Cotton Compass is an interactive cotton marketing news service – publishing a weekly newsletter specifically tailored to high quality Australian cotton growers, cotton traders, input suppliers and textile industry participants in SE Asia, North Asia and the subcontinent.

    Principals Rob Imray, of Farmarco Australia Pty Ltd and Pete Johnson of Left Field Solutions Pty Ltd combine to bring a range of analytical and physical cotton marketing skills and experience to the table. They don’t always agree on where the market is going – but that’s part of the fun.
    When you subscribe to Cotton Compass, you receive weekly market analysis of the factors affecting the market for Australian cotton and other premium upland growths – including futures, cash and foreign exchange markets. We look at issues specifically affecting Australian cotton growers and Australian cotton markets – including farm level gross margins comparisons, cotton price targets at both farm and mill level, and physical cotton commitment estimates.

    Cotton Compass also provides industry leading Australian cotton production estimates, and logistics models.
    We involve our subscribers in the collection of our data and opinion – giving you ownership of the report, and providing a valuable real-time benchmarking tool for your business. That’s the Cotton Compass point of difference.


    Director, Cotton Compass Pty Ltd

    *Bachelor of Science in Agriculture – Honours 1
    *Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment
    *Diploma of Technical Analysis
    *Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors

    Pete has been involved with the Australian cotton industry since the early 1990’s, in various capacities including trading, research and journalism. He is Managing Director of Left Field Solutions Pty Ltd – an agri-marketing firm and value chain specialist. LFS works with stakeholders throughout the cotton and textile supply chain – including growers, shippers, and the downstream textile industry.

    Pete’s particular expertise lies in communicating complex concepts by cutting through the static.

    Prior to establishing Left Field Solutions in 2008, Pete was the General Manager for Weil Brothers Cotton (Aust.) and served as the chairman of the Australian Cotton Shippers Association. Earlier in his career, he was a journalist with The Land Newspaper in Moree.

    Mobile Phone: +61 409 893 139

    Director, Cotton Compass Pty Ltd

    *Bachelor of Business –
    (Marketing and Applied Economics)
    *Diploma of Export
    *Graduate Diploma in Accounting
    *Masters of Business (International Business)

    Robert has more than 20 years experience in commodities broking and advisory services – both in physical and derivative markets. He is Managing Director of commodity price risk management firm, Farmarco Australia. Farmarco advise leading agribusiness organisations in the Australian food and fibre markets and provide execution services with physical and futures brokerage.

    Robert’s particular expertise is soft commodity price risk management.

    Prior to joining and ultimately buying the Farmarco business, Robert worked as Domestic Marketing Officer and Treasury Analyst with the Queensland Sugar Corporation, and as an accountant with a rural accountancy firm.

    Mobile Phone: +61 418 781 341