Wheat Quality Australia is an independent, not-for-profit Company relying on the support and involvement of all sectors of the value chain.
At Wheat Quality Australia, we classify new wheat varieties according to market needs. We do this by making wheat variety classification – categorising varieties according to their processing and end quality – relevant, effective and accessible to all involved in the wheat industry.
From breeding to cultivating, right through to harvesting and distribution, Wheat Quality Australia provides the support needed to identify, develop and produce high quality wheat varieties in Australia. For more information, please read our brochure.
Quality Forum Pushes for Premium Value Australian Wheat
The Australian wheat sector converged in Melbourne yesterday to discuss the value proposition of Australian wheat at Wheat Quality Australia's inaugural Quality Forum. The forum focussed on the role that Australia's quality management system plays in generating a high value wheat product for the producer and the end user. Wheat Quality Australia Chair Christine Hawkins, told delegates during her opening address that wheat producers, millers and exporters faced an increasingly competitive environment. "Understanding the real processing and end use quality of Australian wheat is critical to unlocking its value," she said.
To learn more, read Media Release. See Photos from the event.
Wheat Quality Australia Appoints New Chief Executive Officer
Wheat Quality Australia Chair Christine Hawkins recently announced the appointment of the organisation's inaugural Chief Executive Officer, Robert Burbury. "Robert has more than 30 years of experience at every level of agriculture - from managing a 4000 ha mixed farming operation in Tasmania, to establishing a $100 million Victorian dairy fund, to negotiating a $10 million commercial alliance between leading agribusinesses Pivot and Suncorp-Metway. We are excited about the experience and vision that Robert brings to the organisation," Christine said.
To learn more, read Media Release
Wheat Quality Australia Expands Board of Directors
Australia's independent classifier of wheat, Wheat Quality Australia, has expanded its Board with the appointment of three new Directors. Caroline Rhodes (Manager - Government & Commercial Relations, Viterra), Nicole Birrell (Director, SMS Management & Technology, Queensland Sugar Ltd and Superpartners Pty Ltd) and Scott McClure (Director, SDM Consulting), will join independent director Robert Sewell (AM) and Chair Christine Hawkins on the Board.
"After 18 months, Wheat Quality Australia has reached a point where it requires a wider range of skills and experience on the Board to help meet our goal of enhancing the wheat classification system to world's best practice," Wheat Quality Australia Chair Christine Hawkins said.
To learn more, read Media Release
Wheat Quality Australia Holds Industry Update
To keep industry stakeholders informed, Wheat Quality Australia held an exclusive Industry Update on Monday 30 July in Melbourne to conincide with the commencement of the 2012 Australian Grains Industry Conference. More than eighty industry participants were provided with a greater understanding of the role and functions of Wheat Quality Australia including our achievements and future objectives.
Dr Steve Jefferies, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Grain Technologies, also explained why classification is important while Dr Dai Suter, Chief Scientist, Weston Milling, highlighted the role of classification and how it creates value. See Photos from the event.