SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Emerald Grain’s A$3 million upgrade of its Elmore grain storage and receival site in Australia is well underway and will be complete by harvest, the company said on Oct. 15.

Site Manager Kane Dempster said construction has progressed well and growers will notice the difference in turnaround times when they deliver this harvest.

“The new weighbridge is under construction, and the existing one is being upgraded,” Dempster said. “At the same time we are improving drainage, completing road works and building new bunkers. Most bunker walls are up already. We have increased the number of drive-over stackers to five, compared to two last year. We have retained core staff from last season and have recruited extra for harvest. Staff training has already commenced.

He said Emerald Grain would host a dinner meeting for growers delivering to the site at Elmore Football Club Oct. 21.

He said all growers are welcome to come along and ask any questions they have about the site.

“Most growers around this area have had a good finish to the season and are faring much better than the rest of the state,” Dempster said.