Three new staff appointments strengthen Grain Brokers Australia expertise.

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Grain Brokers Australia are excited to announce exciting new staff appointments in Western Australia.

“We are pleased to have been able to employ new long-term Agribusiness professionals to join and strengthen our team,” said Jeff Winspear, Director of Grain Brokers Australia.

Tristan Jones joins the Kwinana office with 12 years’ experience and will take on the role of Senior Broker.  “Many of our grower clientele will be familiar with Tristan as he was previously with the CBH Co-op,” said Jeff.

Grain Brokers Australia is certain he will add a depth of experience to the local team as well as being key assistance to the Head of Brokerage Matt Tolmachoff as the rollout of the company’s national strategic footprint continues.

Sheldon Miller joins the Albany office bringing first-hand grain experience having previously been a farmer, and most recently working with growers specialising in fertiliser supply.  “Chad Jefferis, our Senior Broker in the Southern Zones, is looking forward to introducing Sheldon in the coming week,” said Jeff.

Alisha Chinner is also a new appointment who will specialise in the South Australia and Victoria border region markets. Her office is in Lameroo meaning easy access for many clients.
“Alisha has eight years of marketing experience, and has built many strong relationships with growers and end-users in the grain industry,” said Jeff.

The Perth office administration and finance team has also been bolstered with Kirsten Ross stepping up to the important role of Operations Coordinator for Grain Brokers Australia. “Kirsten has a great depth of understanding of the business having been a key employee for the last six seasons,” said Jeff.

“We also have a new Management Accountant, Steve Brandenburg, who was originally a farmer from Kukerin,” said Jeff.

“Steve brings over 25 years accounting and commerce experience and has previously worked for Wesfarmers CSBP and more recently in the mining industry,” said Jeff.

As part of Grain Brokers Australia’s Graduate Program, Will Gaze joins the Perth team as Broker Associate. Will hales from Borden where his family are local, well-respected growers.

Jeff says, “It is imperative on our business to grow from within, and with this in mind, we have selected an Agribusiness graduate as part of a mentoring program.”

Grain Brokers Australia are pleased to announce these exciting new senior staff appointments across the national team.

Please forward any queries to Matt Tolmachoff – Head of Brokerage Services, and of course Jeff Winspear our Principal. Click here and visit Our People’s page to find out more about our new team.

Visit Grain Brokers Australia at Mildura Field Day.

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Grain Brokers Australia will be exhibiting at the Mildura Field Day 18 and 19 May, come along and visit us at site D5, Carina Avenue.

PLUS! Register for Grain Brokers Australia One Month Free Trial at Mildura Field Day, and you automatically go into the draw to win one night’s accommodation at Quality Hotel Mildura Grand.

Quality Hotel Mildura Grand is superbly located in the heart of Mildura’s shopping and dining precinct, just a short stroll from the Murray River.

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Grower Events

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Grower Events – March 2018

Senior Grain Brokers from our team along with and expert guest speakers will be touring WA from 19 – 23 March and providing Growers with information regarding:

  • Season Overview 2017/18
  • Marketing
  • International Grain Markets
  • Weather Risk Management
  • Lime
  • Safe Farming

These events are a great opportunity for Growers to ask questions and network with our team and other growers.
Refreshments and food will be provided and entry is free.


If you would like to attend any of the events below please email or phone our friendly team:  or call PH (08) 9367 2866

YerecoinYerecoin Hall19 MarchMonday 2:30pm - 5:30pm
YealeringYealering Bowling Club20 MarchTuesday 9:45am - 12:15pm
DumbleyungGraham Shearing Shed20 MarchTuesday4:45pm - 7:30pm
BroomehillBroomehill Golf Club21 MarchWednesday9:45am - 12:15pm
South StirlingSouth Stirling Hall21 MarchWednesday4:45pm - 7:30pm
RavensthorpeLandmark (Shed)22 MarchThursday9:45am - 12:15pm
ScaddanScaddan Golf Course22 MarchThursday5pm - 7:30pm
Moorine RockMoorine Rock Tennis Club23 MarchFriday11am - 1:30pm

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Win 2 nights at Tribe Hotel, Perth

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Grain Brokers Australia are giving away two nights’ accommodation for two people at the new brand of hotel, TRIBE in West Perth.

Tribe Perth is characterised by contemporary, innovative and boutique design, along with its prominent position next to Kings Park just minutes from the city’s restaurants, bars and tourist attractions.

The hotel comes with free broadband, smart TVs, a digital reading collection, and free streaming movies on demand. The hotel will also include large common areas that reflect homely living rooms and a café and bar, TRIBE Foods. All rooms come with complimentary unlimited WiFi, Nespresso pod coffee machines, T2 Tea and bottled water.


For those not receiving our Daily Pricing Summary, to enter simply visit us at either Mingenew, Dowerin or Newdegate Field Days and sign up for your free month trial.

If you’re a current customer or on a free trial of our Daily Pricing Summary you will automatically go in the draw to win – no need to do anything.

Click here for the Terms and Conditions.

Trump remains popular among US farmers

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Last week at the Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) WA Grains Business Development Manager, Tim Byass met with Sara Wyant, veteran US agricultural journalist and editor of Agri-Pulse.

Ms Wyant said Trump remains popular among US farmers and that agriculture was enjoying near-unprecedented access to the president with strong influence in terms of key issues such as trade policy.

“The map of where his voters sit has been critical, his position on trade policy has made agricultural people nervous, but you see with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), he nearly threw it out but the opinions of the farmers, those that elected him, were considered.”

Listen to the ABC radio interviews below by Clint Jasper on Trump talking the type of talk farmers want to hear and US trade restrictions.

Tim Byass, Grain Brokers Australia

Tim Byass, WA Grains Business Development Manager comments on Trump policies

Weekly Strategy Update 13/02/17

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Wheat –  With CBOT wheat futures up 18 cents for the week, (or A$7 per tonne) we would have expected to see cash prices up week on week. However, the buyers pulled basis back 15 cents with grower selling targets being triggered. This was most evident on Friday with futures up 11 cents yet the cash price only pushing up about $1 across the board. Good news for those with Grain95! We would now be less aggressive in cash sales for wheat (with the exception of ANW1) with Thursday nights USDA report quite bullish and plenty of carry in the wheat futures market meaning traders will want to keep remaining long. If needing to sell for cash flow or feeling undersold, we believe Grain95 is the better move than selling cash at this stage.

Feed barley –  Is starting to look a lot tighter now with a heatwave hitting the eastern states severely impacting sorghum. Also a very heavy shipping program of barley out of Australia into Saudi Arabia and China is quite bullish. Similar to wheat, traders will want to remain long barley and to do that will need to ramp up buying of feed barley for this to happen. Currency will have a big influence on markets in the short term. We can’t see massive downside in barley so perhaps holding is a strategy to consider now.

Malt Barley –  The marketing window for malt barley is closing by the week. Have price targets in place as this is the best way to achieve your targets. Chinese buying interest should return following Chinese New Year’s celebrations but at what level is hard to gauge. Premiums should be $20 above feed for most malt 1 varieties.

17/18 Canola –  With rain forecasted across much of the wheat-belt this week, growers will look to getting some cover. Canola is the only grain to consider at the moment as it is at a decile 5-6 compared to other commodities still at about a decile 1-2. Planting expected to be up considerably due to pricing and early moisture so we suggest to get some cash sales cover at current levels.

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