Emerald’s, Grain system allows clients to upload cash/pool price files, view and increase, withdraw or resubmit prices and view accumulations.
Cash / Pool Prices
All prices will be displayed in the public section of the Emerald Grain website relevant to the current day and the next day after the associated cut off time has lapsed.
All Clients should refer to a full description of the Emerald Purchase Options Service Procedure to understand the Emerald business process.
Upload Cash/Pool price files (use the function – Upload Purchase Options)
Emerald’s Purchase Options file for Season 13/14 is consistent with previous years:
- View the file format specification (including validations) – Purchase Options File Specifications
- View a sample file
- View the Season 13/14 Harvest Information for valid codes
No Cut Off Time
Prices can be entered anyting – there is no time that prices need to be loaded to become effective.
To upload a purchase options file, execute the following 5 steps:
- Browse to select the Purchase Options file from your directory
- Upload the file
- Process the file
- Review any exceptions and re-upload if required
- Save the Purchase Options
View, increase, withdraw or resubmit prices (use the function – manage purchase options)
Intraday cash price changes
Emerald’s grain system allows the following changes to be made to cash prices during the day of grower deliveries:
1. A cash price can be increased during the day and that price will apply to grower deliveries received after the price change.
2. A cash price can be withdrawn at any time after 12:00am and re-submitted at a lower price.
Use the search function to find a selection of purchase options.
From a list of active daily cash purchase options, select one purchase option, select the increase button and enter a higher price and confirm.
From a list of active daily cash purchase options, select one or many purchase options, select the withdraw button and confirm.
From a list of withdrawn daily cash purchase options, select one purchase option, select one purchase option, select the resubmit button, enter a new price and confirm. This purchase option will then be active.
Three different search facilities are available to view tonnes purchased.
Purchase options search
This search function will show for all submitted purchase options the tonnes purchased on initial delivery against each purchase option for the time period entered.
This search function will show for all site/commodity/grade segregations, the submitted purchase options and the tonnes purchased on initial delivery against each purchase option for the time period entered. This function allows clients to find segregations that exist but no purchase option has been submitted.
Marketing method search
This search function will show the tonnes purchased on initial delivery and subsequent title transfer against each purchase option for the time period entered.