PERTH, AUSTRALIA — CBH has received more than five million tonnes of grain deliveries into the network as of Nov. 22 from this year’s harvest.

Variable weather conditions were experienced across all zones with hot and windy weather over the weekend resulting in some harvest bans. Once the bans were lifted, the warm and dry weather made for good harvesting conditions early in the week, followed by cooler weather in some areas slowing harvest progress.

“We had our largest week to date, receiving 1.9 million tonnes, but this was lower than it could have been given cooler weather over the last few days,” said Ben Macnamara, general manager of operations at CBH.

Wheat tonnes have increased this week with around 2 million tonnes in the system.

“Whilst deliveries are down, given the smaller crop, site enhancements that we made prior to harvest are seeing some significant improvements in site cycle times, for example at Moonyoonooka, Wickepin and Merredin,” Macnamara said.

CDF deliveries are still averaging around 90% of loads delivered via the app across network.