Farm Table says:
The take home messages from this GRDC funded research are below. Please access the full paper via the link below for methodology, references, acknowledgements and discussion.
- The grains industry in eastern Australia will experience further structural change towards 2030 as east coast demand for feed grain grows
- Farmers in eastern Australia are likely to increase their commercial dependence on grain storage, feed grain production and domestic marketing
- Improved harvest technology and transport logistics will enhance farmers’ capitalising on market opportunities
- Australia’s population and income growth, although slower than might have been anticipated in a pre-COVID world, will help underpin feed grain demand in Australia, as will the gradual re-build of cattle and sheep populations
- Towards 2030 the grains industry faces a carbon challenge.
Figure 1. Sheep population in Australia, NSW and Vic since 1990