As an independent grower membership organisation, Market Check offers advocacy and industry representation for our clients. The team regularly presents at industry events and offers commentary within the media on relevant topics that affect the grains industry and its growers. Market Check puts grower interests first when offering commentary and distributing content throughout the grains industry, and wider agricultural sector.
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The divergence in new/old crop #wheat prices in Aust is growing as old crop is supported by strong export pace + domestic shorts. New crop, while buoyed by lower AUD/higher global prices is pressured by promising prospects for a big EC winter cereals plant #oatt #harvest20 pic.twitter.com/z0v2crV8Lu
Market Check Return to WA with Experience
History in WA Back in 1995 Brett Stevenson exited the financial markets after 12 years, with the view of bringing the skills he had learnt to the agricultural industry. The Wool Reserve Price Scheme was disbanded in 1991 and the domestic grain market deregulated in 1989. The debate about deregulating the National Single Desk was […] READ MORE
Australian barley exports flat over May as stocks tighten
Our barley exports are winding down as procurement of volume in WA and SA becomes harder, explains Nick Crundall, Market Check, in this article published on Grain Central... Read More.
Philippines tops Australia’s bulk February wheat sales
Philippines tops Australia’s bulk February wheat sales, Nick Crundall, Head of Strategy, Market Check speaks with Liz Wells from Grain Central. Read More.
Market Check’s Pre-Harvest Program Proves the Value of Put Options Again
Market Check opened its Pre-Harvest Program to grower clients in March 2018, utilising a put options strategy to protect new crop prices. Rather than forward selling at sub $300 NTP levels, growers contributed $20 per tonne into the Program which the Market Check team invested in a portfolio of wheat put options, actively managing the […] READ MORE
Australia’s July-December wheat exports at 4.47Mt down 40pc on 2H17
Market Check’s Head of Strategy, Nick Crundall commenting in Grain Central’s article on the massive drop in July-December wheat exports. – Liz Wells, February 15, 2019. Read Here READ MORE
Middle East buys bulk of November-shipped Australian feed barley
Liz Wells speaks with Market Check’s Nick Crundall about how Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have bought 110,095 tonnes, or 96 per cent, of the 114,643t of feed barley Australia exported in November, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Read Here READ MORE
Strategic Program adds $50 per tonne to Australian Growers
Market Check released its final 2017/18 season returns for its flagship program, the Strategic Program this month with another year of impressive results for participants. The average post-harvest return across all grades and major port zones compared to the average entry price over harvest (Nov-Jan) was $50 per tonne or 21% net of all costs. […] READ MORE
Master your strengths, outsource your weaknesses
Tom Basnett, Market Check, 05 December 2018 Growers can increase their returns and minimise their risk if they get help from independent professionals in the marketing of their grain, and focus on their strengths in management and production according to Market Check’s Tom Basnett. Read Here: READ MORE
Don’t try to be a giraffe
Master your strengths, outsource your weaknesses, by Tom Basnett While our instinct tells us to work hard on our weaknesses, the most successful entrepreneurs and leaders understand that focusing on our strengths and outsourcing our weaknesses is the key to prosperity in business. Belarusian American entrepreneur, Gary Vaynerchuk, who transformed his small family wine business […] READ MORE
Risk and reward: Traders/government weigh up feasibility of grain imports
On price alone, US corn may stack up for import into southern Australia, but GM concerns and reasonable prospects for sorghum are likely to keep whole grain imports out of Australia for the foreseeable future, but oilseeds may be on the cards. Nick Crundall, Head of Markets, talks with Henry Wells, 09 November 2018 – Click Here. […] READ MORE