WAFarmers tries to cut fertiliser costs

27 Jan, 2009 02:09 PM
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WAFarmers wants to save their members up to $100 per tonne on fertiliser costs for the coming season via a new scheme with Ravensdown United Farmers.

WAFarmers has reached an understanding, at this stage for the 2009 season only, whereby savings achieved by increased orders of MAP and DAP fertiliser through Ravensdown United Farmers will be passed back to WA farmers.

According to WAFarmers, a collective order of an additional 40,000 tonnes (2.6pc of the WA fertiliser market) above Ravensdown United Farmers budgeted sales will result in farmers receiving a $100/t (excluding GST) discount.

For MAP and DAP fertiliser, and based on current market figures, this equates to a cost of $929/t (GST exclusive – Ex Kwinana) and $895/t (GST exclusive – Ex Kwinana) respectively, prior to other potential benefits such as Ravensdown United Farmer's annual fertiliser rebate and Australian Shareholder Incentive Scheme.

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whistlin' dixie
28/01/2009 7:55:21 AM

Where are the WA's other farm group, the Pastoralist and Graziers of WA? They have gone quiet. Well done WAFarmers, I hope you can get the desired amount. If nothing else, you will put the wind up the other guys. I might even pay my membership again this year. As for the PGA? Well, one has to go...
Avon Farmer
28/01/2009 10:09:32 AM

At least one of the WA lobby groups is doing something about it. Can't say much on the other. Well done WAFF on taking the initiative.

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