Grain Agency

Leverage national cash markets

  • A professional edge to your grain marketing
  • Access to myMarketCheck – Grower management portal
  • Assigned agent to assist marketing

Take a professional approach to your grain marketing with Market Check, the best full service Grain Agent on Australia’s East Coast.

Our Grain Agency service has facilitated grain sales on behalf of producers for over 20 years, and over this time we have developed significant leverage within the national cash markets. We will earn better returns for your grain while you get your time back to focus on what you do best, farming.

Our expertise and relationships within all national cash markets mean we achieve consistently strong results, and as a result have cemented long term loyalty with our client base.


 

Market Check Personal Grain Agent

Assigned Grain Agent

  • Access to myMarketCheck
  • Market representation
  • Contract execution and assistance

Each Grain Agency client is assigned their own personal Agent from one of our experienced and highly skilled team members. Our Agents will advise on strategy and facilitate your grain marketing needs to the extent that you wish and work with you in a bid to get the best possible returns for your grain. They will provide selling recommendations with the client’s best interests at the forefront of every marketing decision.

Market Check Express Plus Program

Grain Tenders

  • Leverage quantity and quality with other grain parcels
  • Access our exclusive network of direct buyers
  • Set a reserve price and make the market work

Market Check Tenders are designed to leverage quantity and quality to maximise the price you receive as a result of strong competition amongst buyers. Reserves are set on the day of the tender in consultation with growers and will, at a minimum, match the best published bids on the day but often achieving a better than expected result. In addition to exposing grain to the whole market, we will negotiate the best price, spreads and contract terms. We achieve price outcomes above trader/merchant bids due to consumers being able to accumulate parcels of grain directly from growers rather than through the trade at a margin.

To put grain on a Market Check tender, please use our:

myPrice Offerboard

Tender Form, or

Contact a Market Check Agent.

Market Check Grain Tenders

Express Plus Program

  • Access to wholesale domestic markets
  • Arbitrage opportunities to maximise returns
  • Credit insurance and flexible payment terms

The Express Plus Program offers our agency clients access to wholesale domestic markets and flexible payment terms that aren’t offered in the standard retail market. This can be useful if a premium is evident via a trade bid or an arbitrage opportunity exists which the Market Check team can participate in. Express Plus also offers quicker payment terms, deferred payment options and credit insurance covering 90% of the value of the grain.

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Market Check Managed Programs

Australia’s No.1 performing pools

  • Australia’s top performing Managed Programs
  • Independent with all benefits returned to pool participants
  • Payment security with credit insurance underwritten by Atradius

Market Check’s Managed Programs offer innovative marketing and price risk strategies based on expert market intelligence and our 22-year track record in the grain marketing industry. Market Check provides Australia’s number one performing Managed Program based on independent analysis since 2012. Our Managed Programs offer more than performance and guaranteed payment security, we offer peace of mind and flexible payment terms to meet the needs of your individual business. Our mandate is to protect strong prices and extract maximum value from the market for the sole purpose of adding value to clients.

MC Returns APW1 MC Returns F1

The Strategic Program’s performance on average over the past 4 seasons compared to the NSW, VIC and SA cash track markets net of all management fees, storage and interest. All values compared on a harvest, ‘apples with apples’ basis. See charts for both APW1 and F1.

 

Find out more about our Managed Programs.

Market Check Market Reports

Market Reports

The Market Check ‘Sunday Brunch’ is widely accepted as one of the most informative and easily digestible grain market reports in Australia. We also offer a daily market snapshot called the ‘Early Bird’ which gives you the heads-up each morning on overnight market moves and what we anticipate local prices to do. The Market Check team will also advise the latest market news sensitive to your region via “Market Alerts” so you don’t miss opportunities when they arise. Our SMS and Email alert system ensures your finger is on the pulse of the markets while you’re working on your farm.

Sunday Brunch: Global and regional market commentary with a focus on interpreting international soft commodity and macro markets and their effects on the local grain markets.
Early Bird: Overnight snapshot of the major futures price activity in local terms backed up with a brief summary.
Market Alerts: Alerts via email or text to any market sensitive news or reports as they come to hand.

Market Check Industry Links

Industry Links

We have compiled a list of useful industry links for your convenience.

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Tender Participation Form