Having recently undertaken a significant investment in specialist equipment and increased storage, McCaw Seeds now has the facilities, technology and expertise to process virtually any crop to the highest possible standard.
McCaw Seeds has arguably the most efficient seed intake system in the business.
A weighbridge gives an accurate inwards weight, while our new unloading system which unloads trucks as fast as the seed will come out the tail door, slashes turn-around time for clients. A quick phone call is all that is needed to ensure someone is on hand to unload seed during harvest at any hour of the day or night.
We do not charge for storing farmers’ seed awaiting dressing.
Our on-site seed laboratory is used to estimate dressing loss before the seed is even processed. A ‘Receival’ report is sent to both the farmer and the seed company detailing the inwards weight, estimated dressing loss and hence estimated machine dressed weight. The laboratory is also used to monitor seed purity during processing, to ensure quality parameters are met.
McCaw Seeds’ expansive warehouse, 30 silos, and many hundreds of boxes allow the company to process and store seed in a manner which meets the most stringent MAF quality standards.
The addition of a Cimbria Delta 107 has complemented our existing cleaning line of four Clipper machines, which has given McCaw Seeds the flexibility to process up to four different crops simultaneously, thus ensuring deadlines are met.
Two scalping plants and a range of crop drying facilities are used to salvage problem seed lines and provide uniform product for the seed cleaners.
Our high-capacity Buhler Sortex colour separator ensures even the most difficult contaminants can be accurately and efficiently removed thus adding value to seed lines that would otherwise not have made the grade.
McCaw Seeds’ specialist machinery includes spiral separators, pod crushing rollers, belt thresher, five gravity tables, two de-bearders, beet decorticator, chemical treating plant, seed blenders (capable of batch blending approximately 10 tonnes at a time) and specialist equipment for removing soil particles from virtually any seed.
More traditional machinery such as velvet rollers, junior jump and cascade machines can be bought into the line when necessary.