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SAF delivers farmland profit for super funds

Originally posted September 4, 2015 SAF has delivered a $4.7 million full year profit in addition to capital growth for its superannuation investors in FY2015. Explaining the results to Australian Financial Review’s Matthew Cranston, Martin Newnham said: “Excellent farming practices capitalising on good growing conditions and favourable commodity prices have led to the strong result”. In particular, SAF […]

agCap works with foreign investors

Originally posted December 11, 2014 agCap’s CEO, Martin Newnham explained the benefits of foreign investment in Australian agriculture to The Australian on 11 December 2014. In addition to managing farms owned by the Sustainable Agriculture Fund (SAF), agCap also manages two properties leased by SAF from US global agricultural fund Westchester. “They own the land and provide the […]

Investors Queuing for Elusive Dairy Farms

Originally posted August 18, 2014 MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital. The forum’s chairman, Dairy Australia director John McKillop, […]

GDRC Review Calls for Change

Originally published in The Land – 11/8/14 Written by Gregor Heard An independent review into the governance of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has recommended the current government-run model needs to change. Economic consultants Marsden Jacob completed the report for Grain Producers Australia (GPA), the current grower organisation responsible for overseeing GRDC as […]

Research into Water Efficiency

Originally posted May 19, 2014 Cubbie Ag, in conjunction with a number of companies is currently conducting field trials in regard to establishing a mono-layer over water storage surfaces to reduce evaporation losses from its storage system. To date Cubbie Ag has constructed its storage system to the maximum depths allowed by law. This ensures […]