Formed in August 2017 by a group of Eyre Peninsula farmers, EPCBH pursues opportunities to improve competitiveness for grain growers. EPCBH aims to enhance returns to growers and farm businesses using a collaborative approach. During the past 10 years, EP farmers have grown an average of 2.5 million tonnes of grain each year, with over 90% of that grain exported.
The strong penetration by others, such as the Ukraine and Russia, into Australia's traditional export markets in Southeast Asia, demands that storage and handling chains be globally competitive. The ‘farm to customer’ cost structure on the Eyre Peninsula is relatively high and our partnership with Iron Road signals our intention to address this. EPCBH aims to, over time, achieve a broad base of support from the Eyre Peninsula farming community.