Growers' Support Key To Kangaroo Island Pure Grain's Award Win

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MEDIA RELEASE PR41820


Growers' Support Key to Kangaroo Island Pure Grain's Award Win


ADELAIDE, Australia, Oct. 21 /Medianet International-AsiaNet/ --


    After only a year in business, Kangaroo Island Pure Grain was today recognised as the Business SA Emerging

Exporter for 2010, with markets established for their non-genetically modified high oil canola and other grains in

China, Japan, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Thailand and Korea.


    Managing Director Duncan MacGillivray said the award is testament to the support the company has gained

amongst the 80 plus growers on Kangaroo Island who have supported us in achieving export sales of $6m in the

first year.

    

    "Kangaroo Island Pure Grain (KIPG) was established with a promise to take Kangaroo Island grain to

international markets and we have certainly achieved that, with 83% of our grain exported in this first year and best

price achieved for the Island's growers," Mr MacGillivray said.


    "We asked growers to support our vision of targeting premium markets through managing the harvesting, storing

and transportation process and being able to segregate and trace every grain," he said.


    "The ability to trace the grain and guarantee that our product is non-genetically modified was crucial to achieving

sales in markets such as Japan."


    Mr MacGillivray acknowledged Kangaroo Island growers as the company's greatest supporters in his acceptance

speech at the Business SA Awards function in Adelaide today. He also thanked Austrade for their continued

support and called for government to continue to support agribusiness in Australia.


    "Austrade have given us significant assistance in our first year and we try hard to support Austrade initiatives in

key markets such as Asia," he said. "It's essential that government gets behind primary producers."


    KIPG now exports non-genetically modified high oil canola, wheat, malting barley, oats, red lentils, sunflower

seeds and linseed. The success of their non-GM canola in Japan has also opened up an additional market for non-

GM canola honey, highly prized in that country and a bonus new market for Kangaroo Island beekeepers.


    "Kangaroo Island is one of the most pristine agricultural 'gardens' in the world," Mr MacGillivray said. 


    "That clean, protected environment is integral to our growers, and in turn to us to achieve excellent returns on

their behalf and showcase our best produce to the world."                      




More information: Duncan MacGillivray, 

                          +61 8 418 802 673, 

                          duncan@kipuregrain.com.au 


    SOURCE: Kangaroo Island Pure Grain









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