Frances continues strong grain receival run

Frances continues strong grain receival run

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Viterra South East operations supervisor Brett Cabot (centre) with Viterra Frances harvest workers Anna Will, Kelly Will, Grace Davies, Lily Hannaford and Bianca Johnson.

Viterra South East operations supervisor Brett Cabot (centre) with Viterra Frances harvest workers Anna Will, Kelly Will, Grace Davies, Lily Hannaford and Bianca Johnson.

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Despite the SA harvest winding down, the Viterra Frances site broke its second receival record last week.

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MORE than 66,000 tonnes was received into the Viterra network last week, taking total receivals to more than 5.8 million tonnes.

Viterra operations manager Michael Hill says all regions have slowed down now as the 2020-21 harvest draws to an end.

"As activity slows, our employees are focusing on receiving later deliveries, cleaning up sites, managing grain in storage and performing outturns for our busy shipping schedule," he said.

"We had 38 sites open for deliveries last week for growers who were still harvesting or had grain remaining on farm.

"We will continue to provide delivery options across the network as we move into the post-harvest phase."

Mr Hill said the overall grain quality this season across the state had been good.

"Growers have been really happy with their quality and yields this harvest, and we've received some very positive feedback on our operations and services," he said.

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"Viterra would like to thank growers across the state for their continued support this harvest. We'd also like to acknowledge the great achievement by our permanent and harvest employees who have done a fantastic job receiving growers' grain safely and efficiently."

Despite receivals dipping, another record was broken in the eastern region last week.

Viterra Eastern Region operations manager Jo Klitscher said the Frances site broke its second record for the harvest last week.

"Our Frances site broke its record for total tonnes delivered in a season on Monday, January 4, when receivals surpassed the previous record of 45,619t set during the bumper 2016-17 harvest," she said.

"This is the second record for the site, which broke its daily receival record in the previous week.

"This is the third record broken in the eastern region since Christmas.

"Our Strathalbyn site beat its total season receival record on Monday, December 28, surpassing its previous record which was set when 27,367t were delivered to the site during the 2001-02 harvest."

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