Improving the profitability & sustainability of Esperance port zone grain growers

Pulse tour to Victoria

A Pulse Association of the South East (PASE) study tour to Horsham and Melbourne in early August, 2018 was focussed on better understanding the Australian domestic and international pulse markets in the Eastern States. A total of 14 PASE members and associates joined the tour that covered all facets of the industry, from plant breeding through to food production and understanding the changing consumer market.

The Wimmera region is the birthplace…

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Young Growers Tour Vietnam

Fourteen young farmers from the Esperance port zone went on a whirlwind tour of Vietnam in mid-2018. SEPWA organised the Young Growers Tour from July 30-August 4 for farmers aged 18 to 35 years, for those with a passion to learn more about the industry. The goal of the trip was to help firm relations with the buyers of Esperance crop, in particular malt barley, as the port zone is 100 per cent export. The other main reason was to show the growers…

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India and Pakistan tour - 2018

Seven members of the Pulse Association of the South East (PASE) and two Esperance Quality Grains personnel attended Pulse Conclaves in Pakistan and India during February 2018. Whilst these conferences are important, it’s really the face-to-face meetings that break down built up perceptions that are the real highlights of a visit. This visit was no exception.

Pakistan pulse visit

Three pulse conferences were held in Pakistan, two in Karachi and…

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China barley tour - 2018

As part of the R4R funded malting barley project “Barley Brand development for Asian consumers” a group of 11 growers and local researchers went to China in early 2018.  The group visited several processors and end users for WA barley as well as looked at the Chinese grain supply chain. Some key feedback topics from malting and brewing customers was the changing of barley varieties in WA and lower grain lower protein levels.

Our Chinese…

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