Delivery High Quality
The quest for quality and a competitive edge for Grower Suppliers and our Domestic and International Buyers is always ongoing to ensure that Midlands Seed products are of the desired international standard, with a quality assurance programme maintaining control at every point along the process.
World leading product quality is our benchmark. The quest for quality and a competitive edge is ongoing to ensure that Midlands Seed products meet the highest international standards, with a quality assurance programme maintaining control at every point along the production process.
Quality Assurance Programmes
We operate a strong Quality Assurance Programme with vigilant compliance and certification systems. All testing procedures are implemented based on international standards, in addition to those required by the buyer. Test results are available via a certificate of analysis, which is validated against our own specifications and those of our customers to ensure compliance with international standards in a wide range of markets. All testing is carried out by third party providers to ensure independence and credibility is maintained.
Midlands Seed operates a National Programme based on HACCP principles and is certified to FSANZ (Food Standards Australia New Zealand) legislation.
In addition, the company is Organically Certified by AsureQuality. AsureQuality certification is recognised by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) meaning our Organic products are recognised as certified Organic worldwide.
Regular contact with both International Buyers and Local Producers is maintained utilising all forms of modern communication. Our staff also spend a large amount of time meeting with clients in their own situations so that we can have a better understanding of their specific needs.
- Australian Seed Federation (ASF)
- New Zealand Grain and Seed Trade Associations (NZGSTA)
- Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA)
- European Seed Association (ESA)
- International Seed Federation (ISF)
- Food Safety Program
Tasmania’s latitude, climate, soil types, grower expertise and the local agricultural infrastructure allow us to produce superior products. Tasmania has a world reputation for excellent arable production. The temperate climate and good water supply create ideal conditions for a broad range of crop production and research, allowing us to produce superior products.
Tasmania straddles the 41 degree south latitude line, a location comparable with Barcelona and Rome in Europe and Chicago in the United States.
From our base in Richmond, the service center for the Tasmania's arable industry, Midlands Seed is well placed to be a leading international specialist, developer, producer, adviser and exporter of arable products. Conveniently located 31 km from the finest deep water port in Australasia, Port of Hobart. From here, we ship our products to Australian and international customers.
Tasmania is an isolated island state off Australia’s southern coast, known for its vast, rugged wilderness. To the west, Tasmania's highest peak of the scenic Mount Ossa looks out over the eastward plateaus. Glaciated, lake-studded Central Plateau and the surrounding Tasman Sea and Indian Ocean contribute to the Tasmania Irrigation Scheme, supporting water for irrigation.
Counter Season Production
Australia’s counter season seed production is a focal point for international buyers. Our counter season provides Northern Hemisphere customers the ability to restock seed supplies. Tasmania's later growing season is also favourable for Australian customers.
An Ideal Climate
Summer temperatures climb as high as 41 degrees Centigrade with an overall summer average of 21 degrees. Night temperatures fall to between 4 and 14 degrees Centigrade in summer. Summer/autumn planting is undertaken in February/March, with harvest in the following January to March period.
Winter, while colder, is not considered extreme with overnight temperatures rarely falling below freezing with up to 11°C during the day. The winter months are from May to August with spring planting undertaken in late August through to October for an anticipated February/March harvest.
We have complete traceability from the planted seed, right through to the final product. As part of our commitment to food safety, we ensure we have clear lines of traceability for all our products. We know where our seeds come from and where they end up. All along the way we ensure that we are focused on a high-quality production process and the highest quality assurance standards. Our vertically integrated supply chain allows us to provide superior traceability and ensure better quality outcomes.