AgTrade – a diversified agribusiness group

AgTrade is a global livestock, genetics, food security and biosecurity group, headquartered in Brisbane, Australia. We are proud to own and operate a diversified portfolio of global export agribusinesses, grown and developed over nearly 50 years.

Our economic and employment contribution

We are a significant part of the Australian and New Zealand rural economy, contributing hundreds of millions of dollars every year to rural and regional economies in both nations – most of which is paid to Australian and New Zealand primary producers and related rural businesses, contributing significantly to rural and regional economies in both nations.

The Group today has over 160 team members located in Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, and trading partner nations. We are proud to have long-term relationships with over 15,000 farming and primary production businesses across both Australia and New Zealand.

Our heritage, ownership and experience

AgTrade and its predecessor entities have been operating continuously for almost half a century. Previously part of the Consolidated Pastoral Company, the business was taken private by management-led direct investment in 2009. The ownership and leadership team has maintained strong continuity, also expanding as the group has grown. Our board and leadership team have extensive experience in developing globally competitive agriculture to best international standards of veterinary practice, biosecurity, animal husbandry and traceability.

We invest in accordance with three core principles

Reflecting the diversified nature of AgTrade’s portfolio of businesses, each entity within the group operates with considerable autonomy, and individual reputational and P&L responsibilities, while still observing a number of group-wide policies and governance requirements. Key shared values which are part of the AgTrade group way of doing business include:

Customer focus

The fundamental purpose of any business is to create a satisfied customer. All AgTrade companies seek to “work back from what the customer wants” as a first-principle. We are pleased to have within the group many continuing relationships with customers who have been with us long-term, in some cases two decades or more.

Capital and cost discipline

Economic success sustains and funds all other facets of sustainability. The centralised AgTrade group platform raises and provides both equity and debt capital to the portfolio with a strong focus on capital and financial disciplines, and delivering long-term satisfactory returns for all our stakeholders, across market cycles.

Sustainability

The never-ending drive to exceed the expectations of all stakeholders across a broad range of “triple bottom line” measures is part of what we believe sustainability is all about. We strive to achieve sustained global excellence in agribusiness, animal husbandry and welfare, veterinary practice and technology, food security and biosecurity, carbon efficiency, and performance. It is a priority of AgTrade that all businesses in which it invests achieve long-term sustainability.