Calibre's new Inframatic Grain Grader makes first UK appearance
Friday 13th of June 2014
For UK farmers the price of grain can fluctuate with extreme changes in the weather, making it difficult for them to achieve the optimum returns from their crops. Having the ability to monitor grain quality before delivery could help them protect profits, said grain specialist Calibre at the 2014 Cereals Event.
Testing for moisture and specific weight on the go is relatively straightforeard, but protein can be difficult to analyse in the field. Now Calibre’s new Inframatic Grain Grader can do just that, giving control back to the farmer, without the need to leave the field.
The unit is portable and weighs just 7kg, features GPS and operates with a rechargeable battery. The GPS enables farmers to easily identify which crop is meeting specifications and should be segregated to optimise quality premiums, plus which land may require enhanced inputs next year. Twelve months of trials have established its ease of use, accuracy and durability in a range of Australian and South African farms.
Paul Cliffe, director at Calibre comments: “We are thrilled with the response from the trials of the compact Inframatic Grain Grader. It’s a new generation of device that’s adding real value to the growers and it’s perfect for arable farmers growing premium milling wheat, malting barley or for agronomists, advisors or small grain trading companies wanting to test at the farm.”
· Date for your diary, UK Grain 5 November at the Peterborough Arena – all the latest grain handling, drying and storage expertise and equipment on display in one venue
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