Grain Market Update – Wheat (April 2019)

16 April, 2019

The following graph shows the movement in Chicago (CBOT) December 2019 Wheat Futures price expressed in A$ and the 2019/20 APW Multigrade price delivered Port Kembla. Also included is the 10 year average CBOT December Futures price expressed in A$ … Continue reading


Grain Market Update – Canola (April 2019)

16 April, 2019

The following graph shows the movement in ICE November 2019 Canola Futures price expressed in A$ and the domestic canola price delivered Port Kembla. Also included is the 10 year average ICE November Futures price expressed in A$ and the … Continue reading


Wool Market Update (April 2019)

16 April, 2019

The following graph shows the AWEX Eastern Market indicator (EMI) in cents per kilogram clean, from August 2009 to date. The EMI rose 242 c/kg from mid November 2018 until March 2019, but since March, the market has eased 84 … Continue reading


Interest Rate Update (April 2019)

16 April, 2019

The following graph shows movements in both the 6 month and 3 year Bank Bill yield rates, for the period January 2012 to date. These rates are wholesale rates which are net of any margin charged by financial institutions. It … Continue reading


General Comments (November 2018)

14 November, 2018

High demand relative to supply of feed grain in northern NSW, has again lead to wheat and barley basis levels at Port Kembla (PKE) being $30 – $40/tonne above that at Melbourne/Geelong Ports. For canola, the basis premium at Port … Continue reading


Grain Market Update – Canola (November 2018)

14 November, 2018

The following graph shows the movement in ICE November 2018 Canola Futures and the domestic canola price delivered Port Kembla. The new crop canola price delivered port has increased steadily since January 2018, until late October when it declined. Since … Continue reading


Interest Rate Update (November 2018)

14 November, 2018

The following graph shows movements in both the 6 month and 3 year Bank Bill yield rates, for the period January 2006 to date. These rates are wholesale rates which are net of any margin charged by financial institutions. It … Continue reading


Drought Relief Funding (September 2018)

26 September, 2018

The Commonwealth and State Government have implemented new drought support measures to offset financial difficulties as drought conditions have intensified and expanded. The following is a list of the main support measures currently available to drought affected producers. This list … Continue reading


Interest Rate Update (September 2018)

26 September, 2018

The following graph shows movements in both the 6 month and 3 year Bank Bill yield rates, for the period January 2006 to date. These rates are wholesale rates which are net of any margin charged by financial institutions. Currently … Continue reading


Cost of Production and Break Even Price Analysis (July 2018)

23 July, 2018

The average budgeted unit Cost of Production (before interest), and Break Even Price (after interest), calculated from 2018/19 client budgets for the major commodities is shown below:               On average, both the Cost of … Continue reading