We are not expecting any major impact to supply of fertiliser products for the coming 2020 seeding season.Manufacturing and despatch operations are running at normal capacity for peak season demand with only minor changes in place to ensure the safety of our team members, customers and communities in which we operate. We ask for patience with these new processes.
The business has sourced all of its phosphate and potassium raw materials with the vast majority already received, and the remaining shipments on route to WA, due to arrive between now and the third week of April. As such, we do not expect any major impact on our ability to manufacture, or the availability, of seeding fertilisers for this season.
Our current Nitrogen stocks are more than adequate to meet seeding demand for CSBP customers with more shipments contracted from our long-term suppliers for later in the year.
We have recently experienced a spike in demand for cropping fertilisers as some growers decide to take delivery of fertiliser ahead of their requirements. In some cases, this is resulting in stock of some products being unavailable for periods between imports.
This is not a supply or capacity issue but rather a timing of demand issue.
We encourage growers to take delivery of their cropping fertilisers to meet their immediate needs only, to ensure all growers have access to their immediate requirements for essential cropping fertilisers.
As demand increases in the lead up to the seeding we are also increasing opening hours to help meet peak season demand.
CSBP has, and continues, to put in place a number of measures to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 on our operations and to ensure the safety of our team, customers and communities.
As always, we’re still here to help. If you have any questions please contact your local area manager or phone us on 1800 808 728.