Major Queensland brewery goes to direct supplies

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated October 20 2021 - 12:28am, first published 12:23am
North Star farmer Andrew Ostwald with a box of VB, a product that will be made using barley direct from his property.

ASAHI Beverages, the owner of Carlton and United Breweries, is moving to source barley for one of its major breweries on the Gold Coast directly from farmers to allow for more traceability within its supply chain.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.