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Andrew Freeth

Nuffield Australia 2015 Scholarship winner

Andrew Freeth, from Collie in NSW, received a Nuffield Scholarship supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation. He studied investment in on-farm grain storage and supply chain logistics.

Andrew works in his family’s 5000-hectare dryland broadacre cropping and livestock enterprise, with typically half the farm sown to cash or fodder crops and the balance running a 2000-head self-replacing Merino ewe flock, prime lambs and a small cattle operation. Andrew is involved in all aspects of the business, including crop production, grain marketing, and livestock work.

Andrew is keen to refine the business model for growers to co-operate and invest in on farm storage, which could result in increased efficiency, better marketing options and improved farm gate returns.

“This is an area that many growers and industry participants recognise as critically important, but many do not have the capital, knowledge, scale and time to successfully invest in the required infrastructure.

“The aim here is to move grain to market in an efficient, cost effective manner that meets customer expectations,” Andrew says.

Andrew visited the USA, Canada, France, Germany and the UK to complete his studies.

Location: Collie, New South Wales
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