Thursday, 23 March 2017
VISITING... Representatives from Glencore and a Japanese alcohol company stop in at the Coopers Alehouse, Wallaroo, to meet with local grain growers. Pictured are Glencore Agriculture country manager for Japan Kensuke Harashima, Glencore Grain SA accumulation manager Benn Oliver, Sanwa barley procurement Yuta Watanabe, Sanwa general manager Kenichi Abe, Glencore Grain senior commercial manager Lyndon Asser, Mitsui & Co representative Erina Kitagawa. VISITING... Representatives from Glencore and a Japanese alcohol company stop in at the Coopers Alehouse, Wallaroo, to meet with local grain growers. Pictured are Glencore Agriculture country manager for Japan Kensuke Harashima, Glencore Grain SA accumulation manager Benn Oliver, Sanwa barley procurement Yuta Watanabe, Sanwa general manager Kenichi Abe, Glencore Grain senior commercial manager Lyndon Asser, Mitsui & Co representative Erina Kitagawa.

Local grain growers greet Japanese buyers

LOCAL grain growers met some of their overseas buyers at Wallaroo last week.

Glencore arranged for representatives from Japan’s largest shochu producer Sanwa to visit Wallaroo, Laura and Sevenhill and see the industry first hand.

At the meetings growers were able to taste shochu, similar to a clear whiskey, plus hear from the buyers and Glencore representatives.

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