At their 2200 hectare farming property at Spalding in the mid-north of South Australia, Tom Trengove and his family are no strangers to embracing new opportunity. Cropping, hay production and sheep are their current farming ventures.
But a limiting factor in their low-lying area is the risk of frost.
“So from traditionally cropping a lot we have been forced to increase our hay enterprise and sheep numbers, especially on our flats. We can grow good, big bulky crops, but a month or so before harvest, the grain can be wiped out in one night,” explains Tom.
One crop that isn’t affected by frost is lucerne which they use for stock, hay and seed production.
“It’s our highest gross margin per hectare product by far, and that’s without even looking at the grazing benefits of it, just with hay and seed alone.”
The storage of that hay and export oaten hay recently saw Tom invest in a 18m x 32.4m x 8.2m Grant Sheds MEGA hay shed. When filled to capacity, it can store close to 1500 medium square bales.
Tom says he was impressed with Grant Sheds and the process from design to completion, noting he had the opportunity to make alterations along the way.
“Any adjustments we made during the planning of it weren’t a hassle at all. And we couldn’t be happier with the way that it went.
I even recommended my brother-in-law, Tyler Stephenson and said to him ‘You might wanna look at these fellows. I think you’ll be very pleasantly surprised.’ They’re just strong sheds and competitively priced and very easy to work with.”
They’re strong well-made sheds that are very competitively priced. And the people at Grant Sheds are easy to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate with our next shed, when we need one again we’ll go straight back to Grant’s.
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Photo: Tom Trengove and his family at Spading, SA understand the need to maximise every product of their farming enterprise. Retaining the quality of their export oaten hay, as well as the financial benefits of on-farm storage for their hay processor, saw them invest in this 18m x 32.4m x 8.2m Grant Sheds MEGA hay shed.
It has 4 x8.1m bays for perfect fit of 3 large square bales per bay, bumper rails on the rear wall to protect the wall iron and a large capacity gutter system so rainwater flows away quickly. The shed frame consists of universal beam columns, open web roof trusses, plenty of solid wind bracing and large footings and baseplates connections to ensure strong ground connection.
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