RAIN caused delays to the grain harvest in Victoria, NSW and Western Australia last week.Only 330,000 tonnes of grain was received into GrainCorp's Portland and Geelong port zones during the past week, with rain pulling headers to a halt on Friday.
Most growers were only likely to get going again today or tomorrow but another weather front is expected to hold up the harvest again.
GrainCorp has now received 2.52 million tonnes of grain into storages in the Portland and Geelong port zone.
GrainCorp spokesman Angus Trigg said the Victorian harvest was about 60 per cent complete.
Southern NSW sites received nearly 115,000 tonnes of grain during the past week.
Receivals across the whole GrainCorp network during the past week were nearly 500,000 tonnes, pushing the season's total over the nine million tonne mark.
South Australian farmers delivered 476,000 tonnes to Viterra during the past week, with total receivals now topping five million tonnes.
Most of the harvesting activity has been in the region north of Adelaide and in the southeast of the state.
In WA, bulk handler CBH Group said it was another frustrating and challenging week for growers as thunderstorms, sporadic rain and severe hailstorms lashed areas of the state.
"The unseasonal weather is incredibly disappointing for growers, especially given the dry growing season and anticipated below average crop estimate this year," the company said.
Just the same, nearly 840,000 tonnes of grain were delivered during the week, with total receivals now standing at 8.8 million tonnes.
CBH estimated there was another 1.2-1.5 million tonnes of grain to be delivered into its storage system by the end of harvest.