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Eastern Australia intake nudges 11Mt as harvest nears end

Liz Wells, 15 January 2018

Major bulk handlers in Australia’s eastern states have received close to 11 million tonnes (Mt) of grain from the current harvest as activity in all regions winds down.

Here’s cheers to SA’s Limestone Coast farmers

Grain Central, 21 December 2017

Barley from South Australia’s Limestone Coast is now sent around Australia and the globe for beer production via Naracoorte’s new silo storage facility at TE Storage and Logistics.

Eastern Australia harvest intake nears 10Mt as Victoria eclipses NSW

Grain Central, 19 December 2017

South Australian growers have delivered 1.2 million tonnes (Mt) of grain in the week to 17 December to bulk handler, Viterra, to take the state total to 4.8Mt, while GrainCorp reports the Victorian intake at 2.43Mt has now shot past the NSW figure of 1.98Mt.

Watchdog says competition wanting at WA/SA grain ports

Liz Wells, 14 December 2017

The latest ACCC report into bulk-handling of grain has found the domination of the supply chains by Viterra in South Australia and CBH in Western Australia is limiting options for growers and other exporters.

Eastern harvest intake passes 7Mt after week of rain delays

Grain Central, 12 December 2017

Deliveries to South Australia’s bulk handler, Viterra, hit 3.5 million tonnes (Mt) on Monday while progress in Queensland, NSW and Victoria has seen GrainCorp’s harvest total to yesterday reach 3.86Mt.

Rush ahead of rain pushes eastern states’ harvest intake to 6.54Mt

Grain Central, 05 December 2017

Harvest receivals in the eastern states have reached 6.54 million tonnes (Mt), not far behind the 7.11Mt received in the Western Australian harvest to 30 November.

Roseworthy plant breeding centre on track for early 2018 completion

Grain Central, 01 December 2017

Construction of the cutting-edge Roseworthy Plant Breeding Centre in South Australia is well underway, providing a new hub for plant breeding company, Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) to deliver superior genetics for Australian farmers.

Family farmers buy South Australia’s Glendale, Ungarra from Hassad

Liz Wells, 23 November 2017

Two prime South Australian dryland cropping aggregations, Glendale and Ungarra, have been broken up and sold back to family farming operations by corporate vendor Hassad Australia.

Port Lincoln wheat/barley shipment kicks off SA exports

Grain Central, 23 November 2017

The Adriana Rose, the third-largest grain vessel ever to be loaded in South Australia, is taking on 74,000 tonnes of wheat and barley in total at Viterra’s Port Lincoln terminal this week.

South Australian grain co-op signs up for port pact

Grain Central, 20 November 2017

A grain growers’ co-operative in South Australia has signed a deal to develop a logistics/export business.