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East coast harvest nudges 5Mt

ALMOST 2 million tonnes of grain – including 1.5Mt in New South Wales – was delivered to various GrainCorp sites on the east coast, as dry weather continues to bolster harvest progress.

Alex Paull
East coast harvest nudges 5Mt

Harvest in central and southern Queensland is mostly complete, with 280,100 tonnes delivered in the past week to take the total to 1,619,400 tonnes.

But growers in NSW have been buoyed by warm weather, with strong volumes received across northern NSW, while deliveries in the state’s south are also increasing.

However, the same cannot be said for Victorian growers, who have been hampered by rain which has further delayed harvest progress.

As of Monday, the total receivals for the GrainCorp Network stands at 4,711,300 tonnes, with NSW set to break through the 3Mt barrier this week.

Queensland is also a good chance to push past 2Mt, while Victorian growers will be hoping for better weather to boost progress past the 269,600 tonnes total.

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