WHY CONSIDER A NEW SEED PLANT FOR STARLAND COUNTY?
- It’s a matter of need; our existing plant was built in 1960 and has served it’s time
- Over 1 million bushels of seed are required by Starland County farmers annually and a problem exists in where do we clean our seed
- Grain quality upgrade is easily another 1 million bu and will get higher if fusarium becomes common in the area
- Portable cleaning units have a place in this system, and will continue to operate, but they have limitations such as availability, seed treating potential and an increased risk of spreading noxious weeds
- A modern seed cleaning plant will not only clean commercial and pedigreed seed, but also apply seed treatments and clean grain to export standards
- A new seed plant would position us to aggressively pursue a deal to load grain into shipping containers offering added value for our customers
- The cleaning a new plant will provide will be superior as we will be equipped to clean through five stages to meet customer needs
- The addition of an optical colour sorter will offer producers the ability to upgrade product such as taking wheat out of barley
- A new plant will have unloading and loading capacities similar to modern elevators making the customer experience positive
- We have a perfect location to grow our business as we are the only stationary plant between Three Hills and Oyen
- More capacity means the plant could pay a better wage and provide career opportunities to others in the area
- Agriculture is the most important industry in Starland so support of this vital sector is critical to ensure continued success of our producers
For more information call Alan Hampton at the Starland County Main Office at 403-772-3793.