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