We’re the best at what we do.
Our quality services are guaranteed.
- Innovators in the industry
- Half, 1 and 2-tonne bins
- State of the art cutting and grading sheds
- Dusting chemical application room
We take the utmost care in handling your seed potatoes and products. Our processes and systems are innovative and provide you with the best quality outcomes.
Our grading line is designed to handle high volumes of seed which need to be graded to get the seed to an acceptable industry standard.
All our coolstores control temperature and CO2 levels through auto-measuring and purging, while utilising ambient air to assist with humidity and energy requirements.
The potato cutting operation at Cherry Hill Coolstores is unique. We have developed systems which allows us to cut seed pre-storage.
Our bulk unload machinery is capable of unloading any size truck of seed potatoes or carrots, whilst sizing seed potatoes into 3 sizes, applying fungicide, and gently filling and weighing bins, at a rate of 60 tonne per hour.
We’re the best at what we do.
Our quality services are guaranteed.
At Cherry Hill Coolstores, we work with innovative growers to supply your seed potato production.
We can market your seed for you, or organise all of your cutting, curing, grading, storage and distribution requirements.
These are our speciality seed services at Cherry Hill Coolstores:
Cherry Hill seeks out motivated farmers who are willing to use modern growing techniques under the supervision of a professional agronomist to ensure we produce high quality seed for our buyers.
Cherry Hill Coolstores will guarantee our services on Seed Growers seed. If you buy 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. Read more.
The Grading Line is designed to handle high volumes of seed which need to be graded to get the seed to an acceptable standard. Our Grading Line is specifically designed to inspect seed that requires additional attention to raise it to a certified seed standard, i.e., removal of foreign matter, damaged tubers or any other undesirable traits the sample may have. It is a last resort to go to the grading line, to fix compromised seed.
All our cool stores control temperature, CO2 levels through auto-measuring and purging, and utilise ambient air to assist with humidity and energy requirements. They are all controlled through a central computer system which stops/starts and sends alerts if the storage environment is compromised. We have 21 cool stores and three large dry store areas with a storage capacity of 20,000 tonnes.
Our cool stores all have modern, computer controlled plant and equipment capable of controlling temperature, CO2 levels, humidity whilst utilising outside ambient air when suitable to do so.
We are very proud of our cool store facility and happy to give you a tour and discuss your storage needs.
The potato cutting operation at Cherry Hill Coolstores is unique in that it allows the potatoes to be cut by hand or machine, or any mix of the two. Typically, our seed is cut 50% by hand and 50% by machine. Cherry Hill starts the seed cutting operation in April for an October planting, i.e., six months pre-cut.
We have developed systems which allows us to cut seed pre-storage. This is the opposite to normal cutting, 3 to 4 days prior to planting. Pre-cutting comes with a number of advantages.
The question remains: To pre-cut or not to pre-cut? It’s a management tool to pre-cut, and many of Cherry Hill Coolstore’s customers experience great advantages in pre-cutting their seed. These include increased yield, more even emergence and much less seed risk at planting time.
The bulk unload machinery is capable of unloading any size truck whilst sizing seed into 3 sizes, applying fungicide and gently filling and weighing 1 or 2 tonne bins at a rate of 60 tonne per hour.
For more information on bulk unloading services, please contact us today…
Our innovations in cool storage at Cherry Hill enables us to markedly improve the quality of product stored, which in turn improves yields for our clients.
The installation of humidifier system for the cool storage of carrots has allowed us to diversify our services and optimally store carrots for up to 6 months – a first for Tasmanian cool storage operators.
We continue to strive for excellence and are expanding our services to include storage of different vegetable and fruit products.
For more information on cool storage of your product, please contact us today
Leaders in Seed Management
We are leaders in the industry and continue to strive to lead the way into the future.
Our customers are our priority. We will always put you and your seed products first. Your success is our success.
Benefits of improved services. Over the years Cherry Hill continue to have better unloading facilities and better coolstores. With the new faster unloader, our turnaround time to unload 50-tonnes of seed is about 2-3 hours less per day. That saves me time and money, and I’m not keeping people waiting in paddocks for empty trucks to return.
A better product for us. We’ve been dealing with Cherry Hill Coolstores for 20 years or more and are really impressed with their communication skills, they’re excellent. As a farmer and contractor, we often need to talk to them two or three times a day and their correspondence is always great, they really listen to our concerns. This is very important to our business. Over recent years Cherry Hill has been monitoring their coolstores and have improved the CO2 levels which have resulted in a better product for us as end users. We are seeing a massive emergence of potato that is a lot more consistent.
A real credit to the industry. It’s full credit to Cherry Hill Coolstores, just how receptive they are to feedback. They’re a real credit to the industry.
Cherry Hill Coolstores cuts and cool stores our potatoes. We have been using them for approximately eight years. Over this time, we have found the quality of their potatoes to be good. They always ask how we are going and are very friendly. They show us their product as they are growing which is helpful. From our perspective they are favourable against competitors. They provide a good, friendly service.
We have been growing potatoes for 30 years and have been using Cherry Hill Coolstores for over 20 years for seed cool storage, since on farm storage of seed potatoes ceased. Cherry Hill now cut all our seed with most of our seed precut. With their knowledge and modern up to date seed handling equipment we are having good results, making it easier to manage seed at planting time. We have a good relationship with Andrew and Brendan and they are always there to help and give advice when needed.
Cherry Hill Coolstores have been handling our seed for about 15 years. Over this time we have seen their business grow, to be one of the most modern and up to date potato seed handling facilities in the state. They are friendly, conscientious and helpful, always making sure our seed is well looked after.
Cherry Hill Coolstores cuts all our seed and has done for a long time. We have a great relationship with Cherry Hill – we go back a long way. The quality of their potatoes are brilliant, we have never had a problem. If we do have any questions, they sort it out, we talk to Andrew and Brenden. Overall, they are brilliant. Cherry Hill Coolstores is a great company, and what they do for us, and the cutting of seed is excellent.
I have been planting and growing potatoes for 23 years for McCains. Dealing with Cherry Hill Cool Stores has always been a pleasant experience with their ability to semi hand cut seed. This enables them to pick up on any problems and deal with them promptly. Their strength is their staff and Brendan is always on the ball with advice on seed lines, cutting dates and has a professional attitude to his job.
I have been contracting for around 25 years and using Cherry Hill Coolstores for 10 years of this. The quality of Cherry Hill’s product is excellent. The after sales service is also excellent. I can actually ring and talk to someone who knows what is going on, it is a lot more personal. For example, we had an issue, and Brenden and Andrew were in the paddock within an hour – they are onto it straight away. Compared to competitors they offer a better service, problems get addressed quickly and the overall experience is very good. Cherry Hill is very experienced at what they do. They have excellent communication and encourage you to actually look at the product.
I have been growing potatoes for a long time and for most of that time Cherry Hill have been storing and cutting both our fresh market and processing seed potatoes which is always well looked after. I have a good relationship with Andrew and his staff and value their advice.
We’ve been growing potatoes for over 10 years now and have been working with Cherry Hill Coolstores for the majority of this time. Cherry Hill are always helpful and friendly, nothing ever seems to be a problem for them. Access to our seed is only a phone call away and we can see our cut at any stage.
Their professional approach to seed handling in cool storage makes our lives easier, it takes the pressure off us – as they look after our product with the same care we would. We pre-cut our seed and the new facilities at Cherry Hill are fantastic for facilitating that. I absolutely recommend them.
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