Executive Summary

  • WA is becoming a substantial producer of “French Black Truffles in the South West of WA.

 

  • “French Black Truffles” are highly prized and highly priced – fetching between $1,000 and $3,000 per kg in season.

 

  • Nannup Truffle Growers Co-operative has entered into a Share Farming Agreement with the Land Owner – Nannup Truffle Farm Pty Ltd – wherein the truffière and the Co-op will share in the profits from the sale of Truffles.

 

  • Traditionally truffières did not produce commercial yields until 8 to 10 years from planting.  However, with recent developments in new technology employed, the Australian Truffle Growers Association has reported “Growers have been consistently getting Truffles after 4 to 5 years”.

 

  • We are very excited and pleased to have found our first Truffle at less than 3 years since planting.

 

  • Based on our early results and those of successful truffières in the South West of WA, we are confident of reaching commercial production by Year 6 (3 years time)!

 

  • Some truffières in Australia have had poor production yields but WA has had very high yields, some purportedly as high as 1kg per tree or 400kg per hectare.  European and US reports suggest 100kg to 120kg per hectare is achievable.

 

  • The Co-operative has forecast yields from maturity of approximately 220g per tree or 100kg per hectare. Based upon these yields forecast returns to Co-operative members could exceed 20% per annum after tax.  (Although there is no guarantee of these yields).

 

  • The conservative forecast yields can be demonstrated as follows:

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  • Forecast Returns to Investors (but not guaranteed):

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