Make the best decision for your harvest this year

Deciding to invest in on-farm storage is a big decision. This decision can also become quite overwhelming once you start to consider what extras you may want and/or need. Did you know that here at HE Silos we have a range of 15-20 accessories? Some accessories will come standard with your purchase, such as ladders…

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Preparing for the Winter Period

Welcome back once again! Today I want to talk about the sowing period and remind you all of those important jobs you may well forget. With the brilliant season 2020 gave us, residual soil moisture is giving a promising start to the year ahead. Considering the circumstances surrounding the current mouse plague in large parts…

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Why is Temperature so Important?

Welcome back to yet another entry on grain storage conditions. What makes grain and silo temperature so imperative to the vitality of your grain? To put it briefly, pretty much all bad things can fester in warmer temperatures; from pests to mould, to fungi, we’ve seen it all. Did you know that the germination of…

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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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Meet the Haycock’s | A Farmer’s Profile

Well g’day there and welcome back. A few weeks ago now the team and I caught up with the Haycock family who are based out in Yeoval. The Haycocks are long-time customers of ours and are a prime example of true Aussie farmers. We wanted to share their story with you all for a number…

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ANFD Review With the New Girls on the Block.

Our New Girls ANFD Review Jessica Byrnes (left) and Gabrielle Sands (right) started earlier this year with HE Silos Forbes as our Business Trainees. As part of their progressive learning, Jessica and Gabrielle had the opportunity to attend the Australian National Field Days, this is their story – My First Year, My First Field Days  By Jessica…

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HMFD Review by Karen Jolly

HE Silos Forbes once again attended the Henty Machinery Field Days this year, and a second time for me, so I was finally able to have a comparison from my first year. Having spoken to many regular exhibitors this year, it was agreed that numbers were definitely up on previous years. The first day was…

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Good Grain Hygiene Might Prevent Your Drought Impact

With a large section of Australia in the grip of one of the worst droughts we have seen in decades, grain hygiene is probably the last thing on everyone’s mind. With little hope of many having a harvest this season, many may feel that there is no point in doing their regular preharvest silo maintenance.…

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You Reap What You Sow

Reap what you sow, because every grain COUNTS Even though there are no major drivers of a strong or weak weather pattern, what we are seeing is a 50/50 pattern. There is a chance of 50% above average rainfall for this period to June. (It also means that there is is 50% chance of below…

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