Grains Toolkit

South Australia's production of non-genetically modified grain is sustainable, entirely rain fed with no irrigation, and minimal inputs of fertilisers and chemicals. Around 4 million hectares of crop are grown each year with the southern regions producing wheat, barley, canola, oats, lentils, peas, beans, lupins, chick peas, fodder, lucerne seed and other small seeds. In 2017-18 the South Australian grains industry contributed almost $4.2 billion to gross food revenue.

Primary Industries in South Australia Fast Facts

The Primary Industries in South Australia Fast Facts (PDF 1.3 MB) provides key messages and fast facts about South Australia's primary industries, including grains, meat and livestock, wine, seafood, horticulture, dairy and forestry.

Key messages

The Grains key messages and fast facts (PDF 249.1 KB) provides comprehensive messaging, including fast facts, about the grains industry to help gain an understanding of it in South Australia, including production and farm gate value.

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This infographic provides a visual representation of key information on the grains sector including:

  • major export products
  • major export markets
  • figures and statistics on production amounts and values
  • sector credentials and attributes.

Grains infographic (PDF 1.2 MB)


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Scorecard report

This report provides detailed information on the grains sector, its annual performance and current investment opportunities.

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