SUPPLY VS. DEMAND: FOOD, FEED AND FIBRE IN 2050

Welcome back everyone. I’m sure by now, most of you have heard the predictions regarding world demand for increased agricultural output across the globe, however you may not actually realise how realistic and overwhelming these projections are.  The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)…

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The Australian Plague Locust

Today I want to talk about yet another pest, the dreaded locust. Locusts are a herbivorous insect that have the potential to devastate huge areas of crop and vegetation within incredibly small time periods. Australia has three main native pest species of locust, including the Australian plague locust, the spur-throated locust, and the migratory locust.…

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2021- the Year of the Mouse

Welcome back for yet another blog!Lately, we’ve had an influx of urgent enquiries for short-term storage. Why, you may ask? MICE! Grain bags can be sufficient to store small amounts of grain in the short term, provided the perfect conditions. However, as we all know, those conditions are incredibly rare. Reports of rodents damaging bags…

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A message from The Silologist 2.0

2020 saw a lot of changes. Changes to our economy, changes to our landscape, changes to the world as we knew it before. But for me, the biggest change I saw was the ever-growing sense of community and support within our region. I have always known that we at HE Silos are a team, a…

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Instant asset write-off; all you need to know

Hello to you all for another fortnight, It’s been fairly busy around my neck of the woods and our HE offices these last couple of weeks, but we’d much prefer it that way instead of sitting around, twiddling our thumbs. As we continue to live through the current COVID-19 crisis, we are starting to come…

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Sneak peak; what to expect in 2020

A fresh new decade! Well, didn’t that go quick? 2020 is already here. I hope you all had a great Chrissy and New Year. I know my troops and I certainly did. 2019 brought a lot of tough times with it, but I’m thinking this will a lot better. I guess I better fill you…

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2019 Harvest Progress Report

Harvest Report – What the season has produced This time round I thought we could chat about this year’s harvest, even though it hasn’t delivered what most of us would’ve liked, it hasn’t been all doom and gloom. We’ve just got to keep on doing the doings, don’t we folks? Things will be more of…

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Understanding bulk densities and dollar per tonnage

Understanding bulk densities and dollar per tonnage G’day there and welcome back. This week’s topic is all about what bulk densities are and how they work, as well as making sure you understand the dollar per tonnage formula. Bulk density is defined as the weight of a material including the intergranular air space in the…

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Choosing the right silo for you

G’day and welcome back to the Silologist blog post. Let’s talk silos. How do you choose the right one for you?Choosing the right silo can be a daunting task, so to make things easier we have answers a few FAQ’s that will make it a whole lot less painful for you. We have attached a…

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