Grain industry news in brief

Grain industry news in brief

InterGrain is set to release a new barley, Banks.

InterGrain is set to release a new barley, Banks.


New faces at the helm of GPSA and a major Case IH dealer, a new barley on the market.


New GPSA head

GRAIN Producers South Australia (GPSA) has appointed Caroline Rhodes as its new chief executive, replacing Darren Arney.

Ms Rhodes has extensive experience in agribusiness and has worked in both corporate and government roles.

GPSA chair Wade Dabinett welcomed Ms Rhodes to the role, saying her skills and previous experiences make her an excellent fit to take GPSA into the future.

New barley

InterGrain have released a new barley variety, Banks.

Named after colonial botanist, Joseph Banks, it is a broadly adapted variety with InterGrain saying it had a combination of high yield, good disease resistance and reliability in terms of meeting malting quality receival standards.

InterGrain officials are hopeful the variety will be grown across both western and eastern cropping zones.

Banks has passed Stage 1 of the two-stage Barley Australia malt accreditation system.

O’Connors change

THERE has been a change in the leadership at family-run Case IH dealership O’Connors.

Managing director Mark O’Connor will be retiring at the end of this year, after 42 years service to the company, replaced by O’Connors’ current group operations manager Gareth Webb.

Mr Webb’s appointment will be the first time in the company’s 54-year history that the head of the organisation is a professional from outside the family.

O’Connors operate a number of branches across Victoria, SA and NSW.


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