East to get 20pc of crop
CBH Group expects up to three million tonnes of grain — equivalent to 100 shiploads and one-fifth of WA’s expected harvest — will be sent to the Eastern States over the year to July, to fill voids created by the drought.
CBH general manager of operations David Capper said the result would depend on the eastern sorghum crop, harvest volumes in drought-stricken areas and how much grain was sent from the South Australian harvest.
“WA has done shipments to the east coast before, but nothing near these volumes,” Mr Capper said.
Most grains heading east will be wheat and feed barley.