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Barley

Centre State’s long history of providing competitive and innovative service to pulse and canola growers – and its carefully nurtured relationships with the most strategic and reputable international traders – allowed its highly personal and reliable services to be successfully extended to barley producers on the heels of deregulation.

South Australian feed barley is generally sold into bulk vessel export markets. With the main destinations of the Middle East (notably Saudi Arabia, which enjoys government subsidy of barley imports) and Japan has us buying from most South Australian grain export terminals, including Port Lincoln, Wallaroo, Port Giles and Port Adelaide.

Centre State generally buys all grades of feed barley, including F1, F2 and F3 and seasonal minor grades, with the principal quality measure for most markets being test weight rather than screenings or protein content.

Malting barley also forms part of our market and enquiries from existing and potential producers are most welcome.

Purchases are made on forward or cash contracts in accordance with our terms and conditions ,and keeping paperwork concise and understandable is one of the ways that makes Centre State easy to deal with.

Testimonial from a long-term satisfied grower

Craig Kelsh, Calca

Barley is a big part of our crop each year and given our location on the Eyre Peninsula we understand that all our barley goes for export. That’s why we like to deal with Centre State because they have the right contacts and resources to help us to market our crop.

Barley

In 2007, barley ranked fourth amongst grains in terms of quantity produced (136 million tons) and area under cultivation (566,000 sq km). Wild barley ranges from North Africa and Crete to Tibet. It was the first domesticated grain in the Near East, being grown on the Korean peninsula from as early as 1500BC. It was a staple in both ancient Egypt and Greece, although wheat bread eventually became the preference of the rich, leaving barley and rye bread for the poor. Barley beer may well have been the first drink produced by Neolithic peoples, while a fermented, malted and alcoholic porridge was used for early Grecian rituals.

Barley in Australia

Barley is Australia’s second largest grain crop, used principally for animal feed but also for human consumption and to make malt used in beer brewing.

Johnno’s Bacon, Leek and Barley Soup

This recipe from radio presenter John Kenneally was a winter hit with listeners. 1 tbsp oil; 5 rashers bacon chopped; 3 leeks, sliced; 1 clove garlic, chopped; 2 carrots, sliced; 2 sticks celery, sliced; 1 tsp fresh thyme; 1 bay leaf; 1.5 litres chicken stock; ½ cup pearl barley; 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley.

Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add chopped bacon and cook 3 to 4 mins. Add all vegetables, thyme, garlic and bay leaf, cook for 7 to 10 mins or until leeks have softened. Add stock, 500ml water and pearl barley. Bring to boil then reduce to simmer for about 60 mins or until the barley is soft. Season with salt and pepper, serve with chopped parsley.