IN RESPONSE to grower feedback, active binning has been introduced at T-Ports' Lock and Lucky Bay grain receival sites, while Lock will offer a broader range of segregations for growers with the construction of a new bunker.
T-Ports Chief Executive Officer Kieran Carvill said the active binning system would potentially enable growers to achieve higher grades for their grain, even if the specifications fell just outside receival standards.
"We have been listening to grower feedback and are pleased that we're able to implement active binning at both our sites to enable growers to achieve maximum value for their grain," he said.
"We've also increased the number of segregations we can offer at Lock through the purchase of a new bunker loading machine and the construction of a new bunker by early next week.
"We are expanding our capacity through the construction of a new bunker and purchase of additional equipment as a direct result of grower feedback and the immediate support they've shown."
Active binning is available for all wheat and barley grades and provides flexibility based on moisture, screenings and protein receival standards.
T-Ports will manage grain partitions with live quality statistics to ensure they are maintained within GTA outturn standards and grain can be out-turned to meet export requirements.
If the partition average falls below these standards, active binning will not be available.
Mr Carvill said T-Ports was keen to continue receiving feedback from growers so it can further streamline the offering at both sites to suit growers' needs.
"In our first year of accepting grain into our sites, we are listening to and learning from feedback to us directly from growers so we can adjust our offering as we come into full operations," he said.