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Cargill arm puts $40m into farming

13 Feb, 2012 09:34 AM
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A HEDGE fund run by an arm of the world's largest agriculture company, Cargill, has injected almost $40 million into a local company which buys Australian rural property.

The fund, Black River Asset Management, has taken a large slice of BFB Group, which recently purchased the prized Billabong Station in the Eurongilly Valley, east of Wagga Wagga, NSW.

The new investment by Black River in BFB Group comes on the back of a rebound in profit for the small, unlisted farming company. According to accounts filed with the corporate regulator, BFB Group made a $5.4 million profit in the year ending December 2010 after a $200,000 loss the year before, The Australian Financial Review reports.

The accounts show the group has more than $83 million in property and infrastructure and collects about $20 million in revenue per year.

The company's purchase of Billabong Station was believed to be worth between $9 million and $10 million.

The Australian Financial ReviewSource: http://www.afr.com
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Jock Munro
14/02/2012 10:45:08 AM

Cargill nearly have the game sown up!
jock hoskinson
14/02/2012 10:01:43 PM

Terific news. Congratulation Cargill. Good to see solid invesment creating more competition and grower choice.

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Sorry Chops, but the reality is already here, we have been relegated to a nation of price takers
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I am in Dubai at the moment staggered by the price for Australian beef at any one of hundreds
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Rob an underpinning principle of a spot market that needs to be embedded is that the producers