Welcome to Hancock Agriculture

With over 25 properties in its portfolio, the Hancock Prospecting Group’s world-class agribusiness is the country’s second largest producer of beef with a total herd capacity size of over 340,000.

The Hancock Group has a long and proud history in agriculture, on both sides of executive chairman, Gina Rinehart’s, family.

The Group is committed to investing in local rural communities, developing and implementing innovative, industry-leading farming practices and driving export quality and growth.

Prior to mining exploration, the family owned and operated for decades a number of iconic cattle stations in WA including Ashburton Downs and Hamersley Station. Hancock’s Executive Chairman, Gina Rinehart, grew up on Hamersley station.

The Group has significantly grown the agricultural portfolio with strategic investment in pastoral stations and agribusinesses.

Inherit an appetite for Australia’s best.

Latest News

Pensioners could save rural economy: Pietzsch

The sole SA Nationals candidate Jonathan Pietzsch, standing for the seat of Barker, has called on a returned Coalition government to allow pensioners to work without the threat of losing their pension. He said a National Seniors survey showed one in five pensioners wished to continue working, but only 2.9 per cent were. He said this meant that Australia was missing out on hundreds of thousands of keen and skilled workers, which had a flow on effect to the economy.”Increasing the Pensioner Work Bonus in 2 levels, one for those working in the city, and another for those wishing to work in regional areas where the worker shortage is even more critical, is a viable way to address our immediate labour shortage and will pump billions back into the economy – it truly is a win/win/win,” Mr Pietzsch said.
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Absentee overload

An explosion of COVID-19 cases in WA is intensifying staffing woes, directly impacting businesses which continue to bear the brunt of skills shortages. As cases soared to a record high of 17,000 on Wednesday — well above the original peak prediction of 10,000 — businesses were left grappling with a surge in virus-related absenteeism. Some are optimistic conditions will improve from here as the case load comes down. However, others are anticipating further disruptions as potential new strains emerge. WA’s resources sector has also acutely felt the impacts of absenteeism.
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Major Highlights

Dairy milks unique gong

  Article by Tari Jeffers courtesy of the Manjimup-Bridgetown Times. Bannister Downs Dairy packages have been recognised with two gold awards in the 2020 Australasian Packaging Innovation and Design Awards.
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