National Agriculture Day 2023

Welcome to Hancock Agriculture

Hancock Prospecting include a world-class agribusiness business, which has a long and proud history in agriculture, on both sides of executive chairman, Gina Rinehart’s, family.

Hancock Prospecting 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.

Hancock Prospecting has significantly grown the agricultural portfolio with strategic investment in pastoral stations and agribusinesses.

Mrs Gina Rinehart AO

Speech Bush Summit Perth 2023 


Mr adam giles

Interview Bush Summit Perth 2023 

Hancock adds to its backgrounding capacity with purchase of Northern NSW property

GINA Rinehart’s Hancock Agriculture has expanded its Wagyu cattle backgrounding capacity, with the purchase of a New South Wales property. The 1918ha Split Rock Dairy, situated north of Manilla in the Tamworth region in New South Wales will compliment other backgrounding properties within the Hancock Agriculture portfolio in the region. The property includes irrigated and dryland cropping with 366ha irrigated through 11 pivots.“ The acquisition complements other agricultural acquisitions in the last twelve months including Moolan Downs and Ottleyas well as other smaller acquisitions around Australia that compliment other aggregations.
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Projects regulated to death

As the minister overseeing the process, he has been unable to effect any real change in seven years, so there’s little confidence that change will happen quickly. According to the CCIWA, there are about $381 billion of investment projects in the pipeline that are yet to receive environmental approval that could create an estimated 106,000 jobs. Of those the CCIWA surveyed, 40 per cent were at risk of abandoning their project due to longer-than expected approval times. As outlined in the WA CCI’s Green Web report, businesses have described working with the State Environmental Protection Authority as “laborious and frustrating” with “ever-changing guidelines and shifting goal posts”. Currently, the normal expectation for a mine to come online is eight to 10 years, double traditional expectations of four to five years.
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Cornering a different market?

Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart has taken a majority stake in the Bunbury Farmers Market, heralding a new era for the South West business. The West Australian can reveal that Hancock Prospecting, Mrs Rinehart’s key investment vehicle, has reached a deal with the market’s current owners — Kevin Opferkuch and Graham Heath — but the exact terms were not disclosed. In a statement, Hancock said the investment would help to accelerate plans to grow the much-loved market, including the development of the recently announced Vasse Village Bunbury Farmers Market, which is set to open in late 2024. “Additional future sites, including Perth locations, will also allow new customers to enjoy the unique BFM experience,” Hancock said.
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“Hancock Prospecting is built on good Australian values where loyalty and performance are rewarded. Our vision is to create pathways to business and employment opportunity for veterans and ex military across Hancock Prospecting, That the veterans feel valued and preferentially treated when they approach us and that we create a real sense of recognition of military service to the country for which they served which for the majority will be Australia.”

Hancock Prospecting Executive Chairperson,
Gina Rinehart AO

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Major Highlights

2GR and S.Kidman & Co | London Launch & celebration

Australia’s billionaire businesswoman Gina Rinehart has made a bold foray into the British beef market as the first big mover under the recently signed Australia-UK free trade deal. Mrs Rinehart launched her premium beef products – the “caviar’’ of beef – a wagyu product called 2GR, from the Hancock Agriculture company and three new top of the range meats from the S. Kidman farms, stressing to British customers the welfare of the animals, the superior quality and the detailed provenance of the meat. Mrs Rinehart told a packed audience of distributors, top chefs, butchers, high-end department stores and Australian diplomats at the swish Meat and Wine Co restaurant in Mayfair on Monday: “I was very excited to hear this is the first public, commercial get together to promote more Australian produce to England after the free trade agreement, so I am very excited we are the first.”
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National Agriculture Day

21 November

is a day to celebrate our vital agricultural and related industries and the people who work in them. Thank you to all our farmers and primary producers who feed and clothe Australia and the world.Now in its seventh year, National Agriculture and Related Industries Day was founded by Patron Mrs Gina Rinehart AO to celebrate the enormous contribution and importance of our vital agricultural and its related industries. A day to pose a question, for all Aussies to consider.