Viterra receivals hit 1.2Mt as weather warms

Grain Central, November 29, 2022

Viterra Keith’s Macy Richman with driver Rob Bleasby who delivered the first load of new-season grain to the site last week. Photo: Viterra

DELIVERIES into Viterra’s South Australian network hit 1.2 million tonnes on Sunday, according to the bulk handler’s latest weekly harvest report released today.

Viterra said it has also started loading its next two export vessels while at the same time receiving increased tonnes as a result of warmer weather.

Friday was the busiest day for the network, and saw daily receival records broken at Viterra’s Bute, Thevenard, Witera and Wudinna sites.

Region Week to Nov 27 Harvest to Nov 27
Western 363,667 780,446
Central 204,449 316,444
Eastern 71,798 109,954
Total tonnes 639,914 1,206,844

Table 1: Receivals into Viterra’s South Australian network for the 2022-23 harvest. Source: Viterra

Viterra Central region operations manager Jack Tansley said growers delivering lentils to Bute broke the daily record two days in a row.

“The lentil harvest in the region is in full swing and the site broke its daily receival record on the Thursday and then again receiving more tonnes on the Friday,” Mr Tansley said.

Viterra Western region operations manager Nick Pratt said receivals in the Western region were more than double that of the previous week.

“It’s great to see more records broken and busy sites across the region as growers took advantage of the warmer weather,” Mr Pratt said.

“We started loading our second new season grain vessel for the region at Port Lincoln on Sunday, which is the first for the port this season and is exciting for growers who will start to see their grain move to international markets.”

Viterra Eastern region operations manager Andrew Cannon said its receivals have also ramped up.

“Bordertown, Keith and Wolseley all received their first loads for the season as growers in the South East began harvest,” Mr Cannon said.

Last week, the region also loaded its first vessel for the season, with grain from growers in the Eastern and Central region going into the holds at Outer Harbor.

First deliveries arrived at seven Viterra sites last week; they included: Darke Peak and Tooligie in Western region; Booleroo Centre and Owen in Central region, and the three aforementioned sites in the Eastern region.

Source: Viterra


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