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Oct 18

Harvest “going strong” now

This year’s harvest is progressing with 125,000 tonnes of grain going into the CBH Group’s system from the Merredin region.DESPITE setbacks of hailstorms and rain, this year’s harvest is progressing with 125,000 tonnes of grain going into the CBH Group’s system from the Merredin region.
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Last week CBH’s region five area manager Craig Gault said recent hail, rain and moisture in the air had caused some delays to the harvest but it was “now going strong” in the Merredin area.

“We’re doing 5000 tonnes a day,” Mr Gault said.

Hail storms three weekends ago damaged crops at Kellerberrin, Narembeen and north of Merredin towards Bencubbin, however Mr Gault said the storms appeared to have been isolated and there were no reports of anyone losing their whole program to hail.

Although there was some wind damage, there was so far no quality issues.

“Yield is probably back a little on what we forecast in general, but there are no quality issues like sprouting,” Mr Gault said. But if we get another rain event that could happen.

“What we need now is a nice warm dry spell to get the harvest finished.

“So far we’ve put 125,000 tonnes into the system.”

Mr Gault said all the region’s receival depots should be open by the end of this week.