WIMMERA storage sites are reporting good quantity and quality of barley and canola as grain rolls into the bunkers.
AWB Grainflow Dimboola manager Ken Ough said the site had mainly received barley and canola, with a few loads of wheat as well.
“It’s pretty even between feed and malt at the moment – about half of barley is going malt,” he said.
“Quantities are really good.
“People are getting quite a lot off their crops, which everyone is really happy about it.
“Prices aren’t great though.”
Mr Ough said rain earlier in the week had slowed deliveries down but he expected it to pick back up again later in the week.
“Things are ticking over quite nicely and it’s not too hectic yet,” he said.
Wimmera Grain Company seeds and accumulation manager Anthony Chapman said the site was mostly receiving grain from the north of the region.
“Up in the Mallee, they are well into harvest, so we are receiving barley, lentils and peas,” he said.
“In the Horsham to St Arnaud region, farmers have only just started barley and canola.”
Mr Chapman said the grain quality had been promising so far.
“A light cleaning has been needed on some grain this year because the wet weather had meant the weeds had more of a chance to grow,” he said.
“However, besides that the quality is looking good.
“Things are going well.”
GrainCorp has received 877,400 tonnes of grain throughout Victoria so far.
In the company’s latest harvest statement, corporate affairs manager Luke O’Donnell said given the delayed start to harvest this year, sites were now seeing large daily average deliveries.
“Teams are working hard to provide efficient delivery and a high level of service,” he said.
Mr O’Donnell said sporadic storms had caused harvest delays in some parts of the region.
“Simultaneous outloads are providing flexibility across key primary sites,” he said.