Cowal Agriculture Crops
Cowal Agriculture, a Queensland company based in Emerald, owns and operates 5,000 hectares of cropland along the Nogoa River. Irrigated by the Fairbairn Dam, 20 kilometres upstream, our properties produce summer and winter crops including; cotton, mungbean, sorghum, chickpeas and wheat, primarily for export to Asia.
We run our business with family-farmer care and implement industry best management practices in every facet of our operations. Furthermore, we provide our staff with the opportunity for professional growth through ongoing training while enriching our community with employment and investment – which we believe to be the foundations of development.
Cotton is planted in spring and fields are picked in late summer. The crop grows and fruits quickly and our team is kept busy irrigating the fields. Central Queensland cotton is the first of the Australian crop to be picked each season. After processing locally to separate the lint from the seed the fibre and majority of cottonseed makes its way to major export markets around the world.