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The 2019/20 harvest season has seen Viterra, the grain storage and handling network for South Australia and western Victoria, moving just over 3.9 million tonnes for the harvest so far this season.
Though the handler largely moves grain by truck, within just the last two weeks 115,000 tonnes of wheat, barley and canola were loaded onto five trains from Gladstone, Snowtown and Bowmans, according to the grain handler. Three ports (Port Giles, Thevenard and Port Lincoln) also loaded vessels.
“Although receivals have slowed across the state, Viterra is continuing to provide delivery options for growers,” a spokesperson said.
Most of the 115,000 tonnes of grain received in the past two weeks were delivered into Viterra’s Eastern region sites, with 36 sites receiving the grain between 25 December and 5 January according to Viterra’s first monthly receivals report.
Viterra’s total storage capacity is around 10 million tonnes which they store in facilities servicing 5000 growers and supplying directly to around 40 buyers through the Viterra supply chain.
Viterra provides: storage and warehousing, receival and elevation, quality assessment, logistics and accumulation, quality control and food safety, electronic transactional services, container packing and bulk ship loading.
The main commodities grown in the area include wheat, barley, canola, lentils, faba beans, field peas and lupins, which the handler then segregates depending on the variety, grade and quality specifications of their individual loads to better match the needs of buyers.
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