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Update to High Moisture Services


The 2021 review of the High Moisture strategy has led to changes to services for the 2021/22 harvest.

The basics of delivering to High Moisture services can be found on the Moisture Management page on the CBH website.

In addition to the basics, growers should be aware of the following information:

Where are the High Moisture Services?

As of the 5th of November, the current High Moisture services are at:

  • Esperance Zone: Esperance (wheat and barley)
  • Albany Zone: Gairdner (wheat and barley)

This is subject to change depending on the harvest. Service availability should be confirmed locally prior to delivery.

 When will High Moisture charges apply?

  • In High Moisture zones (currently Esperance and Albany) - loads delivered ≥13.1% moisture with a standard Load grade will receive a charge.
  • This includes High Moisture sites & other sites in the High Moisture zones where grain is received under Extended Standard Tolerances.
  • In zones without High Moisture services (currently Geraldton, Kwinana North and Kwinana South) there are no applicable charges due to no impact to Operations. Loads with moisture >13.0% may be received depending on stack weighted averages.
  • There is no ‘tonnage reduction’ or ‘drying’ involved with standard grades - this has been incorporated into the revised High Moisture Charges.

What do “…MM” grades mean?

  • Where wheat High Moisture services are available there will be 2 services/storage grades visible for each High Moisture wheat grade i.e. high moisture APW will have storage grades APWM and APWMM.
  • Both storage grades are treated the same, delivered into the one storage.
  • The “MM” storage grade is a system requirement necessary for High Moisture standard grade deliveries to work with Quality Optimisation. For example, an APW wheat delivery with 13.4% moisture on site will look like:
    1. Load Grade: APW1, Storage Grade: APWMM (Ops standard grade, charges apply); or
    2. Load Grade: APWM, Storage Grade: APWM (M&T priced grade, no charge)
  • High Moisture Barley services do not require “…MM” storage grades.

What to select at the time of delivery?

  • Growers should decide at time of delivery the appropriate grade selection.
  • The current default for the CDF App and Saturn is the standard grade/Operations charge option.
  • The CDF App has been updated as of 4/11/21 so that growers can select between standard grade and M grade at the time of sampling.
  • Growers can use the Load Change Request where applicable post-delivery e.g. change from standard grade to M grade (and vice versa).

 What is the difference in value?

  • As the Marketer priced M grade is subject to change, growers should consider the price difference between the Marketer priced M grade and the standard grade value with the CBH Operations High Moisture charge applied

Fast Track Barley and High Moisture?

  • The Fast Track system does allow the base-line load to be received with active Extended Standard Tolerances (EST).
  • For example, a BFED1 service with EST active and the load moisture is between 13.1% to 13.5%.
  • The following Fast Tracked loads can be received provided the EST remains active at the time of each delivery. If the EST is not active the base-line load and Fast Track is void and the load will need to be sampled as normal.
  • Fast Tracked loads do contribute to the stack weighted average calculations.
  • In High Moisture zones, all Fast Tracked loads with moisture 13.1% and above will be subject to the applicable High Moisture charges.

For information regarding high moisture deliveries refer to the Moisture Management page on our website. 

For information regarding to charges refer to the High Moisture Charges page on our website. 

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