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Analysing the 2022 Wheat Market and Strategies to Consider (Jan-22)

Harvest is here and wheat prices remain strong both domestically and internationally. But what is the best grain marketing strategy to capitalise on the current market and what should growers be doing with their wheat? Before we dive into the wheat market situation and strategy approaches, we must remember that we never throw all our […] READ MORE

Grain Pools – The Australian Story

Market Check founder Brett Stevenson reviews the history and evolution of grain pools in Australia. The economic impacts of the 1929 share market crash entered the Australian grain marketing arena when eastern Australia became dramatically short of flour. At the same time the price offered to Western Australia growers from South Africa was far more […] READ MORE

Shifting Trade Flows for Australian Grain (Oct-21)

The record large 2020-21 winter crop last season combined with our price competitiveness into the global market and shifting political landscape (e.g. China) meant that global trade flows for Australian grain shifted. New destinations opened to Australian wheat and barley that helped us reach a record export year and should put us in good stead […] READ MORE

Grain Export Watermarks Reset (Oct 2021)

The export task in 2021 has been nothing short of historic. This is especially the case when you consider that 2021 was following a long and brutal drought. This is relevant as most of the East Coast export infrastructure had either been collecting dust the past few years or reconfigured to accommodate imports given the […] READ MORE

Records Are Made to be Broken (Apr-21)

The export task underway around Australia is unlike anything we’ve seen in the past. Every cog in the export wheel is under strain, with ports pushing out as much as possible, while available trucks and trains are a scarce commodity. Despite the challenges, the job is getting done, especially when export margins are at or […] READ MORE

Strong Start for Barley Prices in 2021 (Jan-21)

Barley Battled in 2020 The Australian barley market took shot after shot last year, starting with China’s announcement they would implement a prohibitive tariff on the feed grain following an anti-dumping investigation against Australia. This was compounded by the fantastic turnaround in production last year, with Australia growing approx. 13 Mt, while the AUD has […] READ MORE

Falling Forward Through Droughts with Walgett Farmer Angus Remond

Angus Remond, a farmer in Northern NSW talks about his experiences farming during the past 2 years of drought at Walgett and the turnaround they have witnessed this season. Angus is a 3rd generation farmer and has been back on his farm “Morendah” which is 90klms North-West of Walgett managing 5,400 Hectares of wheat, barley and […] READ MORE

Saudi books 725,000t barley for Oct, 1H Nov arrival

Market Check head of strategy Nick Crundall said the tender results were encouraging for both global and Australian barley prices, with booked values up more than US$11/t since the last tender to follow some of the rise in pricing seen recently in wheat. (Grain Central) Read more here READ MORE

Australian March wheat exports at 1.02Mt up 28pc from February

“A similar theme played out as previous months, with China doing the heavy lifting,” Market Check head of strategy Nick Crundall said. Read more here.

Supply concerns mount as pandemic roars (Apr-20)

Unprecedented reporting of stocks reveals tight domestic situation: The global macro markets are truly facing the first Black Swan event we’ve seen in over a decade, with agricultural markets not immune to the volatility. READ MORE