Leading agriculture network Viterra has broken a receivals record this harvest, with growers delivering more tonnes to Viterra sites in October than ever before.
Viterra General Manager Operations, Gavin Cavanagh says it’s been one of the earliest starts to harvest with growers harvesting two to four weeks ahead of a typical season.
“We’ve just had our biggest October ever, with growers delivering over 925,000 tonnes to our sites,” Gavin says.
“Thank you to our growers, carriers and employees who have worked together to reach this milestone.”
Gavin says the company has been well prepared for the early harvest.
“We worked closely with our grower customers to understand what they were growing to ensure we were ready to provide a valuable service when they wanted to deliver,” Gavin says.
“Following our very successful recruitment programme for harvest workers we brought on team members early and provided extra training where required.
“We continued our annual investment in infrastructure and equipment to support more efficient turnaround times, investing over $60 million on capital expenditure and maintenance across our network for this harvest.
“It’s a credit to our employees for their efforts preparing our sites for harvest while also continuing to move growers’ 2022/23 season grain to international and domestic markets.
“Our team continue to be focused on moving deliveries safely through our network as efficiently as possible for our customers.
“By maximising the efficiency of our supply chain we can deliver grain to end users in the first half of the year when our customers’ demand for Australian grain is at its highest, creating value for SA growers.”
New season deliveries into the Viterra network ramped up last week with growers delivering over 1 million tonnes into Viterra sites, taking total receivals for the season to almost 2.5 million tonnes of wheat, barley, canola and pulses.
Receivals in both Viterra’s Western and Central regions have now topped 1 million tonnes, while the Eastern region is at over 291,000 tonnes received this harvest.
For more information, visit viterra.com.au.