Afternoon troops getting close to one of the last pitch reports from me for the year, as the harvest is getting close to winding up. On our safari to the Mornington Peninsular an observation of Dimmy GrainFlow shows a mountain of grain on site, would not surprise me if they have pasted the 200,000 tonne mark, very pleasing.
Reports of Excellent grain crops, plenty of Barley well over 30 bags / acre and 39 was at the peek. Wheat doing very well also. Dimmy site still open till 11.00pm so obviously still receiving plenty of inwards grain. As mentioned previously by a few of us, baled hay for as far as the eye can see ( with the exception of wobert ) also of interest, plenty of the crew with massive crops of barley are now cutting and baling it, nice work getting a double whammy off the one paddock.....make the most of it while you can.
Just a ruff calculation if Dimmy is holding about 200,000 tonne, GrainCorp Mutoa would be similar, possibly another 200 at Nhill and you wouldn't have to look very far for another couple of hundred, so it would not be unrealistic for 1,000,000 tonne of grain out of the Wimmera this season.
Fantastic for the farmers but also fantastic for everyone else who is stricken by drought throughout the rest of Australia. The Wimmera farmers have really held the torch in the harvest dept the last few years, so make the most of it, the shoe may be on the other foot next year.
As a side note there was a mountain of grain at the Viterra site at Serviceton as I Barreled past on the Overland yesterday....will do a report on that tomorrow.