GROWERS delivered 254,550 tonnes into Viterra’s South Australian and two Victorian sites in the week to Sunday, with barley representing the largest volume of grain received.
In its latest Weekly Harvest Report, Viterra said deliveries in many areas was slow following wet weather, but growers had started to make some deliveries into Lower Eyre Peninsula sites.
Viterra Western Region operations manager Nick Pratt said extended hours were in place for growers ahead of the wet weather.
“Cummins and Tumby Bay areas started on barley and canola, and our Mid and Upper Eyre Peninsula sites had loads of barley and wheat coming in,” Mr Pratt said.
Viterra Central Region operations manager Jack Tansley said growers had been mainly focused on bringing in their lentils and other pulses.
“As well as grower receivals, we’ve also continued with outturning grain by rail, with seven trains loaded,” Mr Tansley said
Viterra’s Eastern Region is now receiving all commodities, and growers were delivering into 10 sites as of Sunday.
“Deliveries are slowly starting to pick up and the majority of loads have been barley,” Viterra operations manager for the region, Jo Klitscher, said.
“Growers have been making steady deliveries of lentils into Lameroo and we’re starting to see canola coming into sites as well.”
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Table 1: Receivals into Viterra’s network for the harvest to November 21, 2021.