Grains & Oilseeds

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Market Analysis

The problem with feed grain

Feed wheat and barley prices have been slowly declining since harvest started. Part of the decline has been due to strong supplies thanks to wet

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Market Comment

Wheat in the eye of the storm

After last week’s USDA report and the bearish response to corn and beans, the wheat market has largely traded sideways. There was some good news

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Market Analysis

Red Sea Risk

Global trade and commerce are again being compromised by political instability. The Hamas-led atrocities on the 7th October inside Israel have precipitated a wider conflict

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Market Analysis

Good yields after a challenging year

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) released its December crop report late last year. Changes from the September estimates were

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Market Comment

Winter is for bears

The wheat market has started the New Year as it finished it. International tenders are still being dominated by cheap Black Sea supplies and there’s

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Market Analysis

Holiday grain market moves

The Christmas and New Year break can often throw up significant volatility in international grain markets. The lack of liquidity with many participants on holidays

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Market Comment

Buy, bye

Someone forgot to feed the bulls. After a solid buying spree, China has stopped pick-ing up the phone. Having purchased 1.9mmt of US SRW wheat,

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Market Comment

Wheat finds its feet

Wheat is doing something highly unusual. It is going up. Having withered on the vine for the best part of 12 months, wheat has finally

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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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