The Australian Pulses division came to Olam as a part of the purchase of Queensland Cotton in 2007.
Originally operating one packing plant (Mt Tyson Seeds), we expanded into 2 with the purchase of Selected Pulse foods in 2011. We source pulses from a wide geographical area, stretching from the Central Queensland Highlands, to Roma in the west, through the Darling Downs and border areas, south as far as Warren and west to Walgett in New South Wales.
Specialising in contracting, processing and marketing pulse crops, predominantly mung beans and chickpeas. Growers are offered a range of tailored contract options including direct delivery to the Mt Tyson facility or third party seasonal storage. The Mt Tyson facility has an extensive silo complex with storage for over 10,000 tonnes of product. All bulk storage is in the form of aerated silos ranging from 100 tonnes to 200 tonnes.
Other parts of the Pulses division include wholesale and retail of pulse sowing seeds as well as providing marketing options to growers for other grains such as sorghum and wheat.
The division has steadily developed into a leading grass-roots accumulator of pulses from the farmgate to consumer markets on the Sub-Continent and Asia. In addition, we supply to leading Australian based trading exporters on a delivered container terminal basis.
We are also involved in the Australian southern pulse markets trading lentils, dun peas and faba beans directly into export markets. These pulses are accumulated from farmers and sold on a direct container terminal basis. This part of the business is experiencing high growth with increased demand from international consumers.
|Mt Tyson Seeds
Mt Tyson QLD 4356
|Tel: (07) 4693 7166
Fax: (07) 4693 7260
|Selected Pulse Foods Pty Ltd
Pittworth QLD 4356
|Tel: (07) 4693 2140
Fax: (07) 4693 2791
- Whole chickpeas
- Chana dhal
- Whole green beans
- Mung dhal
- Mung chilka
- Whole black beans
- Urid chilka
- Urid dhal
In 2003, Queensland Cotton (now part of the Olam Group), acquired Mt Tyson Seeds. Originally established by Riverina Stock feeds in the early 1980s, the business was subsequently purchased by the O’Reilly family before being bought by Queensland Cotton. This AQIS certified pulse processing facility is based at Mt Tyson, 40 kms west of Toowoomba in the heart of Queensland’s Darling Downs.
In 2011 Selected Pulse Foods was acquired which allowed Olam the ability to produce superior quality dhal. The boutique plant is located in Pittsworth, 35 kms west of Toowoomba in the of Queensland’s Darling Downs.