“GRAHAM’S Seeds’ total independence within the seed industry means we can supply our customers with the very best product, 100 per cent of the time,” managing director Frank Templeton said.
“We have had to work hard to develop and maintain this independence, which sees us deal with all the major seed wholesalers and allows us to access all the latest products coming into the market.
“We take these products, trial them and have to be totally happy with them before we will recommend them to farmers.”
The Graham’s Seeds team has been working hard preparing for the coming autumn.
This means having their Graham’s Seeds Specialty Blends freshly mixed and ready to go, minimising the wait time for clients between ordering and delivery of the product.
The added bonus of using these blends is the Graham’s Seeds community sponsorship program which has been running now for the past five years – for every bag purchased they will donate $5 to the customer’s nominated not-for-profit sporting club or organisation.
Graham’s Seeds’ research farm ‘Ryelands’ operates as a commercial dairy at Darnum, allowing varieties to be trialled in ‘real world’ situations. A pasture evaluation site has also been established at Flynn on the Princes Highway.
Both sites will be sown to perennial species in autumn.
The Graham’s Seeds agronomy team, Nicole Frost, Camilla Hart and Frank Templeton are involved in the monitoring of these sites, passing on the information they collect at the sites to their clients.
Nicole Frost will be focusing her time in South Gippsland this autumn.
As part of the Graham’s Seeds team, Nicole prides herself on her on farm service, providing a complete support system right through the pasture renovation process.
Her aim is to provide the best possible results for the farmer, offering everything from soil testing and tailored fertiliser recommendations to appropriate seed selection.
Graham’s Seeds now also stocks a full range of herbicides and insecticides.
This means that the Graham’s Seeds team is with you every step of the way, monitoring newly established pastures for weeds and pests and advising on appropriate treatment options.
The past 12 months has been branded as the beginning of the “golden era” for agriculture in Australia with production expected to exceed a value of $60 billion for the first time.
It is a rare occurrence that a majority of farming commodity prices have peaked simultaneously including beef, live cattle, lamb and wool.
The dairy industry is also on the road to recovery.
With these prices having been around for 12 months, now is the perfect time to improve pastures to help increase production and really gain benefit from the “golden era”.
This autumn, put the extensive knowledge of the Graham’s Seeds team to work for you.
With their guidance you’ll be sure to achieve all of your feed requirements for the coming season.