NOVEMBER 2012: INTERGRAIN GRAND OPENING IN BIBRA LAKE
Leading cereal breeding company InterGrain has opened the doors to a new custom-built facility at 19 Ambitious Link in Bibra Lake. The Ridcon Properties development supports the continued growth of InterGrain’s national wheat and barley breeding program.
The Minister for Agriculture and Food, the Honourbale Terry Redman MLA, unveiled InterGrain’s new breeding facilities at a launch event attended by employees, special guests and industry representatives.
InterGrain Chairman, Mr Dale Baker and CEO, Ms Tress Walmsley spoke at the event, describing how the purpose designed facilities will enhance InterGrain’s breeding program by providing greater internal capacity.
Dale Baker commented, “This facility will enable greater program flexibility to support the changing needs and demands of Australian growers and ensure that the InterGrain breeding programs are aligned with these requirements”.
The facility provides office space for 30 staff, grain storage, seed preparation area, quality lab, growth room and glasshouses. The facility comprises 3,000m2 of high truss warehouse area, over 1,100m2 of high quality office space over two levels and an enormous 5,000m2 of sealed bitumen hardstand.
Visitors had the opportunity to tour the new building to see first-hand the cereal breeding program in operation. Guests could view the new wheat and barley glasshouses, watch the robotic seed packer in action, learn about the 10-12 year process before grain varieties are available to Australian growers, and take a look at the newly-arrived Monsanto Seed Chipper.