Hassad Australia - Grain Trade Australia

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Hassad Australia - Grain Trade Australia
Hassad Australia
“A leader in Australian food production”
GTA Conference
“New investment models in Australian agriculture”
Tom McKeon – CEO, Hassad Australia
Culture, Diversity, Excellence in Production, Safety and Sustainability
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Outline
1. Hassad Australia
2. Why invest in Australia?
3. Importance of investment in Australian
agriculture
4. What does good investment need?
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Overview of Hassad Australia
• Australian registered company, autonomous subsidiary to Hassad Food
Company (Qatar)
• Now a leading agricultural company in Australia
• 14 property aggregations in 5 States totalling approx. 300,000 hectares
• Productivity capability aiming at:
• 250,000 tonnes grains per year
• 240,000 breeding ewes
• Total 130,000+ lambs for trade per year (carcase and live)
• trading and accumulating additional 150,000+ head lambs per year to
meet market demands and seasonal production fluctuations
• Head office in Sydney, fully staffed and operated by HA Employees
(currently around 120 FTE)
• Close relationship with carcase supply chain (abattoirs, freight forwarders,
airlines)
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Hassad Australia Operations
HA TOTAL
14 Aggregations
300,000 hectares
QLD: LIVESTOCK
Clover Downs – 125,292 Ha
WA: GRAINS
Bindana Downs – 8,483 Ha
Amarinya - 14,672 Ha
Yupiri – 8,340 Ha
SA: GRAINS
Eyre Peninsula - 7,106 Ha
Mid North – 3,263 Ha
SA: LIVESTOCK
Telopea Downs – 6,460 Ha
NSW: LIVESTOCK AND GRAINS
Urawilkie and Laura Downs – 25,934 Ha
Raby Stud – 9,782 Ha
Old Bundemar – 22,562 Ha
Gindurra – 8,516 Ha
Englefield Plains – 7,448 Ha
VIC: LIVESTOCK AND GRAINS
Telopea Downs – 41,217 Ha
Barton Station – 8,244 Ha
Kaladbro – 2,632 Ha
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Safety, Sustainability, Profitability
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Why invest in Australia?
Positives
• Regulation, corporate governance, security
• Management expertise
• Bio security, food safety, clean green quality
• Logistics networks
• Productivity and efficiency
• Green field opportunities
• Other……
Negatives
• Climate and seasonality
• Some political objections
• Poor track record of some corporates
• Other….
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Importance of investment into Australian Ag
• Maintain net exporter status
• Massive investment needed for growth refer to ANZ Greener
pastures paper – 600b!!)
• Commitment to our industry:
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HSE
AW
R&D
Attract and develop management talent
Support of regional communities
• Patient capital
• Other….
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What does an investment model need?
• Good corporate citizens
• A commitment to investment in people
• Patient capital
• Ability to fund sustainable efficiencies
• Have a broader view of the whole value chain – from
plate back to paddock
• Market access
• To support and maintain family farmers
• It needs returns….
• It needs some success stories
• Other…
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