Friday 19th January 2018 we held the annual meeting for our growers.
It is always nice to see so many growers and their employees coming to our grower meetings.
We started out with coffee and bread, Erik Thorsen thanked both growers and employees for the enormous effort they had done in a very difficult season, hereafter Erik Thorsen briefed about the market situation for the past year as well as the plans for the company in the future. He told about the many new initiatives that will begin in 2018.
Anja Ry Milton spoke about the challenges both the growers and Thorsens Chipskartofler have had during the wet harvest conditions. The growers nodded recognizing to those facts she mentioned. Anja ended up thanking the growers for the enormous effort they had done on harvesting the potatoes on time for the deliveries directly for production.
Bearing the wet late summer and autumn in mind we also had a talk about drying the potatoes in containers as this was relevant during 2017 harvest. As a consequence of this Thorsens Chipskartofler has obtained an offer for a joint purchase of containers that can dry the potatoes, this offer was presented to the growers.
Torben Nielsen presented the results and statistics of the year, it was clear that the increase in the contracted price for 2017 had a positive outcome on the results. The statistics also showed that the yield was above average but not at a record level.
Finally Bent Henneberg and Niels Rasmussen from the company Geoteam had been invited to tell us about their company and their products for precision farming. It was obvious that this was a topic of great interest to the attendants and there were some good debates about future agriculture and opportunities in cultivation techniques.
We are getting ready for the Christmas Holidays and wish everyone a merry Christmas with thanks for the year soon gone by. It has been a very exciting year and lots of new things have happened in the company.
2018 is also set out to be a very exciting year with new interesting initiatives which we look forward to.
Finally Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S and Scanax International A/S want to thank all of you for the co-operation in 2017 and wish everyone a delightful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Home from the Open Days in Holland with lots of new inspiration.
It is always fascinating to get out and meet all our customers, suppliers and other business associates and learn what is happening on the markets.
We have carefully selected the varieties which are going to be tested in our trial fields in 2018, and we hope that one of these varieties will appear to be just the one we have been waiting for.
Throughout the past month, we have been fortunate to have visits by not less than 3 different groups who wanted to see our company.
We are happy to open our doors, and show the production and storhouses and give a presentation about our company.
We have had visits from many different groups, schools and associations.
Last month, Ulfborg Activity Center, Vinding Kultur & Velvære, and Senior Farmers, Herning, have been here.
We have processed Danish Lady Rosetta for 3 weeks. The yields are respectable and the quality is very good in most lots. But it’s not easy to get the fresh potatoes harvested, because of all the rain that has fallen. Today I witnessed how much our brave farmers and truckdrivers struggle, to deliver the potatoes we need.
Thank you to all of you for your great battle out there.
The storing season has finally started, we received the first load of organic potatoes for storing this Friday. This is 15 days later than last year.
The potatoes have been ready for harvesting for a while, but the large amounts of rain have prevented the growers from harvesting under the right conditions
From 1st July 2017, FC Beton A/S has taken over the buildings in Gadbjerg from Scanax International A/S.
Scanax International A/S will of course continue its operation, from now on it is from Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S in Sunds.
We are looking forward to gathering all the activities in Sunds and look forward to continue the good cooperation with everyone.
Last week, we had the pleasure of welcoming Team Rynkeby’s Midt-West team. Paid us a visit to show off their beautiful clothes where our logo has found it´s way to the right thigh. 12 bicycle riders came by and thought the deposit was good enough to handle the final part of today’s stage.
The team was characterized by high spirits and great gratitude to all of their sponsors, which allows them to raise even more money for cancer-affected children.
We wish the whole Team Rynkeby a good trip to Paris.
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We have started the production with new potatoes from Germany. The first trucks were ready to unload Sunday morning. After a less busy period in the production, the new potatoes have started some activity. At the same time there will be some production from the old crop from 2016 harvest in the next week as well.
Last Wednesday we planted our variety trial. Again this year, Henrik Jakobsen has laid the ground and machines for the trial. Now we would like some warmer and more dry weather, so the potatoes can get a good start