| ||AWB Limited opens South Australian ADR4 durum segregation|| ||
In response to seasonal conditions in South Australia, AWB today opened a new durum segregation to enable growers to deliver durum that does not meet existing specifications.
AWB (international) Limited’s General Manager, Ms Sarah Scales, said that by opening this new segregation AWB is responding to growers needs and giving them an avenue to deliver their downgraded durum.
Known as ADR4, the grade will trade at a flat rate, currently estimated at $210/t (FOB, GST exclusive) and will cater for low protein (less than 10%) and weather damaged durum.
The segregation will accept durum varieties on feed wheat standards, with a maximum of 15% screenings and no Golden Rewards discounts or premiums for protein or screenings.
“We are not anticipating large tonnages of durum into this new segregation, but AWB has had some success in the past in marketing durum that falls outside normal receival standards, and hope to offer growers affected by an unusual harvest an alternative marketing option,” Ms Scales said.
Segregations for ADR4 will be introduced initially at Ardrossan in South Australia.