They weren't exactly bargains but buyers left last week's Wycheproof sheep sale pleased with the value of their purchases.
National Grains Industry Reporter
Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.
GrainCorp is enjoying a dream run at present with big crops, high prices and voracious international demand for grain.
While many farmers in north-west Victoria have halted their sowing program due to the dry, Birchip Cropping Group is marching on with trials
Many sorghum producers have reported a strong harvest, with later sown crops in particular performing well.
Corn prices in the US, a major driver of world values, have soared another 50 per cent over the past six weeks, meaning prices are double this time last year.
The long running court case between Advanta and farmers alleging their seed was contaminated with shattercane has taken another twist.
Farmers will have access to a potent new form of mouse bait, with double the amount of the active ingredient, zinc phosphide.
The WA cropping belt is off and away in one of the best starts to the cropping season in years.
A Belgian farmer just thought moving an old stone market would make cropping easier, instead it caused a minor international incident.
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