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CSBP, Elders eye distribution deal

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CSBP has confirmed it is in discussions with Elders’ regional agencies about distributing its fertiliser products.

The move follows Landmark informing CSBP last November that it would buy and directly sell fertiliser into the WA market under an arrangement with US supplier Koch.

A statement from CSPB says it currently sells its fertiliser through a number of different channels, including independent rural sales agents and also direct sales to customers.

The CSBP spokesperson said the deal with Elders had not yet been finalised but discussions were under way.

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Meanwhile, CBH’s first vessel containing urea arrived in WA this week.

The vessel, which discharged at Geraldton earlier this week before moving on to Kwinana, contains high-quality urea sourced from a world-class producer in the Middle East, with a long-standing history of supplying the WA market.

CBH said urea would now be available via CBH for growers, through until around August.

CBH fertiliser manager David Pritchard said CBH was acutely aware of the need to supply growers with only the highest-quality product and its urea producer has been hand-picked to follow this directive.

Mr Pritchard said grower pick-ups have been keeping the CBH fertiliser team busy since early February, with the site experience noted by contractors as the fastest in WA.

“We have the latest technology in blending equipment available at both Kwinana and Geraldton sites so growers can purchase any number of custom blends to suit their requirements,” he said.

CBH Fertiliser continues to offer the “Grain for Fert” product which has been highly successful in the first season. Grain for Fert allows growers to commit grain to CBH and take an advance loan at a 3.95 per cent interest rate to buy fertiliser from CBH.

Meanwhile, phosphates are also still available leading into May.

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