Bunker Bags

Tim and Mary Ann Sait started Bunker Bags in July 2003. Our first experiences with the bags was the unloading of the 03/04 harvest bags. In seeing the success of the product we invested in our own inloading machinery and went contract filling for the 04/05 harvest. Tim travelled as far north as Moree (northern NSW) and followed harvest south as far as Geelong. Many may remember that year a glut of lower grade barley. The growers that stored barley that year saw significant increases of up to 100% from the harvest price to when emptying their bags in the spring.

Company details

Cnr Borung & Calder Hwy’s , Charlton , Victoria 3525 Australia

Locations Served

Business Type:
Distributor
Industry Type:
Agriculture
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

Tim and Mary Ann Sait started Bunker Bags in July 2003.

Our first experiences with the bags was the unloading of the 03/04 harvest bags. In seeing the success of the product we invested in our own inloading machinery and went contract filling for the 04/05 harvest.

Tim travelled as far north as Moree (northern NSW) and followed harvest south as far as Geelong. Many may remember that year a glut of lower grade barley. The growers that stored barley that year saw significant increases of up to 100% from the harvest price to when emptying their bags in the spring.

The following season saw Bunker Bags take up the Richiger Machinery Victorian distributorship. After completing the field day circuit and assembling and supplying equipment to growers throughout New South Wales and Victoria we set off contracting again for the 04/05 harvest.

Once again we saw depressed barley prices but this year much more yield per acre resulting in many growers taking the opportunity to store in a now proven system. Once again these growers have seen up to 200% increase depending on when the grain was outloaded.

Now heading into the 05/06 harvest we are expecting extremely low yields but talking to various operators within the grain processing industry we highly encourage growers to take advantage of this on farm storage system as even their low grade commodities will still be a much sought after item, particularly if they remain outside of the grain receival system, as it gives those buyers the opportunity to pickup at call and they are willing to offer attractive packages to grower willing to participate.

Bunker Bags are now developing their own range of bagging and sideloading equipment for the 06/07 harvest. These machines are principally a combination of the four different types of machines that Tim has owned and operated over the past two seasons. Combined with some of his own ideas he has designed and built machinery to suit the Australian farms and conditions.

Anybody interested in participating either with contracting or purchases of equipment please contact Tim to discuss further opportunities and options.