New CBH fertiliser facility for WA growers welcomed
- CBH Group's new liquid and granular fertiliser storage facility to improve flexibility for growers and offer more competitive pricing.
- McGowan Government supporting grains freight expansion, as CBH rail siding upgrades commence
Agriculture and Food Minister Jackie Jarvis has welcomed the opening of the CBH Group's new liquid and granular fertiliser facilities, reducing costs and increasing flexibility for Western Australian growers.
The new state-of-the-art facilities at the Kwinana grain terminal, including a transfer pipeline, a storage warehouse and tanks and an administration office, give growers security of supply for essential fertiliser inputs at a competitive price.
The savings derived from increased supply chain efficiencies from this new facility will be passed on to growers in competitive pricing - boosting profit margins.
The announcement comes as site works commence at Brookton on the first of 11 rail siding upgrades, as part of the State-Commonwealth Government's $200 million Agricultural Supply Chain Improvement Program.
The expansion will help to future-proof CBH's infrastructure, as it moves increasingly large crops to satisfy international market demand.
WA grain growers have harvested the State's second consecutive record crop, surpassing 26 million tonnes in 2022-23.
Comments attributed to Agriculture and Food Minister Jackie Jarvis:
"Grains production is Western Australia's most valuable agricultural industry, with the 2022 season's harvest expected to reach $10 billion in value.
"This extra fertiliser capacity at CBH will deliver greater flexibility to our grain growers, enabling them to purchase competitively priced fertiliser as required and in response to seasonal conditions.
"The investment is timely, with a recent ABARES report showing that despite a recent easing in input costs, fertiliser, fuel and freight costs remain relatively high in long term averages.
"CBH has worked creatively across the supply chain to create these efficiencies and opportunities that benefit our growers and the grains industry."
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