INterGrain Pty Ltd
InterGrain’s wheat and barley breeding programs service the major cereal growing areas across Australia. Both cereal breeding programs have been highly successful and as a result InterGrain varieties occupy a significant proportion of the area sown to cereals in Australia.
InterGrain Pty Ltd
Australian wheat and barley
InterGrain Pty Ltd was formed in October 2007 when the Western Australian State Government and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) elected to privatise the long standing and highly successful Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) wheat breeding program, with the State Government and GRDC being the founding shareholders.
In 2009/10 the shareholders saw the opportunity to expand the InterGrain business by transferring the barley breeding program from DAFWA to InterGrain, a program that had been delivering productive varieties to WA growers for over 50 years.
InterGrain markets their own wheat and barley varieties and has appointed a number of seed processors called Seedclub members. Seedclub members have the rights to produce, sell and distribute seed of new and future wheat and barley varieties to growers and agricultural resellers. InterGrain prides itself on breeding varieties which provide long lasting productivity gains for farmers and works closely with Seedclub members to produce high quality seed for supply to Australian growers.
While AG Schilling & Co has only recently became an InterGrain Seedclub Member at the beginning of 2018 the relationship between the two companies extends back a few years earlier when AG Schilling & Co assisted in the early generation bulk up of some promising new wheat and barley lines. Unfortunately, as is sometimes the case not all those promising new lines eventuate into a new variety, however
AG Schilling & Co has proudly been involved in assisting InterGrain bring their new potential malting variety Banks into the market place.