Since March 2008, Emerald has operated a groundbreaking marketing alliance with farm advocacy group the Western Australia Farmers Federation (WAFarmers), designed to run a wheat pool specifically for WAFarmers’ members.
The relationship was initially established because of concerns that the process of deregulation could lead to a number of marketing services and product features disappearing from the Western Australian grain market. Of particular concern was the status of payment for quality, an issue which WAFarmers and Emerald both feel passionate about.
To find out more visit the WAFarmers website
FREE Eyre's mandate is to "take control and value" and all that we do for our shareholders and the rural community is clearly focused on these two goals.
With over 370 shareholders, FREE Eyre is a rural investment vehicle that investigates and co-invests in the development of new businesses and value adding rural enterprises. All investments must meet strict investment and profit criteria, reduce costs along the rural supply chain and ensure competitive tension for the farmer and agribusinesses community of the Eyre Peninsula.
Click here to visit the Free Eyre website
Southern Quality Co-operative
Southern Quality Produce Co-operative Ltd (SQP Co-operative) is a grower-owned agricultural co-operative based in rural Victoria. Servicing grain growers through the provision of a variety of grain marketing and related services, the SQP Co-operative has experienced solid and sustainable growth since its formation in 2001.
The group continues to focus on controlled growth through rigorous risk management coupled with superior service to its growing membership base, and has invested in various grain services on behalf of its members.
For more information visit the Southern Quality Produce website
Southern Ag Venture
Southern Agventure Limited was established in October 2009 with over 160 farmer shareholders. It provides a structure to take advantage of future opportunities and has brought together like minded farmers who work towards common goals. It requires good corporate governance and has selected people with a diverse range of skills for the board, including an independent Chairman.
In late 2009, Southern Agventure established a 50/50 joint venture with the Emerald Group, Southern Ag Grain.
For more information visit the Southern Agventure website