GROWERS will have increased opportunities to access higher grades for their deliveries over the 2022-23 harvest as Viterra expands its dynamic binning services to include canola.
The service, which has included wheat and barley classifications for a number of years, will now also provide the opportunity for genetically modified (GM) and non-GM canola segregations that fall just outside of the required receival standards the chance to be upgraded.
Viterra’s dynamic binning service is immediate and provides growers with greater flexibility and value, while also continuing to meet customers’ outturn requirements.
Viterra general manager operations Gavin Cavanagh said the service has been well received by grower customers.
“Since it was first introduced in 2018, dynamic binning has provided over $25 million in value for our growers, creating efficiencies and improving turnaround times,” Mr Cavanagh said.
“A higher grade can be achieved if the classification results fall within the specified tolerance zones and all other quality requirements are met.”
He said these included variety, contaminants, and maximum residue limits (MRL).
“The average quality of our rolling stack also needs to be continuing to meet our receival standards which follow Grain Trade Australia standards for an upgrade; this is to ensure we continue to meet end use customers’ quality requirements.”
Upgrades are available at sites with canola segregations for CANO and CAGM loads, wheat segregations for ASW1, APW1, H2 and H1, barley grade BAR1, and Malt1 grades for Planet, Spartacus, and Compass.
This expansion to its dynamic binning service is the latest of Viterra’s key grower services aimed at making it easier for its grower customers to do business.
Growers can also benefit from a more streamlined digital delivery advice this season, with fewer steps, improved duplication and prefill features in the Viterra app.
“We’ve received some great feedback from our grower customers about our app and digital delivery advice since it was introduced last year.”
“The feedback included how much it helps their business and also some improvements we could do to make it even better, which we’re pleased to be able to offer this year.
“With harvest fast approaching, we’re looking forward to once again working with our growers to receive crops, provide efficient turnaround times, and export southern Australian grain to key markets.”