A view from the Chair & Your Co-op in action

AGG Co-op has been working feverishly this year to ensure we are performing for you and able to offer some unique programs and deals now and in the future and we thought it timely to let you know what’s coming up as you prepare for a busy seeding period.

Managed Programs performing
All our managed programs are performing according to their mandates and enjoying the post-harvest price rallies. Current progress & EPRs can be followed on our website
click here

AGG Clear
This program is clearly popular with growers and has been well supported again this season, with volumes traded exceeding 70% more tonnes, year-on-year. This program can be accessed all year round so you can decide when & what you sell and at your price, with secure settlement and fast payment.

AGG Engage
This program was introduced as a pilot late last year to work on behalf of collaborating growers who want to participate in aggregating and offering larger grain parcels with the aim of securing better prices. We intend to further develop this program with the co-operation of growers who are willing provide access to their grain stocks – in the warehousing system or on-farm – and expect a better grain marketing service.

On-farm storage
We received great feedback from you in the survey distributed in February 2018. We have managed to secure an attractive deal for AGG Co-op Members based on the responses, in terms of the indicative demand for on-farm silos and associated ex-farm grain marketing potential.

Details of this offer will be circulated soon and access will be restricted to Co-op Members, and we think that will be incentive to join to further improve our collective bargaining & marketing influence.

Ex-farm grain marketing
These programs are always in development and with the emerging new supply chains may provide real alternatives for domestic and international participation. We have been working with potential demand customers and have been able to secure some test volumes with a view to expand these programs to complement the activities mentioned above.

Coopers
The ultimate connection for the Co-op is to supply from farm direct to the end-user. We are currently delivering against a commercial contract with Coopers to supply Compass, Spartacus & Scope malt barley ex-farm providing efficiencies to both parties in this supply chain. Our objective is to increase ex-farm supply of specific malt barley varieties for Coopers with both pre- & post-harvest contracting.

Managed Programs 2018-19
The Co-op will review the Managed Program offering for the new season and may look to introduce new programs to meet specific grower needs.

AGG Co-op Membership
Maintaining membership with the AGG Co-op currently requires a minimum delivery of 150 tonnes of grain to our programs during the previous three seasons. The Board understands that grain marketing options offered have been restricted recently but now believes the portfolio will be more attractive.

The Board also understands that you may have exhausted any grain supply from the 17/18 season, so will be offering special terms to those Members ‘at risk’ of lapsing, to maintain their membership for a further three years by either:

  1. Paying your original membership fee by 30 June 2018, or
  2. Committing to deliver 150 tonnes of grain to any one of our programs in 2018/19

It’s easy to become a Member of AGG Co-op by visiting our website (click here) and completing a Membership application.

Activities & feedback
Our aim at AGG Co-op is to achieve the best result for our members and program participants.  You can contact any of our Board who you should see at industry events in the country during the year. Co-op success is a direct result of member and grower support so keep an eye out for our announcements, offers & services. We believe we have an important function within the market place and look forward to any feedback to keep us focused on your needs.

Your attention and participation is appreciated.

Thanks and regards,

Richard Konzag
Board Chair
Phone:  0417 830 416
Email: richard.konzag@gmail.com

Bruce McDonald
Chief Executive
Phone:  0418 350 738
Email: b.mcdonald@aggcoop.com.au