Yesterday, Banks barley failed to meet malt accreditation requirements prescribed by barley Australia.
I’ve been surprised to see some discontent in the industry. Likewise, with regards to standards at the bin if a load fails to meet malt specifications for germ end staining or colour.
In every business decision and transaction we make, we must take a long-term, or even infinite approach.
If we’re in business with the goal to make as much money as possible this harvest, we’re going to undermine our long-term industry objectives to deliver superior quality malt barley to the world.
If we get a load of barley rejected for high moisture and send it to a livestock producer who won’t test the quality, we might be better off today, but next year they might not be so keen to deal with us after the poor performance of the grain.
We demand this of our input providers to business. We want mechanics to have the mindset that we’ll be happy with their work in 6- or 12-months’ time, and not just slap a band-aid on. We want quality fertiliser and pesticides, not just the cheapest.
It can be frustrating today, but the long term or infinite approach always overpowers the short term game.