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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‚Äôs 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


Australia’s August wheat exports drop 37pc from July to 847,181t

Australia exported 847,181 tonnes of wheat in August, well down on the five-year average for the penultimate month of the crop year, with domestic demand from the drought-hit eastern states diverting tonnage away from normal export channels. Market Check’s Nick Crundall, Head of Strategy speaks with Grain Central’s Liz Wells, 23 October 2018. Read here. READ MORE


USDA Aussie production, export numbers raise eyebrows

WORLD grain futures have lifted across a range of commodities in the past week on the back of a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report that lowered international production, Nick Crundall, Head of Strategy talks to Gregor Heard, The Land. Click here to read. READ MORE


Market eyes on sorghum crop potential

Nick Crundall speaks with The Land about the domestic Australian grain market is carefully analysing the potential of the upcoming sorghum plant and whether it will create a meaningful alternative to stretched white grain supplies. https://www.theland.com.au/story/5707831/market-eyes-on-sorghum-crop-potential/?cs=4937 READ MORE


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