Grain Storage Holds Key To Security Of Supply
With anticipation for a prosperous harvest season for the eastern Australian wheat industry on reprieve from years of drought, Manildra Group is continuing to strategically invest in grain storage facilities in the heart of the NSW wheatbelt.
With the purchase of the new grain storage sites, Manildra Group will fully own and operate four major grain storages in NSW from Stockinbingal in the south west slopes to Manildra in the central west, and north to Moree and Bellata in the state’s central north.
Leading the project, our Head Grain Buyer Peter Sloan is looking forward to the opportunities that four storage sites will provide for Manildra Group’s flour milling operations and thousands of Australian wheat farming families.
“This significant investment in grain storage assets is the backbone for bringing our finest Australian-grown wheat from the paddocks to storage and then to our flour mills, guaranteeing customers absolute confidence in our supply chain,” said Mr Sloan.
“This additional storage, on top of our current capacity at our four state-of-the-art flour mills, enables us to extend our storage up-country.
“It further cements our footprint in regional NSW and commitment to a sustainable grains industry, ensuring we can continue to deliver high-quality premium wheat from our storage sites to flour mills daily.
“The new grain sites will be managed by a team of top local blokes – experts in grain-handling and the industry, with decades of experience – who will be our go-to people on the ground, greeting and liaising with local growers on a day-to-day basis,” he said.
The strategic location of these sites throughout regional NSW also facilitates round-the-clock access to rail-sized parcels of wheat 365 days a year.
Mr Sloan noted that while eastern wheat-producing are, “in pretty good shape, the whole industry is really hoping we have a kind spring to give NSW and QLD growers in particular some much needed reprieve from the catastrophic drought conditions so persistent over recent years.”
“There are so many good growers who have had a very tough time and are in desperate need of a run of decent seasons.
“We’re always looking to make the grain buying process as streamlined as possible, and when working with growers to accommodate their delivery and payment options and all other logistical requirements, we are happy to use our resources to best suit the conditions of the transaction.
“It is our strong relationships – some lasting generations – with growers and traders that are the foundation of which our buying is based,” said Mr Sloan.
As a major flour miller producing premium flour and industrial products since 1952, the 100 per cent Australian family-owned Manildra Group has grown to become the largest user of Australia’s high-quality wheat, in the production of food and industrial products from our flour mills in Gunnedah, Nowra, Narrandera and Manildra.