The GIWA Barley Council runs two or three public forums each year for the Western Australian barley value chain to discuss latest developments in consumer preferences, marketing, malting, breeding, research, agronomy & extension, variety rationalisation, variety accreditation, standards and MRLs. The GIWA Barley Autumn Forum is typically held in Perth in the third week of March, the GIWA Barley Forum in July, and the GIWA Barley Spring Forum in late August (spring) in a regional location with field walks (not an annual event - can occur every two years).
Representatives of the trade, maltsters and brewers, Barley Australia (recently merged into Grains Australia), the malt barley technical accreditation committee the MBIBTC (brewers and maltsters), the tertiary research sector, GRDC, DPIRD, the National Working Party on Grain Protection, the Grain Industry Market Access Forum, the National Residue Survey, the Australian Export Grain Innovation Centre, plant breeders, farm business advisors, agronomists, grower groups, and growers regularly participate in these fora.
The GIWA WA Malt Barley Receival Recommendations for the 2023/24 Harvest can be downloaded to the right hand side.
The GIWA Barley Council
David Moody – Barley Breeder, InterGrain – Barley Council Chair
Mr Lyndon Mickel – Grower, Beaumont – Barley Council Deputy Chair
James Allen – Grain Marketer, GrainCorp
Mal Bennett – Customer Relationship Manager, Emerald Grain
Amanda Box – Barley Breeder, Seednet
Chayce Creedy – WA Procurement Manager, Mauri/Weston Animal Nutrition
Louise Edwards – Regional Technical and Quality Manager (APAC), Boortmalt
Simon Little – Quality Manager, Bunge
Grant Marshall – Grower, Lakes District
Mark Pontifex – Grain Marketer, MarketAg
Drew Robertson – Senior Barley Trader, CBH Group
Paul Telfer – Barley Breeder, AGT
Mike Tempone – Director, GAPRA
Sarah Woolford – Business Development Manager, Farmers Business Network
Jack King – Barley and Oat Program Manager, AEGIC
Dale Paddon – Country Quality Manager, CBH Group
Blakely Paynter – Senior Research Officer, DPIRD