East to get 20pc of crop

Countryman - - NEWS -

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.

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