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Investors voted to wind up the fund due to the rise in farmland values since its launch, which have compressed rental yields and offer a chance to secure strong exit prices now.
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The annualized return for Australian farmland to the end of June 2023 stood at 2.01%, comfortably the lowest figure since the Australian Farmland Index was launched in 2015.
Aerial shot of farmland growing wheat, with rows of trees in between fields
Agri Investor visits Kilter Rural's seed asset in NSW to see how it will to transform a series of farms into carbon-positive and biodiverse natural capital assets.
Wide shot of trees from across a green wheat field in Australia
Kilter Rural has used its initial capital raise to purchase several assets in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales, with a pipeline of further assets nearby.
Insects represent a sustainable livestock feed alternative but British regulation is stuck with the same barriers erected in response to ‘mad cow’ disease in 2001, say Rachel O’Connor and Peter Smithers.
Aerial shot of crops growing on the Sunshine Farms Aggregation in NSW, Australia
Sunshine Farms Aggregation was a seed asset for the AAM Diversified Agriculture Fund, with AAM selling as it shifts focus to the north.
Cotton growing in a field with sun rising
The acquisition of Jemalong continues the expansion of Lawson Grains’ portfolio, with co-investor AIMCo keen to continue building out its Australian farmland assets.
Wide shot of cattle grazing under a tree in a field in Queensland, Australia
QIC acquired Stuart’s Creek, a beef cattle property with established carbon sequestration properties, from Packhorse via its Queensland Natural Capital Fund.
Palisade’s Regional Livestock Exchanges has acquired the South Eastern and Western Victoria exchanges to take its portfolio to 10 sale yards across Australia’s eastern seaboard.
CDPQ's Nicolas Leyssieux and CEFC's Heechung Sung set out how the unusual deal to establish a farmland investment platform while taking an equity stake in Gunn Agri Partners came about.

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