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Harvest Update – 21/11/22
November 21, 2022

Grain receivals (tonnes) at GrainCorp up-country sites as at 21 November 2022

 Since last reportTotal
Queensland340,1001,302,100
New South Wales215,700389,300
Victoria11,00016,400
Total grain receivals566,8001,707,800

Commentary:

  • Central Queensland growers are enjoying the biggest yields they have seen in over a decade. GrainCorp sites in this region have received over 500,000 tonnes and are starting to shut to outload grain to create more capacity.
  • Good progress was made in the Goondiwindi and Western Downs clusters last week with improved weather.
  • Northern NSW sites across Moree, Burren Junction and Narrabri regions have ramped up after favourable weather last week. Roads re-opening around Walgett have allowed activity to increase in that region too.
  • Southern NSW sites are receiving predominantly canola so far, however, on-farm harvest activity has been delayed by rain events impeding machinery access into paddock. Weather is expected to improve next week.
  • In Victoria, sites across the Mallee and Swan Hill regions are receiving mostly canola and barley, with some receivals now trickling into Central Victoria, the Wimmera and North-East regions. Again, weather is delaying on-farm harvest activity.
  • Late crop development and delayed harvest activity has resulted in multiple commodities being delivered at once, with canola, barley, and wheat all underway.
  • A wide range of quality and grades being received across the network, including good quantities of milling wheat. Teams are actively assessing requirements for segregations as required.
  • Harvest Casual positions are still available in certain regions. More information: graincorp.com.au/harvest-casuals/

Images available for media use:

First receivals at Walgett, NSW, after a two week break due to flooding and limited road access

Canola bunker at Croppa Creek, NSW

GrainCorp Moree North Area Manager Mick Grant with a happy crew of harvest casuals at Croppa Creek, NSW

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