VICTORIA has received close to double the grain of New South Wales as harvest in NSW harvest in eastern Australia draws to a close in all eastern Australian states bar Victoria and receivals nudge 5.6 million tonnes (Mt), according to latest reports from the bulk handlers GrainCorp and Viterra.
In Victoria, rain has delayed harvest, and activity is expected to continue well into this month.
|GrainCorp receivals||Tonnes in 14 days to Dec 31||Total tonnes|
|New South Wales||16,500||604,400|
In the fortnight to 30 December, Viterra’s biggest day for receivals was 23 December, when 63,000 tonnes was delivered to its mostly South Australian sites.
Viterra has received grain into 69 segregations this harvest, and its reports will now be issued monthly as of 5 February as deliveries winds down.
|Viterra receivals||Tonnes in 14 days to Dec 30||Total tonnes|
In Viterra’s western region, most deliveries have been wheat with some barley, and were made to sites on the Lower Eyre Peninsula.
In the central region, the bulk of grain received in the last fortnight of 2018 came into Ardrossan, Port Giles and Roseworthy.
The first vessel of new-crop grain at Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula started loading on Sunday.
Most deliveries in Viterra’s eastern region were made to sites in its south, as harvest is nearing its end in other areas.