Livestock prices to be impacted by very high production numbers

With a mountain of supply flooding the market coupled with drier conditions Rabobank suggests some farmers will be counting numbers in their sleep Local sheep, cattle and goat markets are being impacted by very high production numbers, compounded by already large volumes of meat in congested supply chains, according to agricultural analysts at Rabobank.  For […]

Fertiliser prices in line to drop down to more historic price levels

A recent report indicates fertiliser prices that shot through the roof last season could return to more affordable levels as several factors kick in Growers appear to be clinging to the hope that farm fertiliser affordability is starting to improve across the globe, with a likely recovery in some world markets later in 2023. This […]

Avocado trade expected to grow in an increasingly competitive market

The once hard to sell thick skinned Avocado with greasy content is finding favour in several world markets with our own exports booming With Avocados becoming popular in trendy sandwich bars and Bistros it backs up forecasts the global Avocado trade will continue to grow in the next few years. However, there is a major […]

Dairy set for a favourable season ahead with firm milk prices likely

Dairy farmers still hold onto the hope of four good seasons in a row as big processors set their offers in writing for coming season prices Dairy producers can look forward to another favourable season in 2023/24, with the sector set for its fourth consecutive profitable year, if predictions in the recently released Rabobank annual Australian […]

NFF president Fiona Simson comes away with 2023 Rabobank Leadership Award

Rabobank also adds to its Leadership Awards in 2023 with the introduction of a new Community Leadership category taken out by the Boys to the Bush program The president of the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) Fiona Simson has taken out the 2023 Rabobank Leadership Award, recognising the “vitally important” role she has played advocating on behalf of […]

Dairy industry future down to people drinking more milk

A report into the future of the Dairy industry as low margins come to an end concludes more people need to drink milk The liquid ‘drinking’ milk market remains of key importance to the local dairy sector – with improved domestic retail pricing and opportunities for further export growth – according to a Just-released industry […]

Milk prices rising at fastest rate since records began push up dairy products costs

Dairy products price rises reflect the base rate of farmgate milk prices ranging between AUD 9.50-10.00/kgMS With farmgate milk prices across the country trying to keep pace with Dairy producers’ costs, we have reached price territory of between AUD 9.50 to 10.00/kgMS. As a result, local consumers are seeing significant price increases across dairy products […]

US beef production decline throws up opportunity for Aussie producers

The US has become hungry for addition supply chains as many traditional world beef markets and their own domestic production declines The US is currently the world’s second-largest importer of beef after China, and is expected to be seeking beef supply from more global markets over the next three years, as its own domestic production […]

Cherries for Christmas under threat from highest price level for years

While our local cherry sector is in a growth phase the wet weather hang over and lack of workers for the upcoming harvest will limit normal supply levels It has been accepted that our local cherry growing sector is in an expansion phase in an attempt to meet growing consumer appetite for the fruit locally […]

Winter crop forecast from Rabobank tips big result for those in the dry

Rabobank forecasts broken hearts for some growers battling wet weather but the majority will pocket their biggest haul in years Local growers are on track to harvest a near-record winter grain crop of 61.9 million tonnes, according to Rabobank’s 2022-23 winter crop forecast. But Rabobank predicts what will be a record for some farmers will be heartbreak […]