Grain Price Monitoring

Jumbuk offers clients data sets of prices for grains, oilseeds and pulses delivered to the capital city and regional markets of Australia or cash grains delivered to major Australian ports. Prices have been monitored weekly for over 32 years.

The weekly feedgrain prices have been obtained from end users active in the market each week and are a genuine record of prompt delivery prices during the period.

Also available are weekly contract prices for grains, pulses and canola delivered to Australian ports. These prices represent prompt and forward delivery cash prices paid by major traders.

Hay Forecasting

Using a statistical and scientific approach and an extensive network in the fodder industry, Jumbuk AG offers clients regular forecasts of hay and silage supply and demand. Production reports include updates on historical and forecast pasture, cereal (oaten), lucerne, silage and other crops expected in each of the regions nationally.

Off setting this production is the demand. Reports detail demand allocated to beef, sheep, dairy, other (including mushroom) and export.

Finally reports determine forecast carry out stocks for each of the mainland States and the Northern Territory.

As a commodity with typically over 7 million tonnes of production worth over 2 billion dollars, hay, straw and silage underpins Australia’s livestock and export hay industries.

Businesses in the fodder industry need access to timely and credible production forecasts. Given the volatility in Australian agriculture, these forward estimates help manage the risks in agribusiness.

Straw to Bio-energy

Jumbuk has extensive experience in feedstock supply logistics and has well established networks in the Australian straw supply chain. Jumbuk provides services to key infrastructure companies considering investing in bio energy plants.

Stubble retention can provide protection from soil erosion, better water infiltration, reduced evaporation and nutrient retention. However stubble retention also creates difficulties, particularly managing organic material during cultivation, increased populations of mice and slugs and the retention of weed seeds. In the high rainfall zones these problems are exacerbated. Regularly farmers burn their heavy stubbles, creating environmental problems for the industry and depleting the soil of nutrients.

About Jumbuk AG

Trading as Jumbuk AG, Colin Peace provides a range of consulting services to agriculture centered on the Australian grain and fodder industries. With a farming background combined with well-developed analytical, communication, and project and financial management skills, Jumbuk AG delivers timely services to leading agribusiness companies. Jumbuk AG collaborates with other leading specialist consultants to deliver on large projects.

Director – Jumbuk Consulting October 1996 – Present Melbourne

Agricultural consulting firm operating in the areas which include grain price monitoring, market reporting of grain and hay and adoption of straw and hay as a bioenergy source. Worked as a Senior Consultant with Australian Wheat Forecasters.

Executive Officer -Australian Fodder Industry Association

The peak industry body representing the growers, contractors, exporters and laboratories operating in Australia’s hay, straw and silage industry. Worked with industry to instigate programs including reform in hay transport, proficiency programs for testing laboratories, export market access and international trade missions.

Grain Trader – Louis Dreyfus Commodities

Trading, hedging and execution of domestic and international grain positions from fundamental analysis of supply and demand numbers for coarse grains in Australia

Grain Merchant – Australian Wheat Board

Head Office trader of wheat and other coarse grains. Assistant Marketing Manager of Victorian office. Marketing Projects Co-Ordinator in Head Office. Technical Projects Development Academy of Grain Technology.

Grain Merchant – Cargill

Field Officer based in Toowoomba accumulating oilseeds in South East Queensland.  As Grain Merchant in Melbourne, traded grain legumes and coarse grains for the domestic and international markets.

Project Officer – Metcon Australasia

Over 16 months worked in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain, installing irrigation equipment, landscaping and managing wheat properties.


Monash University – Post Grad Diploma in Agri Business

University of Melbourne – Agricultural Science


Hay market update

A paper provided to the GRDC Grower Update Dimboola 2016 Take home messages In 2016 additional cereal hay has been


Can Australia Support Straw-fired Power?

An abstract of a presentation to the Australian Bioenergy Conference 2013 To consider straw as a feedstock and how straw



Jumbuk Consulting Pty Ltd
PO Box 2252, Hawthorn  VIC  3122.

phone: (03) 9818 0088
mobile: +614 1383 5793
email: colin@jumbukag.com.au