SOUTH Australian bulk handler, Viterra, has received 14,773 tonnes of grain in the past month, mainly from growers’ on-farm stocks, to lift its total intake for the 2017/18 winter-crop harvest to 5.65 million tonnes (Mt).
In its monthly harvest update, the company said exports had been steady out of Viterra’s six ports, with more than 1.8Mt shipped to 19 different export destinations to date.
In the period from 5 February to 4 March, Viterra received 2268t in the western region to brings its total to 1.55Mt; 6539t were delivered in the central region to bring its total to 2.75Mt; and the eastern region took in 5966t to bring its total to 1.34Mt.
Growers are reminded that grain is now being received under the Late Season Delivery Procedure, which came into effect on 1 March.
This gives growers access to more than 30 buyers which operate within the Viterra system, and aims to ensure grain in the Viterra system meets the needs of end-users, and .