Cereal-breeding business InterGrain offers wheat, barley and oat varieties for growers. InterGrain’s wheat, barley and oat breeding programs are designed to target the major cereal growing regions of Australia.
InterGrain’s focus is breeding market-leading varieties that meet grower and end-user customer requirements and the company has proven capability in the delivery of quality malting barleys and udon noodle wheats.
InterGrain Pty Ltd was formed in October 2007 when the WA government and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) privatised the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia's wheat breeding program. In 2009-10 those two shareholders expanded the InterGrain business by transferring the barley breeding program from DAFWA to InterGrain.
Corporatisation of the wheat and barley programs was consistent with the Australia-wide trend to encourage private sector investment in plant breeding, and has enabled the establishment of a commercial wheat and barley breeding entity delivering elite cereal varieties to Australian growers. In August 2010, US agribusiness giant Monsanto became the third shareholder of InterGrain, but sold back their stake in 2016. Following this, the ownership structure was WA State Government (58%) and GRDC (42%).
Intergrain has offices in Perth and Horsham, Victoria, along with marketing staff based in Northam, Adelaide, Dalby and Wagga Wagga.