GROWERS from the Yorke Peninsula through to the Upper North now have a new delivery option for their lentils and barley following a decision by ADM Trading Australia and Dublin Clean Grain to team up for the coming harvest.
The move is a boon for the region’s growers after the recent closure of a nearby packing and harvest receival facility, which had removed a key harvest delivery point for their quality grain production.
ADM SA Accumulation Manager Zac Ellis said it was exciting that, together with Dublin Clean Grain, the companies could help fill a service gap for growers and expand their presence in the respective markets at the same time.
“Coupled with ADM’s secure and prompt payment, local growers now have more choice and more competition for their produce,” Zac said.
The partnership provides for 40,000 tonnes of bunker storage to be constructed by Dublin Clean Grain at its Carslake Road site, located about 55 kilometres north of the Adelaide port.
Once completed, Dublin Clean Grain will receive and store lentils and barley exclusively for ADM in the new bunker facility.
ADM Pulses Trading Manager Joe Panuccio said the new Dublin Clean Grain facility would allow the company to actively buy lentils and malt barley during the upcoming harvest.
“These grain products will provide base load volume for Dublin Clean Grain to pack on ADM’s behalf and support our export container business and international customer demand,” Joe said.
“As part of ADM’s expanding pulse business in Australia, Dublin Clean Grain has been a key pillar in our growing pulse origination program in South Australia, so it’s rewarding to extend the relationship after a relatively short period of time.”
Dublin Clean Grain is owned and operated by the Koch family, who also run a farming property near Maitland on the Yorke Peninsula.
“As a family-owned business, we are extremely proud with the continuing development of Dublin Clean Grain and the efficient services it offers graingrowers throughout the region today. Further expanding our site with marketing backing from ADM is another exciting phase for our operations,’’ said Simon Koch, Operations Manager with Dublin Clean Grain.
“Our business model is built around service and strong relationships. While the new bunker facility will allow us to grow our site volume, Dublin Clean Grain remains committed to our long-standing grower and industry customers both for grain production and marketing.’’
For further information about the new bunker storage facility for pulses and barley, as well as ADM’s segregation plans, quality parameters and pricing options, growers can contact ADM Direct on 1300 123 236 or Zac Ellis on 0447 531 915.