Saturday

February 27, 2016

Another load of seed oats going out.

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  1. I guess with seed oats you have to keep a very high standard. Diane

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    1. Yes it does need to be a very high standard. All the seeds are graded to separate any inferior or foreign seeds. We also did a germination test, which at 98% was excellent.

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  2. Another hot day, too, by the look of that sky!!

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  3. I wonder how many acres a load like that will plant? A close up shot of the seed oats would be appreciated...

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    1. Well... if this truck was filled with seed oats it would be enough to seed 700 acres (280ha).

      Your question then got us thinking further - if that 700 acres was harvested for oats to make muesli bars it would make 9,000,000 muesli bars, or if it was harvested to make rolled oats - it would produce 2,700,000 serves of porridge.

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  4. Are the silos on your farm? If so, it's staggering the area you must be seeding.

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    1. Yes, they are on our farm, but the size is not really staggering. Our farm is actually smaller than the average Australian farm.

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