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SPECIAL OFFERS AND INFORMATION FOR FARMLANDS SHAREHOLDERS

FEB 2014 Valid from 1-28 February 2014

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FINANCE

GETTING PASTURE OFF TO A FLYING START

TIME FOR AN UPGRADE

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TRAIL CAMERAS USES FROM HUNTING TO HARVEST PAGE 33

DONE AND DUSTED DEALS

GET THINGS SORTED AROUND THE FARM FOR LESS PAGE 8

RURAL SCHOOLS PAGE 4

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THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX WITH FUNDING


Contents

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SHAREHOLDER OFFERS 8-16

Farmlands round-up

Plan365 Rural Infrastructure

17-23 Plan365 Forage and Arable

FROM THE CEO

Field Days are some of the most important events on any shareholder’s calendar. They allow shareholders to see first-hand the latest technology, products and services available to them and their business.

24-31

Plan365 Animal Management

32-34

Plan365 Horticulture

35-37

Plan365 Nutrition

38-41

Farmlands Big Deals

42

Hot Summer Specials

52-57

Real Estate listings

INTEREST

Farmlands is heavily involved in Field Days around the country. It gives us the opportunity to further help our shareholders, away from the store and the farm. The first Field Days of the year is the 17th biennial Southern Field Days, held at Waimumu, near Gore. It is an event well known to our southern shareholders and it is expected to attract more than 35,000 visitors from February 12th until the 14th. This will be our first visit to Waimumu under the Farmlands name – however the co-operative plans to continue its strong presence at the event. With more than 700 exhibitors spread across 7.6 hectares, our shareholders can be assured we have plenty for them to see and enjoy.

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From the CEO

2

Save the date

3

Meet the team

4-7

Special Feature – Staying on track

43

Choices Rewards

44-45

Farmlands Fuel

46-47

Farmlands Livestock

48

Farmlands Finance

49 Compliance 50

Swipe & Win

51

Leeston reaches fine vintage

ON YOUR FARMLANDS AND CRT CARD

The Farmlands Village will contain more than 60 exhibitors, each with deals, advice and products with shareholders specifically in mind. There will be demonstrations and special guests, as well as a fantastic offering from Stonewood Homes, where for the first time we will showcasing the Farmrange transportable work accommodation – exclusive to Farmlands shareholders.

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What’s Hot

60 Telecom 61 Challenge 62

Big Save / Bunnings

These can be delivered on-farm anywhere in New Zealand, are fully compliant with council regulations and include carpets, dishwashers and range hoods.

63 Bridgestone/Firestone

Farmlands Finance will be on-site to help with any questions you may have about financing the Farmrange – just one more way we can ensure our shareholders can get ahead in business.

66 Ford

64

Cooper Tires

65

Resene / Direct 4 You / Black Duck

67 PlaceMakers 68 Repco 69 TradeZone 70 TWL

Brent Esler

71

Arthur Barnett

72 Carters

Chief Executive Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited

Front cover: Mark Robins from Totara Valley cycles across Wairewa Station in South Canterbury.

SAVE THE DATE

WHAT’S COMING UP WITH FARMLANDS

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FEBRUARY

Southern Field Days, Waimumu, Southland The South Island's largest rural gathering with more than 600 exhibitors.

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FEBRUARY

- 01

MARCH

Northland Field Days The biggest three day agricultural event in Dargaville, Northland.

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MARCH

07-08

MARCH

Hawke's Bay Annual Fishing Competition

Upper Clutha A&P Show

Entries open from 1st February and close 14th February. Entry forms available at your local store.

Wanaka hosts farmers from around the region and beyond.

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PIP MCKINNEL Q: What is your current role at Farmlands? A: Business Manager of Farmlands Cromwell. Q: What type of work were you doing before you started at Farmlands? A: I was with Elders, until Farmlands bought the Cromwell store just before Christmas. I was with CRT in Gore, Invercargill and Alexandra before that. Q: Tell us a bit about your family. A: Mum and Dad are sheep farming at Dacre and I have two older sisters (the poor old boy lucked out and had three daughters)! Q: What piece of technology could you not live without? A: I would say cell phone but on the other hand, it’s sometimes quite nice if no one can get a hold of you. Q: What is the most interesting trip you have ever taken? A: A holiday around Ireland and Scotland – the people are so friendly!

ROSEMARY AND GARLIC BUTTERFLIED LEG OF LAMB

CALL IN AND SEE US! Tap into the huge amount of knowledge and experience

INGREDIENTS

at your local Farmlands

1 teaspoon fresh thyme

branch. Drop in,

2 teaspoons fresh rosemary

call 0800 327 636 or visit

3 garlic cloves, minced

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¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup red wine 1.5 to 2kg boneless leg of lamb, butterflied 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper

DIRECTIONS Combine thyme, rosemary, garlic, oil and wine and mix well. Add leg of lamb and turn to coat. Marinate for 15 minutes in refrigerator. Preheat oven to 180oC or heat the BBQ. Remove lamb from marinade and place in shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast, uncovered, for 50 minutes or until an instant red meat thermometer registers 60oC

Farmlands store. Horticultural Advisory Service available.

for medium rare, or 65oC for medium. Baste with remaining marinade several times during roasting. Remove from oven, cover with foil and let stand for 15 minutes.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Extra-curricular activity

RURAL SCHOOLS ARE TRADITIONALLY THE HOME OF SMALL ROLLS AND SMALL FUNDING. THAT'S WHY SOME FARMLANDS SHAREHOLDERS THINK OUTSIDE THE SQUARE TO ENSURE THEIR COMMUNITY HUB HAS EVERYTHING IT NEEDS. | Scott and Katheryn Kennedy, with their children, at Alfredton School.

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For many rural areas in New Zealand, the local primary school is the hub of the community. Where community halls may have been mothballed, or local pubs shut down, schools offer rural areas a meeting place – an area landmark that equals any Sky Tower or harbour bridge. But for many of these schools, looking at statistics alone can

fundraising team to create a

leave half the story untold. If a rural school has a small roll, does

Super Sport Day,” Scott says.

less funding mean less opportunity?

“Basically, it is a dress up

Not if you think outside the box. And for some Farmlands

day with themes and sports

shareholders, making sure their local school has everything it

such as golf, shot put, table

needs means some proactive fundraising.

tennis, dodgeball and claybird

And these are not your average bake sales.

shooting.”

Alfredton School is approximately 15km from Eketahuna,

The themes for the Alfredton

with a roll of 43 children and two teachers. The Board of

School fundraiser are just

Trustees and the community wanted three teachers for their

part of the attraction. In 2012,

school – especially with another 14 new entrants expected during

the theme was the Olympics,

the 2014 school year.

while last year there was a

Board of Trustees member and Farmlands shareholder, Scott Kennedy says the idea for the third teacher was supported throughout the community. However, funding from the Ministry of Education for a third teacher would only come if the school roll reached 51 by June 1st.

movie theme. The all-day event also has drinks and food for sale, with an evening auction rounding out the fundraising. The 2013 edition raised $23,000 for Alfredton School. “To come up with $23,000, for a school of just more than 40 kids,

Even then, Alfredton School would need to come up with the

is massive,” Scott says. “We had about 26 teams this past year

money for the first six months of the year.

and it just seems to be getting bigger and bigger – we get a lot of

"We needed to come up with the money for our third teacher, after we (the community) decided with the Board of Trustees we

school teams from Rathkeale College and other Masterton area high schools.”

definitely wanted another teacher here. So we put together a

| Alfredton School, like so many rural schools, needs community support to achieve lofty goals.

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"To come up with $23,000, for a school of just more than 40 kids, is massive." and fed – which is where the Albury community comes into it, all eager to help raise funds for their school. The Pass to Pub was originally conceived as part of a much longer multi-sport race that ran from Mount Cook to Christchurch – in a similar vein to the Coast to Coast – with cycling, kayaking, off road running and mountain biking, run on shingle track roads. The multi-sport event did not take off, so it was the mountain biking that became a mainstay feature. Its first incarnations were known as the Pub to Pub Race, before the Burke’s Pass Hotel was destroyed by fire. The course has changed over the years to move away from shingle roads and into neighbouring farms, a vast majority of which belong to Farmlands shareholders. Chris Thomas from Special Events Aoraki, which organises the Pass to Pub event, says a partnership between the race organisers and Albury School was forged in the 1990s, with the event now acting as a significant fundraiser every year. “The Albury Home and School Association arranges marshals for the course – a challenge given the small size of the school roll,” Chris says. “The school also organises an after-race BBQ for riders, for additional fundraising.” Chris says approximately three quarters of the race is now completed through farm land. “There is a close association

| Scott Kennedy and family at Alfredton School.

There are plenty of farmers and businesses in the surrounding communities willing to help out as well – which is why the auction tends to be the financial backbone of the fundraising. Scott “rings around everyone to come up with a few goodies” and using the feedback from previous auctions, tries to cater to everyone. Scott, who has “two at Alfredton School and another two on

between the land owners and the race, with many of the land owners and their families having ridden in the Pass to Pub – it is almost a rite of passage for children growing up in this area to ride the race,” he says. “Most of the farmers also help out on race day by moving stock, opening gates and even putting the bulldozer over farm tracks.”

the way”, says complete community involvement is what turns an average fundraiser into an outstanding one. Having only lived in the area for three years, Scott is overwhelmed by the community spirit. “It’s a real strong community here – and it’s blown me out of the water. Whenever there’s a do on, like the once a year we have a shearing event, everyone’s there,” he says. “We had a comment last year that we may not want to have the Sports Day every year but we did it again – you can’t fault it at all. And hopefully we can continue to, every November.” Like Alfredton School, Albury School in South Canterbury is a rural school that needs to think outside the box to get the extra things it needs. The Pass to Pub was conceived in the late 1980s (the exact year the first race was held depends on who you ask), with competitors making their way from Burke’s Pass to Albury. A lot of tired and hungry mountain bikers need to be marshalled

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"It is almost a rite of passage for children growing up in this area to ride the race." Marshalling close to 700 riders from around the South Island can

The majority of the fundraising spoils has gone to items such as

be quite a challenge. Lesley Roy has been marshalling for the past

playground equipment and new technology for the school. Lesley

eight years, or helping out on the BBQ. With no more children left

says the community spirit makes the event a positive experience,

at the school, she’s looking forward to maybe participating in the

even with the high amount of organisation required.

race proper this year.

“We always work in collaboration with the pub – we don’t step on

“The roll at the end of last year was 36 kids, so for Albury School to do the marshalling and BBQ requires every family – both parents if possible,” she says.

each other’s toes in terms of what is offered,” she says. “It’s quite amazing that we always seem to end up with enough people – 36 is a pretty big (school roll) number for us, so

“It is a fabulous fundraiser for the school – close to $2500 has been the average in recent years. The school also does lamb grazing, which has helped to keep the school pool open, which

sometimes we’ve had extra people come in and give us a hand.” • The 36km Pass to Pub race will run on 2nd March, 2014.

the whole community uses.”

| Matthew Anderson of Fairlie, Sam Milne of Fairlie and Thomas Clarke of Kimbell at the Pass to Pub race.

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& E N DO D E T DUS S EAL D EAL

d n u o r a d e t r o get things s . s s e l r o f , m r a the f It’s maintenance time! So whatever you need to get sorted, swing into your local Farmlands store for some expert advice and hot savings.

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Plus sPend $100 in-store on participating supplier products, or on your Farmlands or CRT Card at participating Card Partners, between 3 February and 31 May 2014 and go in the draw to:

WIN

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RRP $2,454

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Selected products only. Farmlands shareholder promotion. For full terms and conditions go to www.farmlands.co.nz/competitions

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DONE & DUSTED DEALS

RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE

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APEX XCESS TROUGH VALVE

APEX XTRAFLO TROUGH VALVE

• Very high flow rate for fast filling large troughs. • 25mm inlet (25 to 20mm blue adaptor also included). • Cord and nipple included. • Serviced in seconds – no tools required, no need to remove the arm. • Arm can be locked shut to stop flow – to clean trough or to fit camlock. • Unique camlock compatible outlet to fit 20mm camlock.

• Compact armless diaphragm valve with full-flow, high volume fill. • Suitable for large troughs, with high demand. • 30mm water level differential from open to closed. • Reduces pump run time, saves electricity and increases pump life.

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APEX VISI-BALL TANK WATER LEVEL INDICATOR • Highly visible tank water level indicator. • Innovative uni-ball joint adjusts to suit any tank installation, regardless of roof angle. • Manufactured from UV resistant premium quality materials. • Spare extensions/tubes available (1 metre).

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TANK UNIT AND LEVEL SENSOR

WIRELESS PUMP CONTROLLER

• Complete, simple solution for the monitoring and management of water and other fluids. • Extremely easy to operate and install, system provides peace of mind that there is water available. • Accurately measures the liquid levels based on pressure. • Includes desktop touchscreen display, tank unit, level sensor. • Optional wireless pump controller can also be added to ensure tank levels are maintained (sold separately).

• Tank unit transmits data measured by the sensor to the display unit. • Solar powered - no need to change batteries. • High performance multi-directional antenna up to 4km/2.5 miles line of sight. • Connect up to nine tank units to one display unit. • Level sensor measures liquid level in the tank.

• Remotely control your pump. Ensures tank levels are maintained at desired levels. • Automatic control using wireless transmitted tank level readings. • Alternatively can be used as a manual activated wireless control system. • Automatic stop feature in case of abnormal usage.

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An effective stock water system keeps water flowing At this time of the year, water around the farm is in peak demand. When stock don’t get enough water, this can adversely affect production. Every farm has a slightly different stock water system - from water sources and reticulation methods to pipes, fittings and outlets.

2. Reservoir integrity – check concrete

Another aspect to consider is water flow,

tanks and troughs for cracks, which

which is key to an efficient and effective

can become potential leaks. Repair

stock water system. Flow is affected by

with an epar product (such as

pipe diameter, pipe length and viscosity.

Humebond) on the internal surface, while the tank or trough is empty. 3. Valves and fittings – at the trough,

Stock water supply systems should be designed to cater for the maximum possible demand. This is expressed as

check bent ballcock arms are straight

peak demand and is generally estimated

and washers are not leaking. Thread

for a six hour period in mid-summer. Daily

Typical components of a stock water

tape can be applied to leaking

stock water demand can vary with climate

system include:

threaded fittings and ballcocks

and age of animals.

· Water source (springs, streams or bores)

replaced as required.

· Intake (powered by gravity or mechanical/electrical means)

4. Reticulation (pipeline network) A. Reduced or no water flow - it

· Storage (tanks or a dam of adequate capacity)

could be a blockage in the system or the inlet sucking in air, creating airlocks.

· Reticulation (appropriately sized

B. Leakage - identify where the leak

pipes and fittings)

is occurring. Check for incorrect

· Outlet (troughs)

pipe pressure, mechanical,

If something has gone wrong, or your

stock or weather damage, water

stock water system is not performing as

hammer, aggressive chemicals

expected, here are some potential issues

corroding pipes or incorrect

to check for:

installation.

1. Water quality – check tanks and

C. Excessive pump cycling – the

troughs for dust, silt or organic matter,

pressure cylinder may be water

which may taint the water. Remove

logged or the pump not correctly

contaminated water with a suction

sized to match the stock water

pump, sanitise and replace with

system, in which case it may need

fresh water.

to be replaced.

Troughs should be adequate to meet demand, relative to stock type and numbers. In the case of a pumped supply to a reserve (tank) capacity, at least two day’s supply is recommended. Dairy cows require up to 70 litres of water per day. At peak times, troughs can quickly empty, causing frustrated cows to damage ball cocks and troughs. Correct installation and regular maintenance will extend the life of these very important farm infrastructure assets. Make sure you enlist the help of qualified professionals to keep your stock water system working effectively. For more information on stock water systems, contact the knowledgeable staff at your local Farmlands store. Article supplied by Humes.

Table 1. Water consumption of livestock Stock Type

Litres/ Head/Day

Litres/ Head/Hour

Milking cows

70

14

Beef cattle

45

7.5

Calves

25

4.1

Breeding ewes

4

0.4

Lambs

2.5

0.25

Deer

3/6

0.3/0.6

Goats

4

0.04

Source: Lincoln University - Farm Technical Manual 2003

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A Real Kiwi Story

It was the 1950’s and Kiwis Bert and Dawn Hansen were building their house. Bert couldn’t find a reliable toilet valve, being an entrepreneur he invented one. This then lead Bert into developing a range of high performance Brass Foot and Check Valves. The design was patented and fast became the bench mark for industry standards and today the original design Bert created is used in a multitude of valves in hundreds of markets all around the world.

With the initial success of the Brass Foot and Check Valves, Bert and Dawn worked many long hours to keep up with supply. Their garage was the hub of their business with all the machining, assembling and packaging carried out there. In those early days, Dawn remembers having to pack up the car and take all the fittings down to the railway station for distribution. In the 1960s the range was expanded further, with Bert designing and manufacturing a range of Brass Quick Couplings. However by the early 70s An Original Bert and Dawn realised that Hansen plastic was the way of the Advertisment future and re-developed 1979 the existing range of Brass Quick Couplings and Brass Foot and Check Valves Bert’s in plastic. By the end of the 70s Bert Original and Dawn saw an opportunity to Toilet Valve add to their range and designed and 1952 manufactured a range of Nylon easy to use “Cold Fit Pipe Fittings”. Back then this completely changed the way Kiwi Farmers joined Alkathene pipe. “We had a few teething problems with the original cold fit range, mainly around the single barb being difficult to get past the hard pipe when it was cold and a 130kg farmer trying to tighten up a 25mm fitting with a 24” stillson on a -5 degree Southland winter’s Hansen day. Those were some fun Instore learning times but we got Display those problems sorted, we Unit should have labelled the 2009 fittings “Kiwi Proof”.

Hansen Easy Fit Pipe Fitting 2009

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In the mid 1980s some more enthusiasm and ideas were injected into the business when Carl Hansen (Bert and Dawn’s son) arrived from completing his engineering trades.

Within a short period of time, Carl’s experience in engineering and his desire to use the “right” technologies in manufacturing and materials added even more strength to the Hansen company. Bert and the team didn’t sit still for long and in the late 1980s it was decided Hansen would design and manufacture a range of True Fit Threaded Fittings. With the Hansen range of products growing rapidly, it was time to move out of the garage and into its own manufacturing plant to start injection moulding their products. This move was a huge investment and there were many sleepless nights in the Hansen households. The move proved to be the right decision and it wasn’t long before Hansen products were being demanded from all over the world. The 1990s saw the products develop a stronger following in New Zealand and Australia, with many of the original products having upgrades to high performance materials and the core ranges growing every year. “At one point it felt like we were adding fitting configurations every month”, recalls Carl Hansen. In 1999, it was time for Hansen Products to move into even bigger premises. A building in Union East Street, Whangarei was found and the building underwent huge changes to house the manufacturing plant. The turn of the millennium saw Hansen Products continue on the path of constant improvement - a sister company in Canada was established, Irripod was purchased, the Easy Fit range was updated and after much encouragement from the market, our Full Flow Ball Valve was released. It’s 2013 and Hansen Products is far from slowing down. Our in-house Research and Design team has developed several new products for release, Level Alert Heavy Duty Tank Level Indicator, the Leveller Tank/Reservoir Valve, Superflo Piston Valve and the Maxflo Diaphragm Valve. All of these products have been designed for high performance whilst still staying true to Bert’s original philosophy of “Keep it Simple”. At Hansen, we believe the Superflo and Maxflo valves will quickly become the next industry standard of High Performance Float Valves. After 60 years in business, Hansen Products is extremely proud to be a New Zealand owned and operated business. We are continuing to design, manufacture and distribute Pipe Fittings and Valves of the highest quality around the world. Hansen has built a reputation for providing high performance, easy to use, simple products that deliver our customers “Best Installed Value”. The winning formula that has been applied to the product range since the 1950s has ensured a loyal customer following through the generations. With a range of more than 1000 different products, loyal customers and a dedicated team, Hansen is poised for the new challenges ahead.

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ALKATHENE™ LDPE PIPE • Higher pressure rating than traditional LDPE, manufactured to NZS 7601. • Resistant to bloat remedies, tested in accordance with ASTMD 1693 “Environmental Stress Crack Resistance”. • Good flexibility, due to the “new generation” LDPE material. • Robust wall section, conformant to NZS 7601.

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• Strong and durable, to withstand the rigours of larger animals in a permanent position. • Fully rolled top with no edges. • Lightweight for easy installation in positions where concrete is impractical. • Complete with centre-mounted, fully protected trough valve. • Removable valve cover for easy service access. • Designed to service one or two adjacent paddocks.

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RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE

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GALLAGHER ENERGIZER S17 SOLAR

FRANKLIN VERTICAL BARRED GATE

• S17 – Built-in solar panel. • Powers up to 1.5km of multi wire fence.

• 25mm nominal bore pipe frame. • 10mm bar uprights at 100mm spacings. • Vertical bars prevent children from climbing. • Fully hot dipped galvanised inside and out.

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Twin Farm lambs make top weights on high sugar grass The combination of award winning sheep genetics and high sugar grass is enabling a Southland farm to maximise its earnings from lambs that can reach their target weight at 12 weeks. Twin Farm is a family owned and operated company and co-owner Andrew Welsh says breed improvement and pasture quality are vital to a farm system geared to rapid lamb growth. “A higher price for lambs would be a big help but on the farm it’s all about getting more animal production and trying to improve things,” says Andrew, who runs Twin Farm at Mandeville, near Gore, with his wife Katherine and his parents Russell and Pam Welsh. Earlier this year, the family’s achievements were recognised at the Beef + Lamb NZ Sheep Industry Awards, where Twin Farm won the SIL-ACE Dual Purpose for Growth (lamb growth and adult size) Award across all breeds, for their easy care TEFRom (Texel-East Friesian-Romney) flock. Twin Farm’s TEFRoms offer high fertility, a 35 micron fleece and excellent meat yield. “Basically the award recognises that our TEFRoms breed lambs that grow very quickly compared to the size of their mothers. That means we have efficient ewes rather than massive ones,” Andrew says.

He has up to 50 percent of their commercial lambs ready at weaning at 12 weeks to send to the works, where their carcase weights average 18kg. “Some of those lambs can pack on more than 500 grams a day at times on mum,” Andrew says. As well as commercial ewes, the Welsh family runs a TEFRom stud with more than 1,000 recorded ewes, plus 680 Suftex stud ewes on their 650 hectares on the Waimea Plains, where Andrew uses his ‘eye-o-meter’ each day to measure pasture and stock performance. There is clearly a strong grazing preference for AberMagic high sugar grass. “We had left the gates open across all the paddocks at tailing, including several young grass paddocks of other varieties and eventually we had to lock them out of the AberMagic because within three days most of the mob was in there. “They will eat the sugar grass to the bare ground if you let them.” Improved pasture is enabling the lambs to reach their genetic potential and while Andrew continues to trial different ryegrasses, he has so far planted 100 hectares in Aber high sugar grass (AberHSG). “The hoggets lambing on AberMagic this season looked phenomenal and their lambs were in great condition, despite a high stocking rate.” On AberHSG pasture, the twin-bearing hoggets can be set stocked at 16 per hectare, not counting the lambs, compared to 10 sheep per hectare on old ryegrass varieties.

| Twin Farm owners Russell and Andrew Welsh describe these five-year-old AberMagic paddocks as “like a new grass”.

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into prime pasture earlier, to build body condition ahead of winter. Andrew first tried AberDart, a perennial AberHSG, 10 years ago on the family’s previous sheep farm at Riverton, 110km south on the Invercargill coast. After moving to Mandeville five years ago, he wasted no time by choosing pasture renewal with AberMagic. Andrew says their first paddocks are growing a thick sward “like a new grass” and the AberHSG varieties have proven persistent. “They were the green paddocks when the farm was dry.” This spring, AberGreen - a new AberHSG perennial - was sown into 15 hectares as a trial while AberEcho, a new hybrid HSG, was blended with AberMagic for more grass growth in the cooler shoulder seasons. “So far I am rapt with the AberMagic. The stock love it and it holds its quality,” says Andrew. Farmlands Gore Technical Field Officer, Garth Shanks has been advising Twin Farm for five years and says the AberHSGs hold their quality well in dry conditions. “The sheep use less energy to digest this grass and it has a mass of fine, dense roots that allows it to reach more soil moisture and nutrients, which gives it persistence,” says Garth, who has observed AberHSG pasture on his own block, improving the condition of lambs within two or three weeks. For more information please talk to the friendly team at your local Farmlands store today. Article supplied by Germinal Seeds.

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Specialist drystock pasture put to the test in Hawke's Bay Rohan spreading perennial ryegrass (SPR) is the new solution to an old challenge for many farmers - namely, how to grow pastures with the yield and feed value of a perennial ryegrass, in conditions where normal ryegrass often doesn’t last well. This year, it’s getting a close look on a drystock foothills property in Hawke’s Bay, where its strong establishment and high clover content have already impressed.

and palatable - which makes it easier to

strongly, the clover has also established

manage.”

brilliantly alongside it." Young cattle more

On the advice of Daniel Gardner from

accustomed to tetraploid pastures have

Farmlands Hastings, John Feast sowed

taken to it readily and depending on its

Rohan SPR in autumn 2013 - hard on

performance during the dry, it could have

the heels of a one in 70 year drought at

real potential in Hawke’s Bay, he says.

Otamauri, at the base of the Kaweka

Graham Kerr from Agriseeds says once

Rohan SPR is a new diploid perennial

“What we’re trying to do is grow these

ryegrass from Agriseeds, developed for

animals the very best we can within a tight

farmers wanting more persistent pastures.

timeframe, so they have to be gaining

It combines proven pasture genetics with

weight year-round.”

years of testing to deliver a persistent, easy care and resilient ryegrass for sheep and beef farm systems New Zealand-wide.

ranges. Growing out hundreds of dairy service bulls every year, John was looking for a persistent pasture that would feed and put weight on young cattle during typically dry, hot Hawke’s Bay summers.

As of mid December, he says, Rohan SPR had established to the point "where you would think it had been there two years,

Agriseeds Pasture Systems Manager,

not eight months" and he’s definitely

Graham Kerr says one key to Rohan SPR’s

planning to sow more as part of ongoing

performance is its unique ability to spread

pasture renewal.

across the ground after it is established, helping fill in the spaces between drill rows and cover bare soil so that weeds can’t

Rohan SPR is established, it creates a dense pasture, which can better tolerate the harder conditions and harder grazing typically associated with many sheep, beef and drystock systems. Persistence is further improved through NEA2 endophyte, which protects the plant from insect pest attack while still providing safe, staggers free grazing for sheep and cattle on farms. For more information please talk to the friendly team at your local Farmlands store today. Article supplied by Agriseeds

“It has covered the ground exceptionally well and even though it tillers out so

take hold. “This can also happen in autumn, following a dry summer, so Rohan SPR is almost a ‘self-replacing’ ryegrass.” Rohan SPR also has fine leaves and a very high tiller density, so it can physically handle more pressure than other ryegrasses that have larger leaves and fewer tillers. Just as importantly, Graham Kerr says, it offers significant benefits in terms of feed quality, as it has consistently stayed short, green and leafy - as a result of being very well grazed - in comparison to a range of other cultivars it has been tested against. “The end result for sheep and beef farmers is a pasture that’s both persistent

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Reaping the benefits of endoph yte IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS FIRST Endophyte has a significant effect on the longevity of your new ryegrass pasture and the health of animals grazing it. So before you organise your autumn pasture seed, set aside some time to identify the right endophyte for your conditions. It won’t take long and it will make a big difference to your results. The most important thing to remember? No single endophyte does everything. These days you will have a choice of seven different endophytes when you order seed for new proprietary pasture. The ryegrass cultivar itself determines at least 50 percent of plant growth and persistence, so this remains a key deciding factor but picking the right endophyte for your system is equally important. Endophyte research is complex and fast-moving, because scientifically, this is still a relatively new area of investigation. New Zealand is a world leader in this field and new work is underway all the time, so it can be hard to keep up with the latest developments. The most important thing to remember is that each endophyte has its own unique characteristics, so of those available, you need to work out which will best deliver the requirements of your farm system.

Keep in mind, however, that there is no ‘silver bullet’ endophyte that does everything perfectly.

AR37 Provides very good persistence when matched to a ryegrass cultivar suitable for

NEA2

your farm system. It has a wide spectrum

Ideal for most intensive farming situations,

of insect resistance, giving very good

providing persistent, staggers free pasture

control of ASW, pasture mealybug and

for cows, cattle and sheep, with excellent

root aphid, with good control of black

animal performance. Under deer grazing,

beetle. It is the only endophyte to provide

be cautious if grazing the first pick of green

a level of porina control. AR37 must not be

re-growth following drought. NEA2 gives

used for deer or horse grazing due to its

good black beetle control in both tetraploid

potential animal health issues.

and diploid ryegrass options. Ryegrass with NEA2 is also effective against ASW,

Endo5

pasture mealybug (provisional result) and

Overall similar to NEA2, with good control

root aphid. Previously available only in

of black beetle. Endo5 provides staggers

Bealey (tetraploid) and Trojan (diploid), it

free pasture, although it may slightly

is also now available in the new spreading

reduce lamb LWG. Endo5 is only available

perennial ryegrass Rohan SPR, for sheep

in tetraploid cultivars.

and beef systems.

GrubOUT U2

NEA

A meadow fescue endophyte that

A new endophyte option for 2014. Because

produces chemical lolines, which are

it comes in a hybrid ryegrass (Shogun), it

known to provide good insect control.

is for use in shorter term pastures. It gives good control of black beetle, so where this pest is a problem, we recommend it be sown instead of Italian or annual ryegrass without endophyte, as part of an integrated

For more information please talk to the friendly team at your local Farmlands store today. Article supplied by Agriseeds

pest management strategy. This will limit the build-up of black beetle, which thrive on nil endophyte ryegrasses. AR1 A good endophyte for many farming situations throughout the lower North Island and South Island, as it provides excellent animal performance and health. However, AR1 should not be sown in the northern North Island on soils affected by black beetle, to which it is susceptible. It provides very good control of ASW and pasture mealybug and is staggers free.

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GrubOUT® U2 - the rock star endoph yte For those farmers whose pastures are severely affected by black field crickets, the news that the new endophyte GrubOUT® U2 protects host grasses from crickets will be strongly welcomed. The GrubOUT® U2 endophyte was launched last autumn by Cropmark Seeds and is available in the company’s ready-to-sow Barrier Combo™ permanent pasture mix. Cropmark’s National Sales Manager Callum Davidson says research conducted on behalf of the company has shown that crickets seem to be particularly sensitive to loline alkaloids produced by the GrubOUT® U2 endophyte contained in Barrier Combo™. “The research has clearly shown that crickets won’t eat grass containing lolines. There is a very strong feeding deterrence effect. This is a valuable trait for a pasture to have, given the fact that crickets can be a significant pasture pest in many parts of the country.” While black field crickets are found throughout the North Island and milder parts of the South Island, they are generally only of economical importance in northern areas of New Zealand – Northland especially. Damage to pastures can be significant, affecting establishing

seedlings and established pastures, resulting in reduced pasture production and even plant death. According to ‘Pestweb’, two crickets per square metre over one hectare will consume the equivalent of one sheep. In plague seasons, as many as 20-40 crickets/m² frequently occur and can cause losses of 30kg DM/ha/day. In dairy pasture, an average density of 25 crickets/ m² can be responsible for 2000kg DM/ha/ yr lost production. But it is not just crickets that are affected by the GrubOUT® U2 endophyte. It has already been reported that the GrubOUT® U2 endophyte, which is the only endophyte to operate above and below ground, protects host grasses from grass grub, black beetle adults and larvae, porina caterpillar and Argentine stem weevil.

it preferentially over other ryegrass/ endophyte combinations,” Callum says. For best establishment, the Barrier Combo™ pasture mix (which comes complete with medium and large leafed white clovers) should be shallow sown at

“Results in the field have been spectacular. In trials we have seen all other ryegrass/ endophyte combinations wiped out by heavy infestations of grass grub and black beetle, whereas grasses containing the GrubOUT® U2 have been unaffected,” Callum says.

a rate of 25kgs/hectare or more, to a depth

“The other exciting aspect is that the endophyte is safe to sheep, cattle and deer and does not cause grass staggers or heat stress. It has not yet been tested on horses or alpacas and so Cropmark is stopping short of recommending it for them yet.

Barrier Combo™ mix.

of no more than 2cm, into a well worked, firm seed bed when soil temperatures are 12°C or more (in autumn this usually occurs before mid March). Sowing into existing pastures is not recommended, because it dilutes the effectiveness of the For more information please talk to the friendly team at your local Farmlands store today. Article supplied by Cropmark Seeds.

“While some of New Zealand’s most serious insect pests don’t like eating Barrier Combo™ because of the GrubOUT® U2 endophyte it contains, livestock do. Experience throughout the country has shown that stock find it extremely palatable and will graze

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Realising the potential of subterranean clover Dr Phil Nichols, a world renowned breeder of subterranean clover was recently a guest speaker at discussion groups and farm visits throughout the country. A key objective of his trip was to help realise the potential of the species here. The Department of Food and Agriculture Western Australia (DAFWA) has set up a joint venture breeding initiative with Seed Force to breed new sub-clover varieties, with traits offering greater value to Australasian livestock producers. Subterranean clover is very beneficial to pastures in drier areas of New Zealand. As such, it is important that farmers understand the species and its benefits. Annual life cycle: Sub clover is an annual legume, which germinates in autumn and completes seed production in spring/early summer (timing depends on cultivar). Natural re-seeding: Sub clover regenerates naturally each year from seed set in previous years, without the need for re-sowing.

Easy-care grazing: Sub clover is very grazing tolerant, flowers close to the ground and buries its seed-containing burrs (sub and yanninicum types). Persistence over seasons: Sub clover is a reliable seed producer. Seeds germinate in the following autumn but some seeds remain dormant as ‘hard seeds’, which ‘soften’ over subsequent summers for germination. This results in natural reseeding even after poor seasons.

than actively burying them, therefore

Improved soil fertility: Sub clover fixes nitrogen, for its own growth and supplies nitrogen to other grasses and herbs in the pasture. It also provides nitrogen in the soil for crops and other plants in following years.

when selecting sub clover cultivars in

Sub clover consists of three subspecies, adapted to different soils.

persistence can be compromised. One of the most important attributes New Zealand is the flowering date (maturity). Due to our typically longer growing season compared with Australia, it means the earlier maturing varieties should largely be avoided for the majority of our areas. The late flowering types are best suited here. In very dry areas,

Typically, ssp. subterranean is adapted to well-drained, moderately acid (pHCa 4.5 - 6.5) soils. Most cultivars belong to this group. This type actively buries its burrs and is the type most commonly used.

a mix of a late and a mid maturity type

Type ssp. yanninicum is also suited to moderately acid (pHCa 4.5 - 6.5) soils but is also well adapted to waterlogged or poorly drained soils and to soils that hold their moisture. They actively bury their burrs. This type is suited to mixes with the sub types.

Force has a range of quality sub clover

Alternatively, ssp. brachycalycinum is best suited to well-drained, neutral-alkaline (pHCa 6.0 - 8.0) soils. They have long, thin burr stalks and seek out cracks

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High feed quality: Green sub clover foliage has similar feed quality characteristics to lucerne and white clover.

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Utilising seed treatment and novel endoph yte to protect your ryegrass One of the biggest risks to pasture in New Zealand tends to be small and often difficult to find.

or novel endophyte presence. In this case,

Pasture pests such as Argentine stem

and grass grub larvae, assuming the

weevil (ASW), grass grub, black beetle and porina are the main culprits but others can be involved in compromising both the establishment and longevity of ryegrass within the pasture sward. An integrated pest management (IPM) strategy is the best way to manage the population of each of these pests - more information on pasture pests can be sourced at www.pestweb.co.nz. Risk of damage by pests increases through the season, as warming temperatures allow populations to build-up. Newly sown pasture that is direct drilled or summer/autumn sown tends to be particularly susceptible.

Superstrike provided protection against adult ASW but in other circumstances will help protect against adult black beetle populations of these pests are relatively low at sowing. Despite the ryegrass cultivar, it takes time after emergence for the endophyte to start producing alkaloids that protect the plant long term from ASW, so seed treatment offers short term protection to establishing seedlings. For seed treatment to be effective and to gain control of pests not covered by seed treatment, control of pest populations prior to sowing is often required by using appropriate insecticides and slug baits. It is best practice to take preventive action against pasture pests at the time of sowing, rather than having to take remedial

established but the impact during the establishment period by adult ASW is less understood. The current trial confirmed that across New Zealand, investing in both seed treatment and novel endophytes are important when making your pasture seed decision. Selection of what novel endophyte to use will be dependent on your risk from different pasture pests. If ASW and pasture mealy bug are the only pasture pests to consider in pasture, farmers are recommended to use ryegrass cultivars with AR1. However, if you want to ensure the highest level of protection for ryegrass, it is highly recommended to use AR37 novel endophyte. AR37 endophyte is a useful tool in an IPM strategy against a greater spectrum of pests than AR1, including adult black beetle, porina and root aphid.

Farmlands Technical Field Officer (TFO)

action once the damage has occurred.

Simon Walker and PGG Wrightson Seeds

The other key outcome from the trial

Agronomist Wayne Nichol have recently

was the improved ryegrass seedling

published work at the International

survivability when the novel endophytes

Grasslands Congress(1). This article shows

AR1 and AR37 were present in the diploid

that even in non-traditional ASW areas, it is

perennial, as well as Extreme and Endo5

important to use seed treatment and novel

in Banquet II tetraploid long rotation

endophytes as part of an IPM strategy.

ryegrass. Increased ryegrass seedling

In South Otago, sowing in summer

numbers were of a similar magnitude

with SuperstrikeÂŽ grass seed treatment

to the presence of seed treatment, with

improved the number of seedling ryegrass

20-31 percent more than ryegrass without

plants by at least 29 percent compared to

endophyte. Long term protection from

In summary, Superstrike seed treatment in combination with well proven cultivars containing novel endophytes such as AR1, AR37 and Endo5 should be standard practice for perennial ryegrass seed sown during this summer/autumn period. Your local Technical Field Officer can offer more information on identifying what pasture pests are likely to damage your pasture and the most appropriate options that can be utilised - in an integrated pest management strategy.

non-treated seed, irrespective of cultivar

ASW by novel endophytes has long been

(1)

International Grasslands Congress 2013 theme was on revitalising grasslands to sustain communities. The Congress presented a programme that was innovative, stimulating, thought-provoking and enriching, offering networking and learning opportunities to new and experienced grassland scientists, extension workers, postgraduate students and some undergraduate students, agri-business professionals, policy makers and leading livestock producers and farmers from all over the world.

For more information please talk to the friendly team at your local Farmlands store today. Article supplied by PGG Wrightson Seeds.

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Getting pasture off to a flying start As autumn approaches, it’s time to think about your pasture renewal programme. There are a number of elements to put in place to ensure your pasture establishes well and goes on to persist and perform at its optimum. Key steps include:

situation, you will need to soil test at least a month before sowing, before talking through the results with your Farmlands or Ballance representative. Typical base fertiliser product options include Pasturemag 5K, Pasturezeal G2 Balancer and Superten 10K.

• Preparing well in advance of sowing

Using a starter fertiliser will really give your new pasture the best chance of establishing well. Even if soil fertility is good, having phosphorus and nitrogen in close proximity to the developing seedling benefits the plant. The result can be seen as strong seedling establishment, which means the new pasture is better able to out-compete weeds. Starter fertiliser needs to be placed close to but not touching seeds (as you don’t want to risk seed burn). Two products that can be used as starter fertilisers are DAP (150-200kg/ ha) and Cropzeal 16N (250-350kg/ha).

• Soil testing to determine the current

levels of nutrients

• Using a starter fertiliser to promote

strong seedling growth

• Applying nitrogen to support plants

post emergence.

Many farmers struggle to establish pastures that last. However, with the right management, it is achievable. One of the keys to getting it right is planning ahead and ensuring any problems are remedied before new pasture goes in. Issues can include poor drainage or compaction, weeds and pests and poor fertility. If soil pH needs amending then you will need to add lime and give it time to work. This can take six months to a year, with the end goal of achieving a pH between 5.8 and 6.0. The table below gives an indication of the target levels of nutrients for different soil types. To work out

Nitrogen strategies for new pasture will be covered in the next issue of The Farmlander. For more information please talk to the friendly team at your local Farmlands store today. Article supplied by Ballance Agri-Nutrients.

Once pasture has emerged – usually three to four weeks after sowing – an application of nitrogen is normally required. This should be quite light, around 30-40kg N/ha. Supplying fertiliser nitrogen helps to promote ryegrass tillering and allows plants to compete against weeds, which means that pasture establishment is better in the long term.

exactly what is required for your particular

Soil Test

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Peat

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35-45

QTK

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7-10

5-7

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10-12

10-12

10-12

Organic-S

15-20

15-20

15-20

15-20

QTMg

8-10

8-10

8-10

8-10

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Combination drenches to maximise productivity in young cattle What most farmers want is to rear good young stock with only the necessary drenches, vaccines and minerals added, which allow maximum growth with as little management as possible, while they concentrate on other productivity aspects of their business. In reality it is never this simple, with numerous challenges including parasites that are influenced by management, drenches, genetics and weather.

virtually no published data since this on

Work done by Leathwick and Miller

either beef or dairy grazing properties -

(2012) showed that oral treatments were

but a good guess is that the situation for

more effective against Cooperia residing

single actives has definitely worsened. In

in the small intestine and pour-on and

contrast, the double actives have stepped

injections against Ostertagia residing in

in and displayed remarkable efficacy in the

the abomasum (stomach). The injections

face of the resistance challenge.

achieved higher peak blood levels (Cmax)

How long the doubles remain effective will

and total amount of chemical in the animal,

What farmers do have are a number

perform. This is most evident in the dairy

of highly effective double combination

grazing systems, which have intensified

All these components should be included

anthelmintics, such as Edge Injection

and expanded along with the growth

in an integrated parasite management

(Doramectin + Levamisole), Saturn

in the dairy industry. The limited use of

programme, which should include a

Pour-on (Abamectin + Levamisole) and

other parasite control measures such as

sufficient level of monitoring to assure the

Duell速 Cattle Hi-Min oral (Albendazole +

a reduction in stocking rates, cropping,

highest efficacy is being achieved.

Levamisole). These products, when used

supplementation, multi species grazing and selective treatments are all expensive

With use of highly efficacious products

strategically, have enabled farmers to achieve economic growth rates in the face

and more complicated to operate. In the

of seasonal feed, high pasture parasite

short term, this will keep the pressure on

burdens and widely documented Cooperia

for further selection for resistance.

species resistance to Macrocyclic lactones

With a number of combinations to choose

(MLs) when used as single actives.

depend on a number of factors around management systems. The economic pressure on-farm to produce at very high levels places reliance on drenches to

reducing the chance for partial resistance parasite survival. These choices can be influenced by abnormal seasonal weather systems and subsequent changes of pasture larval burdens.

applied judiciously with innovative management, David Leathwick (2013) has shown via modelling that reversion is possible and resistance may not be forever.

from, what is the best product when

The reduced efficacy of single actives

looking solely at efficacy? Because

is documented from data collected by

Cooperia has predominance in the autumn

Waghorn et al. (2006) from 62 randomly

and Ostertagia in spring and summer

selected North Island beef farms. The

parasites, this will have an influence

chart below shows the percentage of

in what combination and method of

properties with less than 95 percent

application is more efficacious.

Saturn, Edge and Duell are registered trademarks of Bayer Leverkusen AG. ACVM Registration nos. A10206, A10696, A9766. Article supplied by Bayer Animal Health.

efficacy to different actives. There is Species

No resistance

Ivomec

Albendazole

All Parasites

7%

Levamisole

92%

76%

6%

Cooperia

92%

76%

0%

Ostertagia

9%

33%

9%

Trichostrongylus

5%

14%

0%

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Clostridial protection for ewe replacements The clostridial diseases are notoriously deadly and young stock are at most risk, as the immune system is naive or developing.

response from the lamb’s immune system

This two-shot primary vaccination

that is protective and long-lasting.

programme primes the immune system

Replacement hoggets MUST complete the course

In the days before clostridial vaccines were

to respond properly to future pre-lamb vaccinations. Hoggets that will be joining the breeding flock must receive the two-shot programme. Ideally, the two

available, huge numbers of lambs were

vaccinations are given four to six weeks

lost to pulpy kidney and tetanus each year.

apart. There is some flexibility in this

Pre-lamb vaccination of the ewe is now

interval but they must be given in the same

used to provide protection for lambs from

season – talk to your animal health advisor

birth until around the time of weaning.

for more information.

From weaning, lambs should start their

The two-shot primary vaccination

primary vaccination programme.

course is an important investment

The first sensitiser shot must be followed

because it:

with a second ‘booster’ shot. These two

1. Ensures full, robust protection

vaccinations work together to stimulate a

2. Stimulates the lamb’s immune system Recommended vaccination programme for lambs from weaning (below): Timing

Vaccine

Notes

Weaning

Sensitiser with MULTINE® 5-in-1

Ensure lambs receive sensitiser at weaning, when protection from the ewe will be waning. This is especially important before grazing crops or lush pasture where there is high risk of pulpy kidney.

4-6 weeks after sensitiser

Booster with MULTINE® 5-in-1

Lambs are not considered fully protected until after their booster shot. The two-shot primary programme is essential to provide long-lasting protection.

for long-lasting protection 3. Primes the lamb’s immune system to respond to future pre-lamb vaccinations For more information please talk to the friendly team at your local Farmlands store today. Article supplied by Coopers.

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Don't get caught short against Barber's Pole! Barber’s Pole worm (Haemonchus

It is important not to be complacent with

contortus) is an important cause of lost

this parasite. Ensure your animals are

production in both lambs and sheep, especially in the summer and autumn

performing to their maximum this Barber’s

12

Pole season by treating them with an

10

effective product with persistent activity

months. The adult worm is a prolific egg

KGs

and using a planned approach to

producer and when conditions are right,

parasite management.

numbers can increase rapidly. Even in small numbers, Barber’s Pole worms can have an important impact on the health

4 2

worm for 35 days and with Cydectin Long

Barber’s Pole worm sucks blood from

Acting Injection for sheep, they can be

the sheep. This causes anaemia and can result in sudden death due to acute blood

protected for 91 days.

loss. When rain occurs, eggs accumulated

When animals are free from parasites

over a dry period will develop into larvae

for longer, greater production can be the

and be ready to infect sheep, all at the

result. A New Zealand trial showed that

same time. Sheep are then faced with an

lambs treated with Cydectin Oral grew

enormous larval challenge on the pasture

at least 60 percent faster and with a total

they are grazing, which can lie hidden

weight gain of 64 percent more than

until the debilitating effects of this

if treated using a product with no

parasite are felt.

persistent activity.

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• Larger dose volume (1ml/5kg) allows accurate dosing, even in young lambs.

7.4

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12.1

8

Cydectin® products are ideal to ensure With Cydectin Oral Drench for sheep,

and productivity of ewes and lambs.

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Evolve lamb production Are you satisfied with your current lamb growth rates? If not, there are techniques that you can employ to help you achieve better productivity from your stock. Whether you are finishing, storing or rearing replacement lambs, ensure you are employing the best tools this year.

an effective drench? With the increasing

resistant parasites passing genes from

prevalence of resistance to key drench

one farm to another or from one drench

actives, a triple drench is preferable.

season to the next. For more information

Gribbles Animal Health Lab results for

on these drench strategies, pick up a

2012 and 2013 showed only 8 percent and

Bayer quarantine or exit drench fact sheet

6 percent of properties respectively had

next time you’re in-store.

below 95 percent efficacy for triple active

So whether finishing, storing or rearing

products to any parasite, compared to 25

The fastest growing lamb is the most profitable. This is true for a number of reasons. The less time the lamb is on the farm, there is less risk of death, less animal health costs and more importantly, they can be sent off to the works sooner - putting money in your back pocket. A major factor that can slow lamb growth is the presence of parasites. Coop et al. (1982) demonstrated that lambs with no parasites grew approximately 50g more per day than lambs with a heavy infection. Using an effective drench will ensure growth potential is maximised. So what is

replacement lambs, a quality triple drench

percent and 31 percent for BZ/LEV double

such as Evolve® Sheep Hi-Min can be

combinations. These efficacy figures

relied on to achieve high production, whilst

generated throughout the country over two

safe guarding efficacy for the future.

years show that the triples are suitable for the whole lamb drench season (outside Barber's Pole regions, where drench efficacy data is absent). Triple drenches can be relied on as both an efficacious and cost effective option.

For more information please talk to the friendly team at your local Farmlands store today. Article supplied by Bayer Animal Health. Evolve is a registered trademark of Bayer Leverkusen AG. ACVM Registration No. A10345.

Triples are also effective as part of exit and quarantine drench strategies. These management techniques are designed to use the most effective drench to prevent

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GALLAGHER HR5 HANDHELD EID TAG READER AND DATA COLLECTOR • An incredibly powerful portable tag reading and data collecting/editing device, enabling users to record, edit and customise data in the yard. • Large, easy to read 2.8" backlit colour display screen with high-resolution large graphics, including visual and YOUR PRICE 158370 EID tag numbers - easy to read indoors and out. • Fast and continuous reading. Read multiple tags in quick succession with one trigger click - no need to repeatedly click the trigger between reads. • Link mothers to their offspring. EA RN 24 5 CHOICES • Add and edit animal data. Add and POIN TS edit data in the yard using the alpha numeric keypad.

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• Ideal for hands free reading of Electronic Identification tags. • Compatible with any branded weigh scale. • Use with 600mm panel for constrained weighing of sheep or cattle in-crate, or 1300mm for dairy or other walk past applications.

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GALLAGHER STOCK PROD SHAFT 55CM

GALLAGHER STOCK PROD STANDARD - COMES WITH ALKALINE BATTERY

• Flexible shafts to prevent damage. • Large attachment to overcome breakages. • Brass contact points for positive results.

• Strong, safe instant power. • Lightweight and well balanced. • Can be used on both wet and dry animals. • Two year motor warranty. • Use with 55cm, 82cm and 107cm shafts.

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GALLAGHER WEIGH SCALE 610 • Three weighing modes. • Up to five way drafting. • Memory capacity for 12,000 animals and 12,000 weight records. • Compatible with most animal weighing weigh bars and electronic tag readers. • Software supplied. • Backlit screens for use in sheds.

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Managing kiwifruit sizing Many factors will influence the size of kiwifruit but the key to optimising size and minimising variability is to understand what can be controlled outside normal pruning practices.

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Beginning with flower initiation, leaf testing in March/April is critical to ensuring nutrient levels are optimised. Post-harvest applications of Bud-wiser or Low Biuret Nitrogen will provide the buds with nutrients, to help them through the winter and give necessary reserves to grow quickly in spring.

attaches to the stigma, the more seed

Dormancy breakers, e.g. Hydrogen Cyanamid (“Cyan”), are used in spring to achieve a uniform bud break. Even bud break is key to reducing variation in size between the fruit and will further lift production levels, because fruit dominance is minimised. Of note is that G9 Gold growers generally don’t need to apply a dormancy breaker, as that variety sets high fruit numbers of evenly sized fruit.

critical and should be discussed with the

As new shoots emerge, growers should now determine which are vegetative and which are floral. Growers will then decide if flower bud thinning is required, to give an ideal fruit to leaf ratio. For Hayward, it is suggested that two to three leaves are required per fruit.

foliar applications of potassium and

Spring nutrition is essentially a base dressing and side dressings of nitrogen. Establishing a strong canopy with large leaves is key to being able to maintain a large crop. Foliar applications of nutrient products (e.g. Kiwi Combo) will assist canopy establishment.

offer much more detailed advice on this

Pollination is one of the most important factors influencing fruit size. Growers are urged to put at least one hive per 1000 trays of production. The more pollen that

Article supplied by Mark Loeffen, Technical Advisor, TePuke.

that will be set. Seed triggers hormone production (e.g. cytokinins), which is key in regards to driving fruit size. Chemical applications of fruit sizing agents, such as Benefit Kiwi and Cropset, can also help set fruit but do not result in more seed production. Timing and correct rates are Farmlands Horticulture team. Fruit thinning should always be carried out as soon as required after pollination. The earlier this is done, the better the weight gain will be on fruit retained. During the growing season, foliar applications of seaweed (Orca, Acadian, or Agla600) will help reduce stress on vines and promote healthy leaf cover. Similarly, calcium products will aid cell growth and strength. These are just a few of the practices growers can invoke to manipulate fruit size. The Farmlands Horticulture team are well versed in this area and can subject, including girdling and specific programmes for your entity. For more information please talk to the friendly team at your local Farmlands store today.

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Security and catching the perpetrator! Too often we hear of fruit and vegetables being stolen from fields and road side stands. Most times the police are not contacted because the chances of catching the culprit are slim. Even police will struggle because of the lack of evidence. A low cost security option that will help identify offenders is now available from Farmlands. The LTL-5210A camera by LTL Acorn is a camouflaged unit that when mounted on a tree or pole is barely visible. It measures 14cm high by 9cm wide and 6.4cm thick. It is powered by eight AA batteries, which will give a life of up to six months. It is weatherproof and designed for the outdoors.

The cameras were originally developed

Think about the potential uses for this

for hunters to track animal movements. It

camera for a second - you can see who is

sends out an infrared beam that will detect

snooping around buildings while you are

movement up to 30 metres away. Once

not there. You can protect fuel supplies

movement is detected it will begin taking

and equipment. Some farmers are using

photos or a video (depending on what

such cameras to catch people dumping

option you have selected) for as long or as

rubbish illegally and even boy racers

often as you like. The images are 5MB in

ripping up grass paddocks. Growers of

size, which is important to provide the level

marijuana have been identified from such

of definition to identify the people. Images

systems. You can even use them as a

are saved to a memory stick that holds

hunting aid!

4GB of images (or video). This means upwards of 800 images can be collected. Black and white images will also be collected at night without giving off a flash. The same infrared technology replaces the flash system, such that high quality images are also captured in total darkness. This was key to making this a valuable tool for hunters, so as not to disturb animals in their natural environment.

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Every report we have had back on the units is positive, with the general consensus being they are truly impressed with the image quality. Give it a go and get that peace of mind. For more information please talk to the friendly team at your local Farmlands store today. Article supplied by Luke Hansen, Farmlands Horticulture.

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FINISH-IT 6.6-30+35 10KG

BUD-WISER DRY 10KG

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• Post-harvest nutrition. • Boron - flower development and fruit set. • Zinc - leaf development in early season. • Magnesium - essential for photosynthesis. • 100 percent soluble nutrient.

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CHAMP™ DP 10KG

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• Champ DP is a dry prill 375g/kg copper hydroxide formulation. Champ DP’s unique dry prills makes it virtually dust free and easy to measure and handle. • Grower friendly copper treatment for horticultural crops including tree, vines, fruit and vegetable crops. • Small particles deliver greater surface area coverage for better protection. • Goes easily into suspension for quick and simple mixing.

• Sumisclex 500SC is a suspension concentrate containing 500g/L procymidone. As a fungicide Sumisclex controls sclerotinia, botrytis, brown rot, early blight (target spot) and stemphylium leaf spot in a range of crops. • A dicarboximide fungicide. • Offers contact and systemic activity. • Strong preventative and curative action. • Stops spore germination and inhibits mycelia growth.

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Getting it right in your feed bowl FORAGING FOR FIBRE When preparing a diet for your horse, take care not to overlook a crucial aspect for optimal health and performance.

Providing your horse with consistent,

Superior HNF® (High Nutritional Fibre),

quality forage is the best way to

exclusive to Fiber Fresh and the base of all

enhance gastrointestinal (gut) health

their feeds, can substitute traditional forms

and subsequently performance. The

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easiest way to give your horse the correct

levels of digestible energy and protein,

amount of fibre is to ensure your feeds are

helping you to balance out their meal and

balanced in the feed bowl. This balance

provide the correct ratio of forage to grain.

also plays an important role in their ability

For further advice on feeding your horse,

to digest hard feeds. It is recommended to

including how to successfully prepare

maintain at least half of your horse’s diet as

feeds in the correct proportions and

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The benefits of compound feeds compared to straights Compound feeds can improve profitability and peace of mind by delivering nutrition in a convenient, available form. Straights potentially offer economy but are simpler, may fail to supply the limiting nutrient and may put more responsibility on the users to formulate diets, process feeds and procure correctly.

and provide a good carrier for essential

its shelf life compared to dry crushed

minerals and additives.

grains and reduces risk.

To assure supply, Farmlands Nutrition

Pelleting feed increases the bulk density,

procures raw materials of both national

so that more can be put in trucks and silos

and international origin. Farmlands has a

and reduces the risk of bridging in silos,

key advantage in that we have established

compared to blends. Accurate mixing

long term relationships with local grain

and pelleting eliminates the potential for

growers and work closely with suppliers,

ingredient separation, to ensure more even

transporters and logistic providers. By

intake of essential additives and micro-

strategically contracting raw materials and

nutrients. Cows do not like eating fines, so

The term ‘compound feed’ could be used to describe any feed with two or more constituents. Often its use is confined to pelleted feed supplemented with minerals and additives to complement feeds already on the farm, relative to the class of stock being fed and their level of production - but it could also apply to loose blends. Straight feeds are a single feed source and can include grains (e.g. wheat, barley, triticale, maize, oats), pulses (beans and peas), byproducts (e.g. palm kernel expeller, broll, copra meal, molasses) and oilseeds (e.g. soya bean meal, canola meal, cottonseed meal and linseed meal). Straights are normally dry but some can be moist (e.g. brewer’s grains, potatoes). By combining several energy and protein feed sources together, compound feeds are more likely to hit the mark, support production

offering capped price contracts, we can

durable pellets can improve the palatability

help shield users from short term rising

and acceptability of feeds with less waste

spot markets, whilst giving New Zealand

and faster intake.

growers the confidence to grow the

The Farmlands Feed Mills perform a

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crops required. Feed compounding strives to maximise

feed as cost effectively as possible

the feed value of the constituents

for shareholders. Investment in well-

and incorporate them in the most

utilised plant and equipment and the

advantageous ratios. Grains are hammer-

employment of people with specialist skills

milled prior to pelleting, which ensures that

in procurement, logistics, feed formulation,

the hull is broken and digestibility will be

production and on-farm feeding advice

maximised. During the pelleting process,

allows individual farmers to perform tasks,

the milled ingredients are conditioned

if time and equipment allow. But these

with steam and pressed through a die,

tasks can also be cost-effectively out-

generating heat that breaks the cells to

sourced to your friendly local co-operative.

unlock the starch within by a process

Article supplied by Dr. Rob Derrick, Nutritionist - Reliance Feeds

known as gelatinisation. In addition, the processing massively reduces the live bacteria present in the feed, which extends

RELIANCE PIG NUTS 25KG

RELIANCE FREE RANGE LAYER PELLETS 25KG

YOUR PRICE 110087

YOUR PRICE 119053

26.50

24.50

$

SAVE* $3.40

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variety of functions to produce quality

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NUTRITION

Nutrition prior to tupping GET BETTER BODY CONDITION Nutrition prior to tupping is important to ensure ewes have good ovulation rates and conception rates at joining. Ewes with low body condition scores at tupping have the highest return to service, lower incidences of twinning or triplets and higher embryo mortality. Therefore, it is important to ensure that ewes are in good condition and are on the correct plane of nutrition leading up to and through tupping, to tighten the lambing period and maximise the next season's lamb crop.

Reliance Pre-Tup Nuts are a high

Under-nutrition in the first half of

performance feed, specifically designed

pregnancy can have a permanent effect on

to provide a nutritional boost to ewes

the growing foetus by potentially limiting

prior to and through tupping. High

the development of ovaries and lambing

energy levels are provided in the form of

percentage when the foetus becomes

both carbohydrates (grain) and rumen

a ewe. Ewes potentially carrying future

protected vegetable oil. A combination

capital stock should be given preferential

of both rumen degradable energy and

treatment if feed becomes short post-

protein helps rumen function, so that ewes

mating.

get the most out of pasture. Bypass fat provides additional energy that is directly available to the animal for weight gain, ovulation and embryo growth. Vitamins and minerals are included to improve both the health and production of the flock. These include vitamin E for ewe health, follicle quality, conception rates and to improve sperm quality for rams and vitamin A for improving ewe ovulation and embryonic development. Essential trace minerals including selenium (at 2mg/kg), cobalt, copper, zinc and iodine have been added for both ewe and ram health and reproduction. Reliance Pre-Tup Nuts should be fed from four to six weeks prior to tupping. Prior to this period, Reliance Sheep Nuts are

• High performance feed designed for ewes and rams prior to and through tupping, to improve ovulation and conception rates, so that there are less returns to service and more twins and triplets at the next lambing. • Contains added vitamins and minerals at a high level. • Feed from four to six weeks prior to tupping and through tupping for an extra boost for ewes and rams. • Best results are achieved in ewes that are not in poor condition or underweight prior to tupping or feeding Reliance Pre-Tup Nuts.

a more economical option for use after

• Feed 200g/ewe/day for older ewes

lambs have been weaned, if ewes need

and 500g/ewe/day for hoggets,

to gain condition when forage supply or

taking care to increase the feeding

quality is limiting recovery. Ewes should be

rates gradually when first introducing

introduced to Pre-Tup Nuts at 100g/head/

Reliance Pre-Tup Nuts.

day and gradually increased up to 200g/ head/day over seven days. Allow another seven days to increase up to 500g/head/ day. It is important that an adequate source of fibre (pasture, silage, hay or straw) is available to the flock.

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Typical Analysis (on DM Basis) Energy

13.5MJ ME/kg

Crude Protein 15.5% Article supplied by Dr. Rob Derrick, Nutritionist - Reliance Feeds

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ENERGIZER BATTERY CHARGER

ENERGIZER 3 LED HEADTORCH YOUR PRICE 132138

• The world’s no. 1 selling rechargeable brand. • Safety timers. • Temperature monitors. • Trickle charge.

FARMLANDS BIG DEALS

16.95

$

SAVE* $6.46

YOUR PRICE 137741

39.95

$

SAVE* $6.83

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MOPHIE JUICE PACK PRO

POWERALL UNIVERSAL CHARGER AND JUMP STARTER

MOPHIE JUICE PACK AIR

• Up to 150 percent extra battery life for your iPhone with this integrated 2500mAh battery case. • High-impact polycarbonate shell protects against rain, snow, sand, dust, dirt, impacts and vibration. YOUR PRICE 157957 • Quick-draw, shatter-proof, rotating belt clip included.

• Powerful enough to jump start a car and multiple other vehicles e.g. tractor, quad-bike, boat. • 12000mAh portable battery with dual USB outputs to quickly charge two devices at once. • USB adaptor cable with eight various adaptor plugs to fit most major portable electronic devices. • 2.1A output for optimised tablet recharging.

• Up to 100% extra battery life for your iPhone with this integrated 1700mAh battery case. • Form fitting, lightweight protective case. • Recharging juice pack with micro USB cable (included) will recharge the iPhone as well.

(FOR IPHONE 4/4S)

139.95

$

(FOR IPHONE 5/5S)

YOUR PRICE 157954

179.95

$

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RED BAND SLIP ON WORK BOOT • Sizes 4-14.

OTHER OPTIONS YOUR PRICE 157969 - 157971

YOUR PRICE

109.95

$

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IPHONE 4/4S - 157972 - 157974

$ 89.95

POPE RAINTOWER SPRINKLER

YOUR PRICE

RED BAND SLIP ON NON SAFETY BOOT RED BAND SLIP ON SAFETY BOOT RED BAND LACE UP NON SAFETY BOOT RED BAND LACE UP SAFETY BOOT

• Impact sprinkler on a height adjustable tripod. • Waters up to 24m diameter.

8071-8074

129.95

$ OTHER OPTIONS

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YOUR PRICE 137254

39.95

$

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While stocks last. Offer applies only to items in stock, where available.

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CAMERA 12 MEGA PIXEL GAME TRAIL Want to know? • Who is stealing your livestock through the back gate? • Who is getting a free load of diesel/petrol from your farm pump? • What time and what contractors turn up for jobs out the back of the farm? • Who is poaching deer in the bush out the back of your property? • Who is stealing farm equipment from your sheds? • The game trail security camera has IR night vision with 20m range, 12 mega pixel image quality and 8GB storage.

PVC PIPE CUTTER 200MM

HOT DEAL

• Cuts PVC plastic and rubber pipes up to 42mm. • Ground and polished blades for accurate burr free edge. • Ratchet action spring loaded handles for extra leverage.

YOUR PRICE 158532

YOUR PRICE 121380

295.00

26.95

$

SAVE* $84.50

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$

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BRACKEN MERINO LOW CUT SOCK 2-PACK

ENERGIZER AA AND AAA 2 PACKS • The world’s no. 1 selling rechargeable brand. • 6x longer lasting compared to standard alkaline.

Bracken Merino Socks have three styles that are ideal for hitting the trail or just relaxing...

(*Digital still cameras, vs Energizer standard Alkaline. Results may vary by device).

• Holds each charge up to one year when not in use. • Batteries are ready to use straight from the pack.

13.

OTHER OPTIONS ENERGIZER AA 2 PACK

95

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SUN DISHWASHING TABLETS 80 TABS

YOUR PRICE 156189

26.95

$ 21.95

YOUR PRICE 137207

39.95

$

SAVE* $10.00

19.50

• Eight spray patterns with dial flow control. • Ergonomic front trigger reduces user fatigue. • Rubberised comfort grip. • Strong, durable metal construction.

YOUR PRICE 159022

18.50

30.95

$

$

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SAVE* $7.63

CROWBAR XCEL 6 X 1¼

GLOVE GENERAL UTILITY

• Hexagonal shaft crowbar. • 1.8 metres long. • Forged and heat treated.

• Breathable neoprene cuff adds wrist support and comfort. • Adjustable velcro closure ensures a snug fit and keeps out dirt and debris. • Terry cloth thumb to wipe away sweat and debris.

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POPE FRONT TRIGGER HAND GUN

YOUR PRICE 158880

$

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YOUR PRICE 157793

• Nine spray patterns with flow control. • 180° adjustable head. • Ideal for hanging baskets and hard to reach places.

79.

YOUR PRICE

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OPTIMO LAUNDRY POWDER 12KG

POPE DELUXE WATER WAND 70CM

• Includes snap on connector. • In-series adaptor to connect to other soaker hoses. • Hard wearing construction.

95

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HIkER LITE SOCK 2-PACK 8229:

SAVE* $1.55

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POPE SOAKER HOSE 15M

$

$ 19.95

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6.95

SAVE* $3.06

TRAIL LITE SOCK 2-PACK 8228:

SAVE* $4.00

$

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YOUR PRICE

95

YOUR PRICE 157790

$

YOUR PRICE 102786

17.

$

SAVE*$6.00

OPTIMO FABRIC CONDITIONER 2L

• Sun all-in-one dishwasher tablets. • A quality enzymated laundry powder suitable for all wash temperatures. • Optimum washing performance.

OTHER OPTIONS

• Constructed of fine merino wool. • The Hiker has a comfort top with reinforced heel and toe for abrasion resistance and durability.

YOUR PRICE 137742-137743

$

YOUR PRICE 8227

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YOUR PRICE 7366: S-XXL

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25.95

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GULF UNIVERSAL TRACTOR TRANSMISSION FLUID 80W 20L • High performance fluid for use in transmissions, hydraulic systems and oil-immersed brakes of tractors and off-road equipment. • Optimises performance of agricultural and YOUR PRICE 158464 industrial tractors.

FARMLANDS BIG DEALS

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GULF SUPERFLEET SUPREME 15W40 20L

GULF HARMONY AW46 20L

GULF CHAINSAW OIL 150 20L

• High-performance heavy-duty diesel engine oil developed to meet the performance requirements of modern turbocharged and naturally-aspirated diesel engines operating under severe conditions.

• High-performance, anti-wear hydraulic oil. • Excellent protection against oxidation degradation, rust, corrosion and wear.

• High quality cutter bar oil. • Special additive package providing great adhesion to the chain, therefore avoiding oil-loss.

YOUR PRICE 153192

YOUR PRICE 153232

135.00

95.00

$

SAVE* $14.00

SAVE* $9.12

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$

SAVE* $13.46

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GULF CHAINSAW OIL 150 5L • High quality cutter bar oil. • Special additive package providing great adhesion to the chain, therefore avoiding oil-loss.

• High quality oil developed specifically for use in milking machines. • For use in all piston and rotary milking machine vacuum pumps.

YOUR PRICE 153374

YOUR PRICE 153237

109.00

27.95

$

SAVE* $13.46

GULF SUPER TRACTOR OIL UNIVERSAL 15W40 20L

HOT DEAL

109.00

$

GULF MILKING MACHINE OIL 68 20L

• Multifunctional tractor lubricant designed for use in a wide variety of modern farm equipment. • Formulated with an advanced additive package to provide reliable performance in a wide range of farming applications.

YOUR PRICE 153236

$

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SAVE* $3.05 TUX ENERGY 40KG

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OTHER OPTIONS YOUR PRICE

TUX COUNTRY 40KG - 101349

$ 91.50

SAVE*$25.40

YOUR PRICE 153187

135.00

YOUR PRICE 101349

$

SAVE* $14.00

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94.00

$

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SAVE* $22.90

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SUPERIOR CHUNKY DOG ROLL 2.2KG - ORIGINAL

PRO PLAN DOG PERFORMANCE 17KG

FREE

• Provides twice the energy of conventional dog rolls, therefore feed half the amount. • Cost-effective and extremely palatable. • No added water means higher nutritional value per kilogram. • Convenient no mess feedings. • No refrigeration required.

POCK ET KNIFE WI TH EV ER Y 10 X 2.2KG ROLLS PURCHASED

YOUR PRICE 140642

125.00

$

YOUR PRICE 769404

OTHER OPTIONS

7.

$ 40

CHICKEN -769401 HERB - 769403 LAMB & RICE - 769402

SAVE* $19.90

SAVE

* $0.30

PRO PLAN DOG 15KG+

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PRO PLAN PUPPY AND SPECIAL CARE 15KG+ OTHER OPTIONS LARGE BREED SHREDDED BLEND 15.4KG - 146427 ADULT GIANT BREED 15.4KG - 146827 CHICKEN & RICE SHREDDED BLEND 15.9KG - 144514 LAMB & RICE SHREDDED BLEND 15.9KG - 144518

YOUR PRICE

119.90

LARGE BREED WEIGHT MANAGEMENT 15.4KG - 155078 PUPPY LAMB & RICE 15.4KG - 155129 PUPPY CHICKEN & RICE 15.4KG - 146423 PUPPY LARGE BREED 15.4KG - 146425 SENSITIVE SKIN & STOMACH 15KG - 146431 SENIOR 7+ SHREDDED BLEND 15.4KG - 146433 WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SHREDDED BLEND 15.4KG - 146429

YOUR PRICE

$

SAVE* $25.00

OTHER OPTIONS

129.90

$

SAVE* $25.00

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DOG CHOW WORKING DOG 17KG

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PUPPY CHOW 14.5KG

• 100 percent complete and balanced nutrition for hard working farm dogs. • 27 percent protein for strong muscles and robust immune system. • Nutrient dense formula delivering optimum nutrition with every feed.

• 100 percent complete and balanced nutrition for growing puppies. • High protein level to build strong muscles and ensure optimal growth and development.

YOUR PRICE 148254

54.90

$

SAVE

* $20.00

FRISKIES CAT FOOD 7.26KG

OTHER OPTIONS DOG CHOW 14.5KG - 155643 EA RN 5 CHOICES POIN TS

54.90

$

SAVE* $10.00

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PRO PLAN CAT 3.18KG

OTHER OPTIONS

OTHER OPTIONS

FRISKIES GRILLERS BLEND 7.26KG - 154689 FRISKIES SEAFOOD SENSATIONS 7.26KG - 154688

SENSITIVE SKIN & STOMACH 3.18KG- 147154 WEIGHT MANAGEMENT 3.18KG - 147155 HAIRBALL CHICKEN & RICE 3.18KG - 147156 ADULT CHICKEN & RICE 3.18KG - 146012 ADULT SALMON & RICE 3.18KG - 146011 SENIOR CHICKEN & RICE 11+3 3.18KG - 146016 KITTEN CHICKEN & RICE 3.18KG- 146960

YOUR PRICE

YOUR PRICE

44.50

29.90

$

$

SAVE* $16.60

YOUR PRICE 155645

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HOT SUMMER SPECIALS SELECTED R.M. WILLIAMS STOCKYARD SHIRTS

HOT DEAL YOUR PRICE

R.M. Williams Stockyard Sydenham Men’s Shirt

R.M. Williams Stockyard Alberrie Creek Men’s Shirt

R.M. Williams Stockyard Narellan Women’s Shirt

R.M. Williams Stockyard Duchess Women’s Shirt

Size: S - 3XL Colour: Red/White/Blue.

Size: S - 3XL Colour: Blue/White.

Size: 8 - 22 Colour: Aqua/Navy.

Size: 8 - 22 Colour: Blue/Pink.

8312

8310

8313

8316

$

45.00

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SELECTED STONEY CREEK TOPS

UP TO

40 % OFF

Stoney Creek Stirling Polo Men’s

Women’s

Size: S - 3XL Colour: Navy, Olive, Black.

Size: 8 - 22 Colour: Purple, Rust Orange, Navy.

7899

8083

SELECTED LICHFIELD LEGEND SHIRTS

YOUR PRICE

$

Stoney Creek Angus Fleece

Stoney Creek Women’s Dusk Fleece

Size: S - 4XL Colour: Sage/Charcoal, Blue.

Size: 8 - 22 Colour: Pink, Black, Red.

7972

7973

BACKROAD SUMMER PACK

35.

00

YOUR PRICE

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Legend Short Sleeve Check Shirt & Waimak Shirt Men’s

Women’s

Size: S - 3XL Colour: Green, Blue Chambray, Red.

Size: 8 - 18 Colour: Green, Blue Chambray.

8346, 8347

8349, 8350

19.95

BackRoad Summer Pack

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Size: XS - 3XL Colour: Black. 8383

*Available from selected branches only. While stocks last. Special prices & offers apply from the 1st to the 28th of February 2014. Only while stocks last. Check your Farmlands or CRT store for product availability. All prices include GST unless otherwise stated. Savings based on Farmlands normal retail price. Note: The “Your Price” advertised in the Farmlands Magazine is the price that a Farmlands shareholder will be charged if the advertised products are purchased during the promotional period. Farmlands stores also use a “net” price (discounted price without a rebate) to attract cash sale customers and potential shareholders. To avoid confusion the price tickets for the promotional products displayed in Farmlands stores denote whether the price is a “Shareholder Price” or an “Everyone’s Price”. *Savings based on Farmlands normal retail price. Accounts are payable at Farmlands Head Office or any store by the 20th of each month. Failure to pay an Account by Due Date is a Default Event under the Terms and Conditions and Farmlands is then at its discretion entitled to: suspend

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or terminate the Account; charge interest at 2% per month; reverse discounts or credit rebates; debit other Shareholder Accounts; make demand on a Card Signatory; debit any default administration costs incurred; register a mortgage over land; terminate shareholding. Farmlands shareholders have the option of to pay their Accounts either in part or in full by MasterCard or Visa Credit Card. Payment by any credit card will not entitle the shareholder to receive bonus rebates for the month paid or part paid. Neither Farmlands nor any other person involved in the preparation of this document accepts any liability for any opinion or information (including the accuracy or completeness thereof) or for any consequences flowing from its use. The information contained in this document is given in good faith, has been derived from sources perceived to be reliable and accurate, and is subject to Farmlands Terms & Conditions. Offers valid at Farmlands South Island stores only for Farmlands shareholders.


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SAMSUNG DV150 DUAL SCREEN SMART CAMERA

Offers advanced features, such as bulb and double exposures, macro mode and high performance flash that are attractions of traditional analog cameras and offer an enhanced capability to capture light creatively.

Makes it easy to check in on your kids after school or watch your pet at play - right on your mobile device. The camera connects to your WiFi router without the need of a computer.

16MP, 5 x optical zoom, dual LCDs with 3.0” on the back and 1.5” on the front, WiFi connectivity and HD movie. Available in purple or white.

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BREVILLE TOAST AND ROAST

PHILIPS AIRFRYER

Sunday roast or Sunday toast. 1500W convection oven with rotisserie.

Lets you fry with air to make food that is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Little or no oil is needed to ensure perfect texture and delicious results!

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BLACK AND DECKER 4.8V WET AND DRY DUSTBUSTER Combined benefits of wet and dry cleaning in one. Removable, washable dirt bowl and filters allow for a thorough, hygienic clean.

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MICROSOFT XBOX ONE

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State-of-the art gaming console, a new generation TV and movie system and a whole lot more.

Redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features.

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FARMLANDS FUEL

Fuel Tank Signage

MAKE YOUR SITE SIGN-SAFE

Safety signage are the signs that are

• Prohibition signs (e.g. no smoking)

in place to draw attention to objects,

• Mandatory signs (e.g. hearing

situations or substances that might

protection must be worn)

affect our safety or wellbeing.

• Hazard signs (e.g. forklift in use)

As a rule, safety signage falls into

• Emergency information signs

one of the following categories:

Petrol

(e.g. first aid kit) Bulk fuel stored on farms is required to have the correct signage in place. In general, signs must: • Advise that the location (or storage facility) contains hazardous substances

Diesel

• Describe the hazardous property and nature of the hazard(s) of the substance • Describe the precautions needed to safely manage the substance • The actions to be taken in an emergency • Identify appropriate emergency response agencies or personnel and the means of contacting them • Be able to be read from a distance of 10m and be easily understood • Be at least 29cm by 42cm in size

If you require a self-adhesive sign for your tank, these can be purchased by phoning our call centre on 0800 666 626.

If your fuel tank contains more than 250 litres of petrol or more than 1,000 litres of diesel then the following signage is

Article supplied by Grant Rolston, Farmlands Fuel, Compliance Manager.

required for your tank. The Hazchem code is the emergency action code that informs the emergency response team what precautions or actions are required to deal with emergencies like spills, leaks or fire.

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FARMLANDS FUEL

TouchStar

PICKING UP STEAM

Farmlands Fuel’s new technology, TouchStar, is on track to keep us at the forefront of New Zealand fuel logistics.

TouchStar is a technology that allows drivers to have all records and details available to them at all times through the touch of a button. Once fully implemented, this will mean a more efficient service to shareholders. All delivery data is loaded into the system at the time of delivery, live and in real time. Scheduling of your delivery is now carried out by a logistics co-ordinator, in conjunction with driver input. This is done using specialist software and operating as part of a coordinated and highly skilled logistics team. All deliveries are electronically captured with the exact quantity delivered, recorded to the nearest one hundredth of a litre. Also detailed and recorded is the GPS location and the time of delivery. An electronic delivery docket is now printed and left to record the detail of the delivery. Farmlands Fuel, to keep up with the demands of modern fuel logistics, had to upgrade its systems for the better. TouchStar is a pioneering way of doing so.

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Prior to the implementation of TouchStar, our logistics system was very manual with all deliveries manually recorded, tallied and entered into our system. Continuing with this manual system was not sustainable for our business. TouchStar will reduce the need for manual systems, including a considerable amount of driver paperwork. To comply with health and safety legislation, our fuel drivers have a daily restriction on hours worked. This development will free our drivers up to deliver more fuel to you, our shareholders. Like any new technology, implementing TouchStar has had its issues. Yes, there have been teething problems, which are now mostly behind us. If you have been impacted by any of these, we do apologise and thank you for your patience. With TouchStar, Farmlands Fuel are now well placed to take our business into the future. If you have any questions regarding TouchStar, call the Farmlands Fuel team at 0800 666 626.

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farmlands livestock has shareholders on both sides of the fence - there is plenty of livestock wanted, as well as livestock for sale. here are just some of the stock on offer in FEBRuary. Clearing Sale - Winton Capital Stock Sheep Thursday 13th February 2014. Commencing at 1.30pm. • • • • •

Approximately 400 Coopworth ewe lambs 200 Coopworth/Texel ewe lambs 550 Coopworth 2nd ewe lambs 550 Coopworth 2 shear ewes 525 Coopworth 3 shear ewes

• • •

A/C: A.R. Thomson Thomsons Crossing

500 Coopworth 4 shear ewes 400 Coopworth 5 shear ewes Toxo/Camper and Salver B Vac, as 2nd annual 5-in-1. Top producing sheep, lambing with 156 percent average, continued for 5 years

Contact Chris McRae : 027 434 2169 / 03 236 7704

A/C: Chris and Colleen Alcock 1944 Tokanui Gorge Rd Highway, RD 5, Invercargill

Upcoming Sale - Stock and Plant Clearing Sale Wednesday 12th March 2014. Stock

Plant

• 850 mixed age ewes Romney / Kelso cross

• Various items of plant

• 350 ewe lambs

Contact Roger Stratford: 027 644 4330

A/C: Welsh Family Farm Gummies Bush, RD 3, Riverton

Capital Stock Sale Monday 10th February 2014. Farmlands Livestock have instructions from our clients to offer their complete capital stock ewes. The ewes come forward to the market due to a change in farming practice.

Farmlands Livestock will offer: • • •

• Lambing 155 percent - last 5 year average • Lamb weights 18/19kg Genetics have been sourced from Leon Black of Blackdale Stud.

Auctioneer's note:

1500 Textra ewe lambs 800 Textra 2 tooth ewes 1500 Textra mixed age ewes (full breakdown of age available at a later date)

The above ewes are big bold ewes, achieving tremendous results and offer a great opportunity to the purchaser. A high performance sheep, they are a credit to the vendor. Contact Scott Gibson-Smith: 027 255 8501 or Vendor, Keith Welsh: 027 417 1933.

Ewe History • Toxo and compo vaccinations as hoggets • Annual pre-lamb 5-in-1 • Scanning 190 percent - last 5 year average

Pick 500 fully recorded 2-8 year old cows • • • •

From 840 cow, mainly cross bred, South Island herd BW 100 / PW 127 Calving from 5th August, 6 weeks AB C6

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• $2,300 p/h + GST • Complete lines of R1s and R2s also available Contact Alf Kinzett: 027 241 8919 or Richard Van Wynbergen: 027 445 6056

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FARMLANDS LIVESTOCK

High performance monitored weight gain heifer grazing Feedback from our dairy clients indicates most are prepared to pay for a good product and performance when it comes to heifer grazing. There is no question that well grown heifers will not only produce more but also stand a better chance at getting in calf early, during the crucial first lactation. The costs involved in producing a replacement heifer are too high to have her dropping out of the herd in the first year.

For more information on how we may add value to

We at Farmlands Livestock have answered the call and have

027 668 8235

come up with a solid plan that promotes high performance through consistent monitoring of live weight gains, as well as paying close attention to animal health. Our grazing specialists are equipped with the latest technology in weighing equipment and most have had hands-on experience in farming dairy heifers. They will

your business, please contact: Richard van Wynbergen SI Dairy Livestock/Grazing Manager 027 445 6056 Frank Ruddenklau Grazing Technical Field Officer Terry Ashby Farmlands Livestock Manager 027 481 5508 Or contact your local Farmlands Livestock representative.

provide monthly reports and graphs to ensure live weight targets are met. Nearly every other form of income generated from the farm is weighed and paid for per KGs produced. We believe dairy grazing should be no different. Per head / per week grazing works fine in some cases but in many it fails, as it does little to differentiate poor performance from good performance. We can also give accurate guidance and advice to farmers looking at altering their farming practice to dairy heifer grazing. This includes a farm visit and a plan to provide the correct amount and type of feed required, for top performances, for all times of the year. Using the wider Farmlands business, we have all aspects of dairy grazing covered, from feed production and recommendations, to animal health products, as well as technology and equipment.

*Farmlands Livestock is South Island-only at present, however opportunities in the North Island are currently being explored.

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FARMLANDS FINANCE

Farmlands Finance As we enter February, most shareholders will already be thinking about their fertiliser needs. Fertiliser can make or break your year – which is why Farmlands does everything it can to help shareholders. The tough decisions are not limited to the type of fertiliser used. There are weather patterns to consider, as well as wind and even different requirements for different paddocks. For all the tough decisions you have to make, Farmlands Finance has tried to help make one decision a lot easier for shareholders.

premium at this time of year. That is why for fertiliser purchases, Farmlands Finance offers a six month deferred payment option. The special circumstances are designed to help shareholders who in the dead of winter may not have the necessary cashflow to pay back their fertiliser purchase. Creditline is now available nationwide. If you’d like to find out more, phone 0800 278 583 or ask a staff member at your nearest Farmlands store.

If cash flow is an issue when autumn fertiliser time rolls around, Creditline could be the answer. Creditline is Farmlands Finance’s deferred payment option. While traditionally used as a three month deferred payment option, when shareholders need seasonal working capital at short notice, fertiliser is a special exception.

Daryl Aitken Farmlands Finance General Manager

When purchasing fertiliser, Farmlands Finance is aware of the size of the expense, not to mention cash might not be at a

time for an upgrade? we've got you sorted. competitive rates and flexible options are available from your co-operative. Whether you want to buy now and pay later with deferred payments or finance your livestock, take out a term loan or HP your next asset purchase, there is a Farmlands Finance package to suit you and can be tailored to your specific needs. Talk to us today about what you need and we’ll help you find the best finance option to achieve your finance goals.

call 0800 278 583 to talk to a farmlands finance representative and see how managing your finances has never been easier.

Finance

Terms, conditions and eligibility criteria apply for Farmlands Finance products. Interest rates and fees are subject to change.

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COMPLIANCE

Compliance

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can an employee refuse to carry out a task that they consider to be unsafe? Yes. The Health and Safety in Employment Act states explicitly that an employee may refuse to do work that they believe is likely to cause them serious harm. If an employee refuses to carry out work they believe is unsafe they must, as soon as practicable, discuss the matter with their employer

What am I required to do if an

to seek a solution.

employee has an accident on

What if my employee refuses to wear

my farm? Under the current legislation, all work

the PPE provided?

related accidents that harmed or might

If an employee refuses to wear the

have harmed any person must be

PPE provided they are in breach of

recorded into an accident register.

section 19 of the Health and Safety

The accident should be investigated.

in Employment Act by failing to

If the accident resulted in ‘serious

follow safety rules or wear protective

harm’, you must notify Worksafe

equipment. However this does not let the employer ‘off the hook’. If an

New Zealand as soon as possible

employee acts unsafely, both the

(0800 209 020).

employer and the employee may

Do my employees have any responsibility for Health and Safety? Yes. All employees are required to

be prosecuted. This means that

Who is responsible if I loan my employee to a neighbour? The employer who is lending their employee to another employer has to make sure that: • the employee is capable of doing the work safely • the other employer is aware of their health and safety duties. The employer borrowing the employee must treat the loaned employee as if they were their own. They must ensure their safety and provide a safe working environment. Have a health and safety question? – Email us at farmsafety@farmlands.co.nz

Article supplied by Graham Neate, Farmlands Compliance Manager Disclaimer This article should not be used as a substitute for legislation or legal advice. Farmlands shall have no liability for actions taken on the basis of information in this article, or for any errors or omissions.

employers have a duty to enforce safety in the workplace.

ensure their own health and safety while at work. They must also ensure that no action or inaction by them causes harm to any other person. Employees are required to also co-operate with their employer by following any health and safety instructions that they are given and to wear the PPE that is provided.

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AT THE FARMLANDS STAND ACR Personal Location Beacon.

worth $599

ACR First Aid Kit, Firefly Solas Strobe light and a Hot Shot Signal.

worth $240

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Swipe your Farmlands or CRT Card daily and be in to WIN an ACR Personal Location Beacon (worth $599), plus an ACR First Aid Kit, Firefly Solas Strobe light and a Hot Shot Signal (worth $240).

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SHAREHOLDER FOCUS

Leeston reaches fine vintage The Canterbury farming hub of Leeston

machinery and working implements

organisations and groups can provide

is blowing out a lot of candles this year

on display, with parades of traction

additional interest and entertainment value

– 150 of them, to be exact.

engines, tractors, cars, trucks, bikes

to those attending the event, as well as

and draught horses.

offering the chance to fundraise.

holding a Country Fair and Vintage Rally

Along with numerous working and static

Organisers are of the opinion that the

next month, in recognition of its history

exhibits from days gone by, there will

event is by Leeston, for Leeston – in the

and bright future.

also be fun and entertainment for all

hopes the local community can benefit

ages – including the more modern

from the event, while celebrating the past.

pastimes of bouncy castles and

Leeston 150th Anniversary Country Fair

horizontal bungy jumping.

and Vintage Rally. For more information,

committee set up for the commemorations

With food stalls, craft stalls and mini

contact Stuart Donald, phone 03 324 4280

is planning an action packed two days,

workshops on traditional skills, local clubs

or Brenda Montgomery, phone

held at the Ellesmere A&P Showgrounds.

and organisations are hoping to showcase

03 324 2607.

Leeston is celebrating the anniversary by

The Country Fair and Vintage Rally, on March 29th and 30th, kicks off what is hoped to be a year of celebration. A

The weekend begins on the Friday night,

all that life in Leeston has to offer.

with a street parade of vintage and new

The committee is seeking more groups

tractors, cars and trucks, which will

and clubs to come forward and be

travel through the township to the A&P

involved in the year’s celebrations and

Showgrounds. On Saturday and Sunday,

the Country Fair. It is hoped by increasing

there will be a large number of vintage

participation across the board, more

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South Island

FARMLANDS REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE PREPARATION We are currently preparing a number of residential, lifestyle and rural marketing campaigns. Thinking ahead and planning is vital if you are considering selling any property type. There’s an old saying but one that is very apt - you only get one chance to make a good first impression; presenting a tidy and appealing property helps your salesperson to maximise value for you our vendor. With property ownership a New Zealand national pasttime, residential and lifestyle vendors, when presenting their homes should consider the following as crucial to effect a great first impression. • Tidy the gardens and mow the lawns regularly. • Shampoo the carpets and remove pet odours. • Check your gutters. • Clean out the garage and shed. • De-clutter. • Spring clean each room so all are spic and span. Our farming vendors should also adhere to residential and lifestyle home and ground presentation.

Around the farm they should ensure; • Staff accommodation facilities should be clean and tidy. • Tidy implement, wool and dairy sheds. • Pick up old drench containers and baleage wrap. • Fix those leaking troughs and strain fences. • Ensure all gates swing. Consider viewing your property through the eyes of the purchaser. We all have jobs that we have been putting off doing for years. Contacting your salesperson well in advance to plan and prepare marketing and improvements in presentation will often lead to achieving better sales values. If you need advice please contact me. We are taking listings now for Southern Field Days Waimumu 12-14 February, 2014 and National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek 11-14 June 2014.

Calvin Leen General Manager Farmlands Real Estate 027 4530 950 calvin.leen@crt.co.nz

RAINFALL = OPTIONS IN SOUTH CANTERBURY CANNINGTON, SOUTH CANTERBURY Looking for a property with reliable rainfall, a modern home and good infrastructure? Ideal for a dairy runoff, calf rearing or cattle water reticulated throughout the farm supplied from a community scheme. Deadline sale closing 3pm, Thursday 6 March 2014

Kurt Snook 027 256 0449 kurt.snook@crt.co.nz

SOUTHERN MARKET COMMENT

Property ID: TU10125 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz


FARMLANDS REAL ESTATE

MOTUKAIKA DAIRY FARM CANNINGTON, SOUTH CANTERBURY • 346 hectares with a 296 hectare milking platform • 60 bail rotary shed, cup removers, bail restraints and meal feeders • 1,000 cows plus with solid production history • 600 cow feed pad plus stand off pad and good lanes • Pivot and k-line irrigation (on farm supply) • Excellent soils (water and nutrient hold capacity) This five year old dairy farm has a solid production history with potential still to be realised. Irrigated by pivot and k-line and has a reliable on-farm water supply. Deadline sale closing 1pm, Thursday 27 February 2014.

Property ID: TU10145 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

Kurt Snook 027 256 0449 kurt.snook@crt.co.nz

Simon Richards 027 457 0990 simon.richards@crt.co.nz

DEVELOPING 220 COW UNIT INANGAHUA, WEST COAST 133 hectares - 28 bail rotary shed with cup removers and automatic teat spraying, meal and molasses feeding. 95 hectare effective milking platform and 13 hectares used for summer and winter crop each year. Cows wintered so you have a cost effective system. To be sold as a going concern with stock and plant at valuation. Price $2,800,000 plus GST on land, buildings and shares.

Shari McLaughlin 027 266 6850 shari.mclaughlin@crt.co.nz

SOUTHERN DAIRY

Property ID: TU10137 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz


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HUSBAND AND WIFE DREAM REEFTON, WEST COAST This 106 hectare property is the perfect husband and wife dairy unit. Fully wintered on and almost fully regrassed, new water system and upgraded 20 aside Herringbone shed. 98,500kgMS 2012 / 2013 season in driest year on record. To milk 250 cows 2013 / 2014 and budgeting on well over 100,000kgMS. Don’t miss out on this one. Price $3,100,000 plus GST on land, buildings and shares.

Shari McLaughlin 027 266 6850 shari.mclaughlin@crt.co.nz

Property ID: TU9809 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

PICTURE PERFECT KARAMEA, WEST COAST A genuine, well maintained and developed property. It has excellent buildings with a 20 aside Herringbone shed with meal feeding system and cup removers, three barns and a large family home plus cottage. Milking 180 cows on average and producing 75,000kgMS. 57 hectares freehold plus 10 hectares of DOC lease. Going concern option available. Price $2,100,000 plus GST on land, buildings and shares.

Shari McLaughlin 027 266 6850 shari.mclaughlin@crt.co.nz

SOUTHERN DAIRY

Property ID: TU10019 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz


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LOCATION, IRRIGATION AND OPTIONS OTAIO, SOUTH CANTERBURY 131 hectares - gentle rolling. 106 hectares k-line irrigated with own bore, 7000 litres per day on county scheme and good backup water from bore. 8 hectares of fodder beet and the balance in permanent pasture. Two large silage pits, and own gravel pit. Excellent new graveled lanes with new, 2 wire electric fencing and new cattle yards. Four bedroom homestead, 5-bay implement shed, 2-stand wool shed. Options include dairy support / sheep and beef / possible conversion. Price $3,450,000 plus GST (if any).

FINISHING AND DAIRY SUPPORT PALMERSTON, OTAGO 705 hectares of easy contour, 230 hectares irrigated by centre pivot, big gun and K-line with further potential. Shag River permits plus new 700,000cu3 storage dam. 2013 wintered 4,300 ewes, 1,100 hoggets, 80 beef cows, 250 beef cattle plus 800 dairy cows for 10 weeks. Good stock facilities, two large homesteads plus one three bedroom cottage. Can be purchased in three separate blocks. Deadline sale closing 4pm, Tuesday 18 February 2014 (prior offers considered).

SOUTHERN DAIRY SUPPORT

Property ID: WA1168 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz Neill Dick 021 359 793 neill.dick@crt.co.nz

Ian Moore 027 539 8152 ian.moore@crt.co.nz

Property ID: DU2032 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz Alan Eason 027 489 8760 alan.turner@crt.co.nz

Alan Turner 027 454 4222 alan.turner@crt.co.nz


FARMLANDS REAL ESTATE

SISTERS FARM DUNEDIN, OTAGO Outstanding 415 hectare sheep and beef opportunity. Attractive home with a full range of farm buildings, established shelter and woodlots, balance of permanent pasture, crop and tussock faces and gullies. Quality livestock and performance with potential for most pastoral uses. Additional income from a large quarry with national company. Tender closing 12pm, Friday 28 February 2014 (unless sold prior).

Craig Bates 027 489 4361 craig.bates@crt.co.nz

Property ID: DU2027 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

GEM LAKE WEST OTAGO Iconic West Otago tussock run “Gem Lake” 2,000 hectares freehold, low cost tussock operation running breeding cows in six blocks, woolshed, sheep and cattle yards, also Barney’s block of 112 hectares freehold on Wilden Runs Road used as a support block with Moa Flat water scheme and haybarn. To be offered separately. Tender closing February 2014 (unless sold prior).

Craig Bates 027 489 4361 craig.bates@crt.co.nz

SOUTHERN SHEEP AND BEEF

Property ID: DU2033 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz


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GERALDINE DEER FARM GERALDINE, SOUTH CANTERBURY A 55 hectare deer fenced property with fantastic views from the attractive three bedroom home. Presently all in pasture and subdivided into 10 paddocks. Improvements include a 4-bay barn, 4-bay shed, 4-bay hay barn, deer shed, cattle yards with loading ramp, 32,000 litre water tank, grain silo and diesel tank plus 1.8 units of Te Moana water. Deadline sale closing 1pm, Wednesday 5 March 2014.

Eddie Moir 021 731 199 eddie.moir@crt.co.nz

Property ID: TU10140 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

QUALITY GRAZING UNIT WITH GREAT BALANCE DOVEDALE, TASMAN 146 hectares - deer fenced, well tracked and in good heart. A variety of grazing opportunities, not the least being dairy grazing. Water supply is partially natural, supported by 4 units from the Dovedale water scheme. A comfortable three bedroom home together with a one bedroom self-contained cottage for accommodation. A sought after combination of location, balance and quality. Price by negotiation.

John Hollis 027 438 8031 john.hollis@crt.co.nz

SOUTHERN DEER

Property ID: TU10129 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz


FARMLANDS AND CRT CARD - FOR EVERYDAY SAVINGS

Showtime

FARMLANDS AND CRT CARDS MAKE FIELD DAYS MORE FUN There a not many Kiwi institutions as enduring as the Field Days and A&P Show. No matter where you are in the country, chances are you’ve got some fond memories of packing up the car and heading to the showgrounds for the day. Our Card Partners will be out in force at events throughout the country. Having your Farmlands or CRT Card with you means you will be eligible for shareholder-exclusive deals on a fantastic range of items for your home and farm. You can even pay using your Card on-site – giving you the freedom of having all your purchases itemised on your Farmlands statement. But there’s more! The Swipe and Win promotion is now running at A&P Shows and Field Days throughout the country. When you see the Farmlands stand at Southern Field Days, Northland Field Days, Central District Field Days or the Wanaka A&P Show, you can swipe your CRT and Farmlands Card for a chance to win. Each site has a prize of an AGR Personal Location Beacon, ACR First Aid Kit, Firefly Solas Strobe Light and a Hot Shot Signal – a total prize worth close to $850! And all you need to do is stop in and see your friendly Farmlands team. We’re proud to be the Card of rural New Zealand – so be sure to see what offers are available just for Farmlands shareholders this month. The Farmlands and CRT Card team

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WHAT’S HOT

CHECK OUT THE AMAZING RANGE OF PRODUCTS THAT OUR CARD PARTNERS HAVE ON OFFER. USE YOUR FARMLANDS AND CRT CARDS AND SAVE!

Support New Zealand made! The Sleepyhead Riviera - memory foam and latex provide a luxurious sleeping experience. Riviera Queen mattress/base $1520.00 - save $1479.99, Riviera King mattress/ base $1870.00 - Save $2129.99. Visit one of 27 Smiths City stores Nationwide. 0800 SMITHS or www.smithscity.co.nz

One cream - one hundred uses. NZ made with Colloidal Silver, natural and organic. After sun, cracked hands and heels, fungal infections, insect bites - the list goes on and on. From $15.00. www.mumssecret.co.nz

Live life comfortably in a genuine La-Z-Boy recliner from Big Save Furniture. The compact and stylish Aspen is available in selected fabrics and now only $499, save $500. Get into your nearest Big Save store to feel for yourself the comfort and support of a genuine La-Z-Boy. There are 22 stores nationwide. www.bigsave.co.nz

Cemix Cow Shed Repair is a product every farmer needs in the shed. This high strength mortar can repair the cracks and divots in a horizontal concrete surface from 5 to 100mm deep. Six hours after pouring, the surface is ready to take traffic or be overcoated, making sure that the milk keeps on flowing. Available in 20kg bags. Available at Bunnings Warehouse for $84.99.

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Thanks to your support of Farmlands, we have the negotiating power to get you the best deals in the country. over 18,000 shareholders already signed up!

on your Telecom Landline, Internet and Mobile Bills when you charge through your Farmlands Account! If you would like to pay your Telecom bill through your Farmlands Account, call our customer services team on 0800 278 583, or visit www.farmlands.co.nz/telecomswitch. Make sure you have your Telecom Account Number handy. If you are already paying your Telecom bill through your Farmlands Account, do nothing.

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SAVE

7c

per litre*

SHAREHOLDERS NOW SAVE EVEN MORE Use your Farmlands Card or CRT Card at your local Challenge station and SAVE! Challenge is a network of independent Kiwiowned service stations. We’re proud to say we’re Kiwi-As in the way we do business and what’s more, Challenge service stations are supplied by Farmlands Fuel, which is owned by New Zealand farmers. The next time you need to fill up, pull into a Challenge service station and keep it local. * Cannot be used in conjunction with any other fuel card or fuel promotion

Talk to Farmlands Fuel about all your bulk fuel requirements. Call 0800 666 626 today.

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February

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Not all services and products featured are available in all stores, but may be ordered. See in store for product availability. 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 Friday 28th February 2014 or while stocks last.

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Win a Beefeater * BBQ worth $2,999.

Every Farmlands Card purchase you make at Bridgestone Select, Bridgestone Tyre Centre and Firestone puts you in the draw to win a Beefeater BBQ worth $2,999.* *Promotion valid from 1 February – 31 March 2014 on CRT and Farmland Card sales only. All transactions over this two month period go in the draw to win a Beefeater 47940 BBQ. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash. Available at selected Bridgestone Select, Bridgestone Tyre Centre and Firestone stores. Terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.

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How can it be aggressive and still provide excellent mileage? Tyre toughness and traction has been taken to the MAXX

C

onstant improvement is a hallmark of Cooper Tires. Their latest leap forward is the new S/Tmaxx all-terrain tyre now 66% stronger in the sidewall and over 2.5 times more tear resistant than the old S/T. Tyre toughness and traction has been taken to the MAXX. Tested in Australia’s Outback The S/Tmaxx arrived after three years of testing over thousands of kilometres in some of the toughest

terrain Australia had to offer. This has resulted in a stronger tyre designed to thrive in New Zealand’s tough, unique conditions while still offering great onroad characteristics. Super Tensile Steel (NEW) Now with ‘Super Tensile Steel’ belts, 15% stronger than the usual ‘High Tensile Steel’ used in other tyres, resulting in higher impact strength and puncture resistance.

What is Armor-Tek3? In normal 2 or 3 ply tyres, each cord ply runs at the same 90° angle from the bead. This leaves exposed, a rubber gap between the sidewall cord. Foreign objects such as nails, stakes or even sharp outback grass push against the sidewall cord, deflect off and penetrate through the weakest point, the rubber.

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Now with Armor-Tek3 Cooper’s proven class-leading 3-ply Armor-Tek3 carcass construction contributes massively to the durability of the new S/Tmaxx. First by adding 66% strength to the sidewall and secondly by using the patented 8 degree angled ply this adds over 2.5 times more tear resistance compared to the old S/T. Cooper Tires are only available from Authorised Cooper Tire Dealers. For your FREE information pack & to find your local Farmlands or CRT Card Cooper Tires dealer visit coopertires.co.nz/ farmlands or call 0800 383 695.

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Cooper reduced the rubber gaps by adding a third ply, on an angle (8 degrees) which is the Armor-Tek3 technology.

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Enjoy special savings at Resene with your Farmlands/CRT Card 30% off Resene premium paint 500ml-4L 30% off wallpaper 20% off Resene premium pails 10L 20% off accessories Quality, paint, colour, wallpaper and professional advice – come in and experience the Resene difference today.

0800 RESENE (737 363) www.resene.co.nz

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DON’T

SETTLE FOR ANYTHING

LESS

The Ranger is built to take on the world, with its efficient 6 speed transmission, 800 mm water wading and an increased 3,500 kg tow rating, to take on even more. As a Farmlands Shareholder you’re entitled to a special discount on new Ford models. Visit your local Ford dealer today.

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Ranger 4WD XLT Double Cab shown in Aurora Blue, with accessory sports bar. International Pick-Up Award 2013 presented to Ford by Pieter Wieman, jury chairman, at the Fleet Transport EXPO 12 event, in Dublin, Ireland. November 2012. Special discounts not available on Ranger Wildtrak.

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benchtop: Formica® Pure Marble Velour Finish cabinet: melteca® fog

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$6,676*

• Free in-store design service

*Price Includes Benchtop, cabinets, door & drawer fronts, cover panels, legs, toekicks & soft closing doors & drawers.

• A range of solutions to suit any budget

PETER HAY KITCHENS NOW AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT PLACEMAKERS

WE’VE GOT SHEDS FOR EVERY FARM ASK IN-STORE FOR YOUR COMPETITIVE QUOTE

• WE CAN SUPPLY A KITSET FOR YOU TO BUILD, OR DESIGN AND BUILD TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS • WIDE RANGE OF SIZES AVAILABLE. Sheds available at participating stores only. Contact your local store for more information. USE YOUR FARMLANDS CARD OR CRT CARD AT PLACEMAKERS FOR DISCOUNTS ON SELECTED PRODUCTS.

0800 PLACEMAKERS (752 236) www.placemakers.co.nz

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• 81 Stores Nationwide • OPEN 7 DAYS • www.repco.co.nz • Freephone 0800 800 878 • Farmlands & CRT Cards Accepted •

Heavy Duty Towing Mirror

High Lift Jack

Easy tool-free installation. Mirror arm adjustable from 330mm to 470mm. Foam rubber mounting pads. (GUHDTM)

Extendable handle for ease of use. Meets Australian Standard AS/NZS 2693:2003. 2000kg capacity. (MTHLJ)

HOT PRICE

HOT PRICE

6999

$

14999

$

EA

EA

4WD Recovery Tracks

Flexible tracks to get out of bogs in sand, mud or snow. Thermoplastic rubber track with steel cables for strength. (XH-100T)

HOT PRICE

4999

$

EA

40W Solar Panel Kit (RSP40W)

Aluminium Arched Folding Loading Ramp

231cm long when in use. 340kg capacity per ramp. (MPALRFA)

A-Frame Base Section (REBC-A) $60 ea Pivot Top 3 Bike. (REBC-3VT) $59 ea 4 Bike. (REBC-4VT) $69 ea

EACH MOUNT HEAD ROTATES TO 7 DIFFERENT POSITIONS TO SUIT YOUR BIKE FRAME.

3 BIKE $

119

COMBO

Rotating mount head allows bikes to be positioned to reduce damage & to suit different bike frames. Adjustable velcro straps to fit modern bikes with oversized frames. Detachable base & mounting head for easy storage.

4 BIKE $

129

COMBO

Smart Bike Rack

HOT PRICE

HOT PRICE

119

$

269

$

EA

KIT

Heavy Duty 10" Jockey Wheel With Ratchet Drive

Designed to manoeuvre your caravan or trailer with minimum effort. 350kg load capacity. Comes complete with heavy duty mounting bracket. (RJW04)

HOT PRICE

149

$

EA

12L Square Plastic Bucket Assorted colours. (PBT12SQ20)

HOT PRICE

2

$

EA

While stocks last. Price includes GST. Valid 1 February - 28 February 2014. E & OE.

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FARMLANDS AND CRT CARD - FOR EVERYDAY SAVINGS

Valid from 1st February to 31st March 2014

O T N I BE

IGRN W AT E THIS PRIZE

PRIZE E N O TORE S R E P O R ES T S 7 3 E NWID O I T A N

For every $50 you spend at your local TradeZone Store during February and March you will receive one entry form to go in the draw to win this magnificent Powerbuilt Roll Cabinet, along with the tools and consumables as shown. Tools include:Hitachi Angle Grinder, XcelArc 130 Welder, King Tony 3036 Socket Set, Felo 17 Piece Screwdriver Set, Tooline Bench Grinder - just to name a few. Hitachi Alemlube Powerbuilt Fuller CRC XcelArc Bessey Eagle Blumol King Tony Komelon Loctite TopTul Wellmade Felo Jaz Bondhus

Irwin Vise Grip Simple Green Teng Tools Tradequip Blue Eagle Elvex Dorcy Evacut Sutton Bahco Metabo Mayhew Thor Rennsteig Toledo Tooline

for your nearest TradeZone store go to

W W W. T R A D E Z O N E . C O . N Z S U P P L I E R S T O I N D U S T RY

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