Rob Sands (Management Consultant) consults to clients throughout the Central Wheatbelt. He pens the editorial for the June Farmanco Facts, and begins with:
2020 will go down in history as the year that a virus stopped the world. Just when you thought you had enough to deal with, the Chinese made the decision to slap an 80.5% Import Tariff on Australian barley for no defendable reason. Now there is a lot of “noise” around this issue, but what is clear to me is that the reason China is promoting in the media has nothing to do with why they are actually doing it.
Articles this month include the following:
Measuring harvest losses
by David Cameron (Agronomist, Moora)
In our canola crops we are losing an average of $75 per hectare as harvest losses
Measuring losses in all crops means you can manage them
Drop trays have improved and are effective for measuring losses
Wool – what do we do now?
by Greg Easton (Management Consultant)
Wool prices fell by 27% from January 2020 to May 2020
Storing wool should be treated as an investment decision
Check on your insurance if you plan to store wool on farm or in broker storage74% - 78% of Australian wool is usually destined for China
China domestically consume 55% to 60% of imported wool
Solar Panel Investments
by Jodie Pengel (Intern 2020)
An outline of the latest renewable energy legislation and schemes (rebates) available for solar power
Analysis of potential return on investment of using solar
Things to consider if you decide to install solar panels
Oil and its relationship to grain prices
by Don McTaggart (Grain Marketing Consultant, Albany)
Strong correlation between crude oil and grain futures doesn’t appear to translate to local prices.
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WA & NSW / VIC Wool Livestock Market Reports.
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