Sunburst Growers Ltd. Farms - HOME QUARTER


The home quarter has many ammenities nearby and numerous features onsite. For information regarding location of the land and the home quarter please see the land section. An aerial view of the yard site can be seen in the photo gallery.

Buildings - The buildings onsite provide approximately 100,000 bushels of excellent steel on concrete grain storage most with centre unloading auger capability. Four of the bins are hopper bins. There is a steel Behlen 51' x 120' quonset and a heated steel insulated 40' x 60' work shop with concrete floor. Both buildings are steel. There is an attached office and bunkhouse next to the workshop. A propane continuous flow grain dryer provides heated drying capability and utilizes two of the hopper bins to ease use. Other aeration equipment includes fans rated at 7HP, 5HP and 3HP. There is also a phase converter used to reduce drying costs by converting 110V to 220V power wired underground to each of the 10 - 5000 bushel bins and 3 - 11,000 bushel bins. The aeration system provides 4 under floor setups, 4 hoppered bins with built-in aeration tubes and the remaining bins have removable aeration tubes. In addition, there is an older house and various other storage sheds located around the yard.

Natural Gas - The area is fully serviced with natural gas, with a pipeline servicing the yardsite.

Three Phase Power - Power lines cross through west half of W 11-35-1W3 which is 1/2 mile from the yardsite located at SE 15-35-1W3.

Water Sources - There is a deep well on the property with water rated for human consupmtion which contains iron but no salts. In 1999, a water pipline from Saskatoon that services the potash mines in the area was piped into the yardsite. Current farm rate is $6.00 per 1000 gallons. In addition, a large dugout designed for a future hog operation approximately fourteen feet deep exists on the home quarter. This dugout supplied water for the buildings and septic tanks prior to the insertion of the pipeline.

Gravel Sources - Large quantities of road and concrete gravel within 40km from a variety of privately owned pits within the Blucher, Colonsay and Viscount Rural Municipalities.