About Us


About Us

Tasmanian Seed Dressing & Storage Company commenced trading in 2012 having purchased the Carrick based business from Rural Co.

Our management team is the General Manager – Morgan Leath. Production Manager – Ahbitesh Gupta and Administration – Patrick Escobar. We have a permanent team of 13 staff and during the harvest period our numbers expand to around 25 employees. We employ a senior engineer as well as an apprentice engineer which allows us to perform the majority of engineering requirements in-house.

Our services include the cleaning and grading of a diverse range of crops including Ryegrass, Pulses, Cereals, Oils Seeds, Brassicas and Vegetable Seeds. We also process specialty seeds such as Industrial hemp seed and poppy seed.

In addition to seed cleaning, we specialize in seed treatments, seed coating build ups and spiraling.

Other services also include the drying of crops on a continuous flow Alvan Blanch dryer. Tasmanian Seed Dressing and Storage has a 1000 square meter machine room and an additional 4500 square meters of floor space with significant palletised storage capacity which includes extensive pallet racking.

We currently have 11500 cubic meters of bulk silo storage capacity which we generally expand onto each year giving us even greater storage capacity annually.

Our seed cleaning plants consist of four medium to high capacity Westrups. We operate indent cylinders on each of the current four cleaning lines and in addition operate three gravity separators. We operate a Sutton Seed Treatment plant as well as a high capacity Cimbria batch treater.

TSD is an innovative company which delivers quality product to its vast client base both throughout domestic Australia and through international exports. We are fortunate to have the operational structure, experience and support of our parent company South Island Seeds which is situated in Ashburton, Mid Canterbury, “The Seed Bowl” of New Zealand.


Our clients are predominantly Australian Seed Production Companies and Growers. We also have several overseas clients as well as process for individual customers with niche market requirements.

Our client’s include an extensive grower base of local and regional farmers as well as seed production companies including Barenbrug, Midlands Seeds, Advanta Seeds, Seedforce, DLF Seeds, Valley Seeds, Elders, Extractas Bioscience, Ananda Food, The Sustainable Nutrition Group, Hemp Harvest, Upper Murray Seeds, Nutrien Ag and Bejo Seeds.