The Moulamein Grain Co-Operative Ltd was established in August 2001 and was fully operational 3 months later receiving grain as a bulk handler.
The Co-Op was formed by 26 local progressive farmers, all who were concerned about grain storage in the Moulamein area. The first harvest was a total success receiving approximately 30,000 tonnes of Wheat and Barley.
The creation of the site lead to a more productive harvest for the local community and as a result of greater competition for the grain, the floor price was lifted by an average $20 per tonne. Twelve years later the Co-op has grown to 42 members and operates and additional site at Burraboi with a storage capacity in excess of 100,000 tonnes – our largest receival year being 2010 with 70,000 tonnes taken.
In 2009 Nandaly Grain Co-Op was formed by 31 farmers is under a similar management contract with Moulamein Grain Co-Op and the site has the capacity of 80,000 tonnes.
Moulamein Grain Co-Operative operates the facility under a management contract and are responsible for hiring and firing staff, payroll, all financial reporting, storage and handling agreements, pricing information, segregations, OH&S, staff training, fumigation, pest control, inventory control and systems.
Moulamein Grain Co-Operative manages grain storage facilities at 3 sites.
Moulamein, Burraboi & Nandaly.