We offer a complete seed treating service for grains and oilseeds, which includes a full line up of seed treatments and inoculants. We have invested in high output treating equipment with precision metering and calibration tools to ensure the recommended rates are being applied to each crop type. It is our goal to provide our customers with high quality seed and the option of adding a top performing seed treatment to protect their investment. We take pride in offering a service that allows our customers to pick up treated pedigreed seed and head straight to the field, in a timely manner, with minimal stress. When handling expensive inputs, we feel the right technology is needed to guarantee accurate metering together with high output.
Our soybean treater is a USC LPX 2000 drum treater. It comes complete with a seed wheel, flow meters, 2 peristaltic pumps and 6 ft drum and calibration tubes. The seed wheel meters the flow of seed into the treating atomizer, meanwhile the flow meters record the amount of treatment flow into the atomizer, in order to insure the proper rate of treatment is being applied to the quantity of seed. The two pumps give us the option of applying multiple products to the seed. The 6 ft drum allows for superior mixing to occur so that each seed is covered with treatment in a gentle tumbling process. The LPX 2000 can treat up to 1500 KG/min that comes with a touch screen monitor to accurately record treating information. Together with the treater, conveyors and hopper bottom bins, the seed is handled with high quality control.
We have two Graham G40 treating systems for treating all cereal products. Both units are equipped with pumps, 50+ litre tanks, application gauges, agitation and dripless couplers to allow for high volume treating and minimal mess. G40 treating units can treat up to 50 bu/min depending on crop type and variety. Both units are complete with a treating cart to handle totes, in order to treat high volumes with quick and easy handling of chemicals.
Seed Cleaning & Processing
Friesen Seeds Ltd has been cleaning pedigreed seed for over 60 years and we offer a wide range of cleaning capabilities. Our seed cleaning service focuses on conditioning and processing pedigreed seed along with custom cleaning for various growers and seed businesses within the Red River Valley and Western Canada. Each crop requires different machines and components in order to properly perform the conditioning process. We pride ourselves in customer satisfaction by offering a complete conditioning service to all our customers. Our facility is setup to receive and ship large volumes of bulk product. Processing and bagging is another value added service that is also available. Our warehouse allows us to have a complete bagging line with the option of either live loading containers or palletizing loads.
In 2000, our new 3 storey conditioning facility was constructed to include a higher capacity cleaning system with superior dust control and handling procedures to condition anything from soybeans to flax. Our cleaning machines allow us to clean commodities ranging from course to fine seed. In 2016, the cleaning facility went through a major upgrade to install a color sorter and new indent cylinders. The plant now includes multiple screen machines and indents, debearder, gravity table and color sorter along with numerous legs, conveyors and overhead bins to meet the highest quality standards. We are continuously investing in advanced cleaning machines to continue to improve our service. The plant is run under best management practices in order to minimize labour and handle the commodities efficiently and carefully while maintaining high quality standards. The cleaning facility operates under CFIA and CSI regulations and is operated by licensed operators and graders.
The two screen machines combine air suction and shake over slotted screens to remove unwanted material from the clean sample. The grain travels over top of various sized screens that are shaking back and forth to uniformly size grain and clean out inert matter from the seed lot. The shaking along with air suction combines for a good portion of cleaning to be done over these machines.
The indents are used to pick fine or course materials out of the sample. The indents are long open cylinders that are indented and spin counter clockwise to pick other material out of the sample.
The gravity table combines air, shake and slope to separate particles of different density. The lighter material is moved to the bottom side of the table and removed from the clean sample.
The color sorter features tri-chromatic cameras to catch full color images of the seed. It detects impurities with set filters and uses compressed air to eject the unwanted material from the clean grain.
Bucket elevators and conveyors are used to move the grain within the plant from machine to machine as well as into storage bins. Dust hoods and suction tubes are setup in and around each machine to control the air quality and keep the plant as clean as possible.