|20 - 26 November 2023
|Total 2023/24 harvest**
|Viterra total receivals*
|Western region receivals
|Central region receivals
|Eastern region receivals
Deliveries into the Viterra network for the 2023/24 season surpassed four million tonnes last week, with growers delivering 688,000 tonnes.
Viterra Eastern region Operations Manager, Andrew Cannon says harvest is now well underway across Viterra’s Eastern region.
“Our Frances site received its first delivery of canola during the week, kicking off harvest at the last of Viterra’s 55 sites,” Andrew says.
“We had our largest day of deliveries for the season to date on Wednesday 22 November with growers working hard to harvest and deliver prior to the rain on Thursday.
"We will continue to work closely with growers to ensure our opening hours meet their needs to support a smooth harvest across the region.”
Andrew says we also exported our first vessel with 2023/24 season grain at Inner Harbour during the week.
“The cargo was loaded with 30,000 tonnes of barley and kick starts our busy new season shipping schedule at the port,” Andrew says.
Viterra Central region Operations Manager, Jack Tansley says receivals slowed across the Central region last week, with growers delivering 267,000 tonnes compared to almost 450,000 tonnes the week before.
“The rain later in the week, combined with some areas getting close to finishing harvest, contributed to lower volumes of deliveries at our Central region sites,” Jack says.
“Earlier in the week, we were busiest at our Gladstone, Port Giles, Snowtown, Bowmans and Roseworthy sites. The majority of tonnes delivered were wheat, followed by barley and canola.
“We received small volumes of faba beans and field peas, and lentil deliveries slowed as most growers finish their lentil harvests.”
Viterra Western region Operations Manager, Nick Pratt says we had a strong week of deliveries into Viterra’s sites on the lower Eyre Peninsula (EP).
“Cummins was the busiest site for the region, where growers delivered around 15,000 tonnes each day. Port Lincoln and Tumby Bay were also amongst the Western region’s busiest sites last week,” Nick says.
“We are hearing from growers in the area that they are happy with both quality and yields, which is reflected at our sites where we are receiving lots of hard wheat, and good quality canola and pulses.
“Most lower EP growers are confident they will be finished harvesting before Christmas.”
Nick says sites on the upper EP were quiet in comparison as growers are finishing up harvesting.
“Deliveries to sites further north have slowed, yet we are still seeing some late tonnes into Kimba, Wudinna, Lock and Thevenard,” Nick says.
“While deliveries are slowing, we are busy moving growers’ grain to international markets, loading ships at both our Port Lincoln and Thevenard terminals during the week.”
* This data is subject to variation due to individual site operations and the timing of reports.
** The total 2023/24 data includes grain received into Viterra’s storage and handling network since 25 September 2023.