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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 volumes🤞 #harvest2020 20 #oatt

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Collaboration key to supply chain efficiencies

Richard Perkins – Speaking at AGIC about how cooperation along the supply chain will be needed to claw back dwindling wheat premiums  READ MORE

Feedgrain Focus: Nearby grain in holding pattern, 2019 clouds ahead

Nick Crundall, Head of Strategy, speaks with Henry Wells from Grain Central. Anyone prepared to write a big cheque for grain can get supply into the most heavily traded grain market in Australia; with Darling Downs region wheat and barley expensive but gettable in the $450s now, in the $420s after harvest and sorghum in April […] READ MORE

Market Check Managed Program adds $48 – $98 per tonne

Photo courtesy of Andrew Freeth, Gilgandra   In June 2018, Market Check finalised the Carry-Over Wheat Program after 12 months of management. Final returns varied widely between $48 per tonne in South Australia and up to $98 per tonne in Northern NSW over entry price due to the drought biting and domestic spreads widening across […] READ MORE

How can Australia regain market share in Asian grain markets?

How can Australia regain market share in Asian grain markets? – By Neil Lyon, 03 August 2018 AGIC 2018: Collaboration and differentiation hold the keys to Australia regaining market share in the increasingly price-driven South East Asian grain market, according to Market Check general manager, Richard Perkins. READ MORE

Australian wheat basis strengthens in struggling eastern season

Dry south drives rally - Nick Crundall, Market Check's Head of Strategy speaks with Henry Wells, Grain Central. Australian wheat basis strengthens in struggling eastern season

Options to ‘Weather’ markets

Most growers will be aware of the historically strong domestic pricing currently available as a result of a strong international market combined with the domestic dryness and east coast grain shortage. Alarmingly here in AUS, planting conditions for new crop remain dry across the board, with little forecasted rainfall in the near future. This uncertainty in […] READ MORE

The South Keeping a Lid on Northern Wheat Prices

In a below average production year, the Australian domestic market needs to maintain a healthy premium over the export driven markets to keep grain onshore. The market leader in the delivered markets is the Darling Downs with an annual feed grain demand of 2.5mt million tonnes. Due to its large demand base and Queensland (QLD) […] READ MORE

Australia ships 763,733 tonnes bulk wheat in February

Andrew Retallick speaks with Grain Central.

Market Check Appoints New Commodity Advisor

Market Check has recently hired Grant Hinrichsen as a Senior Commodity Advisor based in Orange, Central West NSW. Richard Perkins, General Manager said “This new office differs from our centralised structure but we could not pass up the opportunity to secure a highly skilled grain marketing professional that complements our existing business.” Grant has been […] READ MORE

Barley price firms in latest Saudi tender

Tim Phelps, Market Check's Head of Markets talks with Henry Wells from Grain Central about firming barley prices in the latest Saudi tender.