THE first load of genetically-modified canola was delivered into Viterra's network at Port Neill, as the grain handler took more than 200,000 tonnes last week.
Barley made up the largest share and every region in the Viterra network is now underway following a local grower making the first delivery into one of Viterra's Eastern region sites.
Inglebrae, Callington, grower Tyson Paech delivered a load of barley into Monarto South on Wednesday.
Further loads of barley have since started to flow in to Apamurra, Pinnaroo, Tailem Bend, Dooen and Werrimull.
Viterra Operations Manager for the Eastern region Jo Klitscher said sites in the region were ready to go.
"Growers have been attending our preharvest meetings across the region before getting into their paddocks, which has been a great opportunity to speak with them ahead of one of their busiest times," she said.
"We'll continue to work closely with growers during harvest to understand and respond to their needs, so that they can get their crops off as quickly as possible.
"Our focus is to provide a safe and efficient service."
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Viterra Central Region operations manager Jack Tansley said the majority of the region's activity was at Port Pirie, Crystal Brook, Snowtown, Bowmans, Ardrossan and Wallaroo.
"Growers have so far delivered into 13 sites in the region, most of which were open on Saturday so growers could continue to reap," he said.
Viterra also loaded its first new season grain train with 2400 tonnes of barley at Port Pirie, which headed to Outer Harbor to help accumulate grain for the terminal's first vessel of the season.
"It's great to see growers' new season grain already heading out of the system destined for offshore markets," Mr Tansley said.
"We've outturned trains from Port Pirie, Snowtown and Bowmans this week destined for our Adelaide ports to load vessels.
"The upper Eyre Peninsula has had steady deliveries of barley, with some wheat starting to coming in as well."
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Viterra operations manager Nick Pratt says most of the activity was into Thevenard, Wudinna, Lock, Kimba, Rudall and Arno Bay.
"We're waiting for a break in the weather before we expect to see receivals ramp up," he said.
During the week, a grower delivered the first load of GM canola into Port Neill.
"We're very pleased to welcome the first load of GM canola for the Viterra network and look forward to supporting growers as they deliver the commodity for the first time this season into Viterra," Mr Pratt said.
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