Viterra receivals pass 5.1Mt

Grain Central, December 21, 2022

Grain pours into Viterra’s Loxton site. Photo: Viterra

VITERRA has now received 5.1 million tonnes (Mt) of grain into its system from the current harvest following deliveries in the week to Sunday of 1,275,341t, it said in its final weekly receivals report for the year.

At its network across South Australia and in western Victoria, the bulk handler had its busiest day for receivals this harvest on Sunday when growers delivered around 230,000t to its sites, surpassing its previous busiest day of December 2 when 226,000t was delivered.

Week to Dec 18 Harvest to Dec 18
Western region 556,903 2,484,470
Central region 479,459 1,806,769
Eastern region 238,979 850,534
TOTAL TONNES 1,275,341 5,141,773

Viterra Central region operations manager Jack Tansley said all sites in the region are now receiving.

“Our Jamestown site welcomed its first delivery for the season last week, meaning all 16 sites in the region are now receiving grain,” Mr Tansley said.

“Growers are delivering all commodities into sites in our region, with wheat now the major commodity.

“The weekend was the busiest time for our sites and we extended opening hours to support growers as they made the most of the good weather.”

Viterra Western region operations manager Nick Pratt said growers broke more records at sites in the region in the week.

“Our Rudall site broke its daily receival records two days in a row on Friday and Saturday, and our Witera and Thevenard sites both broke their total season receival records during the week,” Mr Pratt said.

“We’re in the peak of harvest now in the region and our teams are doing a great job receiving the grain and moving it to port to meet domestic demand.

“While some sites have already broken records, our Kapinnie site received its first delivery during the week as growers in the local area were able to make a start on their lupin harvest.”

Viterra Eastern region operations manager Andrew Cannon said two more records were broken in the east.

“Our Werrimull site in Victoria broke its total season deliveries record this week and our Tailem Bend site broke its daily receival record on Sunday,” Mr Cannon said.

“It’s great to see growers start to break records in the region as our deliveries increase.”

Viterra sites will be open to support growers harvesting over the Christmas and New Year period. Hours will vary from site to site based on grower consultation and harvest activity and will be available on the Viterra website and app closer to the holiday period.

Viterra’s next report will be released January 4.

Source: Viterra


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