Paddock to plate using the latest in-supply chain technology
L W Investments Australia Pty Ltd was established to deliver what the market wants in connecting growers with key markets directly. Essentially Paddock to plate using the latest in supply chain technology to follow through from the paddock to the end-user.
Andrew Weidemann AM
Andrew Weidemann AM is a third-generation farmer from Rupanyup in Victoria’s Wimmera Region. Andrew farms in partnership with his family. Together they manage 3,500 hectares of land. Rupanyup is well known as the home of the first Bendigo Community Bank which Andrew was heavily involved in establishing.
The Weidemann family has been acknowledged as innovators and early adopters of new technology, wining various industry awards. They continue to invest and support on-farm research trials across their farm. The family has built up significant on-farm storage allowing them to trade internationally into markets around the world. In 2013 Andrew became the face of Crown Lager in an advertisement profiling the raw materials used in the production of this popular beer.
Andrew has held a number of senior roles in the agriculture sector in the Victorian Farmers Federation (‘VFF’) and as Deputy Chair of the Birchip Cropping Group (‘BCG’) – one of Australia’s first farming systems groups. He currently serves on several Federal and State committees developing strategies for RD&E (research, development and extension), and for markets and trade. Andrew is currently the Chairman of Grain Producers Australia. In June 2020 Andrew was awarded as A Member of The Order of Australia Medal (AM) for services to the Australian Grains Industry.
Barry Large operates an 8500ha family farm in the Milling area of Western Australia. The main focus of the farm is a 6,000ha cropping program, which is complemented by a 10,000 head Merino flock and an extensive export hay business which complements the production system.
As well as sitting on a number of national agricultural industry bodies, Barry is a past member of the Biosecurity Council of Western Australia, a grower representative on the Biosecurity Grain Guard, a Director of Grain Producers Australia currently Deputy Chairman and Director & Chairman of the Grains Industry Market Access Forum which is responsible for trade and market access for Australian Grain.
Barry and Andrew were instrumental in the development of Grain Producers Australia (‘GPA’) the peak industry body representing grain farming business right across Australia. GPA is recognized within Australia and internationally as leading-edge farmers creating real results for the grains industry