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Eastern Australian harvest intake 4.79Mt: GrainCorp/Viterra

by Liz Wells, 18 December 2018

Delivering grain in South Australia’s Riverland district. Photo: Viterra

GRAIN RECEIVED in the eastern Australian harvest by GrainCorp and Viterra now totals 4.79 million tonnes (Mt) following receivals into their systems which totalled 152,900 tonnes in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and 391,071t in South Australia in the week to December 17 and December 16 respectively.

Viterra in South Australia has now taken in more than double the amount of grain that GrainCorp has in the east-coast states combined.

In its latest weekly report, GrainCorp said barley and chickpeas were being delivered to northern NSW sites, with harvest largely wrapped up across the
state.

GrainCorp said harvest in Victoria had been disrupted by heavy rains across the Southern Mallee and Central regions, but was expected to resume tomorrow in most areas.

GrainCorp receivals Tonnes in week to Dec 17 Harvest total to Dec 17
Queensland 1,900 105,900
New South Wales 21,400 587,900
Victoria 129,600 889,200
TOTAL 152,900 1,583,000

 

In South Australia, Viterra has reported receivals at the start of the week were steady, but slowed with wet weather towards the weekend.

Most deliveries in  the western region in the past week have been wheat, while in the central region, most grain came into Viterra’s Port Giles and Ardrossan sites.

Last week, Port Giles loaded its first shipment of new-crop grain.

Viterra receivals Tonnes in week to Dec 16 Harvest total to Dec 16
Western region 195,077 1,496,511
Central region 134,111 1,351,003
Eastern region 61,883 338,273
TOTAL 391,071 3,185,787

 

Source: GrainCorp, Viterra

 

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