News & Updates

04/07/22 11:30

ASW9 Wheat Grade Trial

  • CBH will trial the introduction of a new 9% minimum protein wheat store and pay grade called ASW9 during the 2022/23 season.
  • Growers will be advised of site locations trialling the new segregation at pre-harvest bin meetings.

23/06/22 10:59

CBH Fee Increases

  • CBH announced an increase to supply chain costs for the 2022/23 season. 
  • The grower receival fee and exporters terminal fee will increase by $1.10/t each, a total of $2.20/t.

17/05/22 09:52

GIWA May Crop Report

  • GIWA forecast 2022 WA crop area at 8.91m ha.
  • Crop area estimates are below (June 2021 estimates in brackets):
  • Wheat: 4.95m ha (5.16)
  • Barley: 1.62m ha (1.57)
  • Canola: 1.75m ha (1.58)
  • Oats: 0.31m ha (0.38)
  • Lupins: 0.24m ha (0.24)
  • Pulses: 0.038m ha (0.053)

06/04/22 08:09

Update to AWB Floating Spreads

  • AWB have made changes to their floating multi-grade contracts.
  • Spreads will now be fixed on the first day of transfer for each individual contract, unless requested to be fixed prior.

07/02/22 11:30

Japanese Noodle Blend Change

  • The minimum protein for ASWJ (noodle) blend to Japan has been amended to 9.7%, previously 10.0%.
  • This is a result of the low average protein in ANW1 and ANW2 from the 2021 harvest.
  • The new blend will apply from the Feb tender, for May shipment.
  • The widening of the protein specs increases the available supply of noodle wheat for Japan.

06/01/22 12:00

Quality Optimisation Cut-Off Dates

  • The cut-off dates for CBH Quality Optimisation are approaching.
  • Esperance and Geraldton: January 14 2022.
  • Albany and Kwinana: January 21 2022.

20/10/21 11:56

BFEDX and OAT3

  • CBH introduced the feed barely grade (BFEDX) in preparation for receiving low test weight with a minimum of 46 kg/hl with a no limit frost affected count.
  • The grade OAT3 is offered to facilitate delivery of lighter oats with a minimum of 48 kg/hl due to the frost events during the growing period.  
  • CBH receival standards have been updated to reflect the changes.

08/10/21 02:00

CBH Freight Rate Estimates

  • CBH have increased freight rates for the 2021/22 harvest.
  • Rates will increase on average 18%, or $2.41/t, across the network.
  • The rates are an estimate only and will be finalised in February 2022.

24/09/21 11:30

GIWA Malt Barley Recommendations 2022/23

  • Spartacus CL and RGT Planet dominate barley area in WA.
  • Spartacus CL is now an approved variety for the manufacture of shochu in Japan.
  • La Trobe will no longer be segregated after the 2022/23 harvest.
  • Leabrook, LG Alestar and Maximus CL were accredited as malt varieties by Barley Australia in March 2021. Only Maximus CL will be segregated at the 2022/23 harvest.

17/09/21 11:30

GIWA September Crop Report

  • GIWA forecast 2021 WA crop production at 19.3mmt, down 4% from last month.
  • Crop production estimates are below (% change from last month in brackets):
  • Wheat: 10.6mmt (down 6%)
  • Barley: 5.0mmt (up 2%)
  • Canola: 2.4mmt (down 3%)
  • Oats: 0.67mmt (unchanged)
  • Lupins: 0.53mmt (down 4%)
  • Pulses: 0.092mmt (down 18%)

07/09/21 12:00

ABARES September Crop Report

  • ABARES released updated Australian crop production estimates for the 2021/22 season.
  • Total national winter crop production is pegged at 54.8mmt, down 2% from last year but 32% above the 10-year average.
  • September production estimates below (with the % change from last year in brackets):
    • Wheat: 32.6mmt (down 2%)
    • Barley: 12.5mmt (down 5%)
    • Canola: 5mmt (up 11%)
    • Chickpeas: 0.84mmt (up 15%)

11/06/21 11:30

GIWA June Crop Report

  • GIWA increased their 2021 WA total crop area estimate to 8.99m ha, up 4.4% from the May estimate.
  • Crop area estimates are below (% change from May in brackets):
  • Wheat: 5.16m ha (up 5%)
  • Barley: 1.57m ha (up 2.6%)
  • Canola: 1.58m ha (up 5.9%)
  • Oats: 0.38m ha (down 2.6%)
  • Lupins: 0.24m ha (up 4.3%)
  • Pulses: 0.053m ha (up 10.4%)

11/06/21 11:30

CBH 2021/22 Supply Chain Fees

  • Supply chain fees for the 2021/22 season have increased by a total of $2.20/t.
  • The grower receival fee and the exporters port terminal shipping fee will each increase by $1.10/t.

07/05/21 11:30

GIWA May Crop Report

  • GIWA forecast 2021 WA crop area at 8.61m ha.
  • The overall canola area planted is a record for Western Australia.
  • Crop area estimates are below (July 2020 estimates in brackets):
    • Wheat 4.92m ha (4.93)
    • Barley: 1.53m ha (1.62)
    • Canola: 1.49m ha (1.1)
    • Oats: 0.39m ha (0.48)
    • Lupins: 0.23m ha (0.28)
    • Pulses: 0.048m ha (0.069)

15/02/21 11:30

GIWA February Crop Report

  • GIWA released final crop production estimates for the 2020 season.
  • WA produced 16.6mmt of grain in 2020, up nearly 50% from 2019.
  • Crop production estimates are below (% change from 2019 season in brackets):
  • Wheat: 9.2mmt (up 66%)
  • Barley: 4.5mmt (up 18%)
  • Canola: 1.6mmt (up 46%)
  • Oats: 0.58mmt (up 48%)
  • Lupins: 0.58mmt (up 66%)
  • Pulses: 0.083mmt (up 160%)