ONE of Australia’s largest company grain farmers, Lawson Grains, is promoting its Walyoo aggregation at Regans Ford.
In keeping with its web site, the 5892 hectare property is one in all 10 properties the corporate owns and one in all six in Western Australia.
Lawson Grains, whose branding states that it’s “redefining company farming”, was established in 2012 and shortly acquired properties of greater than 100,000ha to personal and function.
The farming entity is owned by the foremost funding firm Macquarie Crop Companions, which is managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Actual Property (MIRA).
Macquarie manages about four.7 million hectares of farmland globally, with about four.48mha in Australia.
Agriculture makes up only one per cent of its asset portfolio.
Macquarie is believed to be Australia’s eighth largest agricultural landholder
It is understood Lawson Grains is promoting Walyoo as it’s seeking to develop its manufacturing base and sees restricted alternatives to upscale on the property.
Farm Weekly understands the enterprise is seeking to redeploy this capital into areas the place there may be alternative to broaden current aggregations.
Lawson Grains’ WA properties span about 52,336ha and its landholdings aside from Wayloo embody:
St Leonards, Wongan Hills protecting 5698ha;
Wongan, Wongan Hills measuring 10,770ha;
Hakea, Esperance of 12,734ha;
Gunnadoo, Jerramungup of 11,259ha and
Jerry South, Jerramungup which spans 5983ha.
It is evident the corporate sought properties throughout the Wheatbelt and South Coast with comparatively excessive rainfall from 400 millimetres to 530mm.
Walyoo was bought in 2014 and Lawson Grains has developed the aggregation by practices resembling deep ripping, spading and making use of greater than 25,000 tonnes of lime, which underpinned the yearly soil testing goal of a pH higher than 5.
Lawson Grains has prided itself on implementing finest follow and utilising expertise to realize farm sustainably.
Working the property on full managed site visitors because it was acquired has minimised soil compaction.
From 2016 chaff decks have been used for harvest weed seed administration.
The corporate has additionally put in strategically-located water infrastructure to help spraying.
The property is usually planted to wheat, barley, canola and lupins.
It additionally has a 672 megalitre floor water license to service two centre pivots, which haven’t been in use and a median annual rainfall of 530mm.
Lawson Grains’ function assertion states that it’s “Australia’s main company grain farmer by investments in folks, environments and finest follow”, which is what drives the enterprise’ mantra.
MIRA head of Agriculture Elizabeth O’Leary was quoted on its web site outlining the corporate’s technique of shopping for, creating and farming properties.
“In our cropping enterprise, after we purchase farmland, we purpose for aggregations of 5000 to 15,000ha,” Ms O’Leary stated.
“As soon as now we have acquired the required land, we reconfigure the farm, make investments closely in required capex to ameliorate deficiencies within the soil and implement precision farming methods.”
Ms O’Leary stated all of the equipment was an ordinary width, in multiples of 12 metres and a few machines are as much as 36m.
“This enables us to run effectively utilizing GPS steering on everlasting wheel tracks to minimise soil compaction and enhance water effectivity,” Ms O’Leary stated.
“We additionally use a no-tillage farming system which implies we depart the paddocks unploughed so the stubble turns again to natural matter and is reabsorbed into the earth.
“This reinvigorates the standard of the soil.
“It is big-scale, environment friendly, extremely mechanised farming, with a excessive reliance on real-time information to make manufacturing choices.”
Walyoo aggregation is on the market by way of expressions of curiosity.
Ray White Rural WA principal and director Steve Vaughan has been appointed to market the property.