Professional edge to grain sales
- Market representation by an agent
- Advising and execution of strategy
- Contract negotiation & execution
- Leverage extensive buyer networks
Take a professional approach to your grain marketing with Market Check’s Grain Agency service. Our Agents have been representing Australian growers and facilitating grain sales in the domestic market place for over 23 years. Over this time, we have developed significant leverage within the national cash markets on the back of our access to both retail and wholesale markets. On the back of our strategic advice and offering and tendering systems, combined with our intimate knowledge of world grain values we have consistently returned strong prices for our growers. Our Agency service helps execute Market Check’s coveted strategies to make sure you’re selling into the right market to get the most for your grain.
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.
- 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:
Tender Form, or
Contact a Market Check Agent.
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.
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.
Find out more about our Managed Programs.
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.
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