05 Apr

Australia: Good oil goes big at Boort

By Sandra Godwin, ONE of the world’s biggest single-site olive groves opened the gates to visitors last week to celebrate being named Olive Grower of the Year. Timbercorp’s 2777ha grove at Boort, managed by Boundary Bend Estate, was recognised by the Australian Olive Association for pioneering the production of quality olive oil on a large […]

02 Apr

Olive Leaf Australia extracting healthy growth

By Alex Tilbury, There’s an olive grove in Coominya, near Wivenhoe Dam, with 550,000 trees in it producing an Olive Leaf Extract that’s a global hot seller, in Australia alone, $1 million in product is sold every month. A powerful antioxidant, 400 % more potent than vitamin C, the extract has many benefits for health […]

24 Mar

Bumper olive harvest expected in Western Australia

The Department of Food and Agriculture is predicting this year’s olive harvest will be one of the best in years. Harvesting near Dongara began at the weekend and will move further south to Gingin before wrapping up around June and July. The department’s Dick Taylor says production is expected to rise by 3,000 tonnes to […]

02 Mar

South Australian olive growers to pay new levy

A new levy paid by South Australian olive growers will help promote and further develop the industry. From this harvest, growers will pay a $4 levy on each tonne of fruit they produce. Olives South Australia president Lisa Rowntree says it will increase by a dollar a year for the next three years to eventually […]

17 Feb

Olive oil sales help Aussies

Sally James, the Australian food writer transplanted to Yountville, tells the Register that Yellingbo Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil is donating 100 percent of its profits through the end of February to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal, which will help families and communities rebuild after the devastating fires in Australia. Three Bridges Farm in Yarra […]