Marketing and Sales
Farm Forestry Groups Leading the Way for Small-Scale Timber Growers
Innovative subtropical cabinet timber growers in northern New South Wales and southeast Queensland are building small-holder market power and selling capacity to take their share of a modern environmentally sensitive and competitive timber market.
Quality timber traders
Two not-for profit groups of small-scale tree growers’, Subtropical Farm Forestry Assn N/NSW and Specialty Timber Growers Inc. SE Qld proudly announce funding support from the Commonwealth Government Farm Cooperatives and Collaboration Pilot Programme (Farming Together Program). The groups have united under Quality Timber Traders (QTT) to improve small-scale grower marketing power and find outlets for selling their timber.
Many individual small-scale growers are unaware of the challenges they will face in negotiating fair prices for harvest operations, milling and timber products. Collectively, expertise within the two groups is as such that these challenges are more likely to be met.
Quality Timber Traders aim is to survey growers of timber species with a view to developing a marketing strategy that will assist these growers to harvest, process and sell their timber.
QTT will also undertake smallholder plantation viability, milling and drying methods, and biomass studies (i.e. carbon sequestration) of one of our dominant species Silver quandong (Elaeocarpus grandis). The studies will be undertaken by Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.
QTT will also run a vigorous marketing campaign, peer-hosted Field Days, Educational Workshops and generate web-based databases for participating growers.
Click here to download a printable version of the QTT Flyer