Glencore Agriculture’s April edition of AgriBusiness is available and features a range of industry news including global grain market update, the flow of grain from west to east coast, Australia’s export market and the farm profile.
Population growth, economic expansion and changing diets in developing countries continue to drive the consumption of grain worldwide. The grain market update from Glencore Agriculture Country Manager Australia/New Zealand Philip Hughes covers the new record levels that grain consumption is reaching.
In the West to east – How your grain moves article, Glencore Agriculture Domestic Grain Merchant David Wood explains the logistics of grain moving from west to east coast amid the domestic demand and how supply chains have adapted from being focused largely on exports to now facilitate an increase in domestic movements.
Glencore Agriculture Senior Wheat Trader Simon Gellert speaks about Australia’s export market being supported by Western Australia following one of the largest winter crop productions for the state.
Growers can read about varieties of grain performing well under pressure with particular regard to dry conditions and first hand experience from Yorke Peninsula grower, Ben Wundersitz.
The Bennett family from Lawloit, half way between Nhill and Kaniva in the West Wimmera in Victoria, are interviewed in the popular farm profile. The family share their cropping program, fertiliser regime, harvesting routine and grain marketing program.
Other articles growers can read in the April edition include Building resilient young farmers, Oaten hay exports boom as China livestock industry grows and Water efficiency management made easier with precision agriculture.
Read the digital version of AgriBusiness magazine here.