Our purpose is to develop high quality supply chains, based on long term, sustainable relationships with buyers who require the best of Australian food and fibre.
Wedgetail Food and Fibre is the exclusive selling agent for Kilter Rural, Australia's largest grower of irrigated, broad acre, certified organic crops.
Our produce is grown on 10,000 hectares of farmland located in Northern Victoria, using a combination of flood, sub surface and pivot irrigation systems.
We sell a range of certified organic and premium quality crops.
what we do
Wedgetail Food and Fibre was established in 2016 in partnership with Kilter Rural.
Originally created to develop markets for the certified organic and premium conventional crops grown by Kilter Rural, our purpose is to develop high quality supply chains and strategically aligned, long term customer relationships.
Wedgetail Food and Fibre works with Australian growers where it is able to develop a sourcing & distribution strategy that delivers increased value to its customers. Our people combine extensive experience in the domestic and international food and agricultural sectors.
Collectively, our work spans senior level management in ingredient and FMCG manufacturing and marketing, brand strategy, vertical integration and large scale corporate agriculture.
We are deeply committed to developing markets for food and fibre grown using safe and sustainable agronomic practices.
We work with retailers and manufacturers, ranging in size and location across the globe, to supply them the very best of Australian food and fibre.
Chief Executive Officer
Richard Furphy has spent 20 years working in sales, marketing, strategy and business management in domestic and international FMCG, industrial and commodity food markets. He has held senior marketing and management roles and consulted to a number leading food companies. Working originally as a commodity trader for one of Japan’s largest food companies, Richard went on to develop international markets for dairy ingredients, conceived and rolled out the Trampoline ice cream franchise, and has developed several successful food brands including Organic Dairy Farmers of Australia and Matilda’s Frozen Fruit. Richard holds an Honours Arts degree from Melbourne University and a Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Swinburne University.
Michael, a fourth generation farmer, has worked on various properties throughout Australia. He has 30 years knowledge and experience of varied farming practices including 16 years in corporate agriculture.
Michael completed an Advanced Diploma in Agriculture at the University of Melbourne and an Executive Certificate in Agribusiness at Monash University. He is a member and former Director of the Southern Farming Systems and Farm Benchmarking Groups.
Anita has long term exposure to financial management and governance in the agricultural and natural resource management area. Early on she managed the accounts for a deer farming venture that grew to become the largest processor and marketer on the eastern seaboard.
This was followed by stints with Bridges Financial Planning and H & R Block before becoming a Director and Business Manager of EWR, a natural resource management consultancy group. Anita has been working in Kilter since its inception in 2004, where she is Director, Company Secretary & Compliance.
find out more
Visit: Suite 8, 25 Argyle St, Fitzroy, Melbourne
Call: +61 406 328 278
Post: PO Box 85, Bendigo Central, Victoria 3552