Viterra harvest receivals climb to 425,100t

Grain Central, November 17, 2021

Viterra Loxton employee Chad Thompson with grower Robin Schaefer, Bulla Burra, as he tips the first load for the season at the site. Photo: Viterra

GROWERS delivered 168,358 tonnes of grain into Viterra’s Australian network last week to lift the total for the harvest to November 14 to 425,100t.

This was despite rain interruptions in some districts, and Viterra operations manager Michael Hill said the business will continue to work closely with growers to open sites as needed..

“We will make sure we’re in contact with growers so that once the weather fines up and they’re ready to start reaping and delivering into sites, we have services in place that meet their needs,” Mr Hill said.

Viterra operations manager for the Western Region, Nick Pratt, said its deliveries were mainly into Central and Upper Eyre Peninsula sites.

“Growers delivered well into the week at our Arno Bay, Lock, Wudinna, Witera, Thevenard and Kimba sites ahead of weather conditions coming through,” Mr Pratt said.

The majority of deliveries from growers on the Eyre Peninsula were barley, followed by wheat and canola.

In the Central Region, growers delivered early in the week, with Tuesday being the biggest day for receivals so far this harvest ahead of weather slowing things down for the remainder of the week.

Viterra operations manager for the Central Region, Jack Tansley, said growers have delivered into 13 sites in the region so far.

“Growers were delivering wheat, barley, canola, lentils, peas and faba beans during the week, which included strong deliveries of lentils at Ardrossan,” Mr Tansley said.

Growers and their first loads were welcomed at Viterra’s Karoonda, Lameroo and Loxton sites, with nine sites now open in the Eastern Region of the Viterra network.

Week to November 14 2021 harvest to November 14
Western region 53,757 168,726
Central region 101,258 237,608
Eastern region 13,343 18,766
TONNES 168,358 425,100

Table 1: Viterra deliveries by region in the 2021-22 harvest.

Source: Viterra




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