As several regional newspapers cease operation this month so too will growers lose access to the market data information they once contained.

Growers now have the opportunity to subscribe directly to Ausmarket Consultants (multiple markets) or Market Information Services (Brisbane only) to continue receiving market reports on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

Ausmarket Consultants and Market information Services are independently owned and operated businesses located in the Brisbane Produce Markets and have been supplying market price data to all sectors of the horticulture industry for over 25 years.

Ausmarket compiles national market reports containing price and product data from each of the main wholesale central markets based in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

This information is utilised for several different purposes including the monitoring of daily fluctuating prices, seasonal variations, new product lines, analysing previous and current trends and forecasting models.

In addition to the data and information services, Ausmarket offer a wide range of quality assessment and quality monitoring services which include fruit maturity testing, loss assessment, independent outturn and arrival assessments, import/export assessments, retail monitoring and pre-delivery compliance inspections.

Growcom has entered into a partnership with Ausmarket Consultants where by Grower Members are able to access market reports at a discounted rate. For more information visit the Growcom website: