Grain began arriving at Kelly Grains in Tocumwal last week.LAURA GRIFFIN November 22, 2012 4:10am
Matt Kelly said the dryland canola yield was better than expected after the dry start to the year.
‘‘Last year, we had 33
‘‘We are expecting yields to be a little down because of a cool year.’’
He said it was too early to predict the wheat and barley tonnage and he was hoping for quite a good harvest.
He said investments in machinery — on farms and at Kelly Grains — meant that the harvest could be brought in quickly.
‘‘Growers have upgraded machinery in the last three to four years.’’
Extra machinery will make grain and oilseed unloading and testing quicker at Kelly Grains’ Tocumwal and Finley facilities.
Kelly Grains has added a drive-over hopper and stacker exclusively for canola.
It has also added another grain analyser machine that tests moisture, protein and oil in canola to reduce turnaround times.
Mr Kelly said received canola samples were showing good oil content ranging between 42 per cent and 45 per cent and grain well below the maximum eight per cent moisture level.
Kelly Grains is again in partnership with Australian Bulk Alliance and its Tocumwal ABA is an open-access site, so more than 40 registered grain buyers can post prices there. Growers can access prices for the Tocumwal site online.
‘‘Electric prices mean they can change throughout the day to reflect the market,’’ Mr Kelly said.
UPDATE: The CFA has downgraded its advice message.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club has hosted the first ever ACA Masters contest at the Stan Hargreaves Oval in Yarrawonga.
There was a good turnout for Wednesday’s Remembrance Day service in Tatura, which saw a number of wreaths laid at the War Memorial, and the presentation to Brad Corken, of the Tatura RSL Spirit Award 2015, by president Robert Mathieson.
THE annual One and All Inclusion Day is heading back to the revamped Echuca Racecourse on Sunday.
A GROUP of Rochester Secondary College students visited Bendigo last week to donate blood for the first time.
Bowls Club hosts 49th Victorian Country Masters Pairs
The Oriential Weatherloach has infested the Goulburn River.
The largest ever Strawberry Fields crowd turned out to enjoy the event on the Murray River at Tocumwal at the weekend.
AFTER the hottest October in Victoria since records began in the 1850s, it will come as little surprise that rainfall across the district was unusually low.
The lead up to the Christmas period has seen a group Moira Foodshare volunteers providing necessary food for those in need, one box at a time.
‘Peppinella’ development bigger than first planned
Watch and Act issued for Corowa and Wahgunyah near Rutherglen, urging people to leave now as conditions may worsen.
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