of all parts

Immediately after the invasion of Ukraine, we saw and became accustomed to a huge-ly volatile market, where wheat was jumping at shadows and anything that

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Barley
Market Analysis

Where is Barley going?

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has an easily accessible database for all things Agricultural production. This week we pulled out the data on

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Market Analysis

Here comes harvest pressure

Harvest is either going or rapidly approaching in many cropping zones at the moment. With harvest comes selling, or at least much greater interest in

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Wheat crop blowing in the wind
Market Comment

Wheat punches on

Wheat has risen off the canvas, taken a standing eight and launched into a counter-punch. Having touched 540c/bu a couple of weeks ago, the CBOT

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Soybean harvest in the US
Market Comment

Wheat rides a bean bounce

Having ticked off ‘three-year lows’ on its bingo list, wheat staged something of a rally overnight. The trouble is, it wasn’t anything of its own

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Wheat field
Market Analysis

Kicking cheap wheat down the road

As outlined in Friday’s weekly comment, US wheat currently looks oversold. For wheat and cereal consumers here, that is of little comfort, with local prices

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Wheat crop blowing in the wind
Market Analysis

Wheat basis breaks the ton

Despite the dry weather continuing, and yield prospects declining, it seems strange that local wheat prices haven’t taken off. There is good reason for this,

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Research: Analysis of the Australian sheep flock

In this report for LiveCorp and MLA, we analysed the historical trends in the demographics of the Australian sheep flock, examining domestic factors that influence farm-level enterprise decision making. 

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