Western Australian growers have delivered the largest harvest in history, today surpassing the 15.86 million tonne haul from the 2013-14 season.
CBH Group General Manager Operations David Capper said this year’s record-breaking season had been a rollercoaster for many growers.
“With exceptional rainfall and growing conditions during the season, crops were set up to be some of the best many growers had experienced in their farming careers,” Mr Capper said.
“Optimism for a record crop was dashed with frosts in August and September causing significant crop damage for many regions.
“This presented the industry a real challenge in trying to understand the expected size of the crop.
“It’s fantastic to see yields have surpassed expectations in non-frost affected areas and the crop has come in thick and fast, delivering the State the largest grain harvest in history,” Mr Capper said.
“We appreciate this has been a tough year for growers and are grateful for their patience. There have been sites which have filled early and the additional segregations, particularly in coarse grains, have placed extra pressure on our sites. I personally really appreciate the way growers have worked patiently with CBH and the teams on the ground.
“A harvest of this size is a testament to the innovative and resilient grain growers of Western Australia and CBH is proud to operate their storage and handling network for their benefit.
“I would also like to thank the CBH team for all their hard work and commitment to bringing this crop in and doing everything they can to keep services alive for growers,” said Mr Capper.
Growers are urged to contact their local Area Manager or view site information on CBH Mobile for site opening and closing times for the remainder of the holiday period.