Agline November 2013
The monthly Agline magazine containing news, information about products and services, topical farming articles and editorials from our management team.
What’s HOT CRT FARML ANDS SHAREHOLDERS' MAGA ZINE | NOVEMBER 2013 Check out our Card Partner deals in our new What’s HOT section on page 52! Back on the paddock Canterbury Show Annual General Meeting Fuel tank team-up So, what’s the difference? l YOU STILL HAVE A CHOICE WHEN IT COMES TO HOUSE INSURANCE FMG IS PLEASED TO CONTINUE TO OFFER THE CHOICE OF FULL REPLACEMENT COVER ON HOUSES AND FARM BUILDINGS TO OUR RURAL AND PROVINCIAL CLIENTS. 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You can get these docu g g callin us on 0800 366 466 or by visitin from your local FMG representative, by co.nz .fmg. our website www Ask around about us, or to find out more about house insurance and options available call FMG on 0800 366 466. FMG is a proud partner of FMG are able to retain full rep as an option for most of our lacement cover clients. 2 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 FROM THE CEO CONTENTS From the CEO November is a busy time for Farmlands and our shareholders. ANNUAL MEETING MT MAUNGANUI 5TH NOVEMBER 2013 The month kicks off with our Annual General Meeting, which is a chance for shareholders to meet the directors and executives and to discuss events affecting your co-operative. This is the first AGM of the merged co-operative and is a chance to hear first hand what has been achieved through the merger to date. We are hoping for good shareholder representation at the meeting and as an added incentive to attend we are giving away a trip for two to Melbourne for one lucky shareholder in attendance. The AGM shapes the future of our co-operative – more information is on page 11. Another big event concludes during November. The Legendary Variety Show has gone national for the first time and shareholders have only this month left to try and help their town win the party of the year! Whilst a new concept to South Island shareholders, the response has been fantastic, as using your Card for everyday purchases all adds up to help your town win. The leaderboard is calculated by the percentage increase of spend on your Card, not by sheer volume – so the small towns have just as big a chance of winning as the big centres. Through the first part of the competition, everyone from Waimate to New Plymouth has been near the top of the leaderboard. It’s great to see towns and centres getting so excited about the competition and staff have been helping shareholders learn more about just how diverse the use of their Card can be. One of the newer places you can use your Card is the big red shed, The Warehouse. Negotiations for this partnership were based on the idea that Farmlands and The Warehouse have similar objectives – both are focused on providing greater value to their customers/shareholders. The face of New Zealand retailing has changed drastically in the last decade and our agreement with The Warehouse complements a number of other big-box national retailers where you can use your Card and save. Brent Esler Chief Executive SPECIAL FEATURE BACK ON THE PADDOCK 13 EVENTS DAIRY 8 GRAIN & SEED 25 What’s on in CRT Farmlands country................................................................................. 7 On with the Show!.................................................................................................................... 8 CO-OPERATIVE NEWS Filtering risky habits...............................................................................................................34 Increase milk production and improve cow condition...........................................35 Preventing the two most common mistakes with new pasture..........................36 The transformation of Tonic Plantain..............................................................................37 SF Force 4 lucerne delivering results in south.............................................................38 Protect your investment with Mesurol Pro...................................................................39 The benefits of cropping for new pasture performance.........................................41 IN YOUR BRANCH A&P Show calendar.................................................................................................................. 6 Recognising farming achievements.................................................................................. 9 New Zealand Century Farms and Station Awards....................................................... 9 Notice of Annual General Meeting..................................................................................11 ONLINE Want to shop online?............................................................................................................... 7 Find us on Facebook ............................................................................................................... 7 SPECIAL FEATURE What’s the point of quarantine drenching?..................................................................43 Is the cost of infertility driving your cost off the farm?............................................45 HORTICULTURE Back on the paddock.............................................................................................................13 COMPLIANCE Two useful online resources ..............................................................................................17 FINANCE The importance of adjuvants in spring and summer sprays.................................48 Raingard, a true adjuvant for many reasons and all seasons................................49 OUR PEOPLE Purchasing Service Bulls has just become easier.......................................................21 LIVESTOCK Staff Profile.................................................................................................................................50 HOME & GARDEN Wanting to improve your farm profit?............................................................................23 FUEL November gardening............................................................................................................51 CARD PARTNERS Teaming up on tanks.............................................................................................................25 NUTRITION What’s hot...................................................................................................................................52 New Card Partner – The Warehouse................................................................................53 CRT Farmlands new Card Partners...................................................................................55 REAL ESTATE Deer calving...............................................................................................................................29 Reliance pig feeds...................................................................................................................30 Rearing healthy chicks..........................................................................................................31 FERTILISER Real Estate listings...................................................................................................................67 Structuring your dairy farm nutrient additions..........................................................33 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 3 4 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 PLATINUM SPONSORS Premier events partner GOLD SPONSORS Youâ€™ve only got until the end of November to bring it in. So keep using your CRT Card for all your everyday spend at our Card Partners. It could be your purchase (big or small) that brings the inaugural South Island Farmlands Legendary Variety Show to your town! For a full list of Card Partners see www.crt.co.nz SILVER SPONSORS For full terms and conditions see www.farmlands.co.nz/legendaryparty C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 5 CO-OPERATIVE NEWS 2013-2014 NOVEMBER 1-2nd Ashburton, Ashburton Showgrounds, 66 Brucefield Avenue 2nd Amberley, Amberley Domain, 6/50 Douglas Road 8-9th Marlborough, A&P Park, 149 Maxwell Street, Blenheim 13-15th Canterbury Show, Canterbury Agricultural Park, 102 Curletts Road, Christchurch 23rd Courtenay, Kirwee Showgrounds, 26 High Street 23rd West Otago, 138 Tapanui-Raes Junction Highway, Tapanui (100th Show) 23-24th Nelson, Richmond A&P Park, 358 Lower Queen Street 23-24th Southern Canterbury, Waimate A&P Showgrounds, 26 Hakataramea Highway th 30 South Otago, 10 Glasgow Street, Balclutha A&P SHOW CALENDAR JANUARY 11th Buller, Patterson Park Sports Complex, 13 Derby Street, Westport 11th Duvauchelle, 6047 Christchurch-Akaroa Road th 11 Lake County, Lake Hayes Showgrounds, 719 Lake Hayes-Arrow Junction Road, Queenstown th 18 Banks Peninsula, 4313 Christchurch-Akaroa Highway, Little River th 18 Golden Bay, Golden Bay Recreation Park, Takaka Valley Highway, SH 60, Takaka 18th Winton, 64 Racecourse Road, Winton (100th Show) th 24-26 Otago/Taieri, 320 Gordon Road, Mosgiel 25th Westland, Hokitika Racecourse MARCH 1st Amuri, Showgrounds, 11 Heaton Street, Rotherham 1st Temuka & Geraldine, Winchester Showgrounds, Temuka-Orari Highway, Winchester 1st Strath Taieri, 6 Browns Road, Middlemarch nd 1-2 Southland, Donovan Park, Bainfield Road, Waikiwi, Invercargill 7-8th Upper Clutha (Wanaka Show), 213 Brownston Street, Wanaka 8th Mayfield, A&P Showgrounds, 15 Lismore-Mayfield Road 8th Cheviot, 54 Seddon Street 15th Methven, 72 Barkers Road th 15 Hawarden, Hawarden Domain, 16 Horsley Down Road 22nd Malvern, Sheffield Domain, Great Alpine Highway, Sheffield 23rd Flaxbourne, Weld Park, 7235 SH 1, Ward, Marlborough 29th Oxford, Showgrounds, 30 Bay Road (off Main Street) FEBRUARY 1st Inangahua, Racecourse Road, Reefton 1st Gore, 9 Bury Street st 1 Palmerston/Waihemo, 31 Gilligan Street, Palmerston 15th Central Otago, 13 Alton Street, Omakau 15th Murchison, Sport, Recreation & Cultural Centre Reserve, 82 Waller Street 19th Maniototo, Maniototo Park Stadium, 36 Pery Street, Ranfurly 22nd Kaikoura, South Bay Domain, 1 South Bay Parade 22nd South Westland (Whataroa), Whataroa Domain nd 22 Mt Benger, Roxburgh Sports Grounds, 222 Scotland Street th 27-28 North Otago, 2a Ettrick Street, Oamaru DECEMBER 6-8th 7th 14th Motueka, 62A College Street Wyndham, 16 Balaclava Street Tokomairiro, Tokomairiro A&P Showgrounds, 270-284 Union Street, SH 1, Milton APRIL 21st Mackenzie Country, A&P Showgrounds, 1 Gillingham Street, Fairlie Source: www.ras.org.nz 6 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 CRT FARMLANDS ONLINE Want to shop online, redeem your Choices Points? Or do any of these? Buy online Redeem Choices Points CHOICE YOUR Want to know what's happening at CRT Farmlands? Facebook is the place to find out. What’s on... in CRT Farmlands country November 6th CRT Farmlands Ladies Night, Waitaki Recreation Centre, Oamaru - SOLD OUT! 7th CRT Farmlands Ladies Night, SBS Events Centre, Timaru 7th Geraldine Summer Fête, Stover Farm, Main North Road, Geraldine 13th CRT Farmlands Ladies Night, Alexandra District Club - SOLD OUT! 14th CRT Farmlands Ladies Night, Balclutha War Memorial Hall 20th CRT Farmlands Ladies Night, Shantytown, Greymouth 21st CRT Farmlands Ladies Night, Hotel Ashburton - SOLD OUT! 27th CRT Farmlands Ladies Night, Ohoka School - SOLD OUT! Apply for fuel cards Replace a CRT Card Cancel a CRT Card See shareholder pricing Update account details Request an account name change View Choices Points balance Request a card holder name change Order a CRT Card Change your MyCRT password and username Trial Cashmanager If you want to stay up to date with all the latest news, deals, events, competitions and promotions – check out our Facebook page. While you’re there, you could also share your photos, join a conversation, discover upcoming events, ask us a question or just let us know what you’re thinking. Plus if you have a Facebook page and you ‘like’ our page, you’ll automatically stay up to date. Check it out now: www.facebook.com/farmlandsnz 28th CRT Farmlands Ladies Night, Lincoln Events Centre 30th Southland Artisan Christmas Fête, Winton Download statements in various formats View card supplier rebates December 4th CRT Farmlands Ladies Night, Working Men’s Club, Invercargill - SOLD OUT! 5th CRT Farmlands Ladies Night, Town & Country Club, Gore Then MyCRT online is what you need. To join MyCRT, contact our customer services team on 0800 278 583 or email firstname.lastname@example.org C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 7 EVENTS On with the Show! November means one thing in Canterbury – there’s no business like Show business. New Zealand’s largest Agricultural & Pastoral Show is again upon us, as the Canterbury A&P Show carries on where last year’s 150th anniversary celebrations left off. Routinely attracting more than 100,000 visitors each year, the Show combines the best of trade, farming and entertainment over three fun-filled days. Held at Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch from Wednesday 13th until Friday 15th November, the numbers speak for themselves. In addition to the massive volume of visitors, the Show boasts close to 7000 livestock and feature competition entries, as well as 600 trade exhibits. In prize money alone, exhibitors will be fighting for their share of more than $100,000. The traditional events that draw in the punters remain. The Mint Lamb Competition, now in its seventh year, is open to all breeds and celebrates the variety of lamb available. Showing entries canvas a variety of animals, competing in 1700 different classes. From poultry to ponies, lamb to llamas – it’s being shown in Christchurch. The occasional new event still pops up at the Canterbury Show to keep people guessing. This year that is the Stock and Station Event, which has originated at local Shows to reflect the history of the large hill country runs. CRT Farmlands wants to ensure our shareholders get the most out of their time at the Show – which is why we have our own family-oriented services and fun. Along with a free-for-shareholders BBQ (courtesy of FMG), we have technical presentations, free tea and coffee, a private area to relax, free bouncy castle for the kids and plenty more. All you need to enjoy our facilities is proof you are a shareholder – your CRT Card will do the trick! But CRT Farmlands won’t be just heading to the Canterbury Show this year – please keep an eye out for us at your local Show this summer. It’s hoped the weather will again come to the party for the A&P Show. 8 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E Not all of the competitors like to be co-operative. | November 2013 CO-OPERATIVE NEWS Recognising farming achievements Families who have survived the challenges of farming life on the same property for more than 100 years take great pride in their accomplishments. New Zealand Century Farms and Station Awards 2013 An invitation is extended to all New Zealand farming families from the North and South Islands who have owned and worked their land for 100 years or more, to apply for the New Zealand Century Farms and Station Awards or the Sesquicentennial (150 years) Award. Applicants must submit verification they have owned and farmed their land for at least 100 years (usually by provided copies of deeds). They are also required to write a 200 word narrative of their family history and if possible, enclose both historic and modern photographs to illustrate their family’s story. Family narratives, photographs and farming memorabilia contributed by applicants will be archived at the Alexander Turnbull National Library in Wellington. Copies of archived material are also housed at the National Century Farms Centre in Lawrence. The New Zealand Century Farms Awards collection remains open so families can add further material if they wish. Application forms for the New Zealand Century Farms Awards can be downloaded at www.crtfarmlands.co.nz or can be obtained by contacting Symon Howard on 03 485 9136. Applications close on 31st December, 2013. The New Zealand Century Farms Awards, of which CRT Farmlands is the foundation sponsor, recognises these achievements. The aim of the awards programme is to capture and preserve rural history, which might otherwise be lost. In submitting narratives of family farming history and copies of related photographs and documents, the award recipients are presented with a distinctive bronze plaque to display at their farm gate. The awards began after an impassioned group from Lawrence, South Otago, decided to ensure New Zealand’s farming history was not lost. It set up the inaugural New Zealand Century Farms Awards more than nine years ago – since then 267 families have now joined this exclusive circle of centenarians and sesquicentenarians. The collected materials are archived at the Alexander Turnbull National Library in Wellington – making sure the historical information will be available for future generations. Foundation Sponsor C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 9 Your Fuel. Cheaper. Find out how far we can make your money go. Two of New Zealand’s largest co-operatives merging makes for big business. But if you’re a shareholder, it makes for bigger savings. 7 cpl 6.5 cpl More buying power through our 55,000 shareholders means cheaper fuel at the pump. Here’s proof - fuel discounts at Caltex and Challenge have increased to 7 cents per litre, while BP has increased to 6.5 cents per litre (off national pricing). No more saving supermarket dockets – this deal is available anywhere, every time. It’s that simple. Call 0800 FARMFONE (0800 327 636) for further information. Available at service stations and truck stops. For a full list of participating sites visit www.crtfarmlands.co.nz FCSL FAR21913 FML9154 gree n front samp 6/14/2013 le-SI.pdf 1 8:59:42 AM 10 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 CO-OPERATIVE NEWS Notice of Annual General Meeting 05 November Notice is hereby given that the fiftieth Annual General Meeting of shareholders of Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited will be held at 3pm on Tuesday 5th November 2013, at Club Mount Maunganui, Tauranga. SHAR EHOLDER SW E E PS TA KE Congratulations to Layton Hartley of Wyndham Layton, along with Kelly Gladwin and their little one, were the South Island winners of the Strainrite Trailer competition. They are pictured with Strainrite rep, Donald Cornwall and Invercargill Business Manager, Peter Thompson. C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E Shareholders are invited to join the Directors and Executive personnel of the Society for cocktails at the conclusion of the meeting. At this function, shareholders will be entered into a complimentary sweepstake in the Melbourne Cup that will run at 5.00pm. The shareholder who wins the sweepstake will receive a trip for two to Melbourne including six nights accommodation*. The prize includes transfers, a show and a meal on the Colonial Tram, value $3,300. We look forward to your attendance at our Annual General Meeting. *Terms and conditions apply. | November 2013 11 begin DUBLIN $ from GREAt here pp pp pp memories ADD A StOPOvER ABU DHABI BANGKOK DUBAI HONG KONG 2 nights 2 nights 2 nights 2 nights UK & EUROPE 2014 on sale now! REtURN fLIGHtS tO EUROPE Choose one of these exciting stopovers Stopovers are subject to your destination & airline routing Use your CRT Card at any House of Travel store! 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EARLy PAyMENt DISCOUNt* 10% EARLy PAyMENt DISCOUNt* 10% Come instore | 0800 180 117 | houseoftravel.co.nz GENERAL CONDITIONS: Valid for new bookings only until sold out. • All prices are correct at 30 Sep 2013 but may vary depending on subsequent tax & surcharge increases and exchange rates • Some surcharges, closeouts, flight, routing and accommodation restrictions apply • Min/max stays apply • Advertised prices are per person share twin based on payment by cash or cheque. Credit card fees will apply • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details on all of the offers advertised • AIRFARES: Prices are in economy class flying from Christchurch and based on the most direct routing but may vary depending on destination, stopovers, routing or carrier • Airfares are non-refundable, non-transferable and name changes are not permitted • Dublin is based on flying Virgin Australia & partner airlines for travel commenced between 01 Mar-10 Jun, 01 Sep-31 Oct 14. Sales to 18 Nov 13 • Paris is based on flying Qantas for travel commenced between 01 Feb-14 Apr 14. Sales to 04 Dec 13 • Rome is based on flying Cathay Pacific for travel commenced between 01 Mar-30 Apr 14. Sales to 16 Dec 13 • London & Munich is based on flying Emirates for travel commenced between 01 Feb-31 Mar 14. Sales to 04 Dec 13 • ACCOMMODATION: Valid for sales until 13 Dec 2013. Full payment is required no later than 5 pm 13 Dec 2013 • STOPOVERS: Must be purchased with a UK/Europe airfare. Travel: Abu Dhabi 16 May-31 Aug 14; Bangkok 01 Feb-31 Oct 14; Hong Kong 06 Feb-02 Mar & 01 May-30 Sep 14; Dubai 01-31 Mar & 01 May-30 Sep 14 • CITY STAYS: Specific booking conditions apply. Surcharges may apply over trade show and special event periods. Closeouts and Seasonal & Week/Weekend surcharges may also apply. Travel: Munich 01 Feb-31 Mar 14; London 01 Mar-31 Oct 14 based on Sunday-Thursday rates; Rome 14 Mar-17 Apr, 21 Apr-28 Jun, 29 Aug- 31 Oct 14; Dublin 01 Feb-14 Mar, 18 Mar-30 Sep 14; Paris 01-12 Feb, 16-Feb-18 Mar, 15 Jul-31 Aug 14. *TOUR EUROPE: Trafalgar & Insight: An early booking discount of 10% off if booked and paid in full by 15 Jan 14 on selected tours & departures • Globus: An early booking 2.5% discount applies if paid in full 4 months prior to departure date, plus a premium gift a Samsung 7” Tablet, limit one per booking on tours 8 days or longer, if booked prior to 18 Dec 13. loan before the end of the interest free period. HOT_0111_Agline_EB1 MARK-120 12 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 SPECIAL FEATURE BACK ON Victoria Square may not be Eden Park â€“ but to Scott McIlroy, running out onto the field there is just as good. THE PADDOCK C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 13 SPECIAL FEATURE A Farmlands Technical Field Officer in Darfield, Scott spends half his week at work, before packing up on Thursday lunchtime and driving over to Westport, where he is a loan player for Buller in the Heartland Championship. Scott’s story is one of the many different threads rugby has taken since the advent of professionalism. In the amateur days, it was fairly commonplace to hear tales of players suiting up for the All Blacks or Super Rugby teams one day and back on the farm the next. Professionalism has seen a shift in rugby power from grassroots to city green spaces. That hasn’t stopped some familiar names from returning to rural – from one paddock to another. Names like Kevin Barrett and Glen Jackson. Although Kevin may be more well known to younger readers as the dad of All Black Beauden and Blues player Kane, he personally played 13 seasons with Taranaki, as well as a couple for the Hurricanes in 1997 and 1998. Glen made his name as an accomplished first five for Waikato, Bay of Plenty, the Chiefs, Saracens in England and New Zealand Maori. He has now traded in his mouthguard for a whistle, as one of New Zealand’s elite rugby referees. After their final whistle, both Glen and Kevin find refuge on their slice of rural paradise. And Scott is now finding the balance between the two. Scott originally started out with Buller in 2011, having been noticed while playing for Darfield. Coached in Canterbury by Terry Ashby and Richard Loe, Scott made a big enough impression to be invited back for the 2013 season (he was not released by the Canterbury Union to play in 2012 – the year Buller won the Lochore Cup). He now hopes they can add some more silverware, while he is with the team. “For a bit of motivation during the playoffs last year, our coach put $100 under one of the goalposts. The first player to score got the money – so you saw someone score a try, get up and sprint towards the goalpost and his hand would dive under the pads,” he says. Initially, Scott struggled with finding the right balance between work and rugby. He now says finding the balance is increasingly easy, as “each year I’m getting more organised”. The logistics can be tiring – in addition to the drive over to the Coast, for an away game, Friday is spent travelling as well. If it’s a home game, a sneaky bit of whitebaiting with twin brother and fellow Buller player, Blair doesn’t go amiss. “I’ve made a lot of lifelong friends over there. They’re really good people and you can’t ask for much more than that. “And all of my clients are supportive too. I get calls before I leave wishing me luck for the game and more calls on the Monday or Tuesday, asking how we got on.” Heading further north and another familiar face prefers kiwifruit to cattle. Glen Jackson was nearing the end of this playing career and was at a crossroads. Having spent six years playing in England, he wanted to come home with his young family. “I guessed I had a couple more years of playing in me. But I thought if I left now, I could do another eight years or so as a referee. I figured it’s a good way to contribute to the game that I love.” Where to settle became the next question. Having already decided to find some space for his son Payton (6) and Ella (4) to grow up in, Glen and wife Fiona thought outside the box. “We have an orchard with kiwifruit and avocados. We had a couple of kids so things changed in our view – we wanted a bit of land,” Glen explains. “It’s more of a change in lifestyle than anything else – there’s a bit of guesswork involved. With the two kids, it (the orchard) wasn’t something we thought about until it was virtually time to come home). Having grown up in Tauranga (“not even close to any chunk of land”, according to Glen), he has enjoyed learning the ropes. The Western Bay of Plenty orchard provides a challenging The day before game day - Scott tries to catch some half time whitebait. 14 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 SPECIAL FEATURE taking six children with him for a stint playing rugby and farming in Ireland towards the end of his playing career. But in between the large amount of sporting fixtures to watch and attend, Kevin says organic farming has become his passion. “We have 93 hectares, with 250 cross bred cows,” he explains. “We’re governed by USDA standards, as well as EU, Canada and Asian standards, which we are all regularly audited for.” Kevin says both he and Phillip turned to organic farming after becoming interested in the practice and “educating ourselves”, looking at everything from animal health to biological growth specialists. “We were unhappy with how we were herding – our soils were very compact,” Kevin says. Phillip adds, “although production came back a bit for starters, now the farm is humming along.” The trend of player power in the cities has been seen by some as detrimental to other rugby provinces. In a recent interview, All Black Andrew Hore identified only Tony Woodcock and himself as ‘still on the farm’. Others, such as Richie McCaw and Beauden Barrett, cut their teeth out in the sticks. Phillip believes the decline in notable rural sportspeople is due to the closure of country schools – “the smaller schools tend to get better participation from the parents with coaching, so the kids are learning the skills younger”. Glen believes the shift away from rural rugby has more to do with the time consuming nature of professionalism. “I guess in the amateur days that (the farm) was the way you kept fit,” he says. “Nowadays, it takes up a hell of a lot of your time.” Kevin acknowledges there has been a shift towards the city, coinciding with the professional era and the advent of Super Rugby. “The Taranaki team, when I played, were almost all farmers,” he explains. “But unless you live just outside one of the main centres, there is no reason you still can’t have a role in running a farm for a small amount of time a week.” “If you’re from the country and you’re playing rugby, living in an apartment in the city is like you’re on tour. That’s the big challenge – switching off and getting out of that zone, otherwise you just go stale.” Whatever the reason, here’s hoping kids continue to build some goalposts in the back paddock, in the hopes their community gets to represent the All Blacks. Glen Jackson awards a penalty try, during the British and Irish Lions tour this year. distraction from the often publicly thankless task of refereeing. “Obviously, coming from town, I’m loving it. I love trying to work out how to work the orchard. It’s a great way of relaxing,” he says. “The first couple of seasons when we got back were poor, until you get to know the right people. Having the right people around the place the past few years has been good.” For a man who went from the cauldron of running the cutter to the pressure of penalising infringing teams, the orchard offers respite after a tough 80 minutes in the public eye. “It’s been a blessing having to work when you get home from the game. It’s hard to read the paper or listen to the radio when you’re out working.” One person who intently listens in on the latest rugby news is former Taranaki and Hurricanes player, Kevin Barrett. While his playing days are over, the professional ranks currently contain two of his sons – All Black Beauden and Blues flanker, Kane. There could be more to come – Scott this year represented New Zealand Under 20s and Blake and Jordie are both in the First XV at Francis Douglas Memorial College. Add in swimming star, Jenna, plus still at primary school Zara and Ella and you have the makings of a possible family sporting dynasty. That dynasty stretches next door, to brother Phillip’s house. Son Josh opens the bowling for Taranaki in cricket, while daughter, Neesha captains the women’s rugby team. Kevin has farmed the majority of his life, even Beaudon Barrett with the Rugby Championship. C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 15 CARD PARTNERS SAFE-AS FARMS CRT Farmlands has recognised the need to assist our shareholders in getting up to speed with their health and safety responsibilities and has developed the Safe-As Farms package. Subscribe to Safe-As Farms and you can put in place a safe system of work in place that is specific to your farm. Membership of Safe-As Farms is by an annual subscription of $199.00 + GST per annum. HOW CAN I JOIN? You can access Safe-As Farms through MyCRT, your online account management system. Itâ€™s your place on our website. ARE YOU ALREADY A MEMBER OF MYCRT? YES Go to www.crt.co.nz and log in, then | follow the instructions to subscribe to Safe-As Farms. 0800 278 583 or email email@example.com and request your MyCRT username and Password. Once you have been issued with a username and password you can subscribe to Safe-As Farms. NO Contact our customer services team on 16 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E November 2013 COMPLIANCE Two useful online resources Recently while completing some additional health and safety studies, the course material directed me to the ACC website for further information. I was impressed with what I found and thought that I would use this article to direct you to their website www.acc.co.nz There’s a section in the middle of the homepage with a title that should draw in all visitors to the site – Preventing Injuries. Injury prevention is a key concept when dealing with health and safety. We’re inclined to think of ACC as the place to go to make a claim after we have an injury. But a big part of what ACC is doing is about injury prevention and they have put in place a wide range of injury prevention strategies. Click on the ‘On the Farm’ section: THE PAGE BEGINS WITH THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS: Injuries on the farm can be avoided - safety often comes down to making the right choices, rather than luck. It is true that farm work carries more risks than many other occupations. However, you can choose to manage risks and deliberately work in a safe way, so there’s no reason why injury rates in farming should exceed those in any other industry! I don’t suppose any readers would disagree with these comments. The website has a good range of short, easy to read publications that have some good practical tips on how to avoid getting injured. THE PUBLICATIONS THAT I WOULD RECOMMEND YOU DOWNLOAD AND READ ARE: Survival guide for livestock handlers It’s always enjoyable to drive past a farm and see a paddock of well cared for livestock – that’s one of the sights that in New Zealand we take for granted. However, working with livestock can be a risky business and 10 percent of livestock handlers report some sort of injury every year. While it’s probably not a book that you would give to anyone as a birthday present, it’s a publication worth reading, because it’s a reminder about handling stock carefully, especially around stock yards and stock trucks. Farm workers – preventing and managing discomfort, pain and injury this publication is a ‘practicable step’ that you can take to minimise a farm hazard. Use this document as part of your staff training programme and keep a record of who has read it. You can also download and print off a range of farm safety posters covering the following subjects: • • • Cattle handling ATV helmets Tractors ‘Discomfort, pain and injury’ is the generic term that is used to describe the aches and pains that we feel in our muscles and joints. Usually it starts with a niggle. A niggle can become painful and if left untreated, may result in an injury. Farming is hard physical work, so wear and tear and aches and pains are common. Make sure your get the right treatment to avoid serious long-term problems. The publication gives some examples of the causes of discomfort pain and injury. Some of these are: • • • • • • • Whole body vibration from operating tractors and other farm equipment Gripping hand tools, such as foot rotting shears or drenching guns Reaching around to drench animals Bending while carrying out a task Working a long day with few rest breaks Working in an open environment with exposure to cold, wind, rain, etc Overall lifestyle, such as fitness and using alcohol and/or recreational drugs Posters are a great way of reinforcing the health and safety message to your employees - they are a good way to attract the attention of employees and give them a short sharp message that could save them from getting injured. Another site with a wide range of farm safety resources is the website of the Health and Safety Executive in the United Kingdom. Just like New Zealand, the United Kingdom also has a high rate of fatal farm accidents and work related illnesses. You can download a copy of the booklet, entitled Farmwise, from the web address below: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg270.htm It’s a 2013 publication, so it’s up to date and chapter one has the same theme as the New Zealand ACC website – preventing injuries. Farmlands wants to help build healthier and safer farms for our shareholders and their staff. Hopefully, this article will prompt you to take the time to visit one of these websites and download and read what is relevant to you and your farm. Then, as New Zealand heads towards 2014, you’ll be better prepared for the new legislation that will be introduced and will change New Zealand’s health and safety landscape. Have a health and safety question? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org The good news is that discomfort, pain and injury can almost always be prevented or managed if the pain and its contributory factors are addressed early. The publication has some good ideas on injury prevention. Quad bike safety: tips on how to stay safe Quad bikes have been vilified in New Zealand, because of the number of serious accidents that involve quad bikes. As is often the case, the problem is not always the bike but rather the unsafe behaviour. This publication is a ‘must read’ for all employees who ride quad bikes on your farms. The publication is endorsed by the New Zealand Agricultural and Safety Council and supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Having your employees read Article by Graham Neate CRT Farmlands Compliance Manager Disclaimer This article should not be used as a substitute for legislation or legal advice. CRT Farmlands shall have no liability for actions taken on the basis of information in this article, or for any errors or omissions. C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 17 CHOICES REWARDS A decade of Choices BeyBlade Half-Pipe Battle Set Rip into the adrenaline-charged action with the BeyBlade Half-Pipe Battle Set! Available from 1 - 30 November 2013 Lego Friends Downtown Bakery Bake a custom cake at the Downtown Bakery with Mia! CHOICE Furby Boom Boy or Girl The Furby population is booming because Furby Boom can hatch more than 50 virtual Furby Furblings eggs! Colours will vary depending on availability. YOUR Steel Roder Muscle Dump Truck The Muscle Dump Truck by Steel Roder is fantastically strong and sturdy. Sylvanian Families Larchwood Lodge A delightful two storey home featuring balcony doors on the first floor and also a skylight in the roof. 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That will remain as great as always, supported by staff who know how our services can help you achieve your vision. Even our number is staying the same. Call the Farmlands Finance team on 0800 278 583 to discuss your financial requirements. Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited 20 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 Livestock Finance Farmlands Livestock Finance facility allows you to defer the payment of your Service Bulls until they or other livestock are sold. â€˘ Interest can be paid monthly or capitalised to the facility â€˘ Security is generally only over the livestock purchased and a personal covenant â€˘ Flexible terms available Contact your local Farmlands Finance Representative for details. John Sinnamon Regional Finance Manager 027 457 0710 Lyndon Insall Purchasing Service Bulls has just become easier. Note: Interest rates and fees are subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to eligibility for Farmlands Finance products. 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Shelf prices may be lower than advertised to ensure lowest prices every day. We reserve the right to restrict the purchase of commercial quantities. All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. Prices valid until Saturday 30th November 2013 or while stocks last. To find your local Bunnings store visit www.bunnings.co.nz or phone 0508 BUNNINGS. 22 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 LIVESTOCK Could grazing add value to your profit? Introducing Frank Ruddenklau... CRT Farmlands is pleased to announce the appointment of Frank Ruddenklau as a member of our Grazing team. Frank brings with him a wealth of experience in most forms of farming, with excellent results through his vast practical and technical knowledge. Some of his past achievements have been: • • • • Large scale sheep, beef and deer breeding and finishing operations Grazing dairy heifers and wintering cows Small seed production and management of high value vegetable crops Development of irrigation for crops and grasses, in conjunction with intensive fattening and grazing systems How it works... There will be an initial farm visit by appointment, or with your local CRT Farmlands representative, for discussion with a follow up report. A minimal fee to all CRT Farmlands shareholders will apply if the shareholder wishes to continue the relationship, which will cover feed budgeting and grazing cash flow analysis. The response from Frank’s initial work with shareholders has been very supportive. Many are seeking grazing information so they can make an informed decision. Personally, some shareholders may choose to add a grazing component to their business. This not only provides monthly cash flow but may also add value to their farming systems, by way of increasing fertility, upgrading pasture as greenfeed and supporting grazing crops that are rotated. The objective is to offer you choice and our support, aiding the ongoing profitability of our shareholders. Contact your local CRT Farmlands representative, or Frank personally, to make an appointment. Frank Ruddenklau Grazing Technical Field Officer South Island 027 251 1620 Terry Ashby Livestock Manager C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 23 24 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 FARMLANDS FUEL Teaming up on tanks Farmlands Fuel are not just about bulk fuel â€“ they deal with everything from compliance to storage solutions. Thatâ€™s why they have teamed up with Farmlands Finance to give Shareholders the opportunity to address their fuel storage requirements. If you are interested in having your own bulk storage tank on-farm, or whether you would like to upgrade your existing storage tank, Farmlands Finance can assist with a 36 months, 9.99 percent per annum rate, establishment fee. The special rate is ongoing for any fuel storage tank arranged through Farmlands Fuel and is only available to Farmlands shareholders. For those who do not currently have fuel storage on-farm, the offer is an opportunity to add value and convenience to your business, while saving you money in the long term. Fuel storage tanks through Farmlands are robust, compliant and there are many options to suit the needs of your business. The larger the tank, the larger the savings, as less tanker visits means more money in your pocket. For shareholders who already have bulk fuel storage onsite, the offer gives an opportunity to upgrade and ensure your fuel storage is completely compliant. Whether through wear and tear, or poor construction, some storage tanks fail compliance regulations. A new, compliant storage solution not only saves money, it could save lives. Farmers have legal obligations under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996 and the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 to provide a safe place to work, including in the relation to handling and storage of fuel on farms. Everything from location to emergency response plans needs to be considered to ensure no legal liability or potential harm. Farmlands Fuel is happy to discuss any scenario shareholders may have regarding their bulk fuel requirements. If you are interested in discussing the offer or any bulk fuel requirements you have, contact Farmlands Fuel on 0800 666 626. C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E 36 months at 9.99% p/a* Plus start up fee Pay it back over *Terms and conditions apply to eligibility for Farmlands Finance products. | November 2013 25 Check out our seasonal electricity pricing. With cheaper summer prices from 1 September to 30 April, our fixed seasonal rates could save you money on your electricity bill. Illustrative profile of seasonal consumption and price* Price (Cents) Consumption (kWh) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Consumption (kWh) Price (cents) *The graph is provided as an illustration of consumption and Meridian seasonal rates only. Your actual consumption and the rates charged to you will vary. The graph has been based on a single agribusiness customer’s installation control point in the Waitaki region. **Terms and conditions apply. Switch to Meridian’s seasonal rates before 30 November 2013 and you’ll go in the draw to win a $3000 House of Travel gift card. If you’re not already a Meridian customer, you’ll also receive a $100 credit on your first electricity bill for the first connection you switch and $50 for each additional connection.** Call our Ag-ITO trained agribusiness team on 0800 496 444 to find out more. meridian.co.nz/Seasonal 26 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 Growing savings on your power bill Farmlands works hard to ensure our shareholders get the best rebates. That’s why we’ve made a deal with one of our largest suppliers, Meridian, to make sure your power bill has less charge than ever before. Start saving more on your Meridian bill – it’s easy If you’re already paying your Meridian bill through your Farmlands Account, you don’t have to do anything. Your extra 1 percent rebate kicked in from October 1st. If you would like to pay your Meridian bill through your Farmlands Account, call our customer services team on 0800 278 583. Make sure you have your Meridian account number handy. 10%+2%+1% Prompt Payment Discount Shareholder Rebate Bonus Rebate We are giving our shareholders an extra 1 percent off their power bills, which will save shareholders close to $1 million per year. It’s another way of giving back to you – all you have to do is pay your bill through your Farmlands Account! Use your Card and save with Farmlands today! 25 Get great rewards at Paper Plus with: *Offer available 1st-30th November 2013. 28 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E % greeting cards OFF and wrap* Come see us in store today. with your CRT card You can now use your CRT card at all Paper Plus stores and weâ€™re celebrating with a great discount.* Weâ€™re the only book and stationery store where you can use your Fly Buys or Airpoints card with your CRT card and get even more rewards. We even have our own My Big Deal VIP card. | November 2013 NUTRITION Deer calving November and early December brings the start of deer calving. In the last trimester of pregnancy (days 150 to 234 from conception) hinds should be on a greater plane of nutrition, as their nutrient requirements increase towards the end of pregnancy. At this stage, as long as hinds are on good quality pasture, supplementary feed should not be needed. If feeding supplements, care should be taken with feeding levels to ensure that the unborn calf does not grow too large, as this can result in difficult calving. Supplements may be needed for lactating hinds, depending on pasture quality and quantity in summer. In New Zealand there is a misalignment of pasture quality when it comes to feeding hinds - the peak pasture quality comes two to three months earlier in spring, when hinds are still pregnant. Summer brings lower quality pasture that is higher in fibre and lower in energy and protein. This is at a time when hinds are lactating and have a need for higher levels of energy to support milk production and calf growth. The ability to maintain milk production will influence the growth rates of the calves and can affect calf mortality. Increased weaning weight is important to ensure calf survival after weaning and to achieve high levels of production. Failure for a hind to successfully rear a calf represents an economic loss to the farming system. When pasture quality is poor, feeding Reliance Deer Performance Nuts will also help hinds to maintain weight during lactation or at the end of pregnancy. Maintaining weight during lactation is particularly important, as weight loss and low body condition scores are associated with a decline in fertility and a reduction in conception rates. This affects the reproductive efficiency of farms and is one of the main causes of culling. Reliance Deer Performance Nuts have an energy level of 12.5MJ ME/kg and protein of 16 percent (typical levels on a dry matter basis). They also have the benefit of added vitamins and minerals including vitamin D, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, which help support the hind’s milk production during lactation. Other vitamins and minerals include vitamins A and E, copper, selenium, manganese, iodine and zinc to assist with hind health and reproduction. Reliance Deer Performance Nuts are a pelleted feed and have been heat treated, which increases the digestibility of the feed. The treatment process changes the structure of starch, meaning hinds get more nutrients out the feed. Lactating hinds should be fed 0.5kg per day of Deer Performance Nuts and if pasture quality or availability is low, the feeding rates may need to be increased up to 1kg or more. Reliance Deer Performance Nuts should be fed in a way to minimise competition between hinds. Hinds have a strong hierarchical system, so competition for space when feeding will force the smaller and younger hinds away from the feed. Feeding out in a line will help reduce competition and ensure that all hinds get an even intake of feed. Hinds should be started off on small amounts of Deer Performance Nuts and gradually be built up to the desired daily feed intake. This allows the hinds to adapt to digesting the feed and reduce the risk of acidosis. It is also important that clean, fresh water is provided to the hinds as they have a higher water requirement during lactation and a lack of water will reduce feed intake. SUMMARY - DEER PERFORMANCE NUTS Energy – 12.5MJ ME Protein – 16% (on a dry matter basis) • Feed between 0.5-2kg/day depending on pasture quality and quantity • Contains added vitamins and minerals to help with lactation and fertility • Build hinds up gradually to the desired feed intake of Deer Performance Nuts, as too much at once increases the risk of acidosis. • Always provide clean fresh water to hinds, especially during lactation Article supplied by Dr. Rob Derrick, Nutritionist - Reliance Feeds A product of C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 29 NUTRITION Reliance pig feeds The much maligned pig is a misunderstood creature. The terms “sweats like a pig”, “dirty as a pig” and “fat as a pig” suggest something different from reality - pigs sweat very little, prefer to keep themselves clean and, especially in modern times, have been bred to be lean. For those who want to enjoy pig ownership and put wholesome food on the table, Reliance Feeds offer a choice of products that make pig feeding safe and convenient, without the need for an in-depth knowledge of pig nutrition. As both feeds contain vitamins and minerals they are a complete feed, meaning that if desired only pellets or nuts may be fed on a daily basis to meet the pig’s requirement. Additional table scraps, bread or milk can be provided but the pellets should make up the majority of the diet to get the best results. The addition of minerals, trace elements and vitamins support the growth, health and fertility of pigs at all stages of growth. In particular, both the Reliance Pig Weaner/Grower and Big Pig Nuts contain vitamin and mineral levels to support both pregnant and lactating sows and aid in better litter performance and piglet numbers. PIG WEANER/GROWER PELLETS Feeding recommendations Creep feed with PIG WEANER/GROWER while on the sow or providing milk replacer until seven to eight weeks of age. Wean gradually at seven to eight weeks of age and feed PIG WEANER/GROWER until 15 to 17 weeks of age then feed PIG NUTS until slaughter. For fast growing, lean genetics, PIG WEANER/GROWER can be fed until slaughter. Growing pigs that are being grown for slaughter should have an unlimited intake of feed to maximise their growing potential. Feed intake should be between 0.5 to 3kg depending on age, weight and environmental temperature. TYPICAL ANALYSIS (As Fed Basis) Protein – 17% Fibre (maximum) – 4.5% Fat (minimum) – 1.5% FEEDING SOWS AND BOARS These recommended feeding rates apply for both Reliance Weaner/ Grower and Big Pig Nuts. • NON-PREGNANT SOWS – 2kg/sow/day depending on body weight and environmental temperature • PREGNANT SOWS AND BOARS -2.5kg/sow/day depending on body weight and environmental temperature * Ideally Big Pig Nuts are suited for pregnant sows due to its lower energy and protein/amino acids so that sows do not become over-fat. • LACTATING SOWS – Start at 5kg after farrowing and gradually build up to 8-9kg depending on body size and environmental temperature. * Ideally Weaner/Grower is better suited for lactating sows as it is higher in energy and protein/amino acids that are required for milk production and good litter growth. When feeding pregnant sows, take care not to overfeed as excessive weight gain causes over-fat sows, which have a lower feed intake and therefore reduced milk production after farrowing. SPECIALITY BREEDS Reliance Weaner/Grower and Big Pig Nuts are suitable for smaller breeds such as KuneKune. However, due to size and the fact the KuneKune will also graze pasture; the feeding rates will be less than the above for growing pigs, sows and boars. For growing KuneKune pigs this will be around 0.5 to 0.75kg per pig per day depending on age and weight. Care needs to be taken that pigs don’t become overweight. TOP TIPS A Reliance Pig Guide is under construction. Please email any questions you think such a guide should answer, or pig feeding and husbandry advice you would like to share to Dr. Rob Derrick at email@example.com Article supplied by Dr. Rob Derrick, Nutritionist- Reliance Feeds FEEDING TABLE SCRAPS TO PIGS The 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak in the UK, during which more than 10 million sheep and cattle were killed to halt the disease, was thought to have originated on a pig farm where untreated waste food had been fed to pigs. Feeding table scraps along with pelleted feed can be a cheap and economical way to raise pigs on a lifestyle block. However, it’s important to be aware of the regulations that come with this practice, which is generally termed as swill feeding. Under the 2005 Biosecurity Regulations, it is a requirement that all meat or food waste that has come into contact with meat, must be heated to 100oC for one hour to destroy any bacteria or viruses present. Failure to comply with this regulation can mean that an individual can be fined - but more importantly, the wider New Zealand livestock industry can be at great risk. The faster a pig grows and reaches its required slaughter weight, the less money and time is needed to feed and care for it. Lactating and growing animals require more protein in their diet than finishing animals that are producing less frame and muscle. Pig Weaner/Grower Pellets have been formulated to contain 17 percent protein to help meet the needs of young growing pigs, sows and boars. Big Pig Nuts contain 14 percent protein for growing pigs in the finishing stage, from 15-17 weeks of age until slaughter. 30 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E BIG PIG NUTS Feeding recommendations Growing pigs – Provide an unlimited amount of BIG PIG NUTS from 15-17 weeks of age until slaughter. KuneKune’s and pigs kept as pets should be fed Reliance Big Pig Nuts and have a restricted intake to ensure that they do not become overweight. This will depend on the age and weight of the pig. TYPICAL ANALYSIS (As Fed Basis) Protein – 14% Fibre (maximum) – 5% Fat (minimum) – 1.5% A product of | November 2013 NUTRITION Rearing healthy chicks Reliance Chick Starter Crumble has been designed to be fed to chicks being reared as replacements for layer flocks. Reliance Gamebird Crumble has been specifically formulated for raising gamebirds, including turkeys, ducks, geese, quails and pheasants. Whether helping to maintain heritage breeds of poultry or raising replacements for the backyard flock, rearing healthy chicks can be both enjoyable and rewarding. If hatching eggs from your own flock, it is important to avoid weight loss in birds prior to and during the egg collection period. A higher protein diet can improve fertility, so reducing the grain portion of the ration about a month before collecting eggs for hatching may improve hatching success. Provide access to fresh greens, or moving to higher protein layer pellets like High Energy Layer Pellets, or Commercial Mash, could be beneficial. Store eggs for hatching with their large ends up, out of sunlight in a cool relatively dry place where they will not attract moulds or dry out. If hatching eggs under a broody hen, offering her more grain and less layers feed will help to maintain weight and keep droppings firmer if they are accidentally deposited in the nest. Grains such as wheat are a good energy source for young chicks, however, due to the lower protein (around 12 percent on an as-fed basis) and amino acid levels, the growth rates are lower than when feeding a balanced feed. Poultry eat to meet their energy requirements, so if consuming a feed such as wheat that is high energy but lower in protein and amino acids, the chicks would get enough energy but not enough protein and amino acids for good daily growth rates. Young chicks need protein at around 20 percent and more importantly, they need amino acids in their correct ratios to build muscle and gain weight. The lower protein, along with the vitamin and mineral levels in wheat, make it a less than ideal feed for rearing chicks. To get good growth rates and keep birds healthy, a good quality balanced feed is required. Article supplied by Dr. Rob Derrick, Nutritionist- Reliance Feeds Reliance Chick Starter Crumbles and Reliance Gamebird Crumbles contain vitamins and minerals, which are important for chick health and growth. Vitamin D, calcium and phosphorus are included for good bone strength and to prevent rickets, while a wide range of other vitamins and minerals help to support growth and health. This means that both products are a balanced feed and other feed sources shouldn’t need to be fed. However, if they are being fed other feed sources, Reliance Chick Starter Crumbles or Reliance Gamebird Crumbles should make up the majority of the diet. Crumbles provide a better intake for young birds and ensure that birds have an optimum feed intake. It has been shown that young birds between hatching and four weeks of age have a 20 to 30 percent increase in growth rates when fed crumbles rather than mash. It is also ideal for the first week after hatching that the feeders are overfilled, so that some of the crumbles are spilled around the feeders, making it easier for the chicks to find the feed. Gamebirds can be kept on Gamebird Crumbles until slaughter. Chicks destined to be laying hens should be provided with an unlimited supply of crumble from hatching until six to eight weeks of age. Reliance Pullet Grower is a lower energy feed than Reliance Chick Starter and is designed to maintain pullet weight, while supporting good skeletal development. Providing young birds with Reliance Pullet Grower is an important step in growing healthy, productive hens as the feed provided to pullets can have an impact on their production when they are laying hens. Pullets can be fed a mixture of 50 percent Reliance Pullet Grower and 50 percent Reliance Layer Feed as a pre-lay diet at the sign of sexual maturity (enlarging and reddening of the combs and wattles) and not before 16 weeks of age. This can be continued up until the point of lay, when pullets can be changed to a Reliance Layers Feed. Apart from this, pullets should not be provided with Reliance Layer Feed until the birds reach point of lay as the high levels of calcium, which is needed for laying hens, can be damaging to the kidneys of pullets and cause gout. Also, feeding Reliance Chick Starter from hatching until point of lay will result in overweight pullets that can have reduced egg production as hens. Reliance Chick Starter Crumbles contain a coccidiostat to help protect young chicks against coccidiosis, which can reduce growth rates or kill young chicks under severe infection. Reliance Chick Starter Crumbles should not be fed to hens laying eggs for human consumption. Eggs must be discarded for 14 days after initial feed consumption by hens if this occurs. SUMMARY • Specialist starter crumble options for gamebirds and chicks being reared to replace hens • High energy and protein for good growth rates • Balanced feed with essential amino acids for growth • Contains vitamins and minerals for health and growth • Made from quality ingredients • Crumbled for increased feed intake • Always ensure that chicks never run out of feed or clean water Reliance Crumbles are made from quality ingredients and do not contain palm kernel meal. For further information, please contact CRT Farmlands on 0800 278 583 or firstname.lastname@example.org A product of C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 31 C LO S E R TO YO U • 81 Stores Nationwide • OPEN 7 DAYS • www.repco.co.nz • Freephone 0800 800 878 • CRT Card Accepted • CAR PARTS BIGGEST & BEST RANGES OF: TRAILER PARTS TOOLS More Local Stores 81 Nationwide OIL, AIR & FUEL FILTERS LIGHTING BRAKE PADS CLEANING Metro Repco Stores Distribution Centre Repco Stores SHOCKS & STRUTS 32 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 FERTILISER Structuring your dairy farm nutrient additions Getting soil nutrient levels right is crucial to achieving production targets on dairy farms. Annual fertiliser inputs can add up to significant sums, so it’s worth putting together a management plan to ensure the best return on your investment. This plan should include: • • • • Regular soil testing, preferably annually Annual updating of your nutrient budget A maintenance fertiliser strategy, with a focus on phosphorus, sulphur, potassium and magnesium The strategic use of nitrogen to boost pasture production Andrew notes, “If you are going through a cropping or re-grassing phase, soil testing should be in advance of that to address any fertility concerns. And soil testing 18 months after establishing pasture is important, to make sure you are getting the best possible production out of that new pasture.” NUTRIENT BUDGETING Nutrient budgeting allows you to look at nutrient flows through your whole farm system. The aim is to ensure nutrients are in balance, which will result in a sustainable system that doesn’t have a negative impact on the environment. Micheal Keaney, Ballance Science Extension Officer, says, “We’ve been using nutrient budgeting at Ballance for several years now. It helps us to develop a more balanced fertiliser recommendation for customers, because it factors in all of the nutrient losses that occur on farms.” Andrew agrees. “Nutrient budgets have a role in compliance but they’re also a powerful tool to help you to optimise your fertiliser spend. Combine them with accurate soil testing and trend analysis and you’re able to make an informed decision.” KEY NUTRIENTS The table below will give you an idea of the additions of phosphorus (P), potassium (K) and sulphur (S) needed to maintain soil levels at different stocking rates. Stocking rate (cows/ha*) 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 Maintenance rate (kg/ha) P 25-28 33-36 41-45 51-55 59-65 K 39-46 49-58 60-70 70-82 81-95 S 10-14 13-20 16-27 19-28 22-30 A review of your fertiliser investment is always valuable, CRT Farmlands Technical Extension Manager, Andrew Miller says. “It’s a high pay-out year, so now is the time to scrutinise your plan. I believe there are still production gains to be made on most dairy farms, whether they are developing or not. “It’s important to look at the value of the grass you are producing when you are making your fertiliser decisions, so you can optimise your inputs. Don’t be guilty of doing the ‘same old, same old’ every year. “Rather than just applying what you have always applied, think about the current season. For example, this season has been wetter, so nutrients like nitrogen and sulphur, which are prone to leaching, will be at lower levels.” SOIL TESTING Soil testing is always the first step in putting a plan together. It needs to be carried out regularly, at the same time every year, or once every two years. A single soil test is of limited value as it won’t capture the changes in nutrient levels over time. Remember to divide your farm into blocks (e.g. effluent areas, cropping and new grass blocks) and measure them separately, as this will allow you to target your fertiliser applications. your inputs. In a season like this, having your Olsen P at the top end of the range can be justified, as long as you don’t overload the system.” For sedimentary soils, farms with average production (<1000 kg MS/ha) aim to have Olsen P levels between 30 and 35. For high-producing farms (>1000 kg MS/ha) aim for levels between 35 and 40. “Sulphur is always needed in Canterbury,” says Micheal. “The soils here don’t hold onto it, and levels are low after every winter. If you’ve not addressed your sulphur issues in spring with the first round of nitrogen, or with your maintenance fertiliser in late spring, your last chance will be a top-up in autumn, when you really want to use an elemental sulphur, like Sulphurgain Pure.” Summer is the ideal time to apply potassium as that is the best time to feed clover. “Potassium additions will depend on soil test levels, removal rates and what your nutrient budget results,” says Micheal. “It usually goes on with some nitrogen e.g. as SustaiN 15K or SustaiN 20K, whichever supplies enough potassium for your farm.” Magnesium is generally put on in autumn, as part of maintenance fertiliser applications, often in products like Serpentine Super. NITROGEN Nitrogen, like supplementary feeding, is used as a strategic tool when animal requirements are predicted to exceed pasture supply. Typical application rates are in the range of 25-50kg N/ha on grazed pasture. “It’s more economic to use SustaiN instead of urea, unless you get 10mm rain within eight hours of applying urea,” says Micheal. “It’s important not to over-apply nitrogen – we’d recommend not exceeding 200kgN/ha/year. If you manage your clover you should get the growth to feed whatever stocking rate you have.” For more information on developing a fertiliser strategy to maximise production from your dairy farm, talk to your CRT Farmlands or Ballance representative. Article supplied by Ballance Agri-Nutrients C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E *One cow of 460kg producing 330kgMS. “In a legume-based system, P will drive production,” says Andrew, “so we need to make sure our fertiliser inputs underpin that. It’s important to look at the value of the grass you’re producing when you’re making your fertiliser decisions, so you can optimise | November 2013 33 DAIRY Filtering risky habits Used milk filters and high quality milk are not natural partners. Neither is used milk filters and good financial sense. There's a reason for this - milk filters are a genuine throw-away item, designed to be used once, used well and then discarded without a second thought. Today more than ever, changing the humble filter after every milking should be second nature on every dairy farm. It's an essential part of grade prevention and an investment in producing consistently high quality milk. As New Zealand dairy herds continue to grow, the number of milking platforms processing their daily output continues to shrink. More cows per plant mean higher volumes of milk through the system and increased pressure on milk filtration systems. At the same time, milk quality is subject to constant scrutiny. Removing a used filter sock after milking, washing it, drying it and putting it back in the filter to capture any hair, dung, mastitis clots and dirt from hundreds more litres of milk is false economy at best and costly at worst, especially if it fails completely. During normal milking, sediment builds up on the fibres of the milk filter sock and it stretches significantly, with the pressure of the sediment blocking up the filter. It's designed to do this - once. Even if the filter is carefully washed and dried after milking, the fibres stay stretched and some sediment will remain in place. The real danger of stretched fibres and residual sediment is the increased risk of the filter bursting and the compounding sediment in the milk. Put simply, the filter sock cannot be expected to do as good a job of capturing foreign material the second time around. In addition to the increased risk of re-using a milk filter sock, the economics of washing a used sock do not mean reduced costs, even if this may seem cheaper. Here's why. A new milk filter sock costs an average of 50 cents but it takes at least $2.50 of labour a day (for two milkings) to wash the filter, working on an average of 10 minutes per filter at an hourly rate of $15. In just a month, that adds up to $75! The same labour outlay is required to fit a fresh new filter sock as a recycled one, so there's actually a net financial loss in re-using something that doesn't cost very much in the first place. Also, milk filter manufacturers recommend using a new filter sock every milking because they cannot guarantee against milk filter sock failure if it has been re-used. You'll find more on good milking systems at www. dairybestpractice.co.nz, where Skellerup has combined all its technical and trouble shooting experience, to show farmers how to avoid the most common milk harvesting issues. Save 20% off retail on Milk Filters for November 34 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 DAIRY Increase milk production and improve cow condition Calving is over and dairy farmers are well into the season with their milk supply. Now is the time to ensure milk production and cow condition are maintained through the upcoming summer months. Sodium Monensin is a rumen modifier referred to as an â€œionophoreâ€? and known to provide a range of advantages when administered to dairy cows. It works by improving the digestive efficiency of the rumen in converting feed into metabolisable energy, resulting in improved body condition and an increase in milk production. By improving the feed conversion, the natural gasses produced by the cow are reduced, aiding in the prevention of bloat. Due to an improvement in cow condition, energy related diseases such as ketosis and coccidiosis are also minimised. Sodium Monensin is the active ingredient of the well-known Rumensinâ„˘ range. Donaghys has redesigned this formula by utilising different ingredients to improve the delivery of Sodium Monensin. By doing so, Donaghys have created a unique patent* for their new product ProMonensin 60. One of the main carriers of ProMonensin 60 has been derived from corn and is sometimes used as a sugar substitute. This makes the liquid more palatable for cattle. ProMonensin 60 is an organic solvent based formulation which has a lower viscosity than other oil and water based formulations. This means that it dissolves faster in water, providing easier mixing and handling for pouring and administering. A mixture designed for oral use in cattle, ProMonensin 60 can be pre-mixed with liquid vitamins or mineral supplement concentrates. Use of a metered in-line water system is recommended. A dose rate of 5ml per head per day provides a sufficient amount of Sodium Monensin to the animal and can be administered year round to dairy cows, as well as replacement heifers and beef cattle. For more information about ProMonensin 60, talk to your local Farmlands store or visit www.donaghys.com. *Donaghys formulation and method of manufacture has a patent pending. C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 35 GRAIN & SEED Preventing the two most common mistakes with new pasture November is a busy time for many South Island farmers - but it's also a time when attention to detail really pays off with any pastures newly sown this spring. That's because the two management mistakes most commonly made with new pastures occur a few weeks after sowing. Each mistake on its own can compromise both the longevity and future production of your new grass and clover - combine them together and the potential risk is multiplied. Fortunately, it's easy to avoid this situation and it doesn't necessarily cost much to do so. In fact, preventing the first mistake costs nothing. With a bit of care and planning at this stage of the process, your new pastures will be better set up for a persistent, productive future. Common mistake number one: delaying the first grazing. Leaving grass to get too long can cut your yield by up to 1tn DM/ha. The timing of the first grazing is critical to the long term health of your new pasture, because it promotes grass tillering and growth, leading to increased ryegrass plant density. The first grazing also allows light to reach down to clover seedlings – they don’t grow as fast as ryegrass, so they can quickly get shaded out in early emergence if you don’t nip the grass off at the right time. When is the ‘right time’? As soon as you can’t pull the grass seedlings out of the ground between your thumb and forefinger. Sheep are great for this grazing, however on a dairy farm calves are best (you can graze with cows for an hour or two but take care because of their heavier weight). Just nip off the top 2 – 3cm of the new plants. Don’t look on this as a feed for your stock - treat it instead as a pasture management tool. Avoid grazing in wet conditions and remember if you get the first grazing done early, you’ll be in good shape if the weather does turn wet later on. Common mistake number two: letting broadleaf weeds take hold. Weeds are fast, aggressive competitors and if they get a chance to germinate and grow, they will limit the growth of grass and clover. They're not very palatable either, which leads to poor patchy grazing, lower utilisation and reduced animal production. The first step to good weed control is good monitoring. You can’t check new pastures closely enough in early emergence. Don’t look at them from the bike or truck - have a careful look to identify exactly what you have growing. Ask for advice if you’re not sure what weeds you’re looking at, whether a spray is required and if so, what herbicides might be required. Your CRT Farmlands Technical Field Officer can help. Article supplied by Agriseeds 36 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 GRAIN & SEED The transformation of Tonic plantain The classic story of ‘the ugly caterpillar’ turning into a butterfly is highly relatable to what is happening to Tonic plantain at present. Tonic is beginning to be recognised as the easy to use forage tool for many farmers around the country. After years of use as a 1-2kg/ha component in general pasture mixes, areas in pure stands of Tonic have increased markedly. Tonic is simple to establish and offers a good contribution to seasonal growth particularly in summer, autumn and winter. Tonic has been proven to support a high copper, selenium and, in some cases, cobalt status in lambs and deer and also has a proven history of reducing the development of dags in sheep production systems. At present, there is an emerging theme of utilising diverse pastures in an attempt to reduce urinary nitrogen concentration in dairy pastures. Tonic is one species that can add diversity to dairy pastures and potentially contribute to reducing urinary nitrogen concentration. The only limitation to date has been the inability to successfully control some weed species in mixed pasture containing Tonic, although for many this hasn’t been a drawback. Initially all the live weight gain work on plantain was carried out in summer on weaned lambs, with very clear signs that not all plantain cultivars had the same live weight gain potential. The first cultivar, Grasslands Lancelot, had poor live weight gain potential, to the point where it could be described as not being a useful variety for animal production over summer. However, Tonic plantain produces very high quality forage in summer - often better quality than summer dry ryegrass pasture. These findings clearly showed that not all plantains are equal or even useful. The real development within Tonic systems has occurred over the past five to six years. Live weight measurements through spring highlight some very high growth rates - more than had ever been seen from summer based experiments. This led to a series of trials, which highlighted the winter accumulation of dry matter from Tonic and its early spring growth being highly beneficial as lambing feed on sheep breeding farms. The performance of weaned lambs and the weaning weights of the ewes were outstanding. This has led some farmers to utilise and capture gains from Tonic plantain in this way. In some regions of New Zealand, particularly where white and red clovers are capable of high summer growth, Tonic can be used as a grass alternative. Tonic promotes high legume content pastures in this system and this means that it is no longer Tonic that is the sole driver of production. Higher stocking rates are achieved by maximising white and red clover content for summer/autumn lamb and beef finishing. Like the use of Tonic in pasture mixes, herbicide options for weed control are more limited in this system. But its success has been proven in appropriate regions, driven by farmer experience and farmer measured animal performance. For dairy use, the big question of alternative species has always been: how much do they grow? Tonic has shown to be a highly productive species, producing between 17-19 tonne of dry matter per year in the North Island. As a summer cropping option in the upper North Island, Tonic has the potential to persist for two to three years, providing a longer lived option than chicory in this region of New Zealand. The transformation of Tonic from being a cultivar that was simply added as a small part of a pasture mix, to the one now considered a productive and strategic forage in most farm systems, has been impressive. Tonic has emerged from its “cocoon” as a successful option in New Zealand forage systems. For any further information regarding Tonic Plantain on your property contact your local CRT Farmlands Techinical Field Officer. Article supplied by Agricom C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 37 GRAIN & SEED SF Force 4 lucerne delivering results in south SF Force 4 lucerne from Seed Force is a great match for Queenstown farmer, Chris Dagg’s requirements. It delivers huge growth rates on dry land and guarantees quality feed. Chris and his wife Emma farm a 420 hectare sheep and beef farm below Coronet Peak in the Queenstown basin. They currently have two paddocks planted with SF Force 4 lucerne. The first was sown three years ago and the second was sown last year. Chris says the growth rate from both paddocks has been fantastic. “Last year over a 30-day period from mid-January through to mid-February it grew 28 inches,” he says. “For the three years we’ve had the first paddock in, it has grown like that. It doesn’t matter if it rains or not, it keeps on growing. I’ve fertilised it but it’s just so good to be able to guarantee feed.” Chris got 240 bales averaging 600kg each in the first year of growing SF Force 4 in his eight hectare paddock. “That was just from two cuts. It’s sown in November, so it takes a while to get going. In the second year, it doubled to 482 bales and it was about 490 last year from four cuts,” he says. His second 7.5 hectare paddock of SF Force 4 is located across the creek from the first paddock. It has been a bit slower to take off. “Two-thirds of that pasture is in quite stony ground. It only did 130 bales from two cuts in its first year but I think it will really pick up this year. It started growing before the other paddock did but I think that’s because the ground is slightly warmer. The soil isn’t as good but I think it will still be significantly better than pasture. Pasture would probably be about 1.5 inches high but the lucerne is four inches high.” Prior to planting the SF Force 4, Chris hadn’t grown lucerne for about 30 years. He admits SF Force 4 is considerably improved on the old varieties. “I thought it looked good because it’s a dry-land crop. We had two years of barley prior to going into lucerne and before that it was in pasture,” he says. “The lucerne has definitely grown twice as much as it would in pasture and maybe more. When it gets dry here in the summer the lucerne just keeps going. Previously, when we did hay I had to shut up quite a few paddocks but now I can feed all the ewes off two paddocks of lucerne.” Chris has mixed the SF Force 4 with 1kg of cocksfoot and 1kg of prairie grass per hectare, which has increased the crop’s protein levels and eliminated his need to spray out California thistles, which have been smothered by the crop. He says the increased quality of the lucerne means he has been able to do away with feeding the ewes barley for the six or seven weeks before lambing. “It’s made quite a difference to our feed programme but we have had to employ a contractor to bale it, as I don’t have the machinery to do it,” he says. “That’s another cost but the crop is just so good that it is still more economical than it was with pasture. It’s cut one day and baled the next. With hay, it’s just as easy to make poor hay as it is good hay but with the baleage you can pretty much guarantee it.” Growing SF Force 4 has allowed Chris to free up more paddocks for grazing lambs and ewes. “I’ll graze some lambs on it this year but next year we’ll try a small number of ewes and lambs on it and hopefully it will be as successful to lamb on it as I’ve heard it is.” If considering lucerne this spring, Seed Force’s Southern South Island Territory Manager, Liam Donnelly recommends key steps for successful establishment. “Don’t take any shortcuts leading up to sowing. Soil test early, build up soil moisture from a good fallow period and control any weeds and pests prior to sowing,” he says. “From a spring sowing, remember to allow your first year stands to 50 percent flower before grazing - this will encourage the plants root system and help ensure a good stand life. Your local CRT Farmlands TFO can help with tailored advice to suit your environment.” For more information on how SF Force 4 lucerne can fit into your system, contact your local CRT Farmlands Technical Field Officer today. Article supplied by Seed Force 38 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 GRAIN & SEED Protect your investment with Mesurol® Pro We all know that growing any crop well requires real skill and can be a challenge. We also know that hard work and investment can disappear before your eyes because of slugs and snails. Is it worth taking this risk when you can protect your investment with Mesurol® Pro? SLUGS ARE EVERYWHERE The most damaging slug in New Zealand is the grey field slug. Populations of this slug can build very quickly as each slug can lay 500 eggs; they can also feed at temperatures as low as 0°C. While heavy soils, poor loose seedbeds and surface trash favour slugs, they can be a problem in all situations. When slugs are about, it definitely pays to be vigilant. MESUROL PRO – TRIED AND TRUSTED UNDER NEW ZEALAND CONDITIONS Mesurol Pro is a high quality pellet which contains methiocarb. Methiocarb is a true slug killer and is not reliant on the weather to help it do its job. For many years New Zealand farmers have been relying on Mesurol to protect their crops. Along with farmers around the world, farmers here have learnt that there is no better slug treatment available. MESUROL – BENEFITS • Mesurol Pro baits are small and even in size, which means they offer many baiting points to slugs. The more baiting points, the easier it is for slugs to find the baits and the more effective the slug control. • Because Mesurol Pro baits are consistent in size they distribute consistently from your spreader to leave an even spread pattern. • Once in the paddock, Mesurol Pro exhibits excellent resilience to weathering, meaning that it continues to work for longer. • With an application rate of 6.0kg/ha, Mesurol Pro provides very cost effective slug control and it is conveniently delivered in a 25kg, easily disposable pack. All this adds up to peace of mind. Apply Mesurol Pro and you can sleep easy knowing your crops and your profits have received the best possible protection against slugs. Effective control of a high population of snails with Mesurol. Article supplied by Bayer CropScience HARMFUL – KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN ® Mesurol is a registered trademark of the Bayer Group. Mesurol® Pro is registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997, No P7847 and is approved pursuant to HSNO Act 1996, No HSR08002 © Copyright Bayer 2013 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E This miss with Mesurol graphically illustrates the ability of slugs to devastate your crops. | November 2013 39 T hinking of upgrading or building a new kitchen? Then think about PlaceMakers. We’ve enlisted New Zealand based company, Peter Hay Kitchens to manufacture kitchens exclusively for PlaceMakers that are ready for life and designed with the demands of our unique conditions in mind. Our affordable high quality kitchens feature soft close drawers and cupboards and New Zealand made moisture resistant board as standard. We have a team of kitchen consultants who will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your new kitchen suits your lifestyle and your budget. 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Use your CRT Card at PlaceMakers for rebates on selected products and CRT Choices Points. 0800 PLACEMAKERS (752 236) www.placemakers.co.nz 40 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 GRAIN & SEED The benefits of cropping for new pasture performance Have you ever noticed that grass and clover sown after a winter crop flourish, while the paddocks that go from grass to grass are never quite as good? In simple terms, the use of a break crop to “clean up” a paddock prior to planting a new perennial pasture highlights the importance of using a crop prior to establishing a new pasture. Brassica forage crops, while being an excellent source of high quality (and quantity) feed to cover feed deficits and improve animal productivity, are also a logical part of any pasture renewal programme. This is especially true in situations where pasture has been damaged after winter, where soil fertility is low or when damage has occurred as a result of pasture pests. Before sowing any brassica crop, it will be necessary to spray out the existing paddocks using a weed control programme with the appropriate herbicides, including glyphosate. It is also important to ensure that pests are controlled at sowing if needed and this can be added with the help of seed treatments, such as Ultrastrike™. Good examples of a spring sown crop for winter feed include HT swede or Regal kale. These will help to deliver a high quality winter feed and will be more effective than feed provided from older, poorer performing pastures over critical winter months. A crop, before regressing, offers the following important benefits: • It is an opportunity to break the perennial weed cycle, using glyphosate for pastures free of couch and Californian thistle etc. • The chance to break the clover pest cycle (e.g. nematodes and Clover Root Weevil), leading to better clover establishment and production • The opportunity to break the wild endophyte cycle, to allow summer-safe grazing with introduced novel endophytes • Encourages forward planning and the opportunity to address fertility and drainage issues earlier, resulting in more productive pastures and crops • Increases the success of no-tillage systems If the paddock has hard to control rhizomatous weeds such as Californian thistle and couch, the weed control programme begins with an effective autumn glyphosate application. The autumn application of glyphosate is key, because the chemical moves into the roots of the plants with the sap flow. In spring, plants are putting their resources into above ground growth, making it more difficult to get a good kill of the rhizomatous weed right to the roots. Following this autumn application of glyphosate, sow an Italian ryegrass such as Feast II to give you 18 months of highly productive grass growth. The benefits of this system are the same as for sowing a brassica crop. Once the winter crop has been grazed or the Italian ryegrass crop sprayed out in the spring, the opportunity exists to spring sow a high performing perennial pasture. Select perennial ryegrass cultivars based on ploidy, flowering date and low aftermath heading. Having a proportion of the farm sown into new grass allows the ability to capture the new genetic potential associated with new cultivars, such as Excess and Base perennial ryegrasses with AR37 endophyte. Always ensure that soil fertility issues or pH issues are addressed prior to sowing. For any further guidance regarding crop rotation on your property, contact your local CRT Farmlands Technical Field Officer. Article supplied by PGG Wrightson Seeds C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 41 Hey Farmers! During November and December, as a shareholder, when you spend $600 or more at Farmlands on selected Bayer Animal Health, Zoetis Animal Health or Coopers Animal Health products, we’ll give you a ½ HAM ON THE BONE. Terms and Conditions: Only valid for products purchased at Farmlands regular shareholder pricing (not valid on negotiated pricing). Offer valid 1 November to 24 December 2013. Hams available from beginning November and are a random weight between 4.5-6kg. Farmlands reserves the right to supply alternative hams of the same value should ham supply be compromised. Hams may vary slightly in weight. $600 or more must be on one invoice to qualify for a ½ ham. See www.farmlands.co.nz/competitions for a full list of qualifying products. IN YOUR BRANCH What's the point of quarantine drenching? Quarantine drenching is intended to make sure resistant worms are not introduced or transferred from another source. You could think of it as ‘insurance’ that keeps your farm viable for future generations. A study in 2006 estimated that 64 percent of all NZ sheep farms have parasite resistance to one or more drench actives, so despite many farmers ignoring the presence of resistance, it is very real and very costly in terms of animal growth and farm profitability. The only way to measure a farm’s resistance status is through a Faecal Egg Count Reduction Test (FECRT). In the absence of this, best practice would be to use a triple active like Evolve® Sheep High-Min or an active from a new drench family that worms haven’t been previously exposed to. Even this advocacy has been challenged recently when resistance to the new and novel active, monepantel was reported in goats on a farm in the Manawatu region; more information on this case will be published in the next edition of Veterinary Parasitology. A 2010-11 study (refer to Table 1 below), showed that triple actives like those contained in Evolve Sheep Hi-Min had the least resistance of all actives. Table 1. Prevalence of anthelmintic resistance identified in sheep nematodes, Gribbles Veterinary laboratory Palmerston North and Dunedin in 2010-2011 production and drench purchased. This cost is expected to rise as drench resistance becomes more prevalent. A recent New Zealand study estimated the presence of drench resistance resulted in a 14 percent reduction in carcass value. At a farm level a 5 percent loss in lamb growth on a 3,000 ewe breeding operation could cost over $15,000 in lost productivity. To avoid such losses employ best practise quarantine drenching, which is outlined below. HOW TO QUARANTINE DRENCH STOCK 1. Weigh sheep to get accurate dose rate. 2. Treat prior to or as leaving the truck with an effective product as confirmed by FECRT or triple/new active family. 3. Leave on a quarantine paddock/yard (one specially set aside for stock) for 24-48 hours before moving to normal grazing. 4. Try not to mix with current stock until FEC tested. 5. Some feed supplement is advised to help flush parasite eggs. 6. Make sure water is available. 7. Confirm that your drenching has been successful by sampling stock 10 days later. This will determine whether you have: a. Drench resistance to one or more actives b. Your drench technique is effective Anthelmintic active BZ LEV IVO MOX BZ/LEV Aba/LEV BZ/LEV/ABA Percentage of resistance (%) 79 55 59 19 25 14 8 The value of quarantine drenching cannot be underestimated. For farm production and profitability as well as farm viability into the future, you can’t afford not to employ best practice quarantine drenching. C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E There is a significant cost attached to lost productivity as a result of drench resistant worms. Drench resistance is estimated to cost New Zealand sheep farmers an additional $20 million a year on top of the $300 million annual cost of internal parasites in lost | November 2013 43 Send to: The future of EID sheep tagging is here! • • • • • • • Proven Rapidmatic Auto applicator design, based on the Fleximatic. HDX High performance EID technology, the benchmark for drafting and automation. 20 tags per strip dramatically reduces application time. New stem technology, reduces application pressure, superior healing and retention. Nine distinctive colours. RapID tags provide the best Visual and Electronic identification in one easy-to-apply tag. 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Exclusive to Farmlands. ep A oc Simply purchase selected Gallagher Weighing/EID equipment* from the 1st September 2013 to 31st December 2013 and go into the draw to win a Gallagher Sheep Auto Drafter or a Farmquip Stockman Crush. (Sheep Auto Drafter RRP$14,950 inc gst, Stockman Crush RRP$13,200 inc gst) Dr a ft er St km an C ru s h Terms and conditions apply. For these and a full list of qualifying products please visit www.farmlands.co.nz/competitions Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited FAR21951 46 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 Hey Growers! During October and November, as a shareholder, when you spend $800 or more at Farmlands on selected Nufarm or Gro-Chem products, we’ll give you a ½ HAM ON THE BONE! 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Offer valid 1 October to 30 November 2013. Hams available from beginning November and are a random weight between 4.5-6kg. Farmlands reserves the right to supply alternative hams of the same value should ham supply be compromised. Hams may vary slightly in weight. $800 or more must be on one invoice to qualify for a ½ ham. See www.farmlands.co.nz/competitions for a full list of qualifying products. Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited FAR21958 FARMLANDS HORTICULTURE Helping you grow... Suppliers of: • • • • Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited FARHORT The importance of adjuvants in spring and summer sprays As the warmer weather approaches and weed growth becomes robust, the requirements for adjuvants and spray additives in herbicide and pesticide sprays becomes crucial. PENATRA is a premium quality organosilicone surfactant for use with brushkiller herbicides such as Glyphosate, Metsulfuron and Triclopyr. The exceptional spreading and penetration abilities of Penatra assist herbicide uptake into the plant through the difficult, hard and waxy surfaces found in weeds such as gorse, broom and bracken. Penatra is also beneficial with some ryegrass sprays in spring. KONDEMN is a highly effective performance booster for many herbicide sprays. Kondemn significantly improves herbicide performance in adverse situations, for example hard water or in warm conditions. Kondemn protects weak acid herbicides (for example Glyphosate and MCPA) from the deactivation effects of hard water. Kondemn also promotes rapid uptake of the herbicide by creating a diffusion gradient across the cell membrane that drives penetration into the plant. Use of Kondemn in the spraying of wilding pines is greatly improving control and spray performance. KWICKIN is highly penetrating esterified oil that assists many herbicide sprays. The unique oils in Kwickin help to dissolve the waxy barrier on many plant surfaces thereby assisting herbicide uptake. Kwickin is generally suitable to use wherever an esterified oil or crop oil concentrate is recommended. Consult pesticide labels for directions. DRIFTEX is a widely used adjuvant in New Zealand, which assists reduction of pesticide spray drift. Driftex is particularly beneficial in situations where spray drift threatens vegetation or crops on adjacent paddocks, or where non target crops are susceptible, such as under row weed control in vines and horticulture. Driftex narrows the droplet spectrum, which minimises the number of droplets with <100 micron diameter that are most damaging in drift prone situations. BROWNOUT is a special purpose adjuvant to assist Glyphosate applications with difficult to kill weeds. Brownout significantly assists Glyphosate control on weeds such as mallow, clover, sorrel and nettles. Brownout also assists with faster kill and rainfastness in conservation tillage, orchard weed strips and certain non-crop weed control situations. Article supplied by SST Fungicides Herbicides Base fertilisers Biologicals Soil Sampling Insecticides • • • • Micro Nutrients Bio-stimulants Adjuvants Tissue Sampling • • • Service and Support Horticulture | November 2013 48 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E FARMLANDS HORTICULTURE RainGardTM, a true adjuvant for many reasons and all seasons RainGard is a versatile and quality adjuvant, a fact that is proven by the science behind its stability and performance. Unlike most adjuvants, RainGard actually treats the surface of the leaf, not just the water. Most products use coverage as the main criteria to measure performance, RainGard goes a step further. Actual pest, disease or weed control is the full statement of its performance. RainGard requires UV light to set on the plant surface, usually at least 30 minutes exposure. After this a process called polymerisation occurs, which sets the top outer layer but sub layers never fully harden; it is a ’soft-film’ adjuvant (unlike latex polymers). This allows RainGard to stretch to three times larger than its original deposition. Every day a new layer of outer film is ‘peeled off’ by UV degradation. With protectants you are in essence exposing a new layer of chemical every day - RainGard melds and becomes part of the leaf cuticle (similar to the cuticular wax) resulting in product being held in the soft film centre. The melding of RainGard with the leaf allows systemics to be softly translocated into the leaf, allowing a safe and complete translocation. This is due to the concentration gradient differential and RainGard’s soft film. CHOOSE RAINGARD AS YOUR PREFERRED ADJUVANT. • • • • • • • • • • • • Activator-enables systemics to work in semi-liquid film UV protection - prevents degradation by sunlight Shields against heat Protects against hydrolysis - encapsulates pesticides and provides a natural external barrier Protects against evaporation - retain volatile toxicants like sulphur Protects biologicals - other adjuvants being petroleum derivatives can be harmful Prevents re-wetting - insoluble in water Spreading - aids pesticide spread and penetration Sticking - pine derivative natural adhesive Encapsulating - is a soft film barrier that encapsulates pesticides Natural carrier - very similar aromatase inhibitors exist in all plants Wetting - reduces surface tension ...with the right products Suppliers of: • • • • Article supplied by Key Industries RainGard Spray Adjuvant When spraying add just one adjuvant – RainGard™. It’s that simple. ™ » Provides superior wetting/sticking of protectant fungicides » of translocated fungicides, insecticides & foliar nutrients » Reduces the need for re-spraying » Prevents rewetting after dew or irrigation » Is used on a rate per hectare basis, regardless of water volume or number of products in the tank » Performance & simplicity in the one product! Loppers, secateurs, saws Wire, posts, staples, clips Netting and net clips Wind and shade cloth Protected crop supplies Bird protection Re-wetting following a dew. Sprayed with mancozeb plus conventional water • • Sprayed with mancozeb plus RainGard™ Horticulture C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 49 OUR PEOPLE STAFF PROFILE George Millar What is your current role at Farmlands? Where are you from originally? You’re blasted into space to orbit the Earth for a year. What book, album and TV series on DVD do you take with you? Firstly, I would hate to be blasted into space! But I guess I would take my Hunting NZ magazine, photo album of my wife and kids and the TV series Gold Rush. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten? Kangaroo. What’s your favourite Farmlands memory? I have a lot of good memories from Farmlands and CRT and would like to think I have many more good ones ahead of me. I can’t pick one memory but would say the seed and chemical tour I went on to South Australia with Dow Agro was really memorable. GEORGE'S FUDGE PUDDING RECIPE INGREDIENTS • 1 cup flour Can you tell us a bit about your family? SAUCE • ¾ cup brown sugar • 2 Tbsp cocoa • 1 cup hot water What do you most like to do in your spare time? • • • • • • ¾ cup sugar ½ tsp salt ½ cup milk 2 tsp baking powder 1 Tbsp cocoa 2 Tbsp melted butter If you could invite three famous people to dinner METHOD • Sift dry ingredients and mix in sugar. • Stir in milk and melted butter. • Place in greased bowl. • Pour sauce over. • Dissolve brown sugar and cocoa in the hot water. • Bake in oven at moderate temperature for 40 minutes. 50 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 HOME & GARDEN November gardening November is the last chance to get your garden into shape before summer. It’s the time to patch lawns, improve drainage, spread mulch, plant summer vegies and flowers and install new watering systems. VEGETABLES TO SOW IN NOVEMBER – BABY SQUASH Now that the warm weather’s reliably here, plants like baby squash will germinate from seed, grow and be ready for harvest in weeks. They’re easy vegetables for the home garden and taste best when fresh off the plant. FLOWERS TO SOW IN NOVEMBER – PORTULACA Colourful portulacas have moisture-holding leaves that make them some of the best succulent flowers to choose for the summer garden. Portulacas just love the heat! Seed can be sown straight into the garden bed but it’s often safer to sow into pots of pre-moistened Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix where the seeds can be carefully monitored. Cover portulaca seeds very lightly, if at all and mist-spray regularly. FEED IN NOVEMBER Give fruit trees – such as avocado and citrus – that were fed in late winter their second feed for the season. Wait a bit longer in cool areas. Dynamic Lifter PLUS Fruit Food is the perfect combination of organic and inorganic. PRUNE IN NOVEMBER Cut back lavender bushes lightly after flushes of flower. Trim off old blooms from other perennials and shrubs, too. NOVEMBER PEST WATCH Watch out for thrips – if weather is dry, these pests can arrive in plague proportions to discolour leaves and spoil light-coloured flowers. White fly and passionvine hoppers are active, too. For fruit and vegetables, these can be controlled with regular sprays from Yates Nature’s Way Fruit & Vegie Gun. Make sure you apply under leaves, as the pests are often taking shelter there. NOVEMBER JOB FILE - MULCH November’s a good month to renew layers of mulch on garden beds before the real heat of summer hits. Mulch acts like an insulating blanket that protects the soil, keeps soil temperature even, smothers weeds and retains moisture. Water soil well and spread any fertiliser before applying mulch. A sprinkling of Dynamic Lifter will feed plants and also keep beneficial soil microbes working well. GROWING GLOBE ARTICHOKES Artichoke Green Globe is found in Yates seed packet range and spring is the ideal time to sow the seeds. Start by preparing the garden bed with some organic compost and some Dynamic Lifter pellets or Dynamic Lifter PLUS Flower Food. If soil is acidic, it can be helpful to mix in a small amount of Yates Gro-Plus Garden Lime before planting. Sow seeds direct where they are to grow, cover lightly with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist. Thin seedlings to 60cm apart and feed every two weeks with Thrive Soluble All Purpose or Nitrosol. Like many silver-leafed plants, artichokes do best in areas with low humidity and cool summers. Good drainage is essential. Watering at the base, especially early in the day so the leaves have time to dry before nightfall, will help keep the plants disease free. Artichokes grow slowly and usually take more than a year to get to cropping stage. As they grow, thin out the shoots to leave only the three or four strongest. If you don’t do this, you’ll end up with a myriad of weak, small heads. Artichoke plants are classed as perennials. Cut back the plant towards the end of autumn and feed as the new shoots appear. But after three or four years the plant will probably be exhausted and should be replaced. Pick the buds while they are firm but well before they open. Trim, and cook by boiling or steaming for 45 to 60 minutes. Pull individual leaflets off and dip into melted butter or sauce – yum! Article supplied by Yates C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 51 What’s HOT Check out the amazing range of products that our Card Partners have on offer! Use your CRT Card and save! Get inspired with the new fabrics that have been added to the Resene Curtain Collection. One of our new favourites is Resene Artiste, a strikingly dramatic on-trend large scale print, featuring a ‘painted dandelion head design’ in sophisticated and timeless colour combinations on a natural cotton linen base. 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The miniature size and wallmounted design makes it easy to expand your network to previously unreachable or hard-to-wire areas. $79.90 RRP Available now from your local Warehouse Stationery. Enjoy fresh summer meals outside on this new Millar three piece outdoor setting. You’ll be able to seat the whole family around the generous 900mm x 1800mm table. Available in yellow or grey powder coated metal with acacia wood. Now $799, save $800. Get yours today from your nearest Big Save Furniture store. 22 stor es nationwide. w w w.bigs ave.co.nz 52 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 Where shareholders get an even better bargain! Farmlands has always prided itself on finding Card Partners that make your shopping experience cheaper and easier. That’s why we have chosen a Card Partner who shares in those ideals. The Warehouse, like Farmlands, has the common goal of lower prices for New Zealanders who support us. 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From the 1st of September, Farmlands will now pass on the BP transaction fee of 10 cents for non-fuel purchases at BP. C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 55 Maytime Candles $24.95 and $28.95 Cuisinart Ice Cream Makers Arthur Barnettâ€™s Maytime Annabell French Tapestry Cosmetic Bag $59 Available in Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue $149 Christmas Gift Box EXCLUSIVE OFFERS FOR CRT CARDHOLDERS Get ready for Christmas with beautiful gifts at great prices! Order direct on 0800 801 120 or purchase online at www.arthurbarnett.co.nz Avanti Insulated Cooler Bags Maytime Money Boxes $34.95 16 litre $34.95 8 litre $19.95 CRT CARD 6% REBATE 56 C RCRT T FA R1.indd MLAN Ad 1 DS AGLINE | November 2013 1/10/13 10:46 AM Bendon Maddison Long PJ $59.95 Blueprint and Wedgewood. 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Highlights include the construction, the spacious practical layout, the quality fittings and attention to meticulous detail - plus the energy efficiency achieved is truly the icing on the cake. Four spacious bedrooms (master with ensuite) and large separate lounge plus an office. The kitchen, which is a cook's dream, also includes a Rayburn slow combustion stove with wetback to warming radiators throughout the home for winter, while in summer, you have electric hob and fan forced wall oven. Hot water is solar / wetback depending on the season. For the man of the house there is the ultimate shed. A whopping 30m x 30m steel Kiwi Span, with three phase power, as well as a four bay machinery shed (one bay enclosed) and a hay barn. Long Creek 25 HECTARES IN TWO TITLES This lifestyle property located in the upper Hapuku area, is set on three terraces, adjacent to the Hapuku River, providing a micro climate and private sanctuary for the owners. Title one: 9ha fenced into four paddocks with four units of water, set in park like established gardens. The homestead consists of four bedrooms, three bathrooms plus office, with views over the garden to the sea and mountains. Garage, four bay implement shed plus hay shed. Title two: 16ha subject to final survey, fenced into three paddocks, with eight units of water. Extremely private with prolific bird life, very sheltered with an opportunity for further subdivision. Price $1,200,000 plus GST (if any) Kathy Thompson M 021 229 0600 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E Price $1,700,000 plus GST (if any) John Hollis M 0274 388 031 | November 2013 67 CRT REAL ESTATE L I C E N S E D U N D E R R E A A 2 0 0 8 w w w.c r treales tate.co. n z West Coast Website ID TU10028 West Coast Website ID TU9968 Canterbury Website ID LN1378 The Full Package 310 HECTARES This dairy unit has it all, three homes, good infrastructure and almost fully self-contained. A 50 bail herringbone shed is centrally located and you also have two sets of yards, a stand-off feed pad and all water crossings are bridged. This is a very well set up unit. Preferable sale option is as a going concern with stock and plant at valuation. Price includes 190,001 transferable Westland Dairy Company Shares. The property has a 242ha milking platform and 40ha support land. Opportunity Plus 154 HECTARES This 154 hectare Hari Hari dairy unit has had all the hard work done for you and leaves you wanting for nothing. Milking 280 cows consistently through a 30 aside herringbone shed. There is an option to purchase or lease the existing 45 hectare runoff only minutes away. Located on the Hari Hari flats only 50 minutes south of Hokitika. Preferred take over 1 June 2014 with herd available. Runoff available by negotiation. Going concern optional. Secure Your Future 46 ZIG ZAG ROAD This future development unit is consented and ready to take to the next stage. The three stratum titles have resource consent to build up to seven accommodation units. Water, power and paved road are already on site. The breath-taking views from this stunning location can only be truly appreciated by standing on the site. Views to the Rakaia Gorge and river are amazing. Salmon fish the Rakaia or high country lakes. State Highway 72 is approximately 400 metres from the lodge giving great access. Unit management can be arranged if desired, current management on site with tenant waiting list. What an opportunity! Price $400,000 plus GST (if any) John Davison M 0274 364 464 Ron Ferguson M 0274 986 256 Price $6,000,000 plus GST on land, buildings and shares (available as a going concern, stock and plant at valuation) Shari McLaughlin M 0272 666 850 68 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E Price $3,100,000 plus GST on land and buildings and shares Shari McLaughlin M 0272 666 850 | November 2013 CRT REAL ESTATE L I C E N S E D U N D E R R E A A 2 0 0 8 w w w.c r trea les tate.co.n z Canterbury Website ID RA1527 Glencoe 640 HECTARES With 640 hectares of easy care hill country, currently run as a sheep and beef breeding unit, Glencoe has the potential to combine dairy support into its operation. In recent years there has been a substantial fencing upgrade accomplished. Additional subdivision, coupled with pasture renewal on the cultivable area of the property, could see a lift in stock numbers. The farm is well subdivided into 30 paddocks and well serviced by a network of farm tracks. The homestead is located in a sunny sheltered position, surrounded by an easy care garden. Three double and one single bedrooms, three bathrooms and the spacious living areas open via external doors to a large deck. The property is situated close to the local Greta Valley facilities and is just 25 minutes from Amberley and just over an hour to Christchurch International Airport. Deadline Sale closing 1pm, Friday 22 November 2013 (unless sold prior) James Murray M 0274 368 103 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 69 CRT REAL ESTATE L I C E N S E D U N D E R R E A A 2 0 0 8 w w w.c r treales tate.co. n z Canterbury Website ID RA1515 Canterbury Website ID RA1517 Profitable Lifestyle 2.2 HECTARES Retiring Vendors provide an opportunity for a new owner to live in an idyllic setting close to the harbour and run this increasingly profitable tomato and eggplant operation. Approximately 5,700m2 under glass, with additional tunnel house, pack house/staffroom, near new boiler and office/workshop, plus backup generator. With a two year old, four bedroom brick home on the property and the Lyttleton Harbour and Allandale Domain adjoining, this is the perfect place for a growing family. The last three years of accounts available, good staff willing to stay on, owners will be living nearby and able to assist with advice. With the worldwide increase in value of soft commodities, this property is worth inspection. Crop or Support Block 52 HECTARES Here's 52.8ha of good summer country currently in 13 paddocks, with sheep yards, loading ramp and a small utility shed used to dag and crutch sheep. Would suit dairy heifers, or as a support block for a larger farm. With its Temuka soil, excellent crop yields have been achieved. There will be 35 shares available in H.W.P Ltd, so don't miss this opportunity to secure some productive land in the sought after Hawarden area, which will be easily irrigated once the scheme is operational. Just 3.5km from the Hurunui College, it could be a larger lifestyle block for someone working in the area. Deadline sale closing 4pm, Friday 22 November (unless sold prior) Maurice Newell M 0272 401 718 Price by negotiation Maurice Newell Barry Keys 70 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E M 0272 401 718 M 0274 347 689 | November 2013 CRT REAL ESTATE L I C E N S E D U N D E R R E A A 2 0 0 8 w w w.c r trea les tate.co.n z Canterbury Website ID RA1518 Central Otago Website ID DU1972 Athlone Pastures - An Irrigation Opportunity 430 HECTARES Situated in the prestigious Cheviot area, this balanced property is coming to the market for the first time in 33 years. With a surface water consent for 130 litres/second from a shallow well beside the Waiau River, this is a versatile property. Currently using 45litres/sec through sprinklers, the new owners could develop the irrigation area to fully utilise the remaining available water. The approximately 200ha of flat to easy rolling country could be set up with centre pivots and sprinklers. The balance of the property is medium hill with some gullies. Situated at the end of Sisters Road, it is 19km to Cheviot and 122km to Christchurch. The comfortable four bedroom house is complemented by two sleep outs and a large range of farm sheds, including a three stand woolshed, a workshop/implement shed and a large modern shed, which would be ideal for calf rearing. There are good sheep yards with a covered race, cattle yards and tailing yards near the western boundary. This is a very good water consent from one of the most reliable rivers in Canterbury and we believe has better grass growing conditions than inland areas of Canterbury, being warmer in winter. Auction 2pm, Wednesday 27 November 2013 at Riccarton Park Racecourse Function Centre Maurice Newell M 0272 401 718 Barry Keys M 0274 347 689 Historic Central Otago Rail Trail 4,047m2 Accommodation and local business (Gilchrist General Store Est 1898). Ideal family or lifestyle business opportunity includes ownership of a three bedroom home and a two bedroom (six person) B&B, along with the lease of the historic Gilchrist Oturehua Store (Established 1898) and rural mail delivery to 140 RD addresses. For sale as a going concern. Price by negotiation Craig Bates M 0274 894 361 Alan Turner M 0274 544 222 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 71 CRT REAL ESTATE L I C E N S E D U N D E R R E A A 2 0 0 8 w w w.c r treales tate.co. n z South Canterbury Website ID WA1147 Outstanding Versatile South Canterbury Farm 412 HECTARES Whether you are seeking your forever family farm, or large scale dairy support with conversion prospects, this property will withstand any scrutiny. The product of 40 years of high inputs, the fertility, fencing, shelter, stock water, standard of homes, sheds and yards are quite exceptional. Virtually all cultivatable and within the proposed Hunter Downs Irrigation Scheme catchment, surrounded by dry-land dairies, there is a long standing history of wintering up to 2,200 cows, raising 600 calves annually along with 600 R1 bulls and 600 R2 bulls. The climate is equable, in a higher rainfall area, there is a good balance of soil types and the kgs of dry matter grown are very impressive. Just walk in and carry on farming. Within the district it is not often that a property of this size offering such scale with local amenities nearby and infrastructure in place comes to the market. The homestead, built in the 1950â€™s has been extended and renovated to a very high standard. There is a brand new three bedroom 'Keith Hay' home, a farm office and extensive garaging. Gardens and shelterbelts are most attractive, as are the surrounding environment, with views from the rolling hills to the ocean. Deadline sale closing 4pm, Wednesday 20 November 2013 (unless sold prior) Ian Moore M 0275 398 152 Susie Williams - PGGW M 0273 469 676 72 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E | November 2013 CRT REAL ESTATE L I C E N S E D U N D E R R E A A 2 0 0 8 w w w.c r trea les tate.co.n z South Canterbury Website ID TU10066 Coryston Farm - The Ultimate Farming Opportunity! 747 HECTARES - Breeding, finishing and fattening unit - Possible dairy conversion - Dairy support - Cropping - Stud stock property This superb property is located in one of South Canterbury's most reliable rainfall areas. These factors combined with excellent soils and good fertility, make it an extremely productive unit. The farm is currently home to a very renowned sheep stud and also runs a commercial sheep flock, beef cows, along with fattening cattle and lambs. There is a full complement of farm buildings and yards. The permanent material homestead is superior, having five bedrooms and two living areas with a swimming pool and tennis court. All of this is situated in mature and established park like surroundings. Various purchase options available: Option one - entire property 747 hectares Option two - 'The Home Block' 417.5 hectares Deadline sale closing 1pm, Wednesday 4 December 2013 Simon Richards M 0274 570 990 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E Option three - 'The Baker Block' 157.8 hectares Option four - 'The Hill Block' 172.3 hectares | November 2013 73 CRT REAL ESTATE L I C E N S E D U N D E R R E A A 2 0 0 8 w w w.c r treales tate.co. n z North Otago Website ID TU10071 Otago Website ID DU1970 Location, Contour, Soils 253 HECTARES IN TWO BLOCKS balance of dark and sunny country with strong claremont silt loam soils. Traditionally the two properties, which bound each other, have has natural shelter plus several well established shelter belts. The improvements include a four bedroom, open plan roughcast home, a three stand woolshed, plus implement shed and yards and is situated approximately 23km south of Oamaru. - Option one – Total package 253 hectares - Option two – 138 hectares including house and woolshed - Option three – 115 hectares bare land Deadline sale closing 1pm, Thursday 21 November 2013 Barry Kingan M 0272 295 046 Merv Dalziel M 0274 395 823 74 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E The Beach is where my Heart is - Toko Mouth 522m2 old, open plan, warm, two bedroom home, overlooking the Toko River with excellent views of the ocean. Plenty of access for your boat or caravan, along with a double garage. Ideal for holiday time Clutha District Council Lease $1,125 per year, 18 year lease from 1st April 2011 (522m2 more or less, leasehold). Price $250,000 Murray Taylor M 0274 393 333 | November 2013 CRT REAL ESTATE L I C E N S E D U N D E R R E A A 2 0 0 8 w w w.c r trea les tate.co.n z Otago Website ID DU1984 Otago Website ID DU1827 Otago Website ID DU1923 Hill Block And Lifestyle Block - Maniototo 270 HECTARES AND 20 HECTARES Total property 290 hectares or available in two separate blocks. Lot 1 - Puketoi Runs Road, 270 hectare hill block, subdivided into three blocks with natural water in all blocks. Lot 2 - Approximately 20 hectares (subject to survey), four bedroom home open plan living, two bedroom cottage, four bay hay barn, five bay implement/calf rearing shed and large set of cattle yards. 'Stonebrooke' - Dog Kennels And Cattery 5.4 HECTARES If you have a great love of caring for dogs and cats, are attracted to life in the country and you can be at work in a minute, then it can all be had on this lifestyle property. An attractive property situated on the banks of the mighty Clutha River, making it ideal for boating and fishing, plus the Blue Mountains close by for hunting and just a couple of hours to Central Otago. A well sheltered 1920's style cottage altered and renovated into a large four bedroom residence with good indoor/outdoor flow. The "Stonebrooke" business caters for dogs and cats on a long or short term basis. Books available for inspection. Lots of farming options to consider here. Price $435,000 plus GST (if any) Patrick Bowden M 0274 365 161 Simply Stunning Rural Lifestyle 23 HECTARES Located 1km north of Palmerston, this desirable unit has it all. A stunning character homestead has been extensively renovated and modernised, featuring open plan new kitchen dining and living rooms. A feature staircase leads to the upper level. The new deck is wrapped around the north and north west side and leads to the garden spa pool in its own gazebo and mature garden setting. The farm is well subdivided and stock watered with good fertility and good fences. Numerous outbuildings, stock facilities and a large new three bay concrete floor workshop complete a very impressive picture. Price by negotiation Alan Eason Alan Turner M 0274 898 760 M 0274 544 222 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E Tender closing 4pm Friday 29th November 2013 (unless sold prior) Alan Turner M 0274 544 222 | November 2013 75 CRT REAL ESTATE L I C E N S E D U N D E R R E A A 2 0 0 8 w w w.c r treales tate.co. n z Southland Website ID IN1631 Southland Website ID IN1472 'The Redwoods' - Dairy Conversion / Deer / Fattening Unit 200 HECTARES Located only 5km from Otautau and 30km from Winton, this is a superb farm with options of purchase in three titles. This farm has under-gone an extensive transformation in recent years, with an extended and transformed two storey homestead set in an attractive park like setting amongst mature trees. A large deer shed complex could be utilised for wintering stock, plus two implement sheds, an older woolshed with covered-in yards and a hay barn complement this well laid out farm. An excellent pasture renewal programme with over half the farm regrassed in the past five years, plus a very good fertiliser history makes this property well worth viewing for whatever type of farming you may be considering. All weather lanes in place to all paddocks making for an easier conversion. Quality pastures equals premium results. Currently run as a top producing deer velveting operation holding national winning velvet awards. Part of this award winning deer herd is available with the farm sale. An appealing well sheltered property in a renowned dairying area of Southland on good reliable soil types makes this property very desirable - it is just awaiting new owners. Deadline sale closing 4pm, Wednesday 11 December 2013 (unless sold prior) John Beaufill M 0274 310 054 76 C R T FA R M L A N D S A G L I N E Sheep and Beef Conversion or Dairy Support 292 HECTARES Located in Mossburn is this highly productive tidy property with flat to rolling contour and extensive shelter over the whole property. The property features a three bedroom homestead. Farm buildings include a three stand woolshed and large covered yards with 1,800 night pens, two hay barns, two bay fertiliser bin (60 tonne), wintering pad and a good array of implement/storage sheds. Water system in place with reliable soils and good fertility. Suitable for dairy conversion or dairy support unit. Price $5,100,000 plus GST (if any) Terry Forde M 021 361 516 Peter Richards M 0274 482 214 | November 2013