Wednesday 18th Jul, 2018

Dynamic binning to benefit Viterra growers

Viterra port infrastructure photo Viterra
Photo: Viterra

South Australian grain storage and handling firm Viterra says growers will have more opportunity to have their wheat upgraded thanks to the introduction of dynamic binning for the 2018/19 harvest.

Viterra says dynamic binning provides growers with more flexibility to potentially access a higher grade for loads that are just outside of the receival standards.

Viterra’s commercial and quality manager Andrew Hannon said on July 10 dynamic binning would be available in the 2018/19 harvest for wheat grades of ASW1, APW1, H2 and H1.

“Under the program, growers can be upgraded when the classification results for the load are within the tolerance zone for protein, screenings or test weight,” Hannon explained.

“The higher grade will be given if all other quality requirements are met, including variety, contaminants and MRLs, and the average quality of the individual stack at the site continues to meet the receival standards.

“If the rolling stack average falls below the GTA receival standards for protein, screenings or test weight, then dynamic binning will not be available for the grade into that stack until the average again meets grade receival standards.”

Hannon said Viterra would carefully monitor the quality of the grain going into storage while continuing to ensure that grain outturned meets the requirements of end-use customers.

“We have made significant investments in our grain IT systems and can now monitor the quality of stacks in real time. This has allowed us to introduce dynamic binning with confidence we will continue to meet customers’ outturn requirements.”