We process, dry and sell all types of seeds.
From the time the seed arrives by truck, it is carefully tracked. Having been weighed and the moisture tested, any drying is carried out before it is delivered into the cleaning system, or temporarily stored in one of 120 silos.
The Westrup screen/air machine is first in the processing system. It is a system of vibrating screens through which the seed travels, and stubble, weed seeds, plant debris, dirt and stones, insects, husks and any other contaminants are removed. Indent cylinders separate short from long seeds, and the gravity table separates light from heavy.
Should a line of seed pose a problem, Tatiara Seeds can meet that challenge with specialised equipment including five sets of velvet rollers and three double spirals. Velvet rollers separate seed by surface type and do an excellent job of removing dock, wireweed and yellow burr weed from lucerne, persian and white clovers. The spirals separate flat from round seed.
When the seed is clean, it is either kept in bulk or bagged for storage in our warehouse. From there it is loaded into containers for export, or despatched to Australian destinations.
The on-site seed laboratory can check for germination and purity of the seed.Tatiara Seeds organises all the paperwork for the seed, including inspection of containers, arranging AQIS testing of seed, sending samples for official purity and germination testing, and tracking of the product at every stage.
Tatiara Seeds purchased its first grain dryer in 1985. Since then demand for drying seed has increased to such an extent that there are 3 Vertec grain dryers available to dry any type of seed. Lucerne and Phalaris seed growers are the greatest users of the grain dryers to remove moisture so that the seed can be safely stored.
The grain dryers use gas to heat and dry the air which then passes through the seed, taking moisture with it. The temperature is carefully monitored so that germination is not affected.
The cost is determined by the size of the lot, the amount of moisture to be removed, the type of seed and the amount of gas used.
Graham Ramsdale or Peter Maddern are available to discuss any needs relating to drying seed.
Please contact our Seed Sales Department for a full list of available varieties we have to offer. We also supply birdseed and lawn seed mixes, plus inoculants.
Phone: (08) 8752 0024
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There are two locations: 66 Nalang Rd, Bordertown and 207 Stirling Rd, Keith
Tatiara Seeds is located at 66 Nalang Road, 4.5km south of Bordertown. Nalang Road branches off the Frances Road.
The Keith branch of Tatiara Seeds fronts the Dukes Highway in the industrial estate at 207 Stirling Road.
Bordertown OfficePh: (08) 8752 0054Bordertown Despatch OfficePh: (08) 8752 0739Fax: (08) 8752 2589General Emailinfo@tatiaraseeds.com.auKeith OfficePh: (08) 8755 3300Fax: (08) 8755 3312Keith Emailkeith@tatiaraseeds.com.au
Ph: (08) 8752 0024Emailseedsales@tatiaraseeds.com.au
PO Box 435BordertownSouth Australia 5268
Graham Ramsdale has been the manager of Tatiara Seeds since its inception and believes customer service is his highest priority.
Tatiara Seeds has been in operation since 1976. It began in Bordertown, with one processing plant and a single operator. Now Tatiara Seeds operates at Bordertown and Keith with a total of nine processing plants, and a staff of up to 45.
We have approximately 120 silos for incoming storage and 8,000 square metres of warehouse for storing bags of seed.
Graham or any of his team of experienced seed cleaners can advise you about all aspects of weed seed removal and processing to eliminate any other contaminants.
The Keith branch of Tatiara Seeds was built in 1998. Tina Sellars manages this site, which has three processing plants and over 100 silos. The Keith site has the capacity to process, dry and despatch all types of seed.
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