PERTH AUSTRALIA — CBH Group received an additional 580,000 tonnes of grain during the past week, bringing its record-breaking total to 21 million tonnes, the company said.
While harvest has wrapped up in much of Australia, there is still more grain to be delivered, particularly in the Albany zone in Western Australia, said Mick Daw, acting chief operations officer, CBH Group.
Daw said CBH added 2.3 million tonnes of emergency storage at 33 sites in its network, which is 10% of the company’s total capacity, in anticipation of the bumper crop of the nation’s four major winter crops: wheat, barley, canola and chickpeas.
With favorable growing conditions, analysts had predicted overall Australian grains production to exceed 50 million tonnes for the 2021-22 marketing year.
“Preparing our supply chain and network to receive, handle and outload this bumper crop has been a key focus,” Daw said. “While there could be another 400,000 tonnes to be delivered, we are staying focused on getting the remaining crop in safely and efficiently, cleaning up sites and transitioning to out-loading.”