MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS
OTHER PRACTICES TO CONSIDER IN YOUR GRAIN FARMING ENTERPRISE
- Ensure trucks are inspected and found clean prior to loading grain.
- DO NOT treat or fumigate grain during domestic transport.
- Declare to the buyer all treatments of stored grain and in-crop chemical use as required.
- The grain owner provide a commodity vendor declaration (CVD) or other delivery documentation as required with all sales of grain. Ensure ready access to records to underpin this. A CVD form is available from www.graintrade.org.au
- Report for end point royalties (EPR) and genetically modified crops (GM) where required.
- Deliver to standard.
- Segregate and declare grain by variety and quality standards as required by the market. For example, by variety or variety classification as per industry standards and identify any speciality grain (GM, organic, etc).
- Where using weighbridges for trade, regularly have:
- Weights and measures inspected, calibrated and certified to meet standard.
- Testing equipment certified to standards auditable by National Measurement Institute (NMI).
- Inspecting and testing grain prior to outturn.
- Minimising risk of contamination of grain by residues remaining in trucks. For example, obtain from the transporter declarations of prior loads and cleanliness.
- Following the Grain Transport Code of Practice or equivalent QA systems or using carriers who follow these.
- Discussing with the merchant/transporter/handler the risks in transport and how to manage these.
- Communication of inputs and potential risks along the trade supply chain.
- Understanding market needs and buyer requirements.
- Completing a contract of sale.
- Utilising industry guides to identify issues in grain quality