Industry leaders have supported the concept of a fodder stocks database to provide a clearer pricing signal, but not all favour the move.
The weekly move in Chicago Board of Trade futures shows a gain of US3 cents a bushel or $3.94 a tonne.
A bold move in the kangaroo harvesting industry has been unveiled by the Maranoa Kangaroo Harvesters and Growers Cooperative.
The Punter's portfolio, heavily weighted towards agricultural stocks, was always going to be hit by the drought and bushfires.
When the Mudgee wine region heads to harvest soon it will be of a vintage that's lower yield but high quality - and if the much hoped for rain forecast for this week arrives, it will be "perfectly timed" for the important local industry.
The threat of Russia curbing wheat exports has made some importers nervous and pushed risk premiums into futures prices.