PIGEON breeding and racing in China has proven an unlikely market for Australian field peas, with exports of the pulse increasing to previous levels late in 2020 and early this year.
According to Pulse Australia, which pulls its figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, from the beginning of October last year to end of January this year, a total of 26,819 tonnes of field peas were exported from Australia.
That is more than double what was exported the four months previously, with only 10,500t exported from June to September 2020.
The amount is closer to levels from October 2019 to January 2020, when 27,799t was exported.
Esperance Quality Grains is a small cleaning and drying business that moved into exporting in May 2018 and which,…