Grain Testing, Hartley Farms

Grain Testing is available at our in house laboratory and enables us to assess and analyse all grain coming prior to being released for allocation.

Grain Testing

Upon the completion of the sample being removed from the vehicle, the product is checked for odour and any visual impurities, this may include the contamination of Stones, Ergot , Fusarium, Bunt and chitted seeds.

Further analysis will examine the moisture content, specific weight, oil, protein and nitrogen levels, a selection of screens are then used to asses for small grain impurities such as thin and blind grain, weed admix and the possible presence of an infestation or Grass Ergot.

Once the tests are complete samples are then taken and labelled up for both customer and consumer records. The vehicle and its goods are then moved on to their designated tipping area.

To find out more about our grain management services please contact us today.

Hartley Farms Offering Expertise in Grain Testing

Welcome to Grain Management, where our 40 years of experience in grain testing makes us a trusted leader in agricultural quality assurance. At Hartley Farms, we are dedicated to maintaining the integrity of the food supply chain through rigorous grain testing services.

Commitment to Quality and Safety

Our approach is centred on delivering the highest standards of safety and quality. Utilising cutting-edge technology and proven methodologies, we provide precise and reliable testing results. This ensures that every batch of grain not only meets regulatory compliance but also exceeds industry expectations.

Enhancing Agricultural Decisions

Whether you are assessing moisture content, and protein levels, or screening for contaminants, our comprehensive services are designed to empower farmers, traders, and agribusinesses with the information needed to make informed decisions. Join us in exploring how our grain testing services can enhance the market value of your crops and support sustainable farming practices.

Grain Testing at Hartley Farms
Grain Testing at Hartley Farms

Our Grain Testing Services

Comprehensive Grain Analysis

At Grain Management, we offer a broad spectrum of grain testing services tailored to assess the quality and safety of your agricultural products. Each test is designed to provide critical data that supports effective grain management and compliance with both domestic and international standards.

Key Testing Services Include:

  • Moisture Content Analysis: Crucial for determining the safe storage life of grain, moisture tests help prevent spoilage and ensure optimal drying processes.
  • Protein and Nitrogen Levels: These tests measure the nutritional value and quality of grain, which are vital for pricing and marketability, especially in grains intended for human consumption or animal feed.
  • Contaminant Detection: We rigorously test for the presence of harmful contaminants such as stones, ergot, fusarium and infested grain. Our advanced methods ensure that your grain meets health safety standards.
  • Pesticide Residue Analysis: With strict regulations around pesticide use, our residue tests verify that your grain complies with legal limits, ensuring safety and consumer trust.
  • Mycotoxin Testing: Due to the toxic nature of mycotoxins, which can affect both human and animal health, our testing services identify these compounds to prevent health risks and meet regulatory requirements.

Advanced Diagnostic Equipment

Our laboratory utilises state-of-the-art equipment to deliver accurate and reliable results. From gas chromatography for detecting chemical residues to sophisticated imaging techniques for assessing physical impurities, our facilities are equipped to handle comprehensive grain testing.

Tailored to Your Needs

Recognising that each client has different requirements, we offer customised testing packages. Whether you are looking for a standard quality check or comprehensive analysis for export, we can adapt our services to meet your specific needs.

By choosing our grain testing services at Grain Management, you ensure that your grain adheres to the highest standards of quality and safety, enhancing its value in the market and protecting your brand reputation.

Advanced Testing Technology

State-of-the-Art Laboratory Capabilities

At Grain Management, we pride ourselves on utilising cutting-edge technology to conduct all our grain testing. Our laboratory is equipped with the latest analytical tools and methodologies, enabling us to provide high-quality, precise testing results that you can rely on.

Innovative Testing Techniques

  • Near-Infrared Reflectance (NIR) Spectroscopy: This rapid, non-destructive method allows for the quick analysis of moisture, protein, fat, and other constituents in grain. NIR technology ensures fast turnaround times without compromising on accuracy, making it ideal for large-scale testing needs.
  • Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS): Used primarily for detecting chemical residues and contaminants, GC-MS is a powerful technique for identifying a wide range of compounds, even at very low concentrations. This ensures compliance with stringent safety standards.
  • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC): HPLC is utilised for quantifying mycotoxins and vitamins in grains. It provides high specificity and sensitivity, essential for ensuring that grain products are safe and of the highest quality.

Quality Control and Calibration

Our facilities adhere to strict quality control measures to maintain the integrity and accuracy of test results. Regular calibration of our equipment, alongside rigorous staff training, ensures that every analysis is performed with the utmost precision.

Continuous Technological Advancement

We are committed to staying at the forefront of technological advancements in the agricultural sector. Our ongoing investment in research and development allows us to continually improve our testing processes and introduce new techniques that enhance the overall quality and reliability of our services.

By leveraging advanced testing technology, Grain Management provides you with detailed insights into your grain’s quality, helping you make informed decisions that optimise your product’s value and ensure compliance with global safety standards.

Grain Analysis at Hartley Farms
All Grain is thoroughly tested at Hartley Farms

Tailored Testing Solutions

Customised Services to Meet Unique Requirements

At Grain Management, we understand that each client’s needs are unique. Whether you’re a smallholder or part of a large agricultural enterprise, we offer tailored testing solutions designed to address your specific requirements and challenges.

Flexible Testing Options

  • Individual and Batch Testing: We provide both individual sample testing and bulk batch testing to accommodate different scales of operation and specific client needs.
  • Sector-Specific Solutions: Depending on your sector—whether it’s farming, trading, or food processing—our testing services can be customised to focus on the most relevant quality and safety parameters.
  • Export Compliance Testing: For clients targeting international markets, we ensure that your grain meets the specific import standards of your target countries, helping you navigate complex regulatory environments.

Consultative Approach

  • Expert Advice: Our team of experts is always available to discuss your testing needs and recommend the best approaches based on your crop type and business goals.
  • Ongoing Support: We believe in building partnerships with our clients. As such, we offer ongoing support and advice to help you understand your test results and their implications for grain management and marketability.

Integration with Farm Management Systems

  • Data-Driven Decisions: By integrating test results with your existing farm management systems, we can help you make informed decisions that enhance productivity and profitability.
  • Custom Reports: Tailored reports provide you with actionable insights, helping you to optimise your agricultural practices and product quality.

Grain Management’s tailored testing solutions are more than just a service; they are a tool to help you succeed in a competitive market by ensuring that your grain is of the highest quality and safety standards.

Let us help you tailor a testing strategy that fits your needs perfectly, ensuring your grain stands out in quality and compliance.

Why Choose Grain Management for Grain Testing?

Unrivalled Industry Experience

At Grain Management, our depth of experience sets us apart. With over four decades dedicated to grain testing, we have developed a profound understanding of the challenges and requirements unique to the agriculture sector. Our long-standing presence in the industry equips us with the insight to handle diverse grain types and conditions, ensuring top-quality results every time.

Accredited and Trusted

Trust is paramount in our field, and we back it up with rigorous standards. Grain Management is fully TASCC approved, adhering to the highest safety and quality regulations. Our accredited processes are transparent and consistent, providing you with reliable data you can trust for compliance and quality assessment.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Leveraging the latest advancements in testing technology, we offer a suite of services that are at the forefront of agricultural science. From near-infrared reflectance (NIR) for quick moisture and protein assessments to detailed contaminant analysis using advanced chromatography, our laboratory is equipped to provide comprehensive and precise analyses.

Tailored Testing Solutions

Every grain batch is unique, and so are your testing needs. We offer customised testing solutions to meet the specific requirements of your grain consignment. Whether you’re a small family farm or a large agricultural enterprise, our flexible approach ensures that your particular needs are met with the utmost accuracy and efficiency.

Proactive Customer Service

At Grain Management, we believe in building lasting relationships with our clients. Our team is not just about testing; we are your partners in grain quality assurance. We provide ongoing support and advice to help you understand your testing results and how they can impact your grain management strategies. Our proactive customer service ensures that you have the expertise on hand to make the best decisions for your agricultural outputs.

Choosing Grain Management means partnering with a leader in grain testing who is committed to enhancing the value and safety of your agricultural products.

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Grain Management Services by Hartley Farms