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Viterra is giving growers the opportunity to have their wheat and barley instantly upgraded this harvest. Expanding our dynamic binning service is part of Viterra’s ongoing focus to improve our services through continued investment in our supply chain and passing efficiency gains and cost savings directly to grower customers.

Dynamic binning will be available for wheat grades ASW1, APW1, H2 and H1, and barley Malt1 grades for Planet, Scope, Spartacus and Compass as well as BAR1 (previously F1).

Viterra has introduced barley dynamic binning following feedback from growers and the success of wheat dynamic binning, which provided significant value of approximately $6 million back to growers, and created efficiencies in the classification process due to less retests being required.

Dynamic binning provides growers with more flexibility to potentially access a higher grade for loads that are just outside of receival standards.

In addition to dynamic binning, we also provide a one per cent tolerance for moisture above Grain Trade Australia (GTA) receival standards on all wheat and barley deliveries, which has been in place for a number of years.

To receive a dynamic binning upgrade, the following four criteria need to be met:

 

Dynamic binning will be available at all Viterra sites with segregations for wheat grades ASW1, APW1, H2 or H1 and barley grade BAR1 (previously F1) and Malt1 grades for Planet, Scope, Spartacus and Compass.

Growers will have the opportunity to have their wheat and barley upgraded for loads that are just outside of the receival standards.

 

Viterra’s dynamic binning is instant – the grade is printed on the ticket at site and is immediately available to transact.

Through dynamic binning, we are able to provide more value to growers, and at the same time continue to meet customers’ outturn requirements.

 

Tolerance zones

 
Wheat Protein Screenings Test weight
 H1 12.9 – 13.0% 5 – 6% 74 – 76 kg/hl
 H2 11.2 – 11.5% 5 – 6%  74 – 76 kg/hl
 APW1 10.2 – 10.5%  5 – 6%  74 – 76 kg/hl
ASW1 N/A 5 – 6% 74 – 76 kg/hl

 
Barley Protein Screenings Test weight Retention
 Malt1 8.8 – 9.0% &

12.0 – 12.7%

7 – 8% 64 – 65 kg/hl 68 – 70%
BAR1 (F1)  N/A 15 – 16% 60.5 – 62.5 kg/hl N/A

If the rolling stack average falls below the GTA receival standards for protein, screenings or test weight, then dynamic binning will not be available.

At all times we need to make sure the stack is running within the GTA standard to ensure outturning is not compromised.

 

Rolling stack averages are calculated on live running samples.

Every time a load goes in, the stack average adjusts.

The rolling stack averages are worked out differently for each type of storage. Smaller storages use less tonnes in the rolling stack average.

Tonnage used to calculate rolling average

 
Inner space Concrete vertical Steel bin Bunker Shed
H1 100 250 250 250 250
H2 100 250 250  500  500
APW1 100 500 500 500 500
ASW1 100 500 500 500 500
Malt1 100 250 250 250 250
BAR1 (F1) 100 500 500 500 500

Viterra made a significant upgrade to its IT grain management system in 2018, which enables the quality of grain to be monitored closely in real time to ensure it meets outturn standards.

Through dynamic binning, we’ve been able to provide a valuable service to growers while also maintaining market access for South Australian grain and continuing to meet the high standards of end use customer requirements.

Dynamic binning fact sheet

 

For more information call the Viterra Service Centre

Call 1800 018 205