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Friday Fun Fact: 19/20 will be the 1st season in >20yrs that Thailand will import more Australian #barley than #wheat..... A clear record for Aus barley exports to Thailand this season, which hopefully will only be surpassed by 20/21 volumesūü§ě #harvest2020 20 #oatt pic.twitter.com/MjALopYMOZ

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People on the move in the grains and cropping sector

Our presence in WA will be vastly different to 2002, explains Brett Stevenson, Market check founder and managing director, in this article published on Grain Central...read More


Yemen Australia’s biggest July bulk wheat buyer: ABS

ABS July wheat export data came in as expected, explains Nick Crundall, Market Check head of strategy, in this article published on Grain Central...read more


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‚Äôs Tom Basnett. Read Here:   READ MORE


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