New Coolstores in Progress
In our September newsletter, Edition 31, we’d like to share with you an update on our three new coolstores, news from Andrew and Pam’s big Australian holiday, and a reminder to check-in with the app upon arrival to help keep our community safe.
Read on for these stories and more…
IN THIS ISSUE
|New Coolstores in Progress||R U OK?||Home Quarantine||Check-in App|
Pictured left to right: Andrew Langmaid, Iris Bacosa, Pam Langmaid, Andrew Vandenberg, Conor O’Doherty and Wayne Maxwell.
The season is shaping up to be a successful one, stored seed is drying out well and looking good. With our program on track, we’ve pre-cut approximately 60% of what we have in cool storage. No major issues with the condition of seed have been noticed, which is great news for everyone.
We currently have over 13,000 tonnes of seed potatoes in storage, and almost 5,000 tonnes of carrots have been unloaded – a truly great season! The copious amount of rain we’ve experienced over the past few weeks have meant Simplot Quoiba have been kept in a consistent supply of carrots, out of storage.
The planting season is approaching fast. If anyone is in need of seed, please get in contact with Conor.
Spring cutting season commences soon. Let us know what your intended planting dates will be, so we can organise cutting.
Best wishes from all of us at Cherry Hill Coolstores and Tasmanian Seed Potatoes.
Our newest building developments are progressing nicely. Earthworks began in June and July – just prior to the rain luckily. Plans for the slab preparation work is to start in mid-August, with the concrete pour scheduled for September. The machinery and equipment is due to leave the UK by the end of September and arrive to us in January 2022.
Upon completion, this will provide us with three new 1,000 tonne coolstores, and a combined additional storage capacity of 3,000 tonnes.
Pictured: Birds eye views of the new coolstores site, due for completion January 2022.
Giving support to those struggling with life’s challenges.
Our hearts go out to our clients Phillip and Richele Loane who recently lost their 19 year old daughter Catie.
On behalf of all the staff at Cherry Hill we extend our sincere condolences to the family at this sad time. Catie worked on the family farm and was known for her promotion of women in agriculture through the social channel TikTok.
This tragic event just highlights again the need for all of us to regularly ask our fellow neighbours and friends, “are you ok?” and to check in on those that need support.
With life becoming more and more isolating for rural communities it’s important that everyone can connect meaningfully with people around them.
Useful resources on how to start the conversation around mental health can be found on the R U OK? website www.ruok.org.au
You don’t need to be an expert to reach out – just a good friend and listener, the thought and kindness you show to others, may just save a life.
A trip that was postponed numerous times, Andrew and Pam Langmaid finally got away on their big Australian holiday in late June. They drove through Queensland, Northern Territory and Victoria.
Highlights include: many pubs; swimming in hot springs; lots of red dust and unshaven photos for us on Facebook; manicures and smiles from Pam; breathtaking scenery; cracking of whips; helicopter rides over Kings Canyon, Uluru and The Olgas; whisky and racing tracks (not at the same time); and lots of big wide open spaces.
They were unlucky with the timing of their visit to Victoria, getting caught in the latest lockdown. But despite that, they wouldn’t change a thing – the precious moments spent with Jesse were well worth it, and it was great to see how she is going with her studies at the Longerenong Agricultural College.
Back home now and into 14 days home quarantine, Andrew wasn’t sure that two weeks will be enough time for everything he had planned in his garage!
Pictured above: Andrew, Jesse and Pam in Victoria at Longerenong Agricultural College.
Pictured above: Stunning views of Kings Canyon, Northern Territory.
Pictured above: Andrew and Jesse in Victoria at Longerenong Agricultural College.
Pictured above: Andrew and Pam at Uluru.
Don’t forget to check in with the app upon arrival so contract tracing, if needed, can be done accurately in the community. You can check in from the front office upon arrival – ask Iris for help.
Pictured: With Andrew in home quarantine, Wayne is left to contemplate the traffic jams at Cherry Hill Coolstores, alone.
INTRODUCING: AARON BISSETT
Pictured: Aaron Bissett
Aaron joined Cherry Hill in 2021 and is our second ever apprentice! He is currently studying a four-year course at TasTAFE which will see him graduate with a Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Having so many coolstores on site, it makes sense for us to have an in-house technician available. With mechanical skills and his forklift licence, you’ll see Aaron doing a variety of important tasks around the place.
Aaron grew up in Devonport and played for Latrobe and East Devonport football teams and was a multi-premiership player. Having now retired from local footy, his energy goes towards supporting St Kilda instead. In his spare time, Aaron’s true passion is go-kart racing, which he has enjoyed for the past eight years.
CHERRY HILL COOLSTORES SEED GUARANTEE
Our Seed Management Services. Cherry Hill Coolstores will guarantee our services on Seed Growers seed. If you buy someone else’s certified seed, which is presented to Cherry Hill in good condition, and it breaks down, we will replace our cutting and services at no charge.
This guarantee specifically refers to seed piece breakdown (i.e. rot), and refers to seed which is delivered directly to Cherry Hill Coolstores from the seed paddock for chemical application, coolstoring and cutting. In order for this guarantee to be valid, the Buyer must make claims within 24-hours of the seed leaving Cherry Hill Coolstores and before planting.
In order for this guarantee to be valid, the buyer must make claims with 24 hours of the seed leaving Cherry Hill and before planting.
TESTIMONIAL… “Leaders in their field…”
“Cherry Hill Coolstores are leaders in their field. All the staff are very friendly and helpful, it is always a pleasure to work with Wayne and Conor and everyone else at the stores. They take care to ensure that the growers needs are met and catered for with the best quality and handled seed available. That is what has made them leaders in the industry.”
Reynard Snetler | McCain, Agronomist
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