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New Pools” April Payment Distribution flows to growers

10 April 2015

Unique Grain Management’s ‘New Pools’ April payment distribution is flowing into growers bank accounts. The second season of this new and grower focussed pooling option has closed for grower deliveries during this week and the appeal of the product has grown significantly with strong volume increase and grower uptake.

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New Pools” equity estimates unchanged to slightly lower

06 March 2015

Unique Grain Management fortnightly update sees the various equity estimates for ‘New Pools’ unchanged to slightly lower, with ASW being slightly higher in some port zones.

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New Pools” equity estimates “tweaked”

20 February 2015

Unique Grain Management’s fortnightly update can be summarised as “steady as she goes”. Various grades and port zones, again had minor adjustments up and down across the wheat spectrum. Barley estimates were unchanged in all port zones.

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New Pools” little price change, upside potential

06 February 2015

Unique Grain Management’s fortnightly update sees small variations up and down in estimated equity returns. Wheat and Barley estimates are up or down no more than $1, and in some cases unchanged, across the breadth of the ‘New Pools’ offerings. Of interest to many is that hard wheat premiums have also been maintained. Whilst cash markets are generally lower since our last update Unique Grain continue to see a solid underlying base to the ‘New Pools’ estimates and maintain potential upside to these current numbers, helped also by the increased value created by the pool.

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New Pools” Equity Estimates Unchanged

23 January 2015

Unique Grain Management’s fortnightly update sees equity estimates remain unchanged across all wheat and barley grades. Whilst cash markets have moved lower since the last update a combination of longer term destination buying demand, market feed-back from buyers and users for ‘New Pool’ grain and early sales values achieved have led to maintaining current equity estimates.

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New Pools” Equity Estimates move higher, barley in particular

9 January 2015

Unique Grain Management’s latest update sees equity estimates move higher across all of SA and Vic ‘New Pools’. Barley has also moved higher in WA, while wheat estimates remain unchanged except for ASW which moved slightly higher in some port zones. Our latest equity estimate update reflects that there is further reason for optimism regarding returns throughout 2015 which is consistent with our recent market update.

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Unique Grain Finalise 2013/14 ‘New Pools’

5 December 2014

Unique Grain Management have today announced the finalisation of all 2013 / 2014 ‘New Pools’ managed by Unique in its first season of operation. Chief Financial Officer, Nick Grieve, said “the results of year one ‘New Pools’ were very pleasing. Our market model and focus on providing a targeted service for growers were central elements in the strong performance of the ‘New Pools’”.

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New Pools” July Payment Flow Hits Growers Bank Accounts

11 July 2014

Unique Grain has this week distributed further cash flow to the growers in the inaugural ‘New Pools’, bringing payments from the 2013 – 2014 crop up to 82 % of the equity estimate. All growers have now received the 82 % of the equity estimate, no matter which cash flow program they nominated. Unique Grain’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr Nick Grieve, said this distribution had been well received by many growers following cash outflow in farmers businesses as they completed the 2014 seeding program.

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New Pools” Equity Estimate Holds Up In Negative Environment

10 June 2014

Unique Grain’s ‘New Pools’ equity estimate update see values down between $1 and $2 across the various wheat and barley grades. Unique Grain’s actively managed pools have held up well, in a very negative market, due to its strategic selling program taking advantage of more positive markets in March, April and Early May and having a much reduced exposure to the recent heavy decline in pricing. This market fall has seen some new crop pricing drop by as much as $40 – $50 per mt. Whilst ‘New Pools’ have some exposure to current market conditions, this is now at a very reduced level.

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New Pools” Equity Estimate Unchanged

09 May 2014

Unique Grain’s ‘New Pools’ equity updates see all Wheat and Barley estimates unchanged. Unique Grain has continued its sales program through the recent market environment and the benefits of the exposure to this post harvest market has shown that ‘New Pools’ are performing the function they are designed for.

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“New Pools” Update

24 March 2014

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New Pools” to stop accepting deliveries after COB 21 March 2014

13 March 2014

As set out when launching the Unique Grain business, our sole purpose is to provide a transparent, accountable and independent service for growers. As we have been regularly told, a pool option still fits for many people, but changes were needed in how they were operated. We hope ‘New Pools’ are demonstrating that both now and for the future.

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“New Pools” Update

7 March 2014

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“New Pools” Update

21 February 2014

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New Pools” Growers Receive 1st Payment Flow

10 February 2014

Unique Grain’s ‘New Pools’ have made the first payment to those growers who selected the February start as their payment option. Unique Grain’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr Nick Grieve, said that while the more common options for payments to start were in April and July, Unique Grain was happy it could provide flexibility for those growers who wanted some earlier cash flows.

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New Pools” Estimates Unchanged

10 February 2014

Unique Grain’s fortnightly update sees all ‘New Pools’ estimates unchanged. The grain market has consolidated, with international futures prices recovering a little from what appeared a possibly oversold market and ongoing solid demand consuming part of the growth in global stocks. The market also showed for the first time recently, that a significant production issue, would see prices recover. As previously mentioned it is still far too early to predict any problems, but price volatility remains a potential outcome.

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New Pools” Wheat Estimates drift, Barley onwards & upwards

24 January 2014

Unique Grain’s fortnightly update sees, ‘New Pools’ Wheat estimated equities drift lower in the eastern half of the country ($1 to $2 per metric tonne (mt)), whilst estimates vary across the different port zones of Western Australia for the benchmark APW grade. Estimates vary from unchanged to down $5.50 per mt across the different WA port zones. Barley continues its solid equity estimate outlook, with increases of $3 to $8 per metric tonne (mt) across the various port zones where ‘New Pools’ operate.

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New Pools” Wheat Estimates slightly lower, Barley strengthens 

10 January 2014

Unique Grain’s fortnightly update sees ‘New Pools’ Wheat estimated equities ease by between $1 and $4.50 per metric tonne (mt) in port zones where New Pools are offered, on the benchmark APW grade. Western Australia (WA) estimates have eased by up to $4.50 per mt, South Australia (SA) by $2.50 per mt and in Victoria (Vic) estimates are unchanged or down $1. With domestic cash prices in these regions much more heavily impacted in the period since our last update, Unique’s ‘New Pools’ have both sheltered growers from price drops and reflect the benefits of having options, to not have to sell in today’s market.

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New Pools” soften wheat price fall, barley steady

27 December 2013

Unique Grain Management’s ‘New Pools’ wheat equity estimates have reduced by $1 – $3 per metric tonne in most of the port zones where New Pools are offered, on the benchmark APW grade. With cash markets impacted by global futures pricing and the Christmas holiday period, the New Pools equity estimates have consolidated.

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Unique Grain’s “New Pools” hit the spot

 9 December 2013

A simple to understand model with the openness and transparency required by growers and managed by people that have actively been involved with evolution of grain marketing, sees growers react favourably to Unique Grain’s “New Pools”. Mark Thiele, Unique Grain Management’s Managing Director, says that a focus on allowing growers to understand what they should expect up front, before they deliver has been extremely well received. right-grey-arrow-hi

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“New Pools” equity estimates higher

29 November 2013

Unique Grain Management believed that 3 factors had led to a revision higher of its wheat and barley “New Pools” equity estimates.

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Unique Grain’s “New Pools” hit the Victorian market

29 November 2013

Unique Grain Management’s ‘New Pools’ are open for receival in Victoria. Managing Director, Mr Mark Thiele said that Unique Grain’s ‘New Pool’ model that has received strong interest in WA and SA was now available to Victorian growers. Since the launch of Unique Grain Management, prices had generally consolidated from the price downturn seen in the 2nd half of the season.right-grey-arrow-hi

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“New Pools” up and running (WA)

18 November 2013

Unique Grain Management’s initial pool estimates have been released and its “New Pools” are open for receival of grain. Managing Director, Mr Mark Thiele, said that the message around clarity of information, exposure to the market post the harvest period and flexible cash flows had been well received since the announcement of Unique Grain earlier in November.right-grey-arrow-hi

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“New Pools” up and running (SA)

18 November 2013

Unique Grain Management’s initial pool estimates have been released and its “New Pools” are open for receival of grain. Managing Director, Mr Mark Thiele, said that the message around clarity of information, exposure to the market post the harvest period and flexible cash flows had been well received since the announcement of Unique Grain earlier in November.right-grey-arrow-hi

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New grower focused pool launches into the market

7 November 2013

Unique Grain Management, a grain marketing company established to focus solely on the needs of Australian grain growers, today announced the launch of its new grain pool. “The establishment of Unique Grain represents the logical next evolution of the Australian grain industry,” said Mark Thiele, Managing Director of Unique Grain.right-grey-arrow-hi
 
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