Growers delivered around 40,000 tonnes into the Viterra network in March, with total receivals ticking over 5.8 million tonnes.
Lentils made up more than half of the deliveries, followed by wheat, barley, faba beans and canola.
Multiple grain commodities are being loaded onto vessels at Viterra's six port terminals across the state, heading to a number of overseas destinations.
Prior to loading, grain is tested for quality at multiple points along the supply chain to ensure grain is delivered to a high standard and meets buyer, end user and importing country requirements.
To keep up to date with deliveries into the Viterra network, sign up for Viterra’s receivals report available on the Viterra website under the media page.
Meanwhile, postharvest meetings are commencing for both site based employees and strategic site committee chairs (SSCCs) who act as grower representatives, and will continue in the coming months. The meetings are held each year in every region followed by individual site meetings for grower customers.
The meetings are important to discuss operations during the 2021/22 harvest and obtain feedback to identify areas that are valued, as well as opportunities for enhancement for the next harvest.
A key discussion point for the meetings includes Viterra’s new service offerings which were released for the 2021/22 harvest such as port direct. The port direct service enables buyers to purchase on farm grain directly from growers who can deliver it to port ahead of the buyer’s vessel loading. The new service gives growers and buyers greater flexibility with an additional option for buying and selling their grain.
Other services such as multiple cash payment options and the digital delivery advice are being discussed along with an update on the business, site based services and segregations.
Viterra will continue to work with its employees and customers over the coming months as it progresses with its postharvest review and planning for the next harvest.