Andrew and Dianne
Correll became included in the Yacca Industry at a time when there was
great concern about the continuation of the industry due to lack of
management and exploitation.
personally were looking to develop a second form of income to support
our existing farm enterprise. The Yacca Industry was the perfect interest
for us as we could develop it while remaining on farm, this was a vast
improvement after several years of working as Field Processors away
from our farm and dealing with trying to run the farm and travel to
the mainland for supporting income."
"In 1993 we began creating an export business which started with
the export of a full container of Coarse Yacca Gum to Europe. This was
followed by a lot of promotional activity, the development of a processing
plant which has been an ongoing process over the years. We also took
a business trip to the UK and Europe to learn more about the market
potential and product state which allowed us to return and build on
"Prior to 1993 prices overseas had risen to extroadinarily high
levels and through our involvement over approx 9 years Yacca Gum prices
have been at a more realistic level,ensuring a continued market."
"It is important to note that there is not a mainland based middleman.
We are the only Island based operator to handle Yacca Gum from harvesting
the locally grown product, through to the processing of that product,
and to exporting worldwide from our Island based property."
"Consequently,we became the first producers of Fine Powder Yacca
Gum in South Australia and continue to be the ONLY successful,harvest/processor/exporter
of Yacca Gum."
"As well as being the voice for all Industry related issues,by
supporting us you are truly supporting the cultivation of the Yacca