RURAL BANK

The 2024/25 season is off to a patchy start, with varied rainfall across the country. Credit: Mark Saunders.
CROPPING

Variable rainfall delivers mixed start to the season

Some Australian cropping regions have been receiving good rainfall while others miss out.

20 May 2024

Canola could be in short supply, as key growing regions continue to battle dry conditions. Credit: Mark Saunders.
CROPPING

Canola plantings predicted to drop as demand grows

Dry conditions in key growing regions are threatening this season's canola planting area.

20 May 2024

Some areas of Western Australia received much-needed rainfall in March after a long hot, dry spell. Photo: Mark Saunders.
CROPPING

Seeding is underway in some regions across Australia

Growers in some areas of NSW, Victoria and WA have started seeding.

10 April 2024

 Lamb and mutton prices should rebound later this year, according to Rural Bank's latest outlook. Photo: Mark Saunders.
SHEEP

Lamb and mutton prices continue to soften

Lamb and mutton prices have slipped but Rural Bank expects them to pick up later in the year.

12 March 2024

 Eastern states growers have renewed confidence after recent rain boosted last season's yields and soil moisture for the year ahead. Picture Mark Saunders.
CROPPING

Rain renews confidence in eastern states

Things are looking up for farmers in the east, thanks to recent rain and solid global grain demand.

14 February 2024

 The sun is setting on 2023, which was a tough year for many farmers. Photo: Mark Saunders.
MACHINERY

It's been a year!

That's a wrap on 2023.

20 December 2023

 Seasonal and trade conditions, along with economic headwinds, will determine the outlook for Australia Agriculture over the next six months, says Rural Bank. Picture Mark Saunders.
INSIGHT

What's on the cards for 2024?

Rural Bank narrows down the challenges facing Australian agriculture into three key themes.

13 December 2023

 Rural Bank said lamb and beef prices are likely to remain fairly stable over the coming month. Picture Mark Saunders.
LIVESTOCK

Livestock prices stabilise as demand improves

Lamb and cattle prices are expected to remain steady.

15 November 2023

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Utrisha N: The new biostimulant boosting broadacre yield potential

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Maximise your nitrogen use efficiency

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Safety first for the year ahead

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Precise and Productive Seeding Equipment

The success of next year's harvest begins now, with strong preparation and planning.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

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Research Report: Carbon Calculators (June 2024)

Farming Ahead's June Research Report compares two carbon calculators which can be used by grain growers.

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Research Report: High Horsepower Tractors (May 2024)

Kondinin Group has rounded up some real broadacre muscle in this Research Report - looking at 447kW (600hp)-plus tractors.

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Research Report: Sheds (April 2024)

Sheds play a vital role in farming, offering shelter and protection for people, machinery, livestock and valuable inputs like chemicals and fertiliser.

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Research Report: Self-Propelled Sprayers (March 2024)

In this month’s Research Report, the Kondinin Group research team of Mark Saunders, Ben White and Josh Giumelli present the results of the latest round of self-propelled sprayer testing. The team traversed several states to round up six of the latest sprayers, which can cost upwards of $1 million each.