Emerald Grain’s $3 million upgrade of its Elmore grain storage and receival site is well underway and will be complete by the time harvest comes around.

Site Manager Kane Dempster said construction has progressed well and growers will notice the difference in turnaround times when they deliver this harvest.

“The new weighbridge is under construction, and the existing one is being upgraded.

“At the same time we are improving drainage, completing road works and building new bunkers. Most bunker walls are up already.

“We have increased the number of drive-over stackers to five, compared to two last year.

“We have retained core staff from last season and have recruited extra for harvest. Staff training has already commenced.

“We’re looking forward to throwing the gates open and showing off the new site at harvest.”

He said Emerald Grain would host a dinner meeting for growers delivering to the site at Elmore Football Club at 6pm on Tuesday, 21 October.

The meeting will cover:

• Site segregations and opening hours
• Site equipment
• Truck Mass Limit rules and Safety
• A grain marketing update for buyers at the site, including SQP Grain

He said all growers are welcome to come along and ask any questions they have about the site.

“Most growers around this area have had a good finish to the season and are faring much better than the rest of the state,” Mr Dempster said.