Asia Today 2009 - The pulse of cereals and oilseeds
Following the successful Forums on Beef (2007) and Lamb (2008), this year's Asia Today Forum focused on Cereals, Oilseeds and Pulses and their outlook for Asian markets.
The Forum was held Thursday, 13. August 2009, 09:00 am to 04:00 pm in the Parkes Services Club, Parkes, NSW and saw an audience of almost 100 producers and agribusiness representatives.
While the focus of the Forum will be on Asia, it will also broaden the view towards the relevant underlying developments and driving forces of today's agricultural and grain markets.
The Forum was jointly organised by AARC/CSU and Regional Development Australia Central West (RDACW, former CWRDB) and supported by NSW Farmers Association, Central West Farming Systems (CWFS) and Conservation Agriculture and No-Till Farmers Association Australia (CANFA).
Please see the detailed programme, pictures of the event and downloads of all presentations below.
The outlook for the Australian grains sector
Leanne Lawrance (ABARE, Canberra)
Marketing specialty grains
Geoff Brown (Buckwheat Enterprises, Parkes)
Bulk exports to Asia
Chris Kochanski (Emerald Group, Melbourne)
Containerised grain trade [free speech instead of Power Point was provided]
Tony Cogswell (Lachlan Commodities, Forbes)
Growing the Right Product - requirements and quality
Michael Southan (Bread Research Institute, Sydney)
World situation and trends for grains, oilseeds and pulses
John Chudleigh (analysing agriculture, Orange)
Agriculture, climate research and seasonal forecasting. A producers perspective.
Jonathan Welsh (Coolah)
Canola, the right oil to Asia?
Peter Mac Smith (MSM Milling, Manildra)