Have silos closures led to longer waits?

Have silos closures led to longer waits?


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THIS has been tipped as one of the state's largest crops on record, which is potentially putting more pressure on a reduced receival system.

In recent years, just shy of 30 Viterra silos have closed, forcing growers to head to the remaining 55 larger sites.

Viterra operations manager Michael Hill said Viterra's larger sites were "more efficient on receival and outturn".

Growers have had mixed experiences this year in terms of waiting times, with Robertstown farmer Aaron Neimz saying the bigger crop has created a bottleneck at the remaining sites.

"There is so much pressure being put on the smaller sites, and with all this extra grain being delivered, wait times are certainly longer this year," he said.

But Appila grower James Heaslip said there has been an expansion of alternative delivery sites in recent years and growers had more options.

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