Keep up the good work BS
As was said previously in this thread with China not playing the game in the grain market, it may open up other potential markets.ABARE has revised upward further still their predictions for the Victorian Grain Harvest on both wheat and canola, and downwards on barley. Better get that Inglewood Eaglehawk line re-opened fast or the rail network will be crippled especially in the Dunolly - Maryborough bottlekneck . As is you can only run one grain train a day on each of the Mnangatang and Sea Lake lines, re-open Eaglehawk - Inglewood and by running trains overnight you can at least double capacity over those two broad gauge lines. Plus frees up capacity on the Mildura sg line by running some bg via Bendigo. Otherwise it has to go by B doubles not a good outcome when an immedaite rail alternative is available at around $ 25m according to media reports.
Drought in northern Africa tipped to increase reliance on wheat imports.
Grain production in the North African countries of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia has been severely impacted by one of the worst droughts in the past four decades, leading to an increase in regional imports to meet domestic demand requirements.
And any increase in demand in the Mediterranean Sea region can only be good for Australian growers.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the North African region (which also includes Egypt and Libya) is forecast to overtake the Middle East as the world's biggest importer of wheat in the 2020-21 marketing year (July to June) due to the production decline.
Seems like Australia has not been the only country suffering from severe drought over the past few years, with this year shaping up well in the agricultural dept any new market is good news for our exports.
This link came from, you not going to believe this, The Wimmera MailTimes.................
The growers might be happy with the weather, but not very happy about the prices floating aboutA couple of years back I was talking to a relative who cropped in the Warracknabeal area. They had just had a pretty good harvest but so had a number of competing countries leaving prices rather low. Many farms with the ability to store their grain themselves were doing just that and betting on prices improving later.
PN BG grain on route to load at Quambatook for the second time this week tonight. PN SG grainy loaded at Dunolly today, currently awaiting a rescue loco from a DN PN grainy which is off to load at Underbool again. The Ultima Hay crossed the Underbool train at Maryborough.Thanks for the update cb, you can keep them coming, so there's a bit of traffic happening on broadgauge, good to hear.
Jacinta will need to make an announcement sooner rather than later tbh. But she's probably too preoccupied with the West Gate Tunnel debacle...PN BG grain on route to load at Quambatook for the second time this week tonight. PN SG grainy loaded at Dunolly today, currently awaiting a rescue loco from a DN PN grainy which is off to load at Underbool again. The Ultima Hay crossed the Underbool train at Maryborough.Thanks for the update cb, you can keep them coming, so there's a bit of traffic happening on broadgauge, good to hear.
Better get cracking with the Carnot bypass through Bendigo....
The squeeze has begun ! Bastards, thought this year was supposed to a wet one ?Donald Duck???
Dry July a concern for croppers, but Gippsland cops a drenching.
THE FICKLE Australian climate is at it again.
And the same climate driver that is delivering the heavy falls over NSW and parts of Queensland is the reason the south is missing out.
A series of high pressure systems over southern Australia is acting like a positive phase of the Southern Annular Mode (SAM), which keeps conditions dry in the south and wetter further north.
In particular, South Australia has experienced one of its driest Julys on record, while much of western Victoria is also well below its average rainfall.
After a fantastic start, crops in the Wimmera and Mallee are still visually good but are starting to go off around treelines as a series of frosts knocks crops around.
Link from todays Wimmera MailTimes: https://www.mailtimes.com.au/story/6856199/horsham-on-track-for-driest-july-since-1997/?cs=12
Also some interesting pictures of comparison of crops over the last few years during July, shows how much each season can vary, pictures taken from the Donald area, which is supposed to be duck country.
Don't be silly or I'll reprimand you ! !Also some interesting pictures of comparison of crops over the last few years during July, shows how much each season can vary, pictures taken from the Donald area, which is supposed to be duck country.Donald Duck???