Below is a list of the great services we deliver to the grain industry
Timely and accurate information is provided daily and weekly. This includes information regarding prices, weather conditions, technical analysis, fundamental market analysis and general news, both international and local.
Unigrain undertakes independent crop estimates for summer and winter grain and oilseeds. The results of these estimates are published in Unigrain’s regular market reports.
Unigrain frequently undertakes specialised market research for specific client requests.
Agricultural Commodity Contracts
A variety of contract choices, including fixed price contracts, minimum price contracts and deferred price contracts are offered to clients.
Commodity products can be delivered to silos, directly to processors, or warehoused in farm storage.
Producers can make use of Unigrain’s extensive farm loading service.
Unigrain specialises in the farm-to-mill delivery concept. The farm-to-mill delivery concept is synonymous with the company and historically it has offered great benefits to clients.
As a broking member of the JSE (Safex), Unigrain offers a comprehensive hedging service. Clients have direct access to all commodity future and option contracts at competitive fees. This can be used as effective instruments in their hedging strategies.
A comprehensive brokering service is rendered to clients through an expert team of traders.
Hedging and other marketing strategies are continuously formulated and managed with clients according to individual risk profile.
Silo certificates are continually traded. Unigrain offers clients access to grain volumes in their preferred areas. Unigrain facilitates the exchange of stock (swaps) which offers clients the opportunity to optimally utilise their location.
Unigrain also buys ex silo stock directly from producers and offer a variety of deferred pricing options, where there can be a saving on full carry costs.
Unigrain Storage:Storage Solutions for Africa
To unlock the benefits of storage facilities, Unigrain offers the client the opportunity to store a commodity on site.
Unigrain Trading can offer a marketing plan to maximise the benefits of on-site stored commodities.
Planning of marketing strategies
Individual marketing plans are created for market participants according to required price levels.
These marketing plans can incorporate any combination of future and option contracts.
Management of stock
Excellent logistical capabilities and planning as well as access to the biggest grain fleet in South Africa, makes it possible to replenish mill stocks at short notice. Both the producer and the processor benefits by the timely and efficient movement of inventory.