The Oakey Branch is located in the centre of the Darling Downs, 30kms west of Toowoomba. Since its establishment in the mid 1970’s, the branch has grown into a dynamic and multi service operation. The main activities include:
- Merchandise sales and distribution centre;
- Grain and birdseed marketing;
- Cotton seed packing for export;
- Feed milling of bulk and bagged products.
The merchandise sales and distribution centre supplies the company’s manufactured bagged stock feeds, protein meals, grains and birdseeds to produce merchants and pastoral houses located in rural centres throughout Queensland. The Darling Downs produces a large percentage of Queensland’s grain sorghum, barley, wheat, millets, soybeans, chick peas, mung beans and cotton. These commodities form the nucleus of a successful grain trading operation with direct acquisition from farmers. This enables Riverina to supply both the domestic and export markets with many of these products.
In 1990 a modern cotton seed packing plant was built, keeping in line with the rapidly growing cotton industry on the Darling Downs. Cotton seed is acquired from growers and packed in bags and bulk containers for export to Japan and Korea. It is also used successfully in the local feedlot and dairy industries and has proven an excellent feed in drought times due to its high oil and protein content.
In 2010 the company acquired the seed grading business of A&B Grains and the Better Blend Feedmill. Better Blend Stockfeeds was established in 1992 and forged a presence in the market servicing the western and inner Darling Downs. Since Riverina’s ownership the company has further invested in state of the art equipment to further improve the quality of products manufactured. The mill complements our existing feed supply model. With feed mills at Murgon, Oakey and Warwick, Riverina has the ability to service the customers from any part of the Darling Downs region with the most cost effective options available. With the addition of a grading plant to complement our trading operations, we can now also supply bulk and bagged machine dressed grain, seeds and pulses to both domestic and export markets making Oakey a dynamic and flexible operator to many customers.
Riverina Oakey Mill
9 Queen Street