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2024 Grower Study TourThe CBH Grower Study Tour is getting ready to fly once again in 2024!

This year, CBH Marketing & Trading is taking growers to Japan from 7 to 15 September 2024.

Expressions of interest are open to all growers and will close 5 April 2024.

Contact your local BRM to apply.


Growers need a valid passport to participate, with at least 6 -7 months validity from 15 September. 

Up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations is recommended (2 vaccines plus one booster).



Japan is a key market for Western Australian grain, with about 3 million tonnes of high-quality noodle wheat, malt and feed barley, oats and canola exported each year.

As the only supplier for the niche Japanese noodle market, Western Australia enjoys a unique long-term relationship with Japanese noodle customers. WA growing conditions produce noodle wheat that meets the desired attributes of Japanese noodle manufacturers, who consistently import more than 800,000 tonnes of WA noodle wheat into Japan each year, making it one of our most stable markets. WA wheat producers also enjoy a long-term relationship with the Japanese milling wheat market, with over 65 flour milling customers throughout Japan.

The Japanese barley market is split into two segments: the shochu and feed market. Annually, Japan imports about 80,000 tonnes of malt barley for shochu and a further one million tonnes of barley for animal feed. 

CBH Marketing & Trading regularly meets with the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and key customers to understand the unique characteristics required for noodle production, shochu and other specialty products.

Photos from previous Grower Study Tours

Connecting growers to our international customers

For the past two decades, CBH has regularly offered growers the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the grain industry and gain insights into customer requirements through the Grower Study Tour.

The Tour takes a group of growers overseas to visit some of Australia’s most important grain export markets and origin countries. Previous tours have visited Japan, South Korea, China, the Middle East and the Black Sea region.

It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain a unique insight into markets, customer needs and take in the wonderful cultural offerings from key grain markets.

Watch a video from 2016 when we took the Grower Study Tour to Vietnam.