Using accurate data to minimise your risk in the grain market

Who we are

Using accurate research and market analysis, we take the complexity and noise out of the grain market.  We tailor our grain marketing advice to your personal requirements, setting reasonable personal targets to increase profitability but also reduce risk. Opinions are great, but we use the data!

Who you are

We adapt our grain marketing services to meet your needs within the grain industry. Whether you are a corporate business looking to improve business strategies, a farmer who grows grain or dairy farmer looking to lower your outgoing costs, we have a solution for you. Through market analysis we aim to reduce cost, reduce risk and thus improve your margins.


About Lachstock

Minimise your risk whilst maximising your return

Lachstock was founded in 2007 a result of the deregulation of the grain market. The grain market experienced changes to procurement, distribution, product release and an increase in grain price volatility. With more participants and products hitting the market the buying and selling of grain became a complex process.

Lachstock uses analytical research rather than a salesperson with a silver tongue. Taking the complexity and noise out of the market whilst tailoring our advice to your personal requirements. We analyse the prior data and set reasonable personal targets to increase profitability but also reduce risk.

Lachstock Consulting holds an AFSL #320 562 to provide advice to wholesale clients on derivatives and foreign exchange.

Lachstock provides services to both corporate clients and farmers. Tailoring our solutions to your needs.


Example Canola Supply & Demand Report


10th October 2019


Cool weather over the last 3 weeks along with areas of rain have largely put a halt to the rapid deterioration in the crop we saw during Aug & Sep.  We can see as much in the NDVI data in Esperance (a region of major concern) that seems to be hanging on.  NSW saw large tracks of area cut for silage, so we have cut further.

This means another 30KMT of transshipments coming around from WA to NSW for 19/20.

Otherwise we see little change in the Australian S&D.  Action will return in the next month as harvest approaches and farmer selling lifts.  With the farmer back in the market it will be interesting to see if the Chinese and European buyers come back to the market to get set.  For now, the market is very thin and in a holding pattern.

NB – the 18/19 carry-out includes export business on the lineups for China in October, which is taken up in our 19/20 Oct/Sep market year.

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