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AEGIC’s value

The Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre is Australia’s leading organisation for market insight, innovation and applied solutions for the grains industry.

AEGIC exists to increase value in the Australian grains industry by ensuring Australian grain meets the needs of customers and end-users.

About us

AEGIC is an independent, not-for-profit company established in 2012 to increase value in the Australian grains industry.

We are an investment of the Australian Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), and the Western Australian Government through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).

AEGIC increases value in the Australian grains industry by gathering, analysing and sharing market intelligence the industry needs to breed, classify, grow and supply grain that markets prefer.

Australian grain growers are AEGIC’s primary beneficiary.

Australian grains

Information about the quality and value of Australian grains.

Publications

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Domestic services

Information, training and services for the Australian grains industry.

International customers

Resources for international customers of Australian grain.

Indonesia Portal

Information for Indonesian customers about Australian grains for feed and food.

News

21 April, 2021

AEGIC behind the scenes: Australian wheat for Asian noodles

The Japanese udon noodle market is Australia’s most stable premium wheat market. Japanese noodle lovers know what they like when they’re tucking into a delicious bowl of udon or ramen noodles. AEGIC runs a highly-trained udon noodle sensory evaluation program with the Japanese Flour Millers Association (JFMA) to ensure new Australian wheat varieties meet Japan’s strict requirements. […]

15 April, 2021

Enhancing noodle texture and colour

Asian flour millers prefer to buy Australian wheat for noodles because of its bright, stable colour and good texture. Thanks to a landmark AEGIC research project*, we know that noodle colour, colour stability, and texture are among the most important factors that flour millers look for when buying wheat for noodles. The research found that […]

13 April, 2021

50 – The Rise of the Middle Class

02 March, 2021

Whole grain for better health

Increasing whole grain consumption represents a major opportunity and challenge for the food industry. Extensive evidence now shows the connection between whole grain consumption and reduced risk of several chronic diet-related diseases. Greater intake of whole grains in the diet leads to reduced incidence of cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, cancer, and diabetes. To address this […]

26 February, 2021

AGIC Asia 2021 to reach Asian feed and whole grain buyers

The Australian Grain Industry Conference 2021 will feature a special session led by AEGIC on the benefits of Australian grains for animal feed, and the health benefits of whole grains for human consumption. AGIC Asia, which will be held virtually this year on Wednesday 3 March 2021, is a key date on the grain industry […]

05 February, 2021

Stimulating Australian feed grain demand in the Philippines and Thailand

Feed grain buyers in the Philippines and Thailand learned the compelling benefits of using Australian feed grains for swine following two well-attended AEGIC webinars this week. The webinars, presented in conjunction with Austrade, featured experienced Australian feed nutrition expert Tony Edwards as keynote speaker. The Philippines event attracted 150 representatives of the grain and animal […]

23 November, 2020

Statement regarding Grains Australia CEO appointment

The Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) welcomes the appointment of Jonathan Wilson as the inaugural CEO of Grains Australia. AEGIC Chairman Ron Storey said the formation of Grains Australia was a significant milestone for the Australian grains industry. “Grains Australia will consolidate important industry good services and functions across the grains value chain,” he […]

19 November, 2020

Whole grain wheat: healthy for mi and youtiao

Youtiao – a type of fried bread stick popular all across Asia – could represent an opportunity to get healthy Australian whole grain wheat in the diets of health-conscious Asian consumers. Food lovers throughout Asia are becoming more and more interested in whole grain foods and their many health benefits, and flour millers are starting […]

12 November, 2020

Strengthening Australia’s wheat bond with Indonesia

A virtual seminar on the value and quality of Australian wheat attracted nearly 70 Indonesian flour millers and food manufacturers interested in the advantages of using Aussie wheat for noodles, bread and cakes. Hosted by AEGIC, and featuring CBH Grain and breeding company InterGrain, the event was part of the Australian Government’s IA-CEPA* Business Connect […]

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Australian Grain Industry Facts
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About 22 million hectares are planted annually to commercial grain crops across Australia. During the past decade, state-of-the-art farming systems, new plant varieties and new techniques have increased the reliability of grain production in Australia’s growing environment.

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Australia’s grain crops are in demand around the world for a range of high-quality end-products, including noodles, beer, baked products and animal feed.

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The Australian wheat industry is export oriented, shipping about 65-75% of the nation’s total production to more than 50 countries. The majority of Australian wheat is exported in bulk cargoes with the top 10 importing countries accounting for 70-80% of exports.

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Claiming more than 30% of the world’s malting barley trade, Australia is the world’s largest exporter of malting barley.

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