Lukáš Jurek’s father came to Canada from the Czech republic in 1996 to look at a new innovative technology – storing cattle feed silage in plastic bags. Jurek Sr. liked what he saw, bought the technology, adapted it to European conditions and, in 1998 Euro Bagging was born.
The company has since established itself in Europe, Asia, Africa, and have now come back to North America where it all started. RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin caught up with Lukáš Jurek, Euro Bagging’s managing director, at the recent National Farm Machinery Show t Louisville, Kentucky. They talked about what makes the company, and its products, unique.
Euro Bagging offers five different silage baggers in sizes ranging from eight to 12 feet – four are tractor driven and one self propelled. Jurek says some farmers like the self-propelled bagger for the additional comfort and faster harvest, but for most, the speed of the tractor-driven models is quite sufficient, at a much lower cost.
The innovation does not end with the machine. Euro Bagging has an arrangement with Protexia to supply them with a unique type of repellent plastic, a product that was featured in an earlier RealAgriculture report.
Watch the entire interview with Lukáš Jurek of Euro Bagging, below.
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