15/02/2012 - 12:36

Grain harvest smashes 15 million tonnes

15/02/2012 - 12:36

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Grain harvest smashes 15 million tonnes

Western Australia's 2011-12 grain harvest continues to extend its record-breaking run, with a truckload of wheat delivered to CBH Group's Pingrup receival site near Albany late yesterday afternoon taking the season's total past 15 million tonnes.

This year's harvest broke the previous mark of 14,695,321 tonnes, set in 2003-04, in late January, when deliveries pushed the total over 14.7 million tonnes.

CBH Group general manager operations Colin Tutt said the record-breaking harvest was a fantastic achievement.

“Our pre-harvest state forecast of 13.5 million tonnes has been well and truly broken and we will reflect on this year as one full of challenges, hard work and exceptional yields,” Mr Tutt said.

Mr Tutt said he expected the harvest to continue until late February, with another 75,000 tonnes of wheat to be delivered.

 

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