Bengalla Agricultural Company
Significant work was undertaken in 2019 to re-establish infrastructure and renovate the property consisting of 450ha for grazing cattle, 235ha for dryland cropping and an additional 165ha of irrigated cropping area. Bengalla Agricultural Company Pty Ltd (BAC) has produced substantial summer and winter crops and is currently backgrounding 500 weaner steers making use of the quality feed on offer.
Pastoral and Agricultural Operations
Following the acquisition of a controlling interest in Bengalla, New Hope's land management experience is being applied to the management of agricultural land surrounding the Bengalla operation, through the Company's subsidiary BAC. At BAC, significant capital upgrades were completed, including cattle yards, fencing of paddocks, lateral and pivot irrigator installation, and refurbishment of existing irrigators and reticulation networks. Irrigated crops produced 2,700 large hay bales, a further 350 bales were donated for local drought relief. Over 300 hectares of oats and pasture has been planted in recent months. Cattle grazing trials have been initiated at New Oakleigh with the introduction 113 heifers to the western rehabilitation area.
To view documents related to our Agricultural Operations please visit the Reporting Page.