The purpose of the GIWA Oat Council is to:
- To represent the Western Australian Oat industry in the area of plant breeding, agronomic development, production, handling and processing of oat varieties in order to promote and safeguard the industries long term interests.
- To encourage sustainable production and marketing of quality Oats.
- To carry out, promote or assist in activities of any kind associated with the development, handling, processing, promotion and marketing of Oats and its derivatives.
- To co-ordinate all sections of the Oat industry to improve the image of Oats in Western Australia.
GIWA continues to work with oat growers on alternative herbicide option, view GIWA Media Release.
The GIWA Oat Council
Ashley Wiese – Grower, Highbury – Oat Council Chair
Anna-Lisa Newman – Grower, Varley – Oat Council Deputy Chair
Trent Butcher – Agronomist, ConsultAg
Will Carrington-Jones – Grower, Kojonup
Pat Guerin – Supply Manager, Balco
Chris Maughan – Supply Chain Manager, Quaker Oats Australia
Jackson Morris – Trader, Premium Grain Handlers
David Oates – Director, Demeter Cormack
Garry Page – Organic Oat Grower, Pingelly
Allan Rattey – Oat Breeder, InterGrain
Dane Robertson – Trading & Marketing Manager Oilseeds, Protein, Oats, CBH Group
Michael Vaccari – General Manager Commercial, Unigrain
Hilary Wittwer – Grower, Cuballing
Larisa Cato – Wheat Quality & Technical Markets Manager, AEGIC
Brent Hope – General Manager Operations, Unigrain
Jack King – Director, AEGIC
John Orr – Director, Premium Grain Handlers
Dale Paddon – Country Quality Manager, CBH Group
Blakely Paynter – Senior Research Officer, DPIRD
Georgie Troup – Grower, York