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2016 Marketing Resolutions

Posted by Mecardo on 5 January 2016

Mecardo would like to wish all our readers a happy new year, 2015 has been a difficult year for many throughout the agricultural regions of Australia and hopefully 2016 will see fortunes turn around.

At Mecardo we have put forward our four marketing resolutions to help you have a prosperous 2016.

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Topics: General Mecardo information, General information, Bank Swaps

I don’t like the grain price, but I need the cash!

Posted by Angus Brown on 23 November 2015

It’s not often headers are out in south western Victoria in November, but just yesterday a grower started harvesting Canola next door.  As with many growers, it’s decision time in terms of marketing. In terms of Canola, the $20 fall in price in the last fortnight has made the initial plan to simply sell Canola at harvest now a little less palatable. 

Wheat prices have also eased as we moved into harvest, with wheat values falling on the back of lower international markets. These falls in price present a conundrum for the growers who need cash, but don’t like the price.

Does that sound familiar?

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Topics: Risk management, Grain market / grain price, Bank Swaps