|4 - 10 December 2023
|Total 2023/24 harvest**
|Viterra total receivals*
|Western region receivals
|Central region receivals
|Eastern region receivals
Growers delivered over 573,000 tonnes into Viterra sites last week with wheat the major commodity. Total receivals into the Viterra network are edging towards the 5 million mark, sitting at over 4.97 million tonnes.
Viterra General Manager Operations, Gavin Cavanagh paid credit to Viterra’s employees and grower customers for their efforts in managing the extremes of the weather during the week.
“Well done to our employees who have worked hard to prepare our sites for the conditions and manage deliveries with our growers and carriers around the challenging weather, with heat on Friday and extreme winds and storms over the weekend," Gavin says.
“We will continue to work closely with our grower customers to ensure our opening hours meet their needs and maximise delivery opportunities as they progress with harvest.”
Viterra Western region Operations Manager, Nick Pratt says the region had a busy week, reaching over 1.8 million tonnes in receivals for harvest to date.
“It was a strong week for the lower Eyre Peninsula (EP) with Cummins, Tumby Bay and Port Lincoln being the main sites for deliveries,” Nick says.
“We increased our opening hours at these sites to accommodate our growers who were trying to reap as much grain as they could before the rain hit on Friday and Saturday.
“As the EP harvest draws to a close, some of our seasonal harvest workers finished their harvest work with us last week. Many said they had a great experience and hope to join us next year.”
Central region Operations Manager, Jack Tansley says the majority of delivered tonnes in the region were received earlier in the week.
“Our main sites for receival volumes were Gladstone, Snowtown, Bowmans, Roseworthy and Port Giles,” Jack says.
“The majority of the 229,000 tonnes we received last week came in from Monday to Thursday with little to no volume on Friday and over the weekend due to the extreme weather conditions.
“We estimate that growers in the Central region are close to completing their harvests, pending further rainfall which could cause delays.”
Viterra Eastern region Operations Manager, Andrew Cannon says the region had their busiest week yet.
“Last week was our biggest week for receivals, and Wednesday was our busiest day so far this harvest,” Andrew says.
"Our team worked hard to prepare for the weather, which has been mixed across the region with the northern Mallee receiving minimal rainfall over the weekend.
“The highest volume sites were Tailem Bend, Wolseley, Inner Harbour and Dooen. Pinnaroo, Keith and Lameroo continued to build, while harvest is starting to wrap up in parts of the upper Mallee.”
* 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.