SALIC Australia Pvt.
Ltd. is a Western Australia based company that has recently commenced operations
in the wider area of the eastern Wheatbelt, ca 300km east of Perth. Its wholly
owned subsidiary Merredin Farms Pty Ltd is the local farming entity that
produces high quality combinable crops and livestock products.
size is 211,000ha. This land portfolio includes 158,000ha arable land of which
just over 90,000ha are cropped in the current season – predominantly wheat but
also barley, oats, and canola. In addition, the business runs about 40,000
Merino sheep which is Australia’s classic dual-purpose sheep breed that produces
high quality wool, lambs, and sheep meat.
The business owns a full range of
modern agricultural machinery (16 combines, 13 air seeder, 8 self-propelled
sprayers, tractors in various horsepower classes for all aspects of the
operation). A road train fleet and a silo facility in Merredin with 15,000 tones
capacity plus a wide range of farming and livestock infrastructure also form
part of the aggregation.
The fieldwork operations since start of the
investment in April 2019 have included seeding, crop protection, tillage
cultivation and have lend themselves to a satisfactory crop establishment. On
the livestock side, broadacre grazing management and shearing has commenced.
Until the end of this growing season, harvest will be carried out in
November/December and produce will be brought to the market.
Pty Ltd has engaged with a range of local service providers and suppliers. All
direct inputs (seed, fertilizer, and pesticides) were sourced thru Merredin
based companies which contributes to the local community and secures local
The workforce of Merredin Farms Pty Ltd comprises farming
specialists who have lived and farmed in the area for up to decades. In peak
seasons, the 28 permanent staff are supported by up to 30 farming enthusiast and
professionals from all over the world to operate machinery during the peak
seasons seeding and harvest. SALIC Australia Pty Ltd as the group is committed
to professional local career building and long-term sustainable business
Focus of local management is placed on constant
optimization of the production and sustainability. Fact based agronomy, ag tech
applications such as latest satellite imaginary in combination with SALIC’s
in-house expertise, animal welfare and commitment to local value chains are part
of the operational model and will be further applied during the lifetime of the