OUR PROFILE

Rural Logic is a well-known grain and commodity trading company with an excellent reputation for its integrated approach that allows us to quickly adapt to the ever changing industry. Our reputation is based on principles of strong integrity, high work ethics and the open dialogue with our growers and customers. Our excellent knowledge of the grain market, along with our strategic network of business partners, has ensured that we always deliver a high quality service and product.

OUR BUSINESS

Domestic Grain Supply

Rural Logic provides grain accumulation and logistics services for Australian domestic grain processors. Rural Logic contracts for the purchase and safe storage of commodities on behalf of the customer, pays the producer and then facilitates transport of the grain to meet end user or production requirements. The company provides grain grower contracts, cash buying, grower payments, contract grain storage, quality control and both land and sea logistics. Originally focused in Victoria, the business has grown to where grain purchasing and sales cover all Australian states, especially Tasmania, where Rural Logic plays a major role in supplying grain to all sectors of industry.

Export Market

For overseas clients Rural Logic offers the same commodity and grain supply channel. This can include contract growing, payment to farmers, quality control, storage and final delivery, with options applicable to the final delivery point either FOB or DCT. Regular pricing information can be provided to meet the customer's reporting requirements. Export sales and international relationships have been a natural extension of Rural Logic's business growth. Barley Malt sales to China and continuing expansion of our container trade have provided new market opportunities.

THE RURAL LOGIC TEAM

Michael Wood - Director
Michael Wood - Director

Michael as MD of Rural Logic joined the company in July 2005. He has strong affinity to the grain production (grower) sector of the industry and is also heavily involved with many ‘post farm gate’ supply chain businesses. In addition he offers his services and knowledge to many ‘Industry Good’ sectors.

 

 

Grain Trade Australia (GTA) - Michael was appointed to the GTA Board in October 2011 is currently Co-Deputy Chairman. He is Chairman of the GTA Commerce Committee, Chairman of the Membership Committee and is a Member of the GTA Governance Committee.

Grains Industry Association of Victoria (GIAV ) established 1917 - Michael has been on GIAV Committee since 2005. He was President from 2011-2015 and continues to have a position on their Executive Committee.

Commercial Background - His background includes 4 years as State Manager of ABB (Grains) – formerly the Australian Barley Board. He was also the Australian and New Zealand Grains Manager for International Malting Company (MaltEurop).From 1990 to 2000 He was the Founding Manager of the Stockfeed Company James & Son (Australia) and established successful operations around Australia, Argentina and assisted in NZ, England and Scotland. Diploma Applied Science (Agriculture)

 
Amy Stokes - Sales and Logistics
Amy Stokes - Sales & Logistics

Amy has been with Rural Logic (Aust) P/L since its start in 2002 and was instrumental in the building of the business. Her experience of over 24 years, covers a wide range facets of the grain industry with roles in trading, grain buying, quality control, freight and logistics and grain administration.

Commercial Background - Amy’s background includes Quality Assurance and Raw Materials buyer for Barrett Burston Maltings. Then a role as grain and ingredient buyer for QAF Feeds at Corowa. For three years in Grain Trading for Pivot Limited prior to the startup and building of Rural Logic Aust) P/L. Bach of Ag Science.