Tasmanian Seed Dressing & Storage Company commenced trading in 2012 having purchased the Carrick based business from Rural Co.
Our management team is the General Manager – Morgan Leath. Production Manager – Ahbitesh Gupta and Administration – Patrick Escobar. We have a permanent team of 13 staff and during the harvest period our numbers expand to around 25 employees. We employ a senior engineer as well as an apprentice engineer which allows us to perform the majority of engineering requirements in-house.
Our services include the cleaning and grading of a diverse range of crops including Ryegrass, Pulses, Cereals, Oils Seeds, Brassicas and Vegetable Seeds. We also process specialty seeds such as Industrial hemp seed and poppy seed.
In addition to seed cleaning, we specialize in seed treatments, seed coating build ups, spiraling and UV light treatments.
Other services also include the drying of crops on a continuous flow Alvan Blanch dryer. Tasmanian Seed Dressing and Storage has a 1000 square meter machine room and an additional 4500 square meters of floor space with significant palletised storage capacity which includes extensive pallet racking.
We currently have 10500 cubic meters of bulk silo storage capacity which we generally expand onto each year giving us even greater storage capacity annually.
Our seed cleaning plants consist of four medium to high capacity Westrups. We operate indent cylinders on each of the current four cleaning lines and in addition operate three gravity separators. We operate a Sutton Seed Treatment plant as well as a high capacity Cimbria batch treater.
TSD is an innovative company which delivers quality product to its vast client base both throughout domestic Australia and through international exports. We are fortunate to have the operational structure, experience and support of our parent company South Island Seeds which is situated in Ashburton, Mid Canterbury, “The Seed Bowl” of New Zealand.
Morgan entered the grain and seed industry soon after leaving school. He trained in seed cleaning before entering into a supervisory role within the industry. The next stage of his life saw him entering the New Zealand Police where he obtained the rank of Detective. A change of lifestyle saw Morgan and his family return to Canterbury where, through a continued association with South Island Seed Dressing, an opportunity arose with the expansion of South Island Seed Dressing into a Tasmanian acquisition.
Morgan was appointed Operations Manager of Tasmania Seed Dressing and Storage and leads a progessive team in the future growth of the business.