Viterra receives 296,773t for week, unveils Port Lincoln upgrade

Viterra operations manager Michael Hill and City of Port Lincoln Council mayor Brad Flaherty unveil Viterra Port Lincolns new infrastructure. Photo: Viterra

SOUTH Australias major bulk handler Viterra received 296,773 tonnes of grain in the week to 10 November, down slightly from 309,021t in the previous week because of cool and showery weather which slowed harvest and deliveries.

While receivals in both the Western and Eastern regions were up last week, the Central regions receivals were down nearly 40,000 tonnes on the previous week due to the cooler weather.

Viterra Western region operations manager Nick Pratt said deliveries went into 25 sites in the region in the week to 10 November.

Sites in the Upper Eyre Peninsula continue to receive the largest volume, while our sites in the south are just getting started with some deliveries of canola and barley, Mr Pratt said.

Viterra Central region operations manager Jack Tansley said despite the impact of the cool weather, last Wednesday was the regions third-biggest receival day for the harvest to date.

Growers were eager to start deliveries as soon as the warmer weather broke mid-week, and the majority of the activity was at our northern sites, Mr Tansley said.

Our Snowtown site was our busiest overall.

While most deliveries into the Viterra system continue to be barley, an increase of wheat and other commodities has been noted in the past week.

Viterra Eastern region operations manager Jo Klitscher said the Eastern regions harvest was ....

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