Viterra sites start receiving their first loads

Grain harvest is officially underway in South Australia's South East, with numerous Viterra sites receiving their first loads.

Bordertown, Wolseley Keith and Coonalpyn are some of the sites to have received loads.

Viterra's eastern region operations manager Jo Klitscher said the Keith site has received loads of barley, canola and faba beans following its first delivery on Wednesday, November 13.

Coonalpyn's site has received loads of barley since its first receival last Monday.

Viterra's Bordertown and Wolseley sites received their first loads last week.

"Viterra's Bordertown site received its first load on Thursday, November 21, a load of canola, delivered by BM&YD Paech and Sons," Mrs Klitscher said.

"Wolseley also received its first load delivered by David Makin on behalf of DJ & KE Makin with a load of canola."

She said Viterra normally start to see deliveries into the South East sites during mid-November, depending on seasonal conditions.

During the early stages of harvest, Mrs Klitscher said communication with the growers is important.

"We are in constant communication with growers regarding yield and quality," Mrs Klitscher said.

When it comes to quality, early indicators suggest some of the area's growers are happy with the quality so far.

"At this very early stage of harvest, quality is looking good in the Keith and Coonalpyn area and feedback suggests that growers are happy with what is being produced," Mrs Klitscher said.

Growers in the South East area are encouraged to check site-based pricing for their deliveries of beans, with the Port Adelaide line being open for receivals.