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Growers in parts of NSW are increasingly being affected by drought conditions and there is a real need for growers to have access to additional feed grain. In response to this need AWB is making grain available for feed at selected sites in NSW, said AWB Managing Director, Andrew Lindberg.
In doing so AWB has sought to provide a practical solution to the feed grain shortages being faced by farmers in NSW.
"This grain owned by AWB was destined for other markets, however to ensure growers have grain available to feed their drought affected stock, AWB has reorganised its sales programme," said Mr Lindberg.
AWB grain will be available at the following silos - Gilgandra in central NSW and Weemelah in northern NSW. As the demand for grain increases in different areas AWB will investigate making grain at other sites available as well.
"In response to the different needs of growers, sales of AWB grain will be made on a truckload by truckload basis in order to cater for all levels of demand," said Mr Lindberg.
"As a majority grower owned and controlled company and the manager of the Single Desk system, AWB is closely attuned to grower needs and concerns and we hope that this decision will help in some small way those facing drought conditions," said Mr Lindberg.
All sales will be co-ordinated through the AWB Grower Services Centre and inquiries should be made on 1800 054 433.