Centre State Exports - Wheat, Feed Barley, Malt Barley, Canola, Field Peas, Faba Beans, Lentils, Chickpeas, Lupins and Vetch Centre State Exports - Wheat, Feed Barley, Malt Barley, Canola, Field Peas, Faba Beans, Lentils, Chickpeas, Lupins and Vetch Centre State Exportse - Wheat, Feed Barley, Malt Barley, Canola, Field Peas, Faba Beans, Lentils, Chickpeas, Lupins and Vetch

Field Peas

Field Peas are a very significant pulse crop for South Australia and one Centre State has come to understand well in its long involvement in the State’s pulse industry.

The two principal grades produced here are general Dun types – Australia currently being the only country to grow and export dun-type field peas – and Kaspas.

The majority of local production is exported to the Asian Sub-continent, with India being the world’s largest importer of Field Peas. Export is via bulk vessels and containers, with the latter being a major market driver and one in which Centre State is a specialist.

The company is an acknowledged specialist in container markets and has a solid relationship with container packers and exporters. Container exports are shipped from Port Adelaide, while bulk vessel markets are serviced from Wallaroo, Port Adelaide and Port Lincoln.

Purchases are made on forward or cash contracts in accordance with our terms and conditions , and keeping paperwork to the essential minimum is one of the ways in which we make Centre State easy to deal with.

A seasoned operator in the Pulse industry, Centre State Exports is an active supporter of the development of Pulse varieties and the advancement of the industry in general. We are active & financial members of Pulse Australia and Pulse South Australia and are regularly involved in grower forums and the development of Pulse standards and markets.

Testimonial from a long-term satisfied grower

Peter Kitschke, Jamestown

Peas have been a consistent part of our rotation for many years and we have been selling peas to Centre State for over 10 years. It’s good to know they are independent and will work with us to maximise our returns.

Field Peas

The wild pea is confined to the Mediterranean Basin and the Near East. The earliest archaeological finds of peas have been in Neolithic Syria, Turkey and Jordan. Early finds in Egypt date from 4800-4400BC. Peas were present in Afghanistan around 2000BC and Pakistan and India 2250-1750BC. Peapods are botanically classified as a fruit but are considered a vegetable in cooking. Canada is now the world’s largest exporter of Field Peas, with Europe and Australia being significant producing regions.