Where Does Grass Seed go After Harvest?

Harvest is over!!! Baling is done!! Hip Hip Hooray…now on to field work, planting, spraying and office work. 🙂

I realized that I share many photos of the harvest process but where does the seed go after the field?

It goes here, to our seed cleaning plant and warehouse:

Roy A. Bowers & Sons is the name of our warehouse.  Roy was my great-grandpa. :)

Roy A. Bowers & Sons is the name of our warehouse. Roy was my great-grandpa. :)

Our Seed Warehouse, where the seed is cleaned and bagged

Our Seed Warehouse, where the seed is cleaned and bagged

East side, there are two cleaning & dumping sides to the warehouse.

East side, there are two cleaning & dumping sides to the warehouse.

There are piles & piles of seed.  The seed is cleaned now and throughout the rest of the year.  It is put into mostly 50 pound bags and the occasional bulk bag. It is then shipped around the country and world.

That's a A LOT of Annual Ryegrass

That’s a A LOT of Annual Ryegrass

This annual ryegrass pile was as high at the ceiling and full length of building a couple weeks ago.  They are working away at it.

This annual ryegrass pile was as high at the ceiling and full length of building a couple weeks ago. They are working away at it.  As a kid, I used to climb to the top with a cardboard box and slide down the pile. :)

Oregon Grown Grass Seed!

A typical lot of grass seed is 55,000 pounds. A typical bag is 50 pounds

A typical lot of grass seed is 55,000 pounds. A typical bag is 50 pounds

Some seed is in paper bags, some is packed in poly bags and sometimes in bulk bags. :)

Some seed is in paper bags, some is packed in poly bags and sometimes in bulk bags. :)

Big Green, our own variety of a forage type perennial ryegrass.

Big Green, our own variety of a forage type perennial ryegrass.

Our grass seed could end up in your yard or pasture or it could end up over across the world!

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2 Responses to Where Does Grass Seed go After Harvest?

  1. Wow, that’s a lot of seed and quite a process!

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