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Viterra harvest intake passes 1Mt

Grain Central, December 1, 2021

Harvesting lentils at Cockaleechie on South Australia’s Lower Eyre Peninsula. Photo: Dan Adams

GROWERS delivered 385,991 tonnes of grain to the Viterra network in South Australia and western Victoria in the week to Sunday to take the total for the current harvest past 1 million tonnes.

Central Region operations manager Jack Tansley said Sunday was its largest-volume day for the harvest to date.

“After a much awaited break in the weather, grower deliveries picked up, particularly through the Yorke Peninsula, and Snowtown and Bowmans areas,” Mr Tansley said.

“Barley was the major commodity followed by wheat and canola, and we’re starting to see some faba beans come in as well.”

The Eastern Region also had good harvesting weather, and all commodities are now being delivered.

Bordertown, Strathalbyn and Wolseley all received their first loads of the season last week.

Activity was generally slower in the Western Region, with growers delivering barley, wheat and pulses, despite some cold and wet weather.

Western Region operations manager Nick Pratt says more favourable harvesting weather was expected this week.

Region Week to Nov 28 Harvest to Nov 28
Western 107,187 387,444
Central 195,790 546,563
Eastern 83,014 131,656
TOTAL TONNES 385,991 1,065,663

Source: Viterra

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