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SPECIAL OFFERS AND INFORMATION FOR FARMLANDS SHAREHOLDERS

JUNE JULY 2014 Valid from 1-30 1-31June July 2014

The FARMLANDER FAMILIES CELEBRATE

TOM CRANSWICK MEMORIAL AWARD PAGE 8

LEGACY ON THE LAND

OFF THE GRID THE PURSUIT FOR POWER PAGE 12

Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited

Great Card Partner Deals pages 76-96

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Contents Contents

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SHAREHOLDER OFFERS 26-34 35-38 39-42 43-45 46-51 52-57 58-64 65 66-75

Farmlands round-up FROM THE CEO

Negotiating volume-based discounts embodies the co-operative’s goal of using buying power to achieve a better deal, with our scale providing the platform to deliver greater benefits to you.

INTEREST 2 2 3 4-5 6-7 8 9 10 11 12-16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

With our financial trading year at an end, we can now look back over the achievements and the deals providing significant benefits both in terms of dollars off of your bottom line and in added value - our quest to improve is endless. This month, I would like to highlight some areas of the business that have delivered significant change: Nutrition: •

We used our scale to deliver more than $800,000 in savings on contracts to supply PKE to our dairy farmers. The acquisition and integration of NRM has established us as the market leader.

Card •

• • •

Card Partner agreements with The Warehouse and extending the Bunnings relationship nationally added significant value to your Card, as we prepare to roll out a national Farmlands Card brand. New discounts offered by Ford have seen the volume of shareholder purchases through Ford more than double. Meridian Energy’s is improved terms will benefit shareholders by an estimated 1 million dollars annually. Telecom – 4 percent off any Telecom plan - home, business or mobile. Shareholders who have negotiated individual deals still save an additional 4 percent when invoiced through Farmlands.

77 Stonewood Homes 78-79 What’s Hot 80 WhatPowerCrisis / Resene 81 Bridgestone 82 Challenge 83 Telecom 84 TWL 85 Big Save 86 Repco 87 TradeZone 88 Paper Plus 89 PlaceMakers 90 House of Travel 91 Ford

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92 FMG 93 REL Group 94 Direct4You / Black Duck / Blackwoods Protector 95 Arthur Barnett 96 Bunnings

SAVE THE DATE

WHAT’S COMING UP WITH FARMLANDS

JULY

NZ Groundspread Fertilisers Association National Conference, Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Bay of Islands.

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17 and 31 New store openings: Mossburn - 17 July Greymouth - 31 July Same great staff, great new stores.

From the CEO Save the date Meet the team Century Farms Building Acquisition Tom Cranswick Memorial Award South Island Farmer of the Year Farmlands is proud to present Mamma Mia! Calendar Casting Call Competition Special Feature - Off the grid Farmlands Main Event Farmlands is proud to support the Tasman Makos Shareholders who win, grin! Choices Rewards Health and Safety - The Firearms Safety Code Health and Safety - Noise induced hearing loss Challenge Lincoln / Fuel compliance Farmlands Livestock Farmlands Finance

ON YOUR FARMLANDS AND CRT CARD

We are working on a number of exciting new initiatives and look forward to announcing these, plus highlighting existing deals, in coming months. We are building our support of our Card on a regional basis, ensuring that we capture not only the best national offers but the best offers in your region. Brent Esler

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Plan365 Dairy Management Plan365 Nutrition Plan365 Horticulture Plan365 Animal Management Plan365 Forage and Arable Plan365 Rural Infrastructure Farmlands Big Deals What’s in-store? Real Estate listings

Front cover: Farmlands shareholder, Peter King with his on-farm power set up.

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Farmlands Main Event, Ascot Park, Invercargill

Makos season launch at Farmlands Blenheim

Let your hair down with your fellow shareholders.

Pop in to Farmlands Blenheim to meet some Makos!

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NIGEL PARTON Q: What is your current role at Farmlands? A: Field Manager, Northland. Q: Tell us a bit about your family. A: My wife Karla runs her own photography business from home - Fledgling Photography - and looks after our two beautiful kids Nyla (3) and Tanner (2). Q: What do you like to do most in your spare time? A: Fishing and diving. Q: If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be? A: Vancouver, Canada. Q: What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten? A: Snail. Q: Past or present, who would you like to meet? What would you ask them? A: Matt Watson, where are your best fishing spots?

TIM TAM CAKE INGREDIENTS

185g butter, softened 370g caster sugar 3 eggs 225g self-raising flour 75g plain flour 80g cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 125ml milk 125ml water 100g Arnott’s Tim Tam Original, finely chopped

Chocolate ganache 400g milk chocolate, chopped 300ml carton pouring cream Chocolate filling 125g butter, softened 450g pure icing sugar, sifted 2 tablespoons malted milk powder 2 tablespoons milk 200g milk chocolate, melted, cooled

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DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line two 18 x 27cm slice pans. Beat butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, until just combined. Sift over half the combined flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda. Add milk. Use a metal spoon to fold until just combined. Sift over remaining combined flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda. Add water and fold until just combined. Divide mixture among pans. Smooth surface. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cooked. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Meanwhile, to make chocolate ganache, place chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Bring cream just to the boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Pour cream over chocolate. Stir with a metal spoon until melted and smooth. Place in

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fridge, stirring often, for 40 minutes until thickened slightly. To make chocolate filling, use electric beaters to beat butter in a bowl until pale and creamy. Gradually add icing sugar, malted milk powder and milk, in alternating batches, until smooth and combined. With the beater on low, gradually beat in the chocolate until just combined. Place one cake on a wire rack set over a baking tray. Use a palette knife to spread filling over cake. Sprinkle with Tim Tams. Top with remaining cake. Place in fridge for 30 minutes to set. Pour ganache over the top of the cake. Use a palette knife to spread ganache over top and sides to cover. Set aside for 10 minutes to set. Enjoy.

Farmlands store. Horticultural Advisory Service available.

Correction for June Farmlander In the North Island edition of the June Farmlander, page 53 incorrectly named Mr and Mrs Lindsay of Southland in the Bayer Great Escape photo. The photo is actually of Murray and Fiona Knox, of Marton. Farmlands apologises for the error.

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CO-OPERATIVE NEWS

Families celebrate legacy on the land Farmlands Co-operative celebrated history with some of New Zealand’s longest serving farming families at the Century Farm Awards in May. In the ninth year of the awards, 260 attendees representing 42 families attended the event at Lawrence and received plaques to commemorate 100 or 150 years farming on the same property. Lawrence welcomed everyone with a light dusting of snow, which fell during the evening. Inside was a lot warmer and amongst the attendees were Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Eric Roy, Clutha District Mayor Brian Cadogan, Farmlands Chief Executive Brent Esler and Directors Joe Ferraby and John Foley.

| The Wilson family, Craigburn Farm, Oamaru (1913) with Deputy Speaker Eric Roy.

| Eric Roy (left) and the Conlan family, Innisfree, Oamaru (1872).

| The Agnew family, Tayburn, Balclutha (1912).

| The Currie family, Smithfield, Gore (1892).

| The Eder family, Broadlea, Rangiora (1909).

| The Warren family, Waipari Station, Waipawa (1881).

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The 42 families honoured with sesquicentennial and centennial awards were: Sesquicentennial (150 years) Raine family, Oaklands, Nelson

1844

Duff family, Dufffarm, Oamaru

1901

Tripe family, Awa Awanui, Marlborough

1861

Pettigrew family, Waiau, North Canterbury

1903

Yorke family, Te Mara, Southland

1861

Handley family, Rapanui, Wanganui

1905

Johnson family, Wangaloa, Kaitangata

1862

Simpson family, Springside, Oamaru

1905

Thomas family, Castlerock Station, Lumsden

1862

Allen family, Te Rehunga, Dannevirke

1907

Broughan family, Blenheim

1863

Sutherland family, Mt. Stewart, Manawatu

1908

Henderson family, Forest Hill, Winton

1863

Eder family, Broadlea, Rangiora

1909

Dixon family, Kaikohe

1910

Miller family, Glenlee, Waimumu

1910

Agnew family, Tayburn, Balclutha

1912

Bray family, Lilydale Station, Fairlie

1912

Crozier family, Avenel, Rakaia

1912

Honeywell family, Rakaia

1912

McIlraith family, Glenmac, Hakataramea

1912

Sutherland family, Kildonan, Gore

1912

Bridgeman family, Taranaki

1913

Grey family, Pairama Station

1913

Kerin family, Matapuna, Oamaru

1913

Marshall family, Paretai, South Otago

1913

Oliver family, Awa-Awapuni, Hastings

1913

Wilson family, Craigburn Farm, Oamaru

1913

Centennial (100 years) Beckingsale family, Dunblane, Oamaru

1869

Conlan family, Innisfree, Oamaru

1872

Oakley family, Halkett, Christchurch

1873

MacGregor family, Forest Hill, Winton

1875

Goodin family, Waikato

1877

Holmes family, Methven

1878

Grant, Richards and Westgarth family, Timaru 1881 Warren family, Waipari Station, Waipawa

1881

Simpkin family, Lenton Grove, Ruawai

1884

McKenzie family, Invercargill

1891

Currie family, Smithfield, Gore

1892

Hardiman family, Pyramid, Gore

1894

Broughan family, Blenheim

1895

Letham family, Ashburton

1898

APPLICATIONS OPEN The Century Farms Awards were created to recognise the families who farm the same land for more than 100 years, creating their own legacy and shaping the history of the local area. Applications for the 2014 Century Farms Awards are now open. To find out more information, head to www.farmlands.co.nz/century-farms | The Dixon family, Kaikohe (1910).

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CO-OPERATIVE NEWS

Farmlands building investment opportunity As a matter of practice, Farmlands prefers not to have capital tied up in property. Most properties we have acquired or developed have eventually been on-sold to investors. This has given us the resources to pursue the growth opportunities that have arisen in our core business.

will be offered initially to Farmlands’

of any kind), please email

shareholders. Full information and an

steve.dunbar@ph.co.nz or write to:

Investment Statement/Prospectus are

Steve Dunbar, C/- Farmlands,

being prepared and will be available to

PO Box 271, Christchurch 8053.

shareholders shortly.

We have received a good number of

No subscriptions or money are currently

expressions of interest from Farmlands

being sought in respect of the new

shareholders in response to this article in

company and no applications for the

the May Farmlander. It is expected that

We are facilitating the formation of an

shares can be accepted or money

the Offer Document will be available in

independent company and intend to

received, unless and until subscribers

early August 2014.

sell the land and buildings of nine of our

receive an Investment Statement /

North Island Farmlands stores and lease

Prospectus. Shareholders will be

these back at market rentals.

notified when an Investment Statement /

The company will be partially debt-funded and the available shares

Article supplied by Brent Esler, Chief Executive, Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited. 27/06/2014

Prospectus is available. If you wish to register your interest (without obligation or commitment

| Farmlands Kamo.

| Farmlands Rotorua.

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| Farmlands Te Awamutu.

| Farmlands Taumarunui.

| Farmlands Gisborne.

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| Farmlands Feilding.

| Farmlands Huntly.

| Farmlands Matamata.

| Farmlands Helensville.

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Tom Cranswick Memorial Award Farmlands shareholders, children of shareholders and children of Farmlands staff who are currently studying in disciplines related to the primary sector have the opportunity to apply for a Tom Cranswick Memorial Award.

The Memorial Award is in honour of Tom Cranswick,

How do you apply?

who was a founding Director and served on the

Applications are made by completing the application

Board until 1985, including 20 years as Chairman. His

form and including a cover letter outlining how the

passion and dedication was a major influence in the

scholarship money would assist with ongoing study

establishment of Farmlands. The Cranswick family

or career development. Also include a copy of the

have been hugely supportive of Farmlands and it is an

academic record to date.

honour to offer this Award in his memory.

When is the closing date for applications? Applications must be received by end of business Friday, September 26, 2014.

What are the Awards for? There are 5 Awards valued at $2,000 each and is to enable students through study to further their knowledge and experience and to achieve in their chosen careers, thus allowing them to contribute to the New Zealand primary sector.

Where do I send the application? Please send your application to: Tom Cranswick Memorial Awards C/- Learning Support Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited PO Box 271

Who is eligible to apply? Selection is contingent that as at 30 June 2014: • The applicant is under the age of 25. • The shareholding has been continuous for two years or more;

Christchurch 8140 New Zealand When will the winner be notifed? Prior to the Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited

• or for the children of Farmlands employees, their parent has completed two years permanent continuous service.

AGM in November 2014. The application form can be downloaded from the Farmlands website, www.farmlands.co.nz

The successful candidates will: • be completing at least their first year in 2014 of NZ tertiary study in disciplines related to the primary sector and are continuing in the same line of study or; • be completing at least their first year of a formal rural cadetship, rural apprenticeship or similar.

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CO-OPERATIVE NEWS

Farmlands Co-operative sponsors Resource Efficiency Award Managing resources efficiently and in an environmentally responsible way is an increasingly important focus for New Zealand farmers, to ensure the long term sustainability of their businesses. This is being recognised in a special category award at the Lincoln University Foundation, South Island Farmer of the Year competition: the Farmlands Cooperative Resource Efficiency Award. Farmlands Chief Executive, Brent Esler says the co-operative believes New Zealand’s reputation as an environmentally friendly agricultural producer is a key strategic advantage that must be protected and projected. “This award recognises excellence in the utilisation of both the natural resources of

“New Zealand has a wonderful tradition

Entries and nominations are open for

of farm ownership passing down through

the 2014 Lincoln University Foundation

generations of the same family,” Brent

South Island Farmer of the Year

says. “But continuity of farming can no

competition, which carries a top prize

longer be taken for granted. We know

of a $20,000 travel grant for overseas

that the resources we use to make

study or business exploration. In

farming possible, are not inexhaustible.

addition to the Farmlands Co-operative

“Strategies for recycling, replenishment

Resource Use Efficiency award, entrants

and renewal to future-proof our

will also be considered for the BNZ

businesses are essential. They will be the

Human Resources Award, the Silver

foundation of New Zealand continuing to

Fern Farms Plate to Pasture award

lead the world in primary production.

for customer focus and the Lincoln

By supporting the South Island Farmer

University Award for innovation and

of the Year competition, we hope to

technology. Any primary production

highlight practices of excellence in

business can enter, whether they are

resource management, so that others

in agriculture, horticulture, viticulture or

can learn and apply this knowledge to

even aquaculture.

their own businesses.”

Entries or nominations can be made at www.lincolnuniversityfoundation.org.nz

the farm and the external resource inputs required, in order to generate a high level of production on a sustainable basis,” Brent says. “We want to recognise and reward farmers whose resource efficiency strategies produce an excellent long-run return on capital.” The resource efficiency award was introduced to the South Island Farmer of the Year competition in 2013, along with three other special category prizes that recognise the variety of key skills farmers must bring to their businesses in today’s market. Farmlands has taken up the sponsorship of this award because of the co-operative’s commitment to ensuring the long term sustainability of New Zealand farming. The award carries a cash prize of $5,000.

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Calendar Casting Call C O M P E T I T I O N

Brush off your camera! We’re all about our shareholders – which is why we want YOU to be the stars of our 2015 calendar! Do you have a perfect shot for January? Think your property best reflects June?

3,000

$

worth of Far mlands vouchers to be won!

Send us your photos and the 12 winning entrants will each receive a $250 Farmlands voucher, as well as having their picture appear in next year’s Farmlands calendar. Like our Facebook page to see your photos www.facebook/farmlandsnz

Email your entries to: calendar@farmlands.co.nz Entries close Tuesday 30th September, 2014. Photos need to be at least 2MB in size and taken in New Zealand. Limit of 3 photos per person.


SPECIAL FEATURE

Off the

GRID Some shareholders like to hold all the power.

| Peter and Annette King built their house using an old Lister generator.

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| Wind, solar, gas... you name it, the Kings use it to power their home.

When it comes to finding shareholders who have gone off the

Peter and Annette’s pursuit for power began when Peter

beaten track, it’s safe to say that some, more than others, are

noticed a friend of his owned a generator.

holding all the power.

“I just asked him how it works and it went from there. We built

Having your own source of power is nothing new – historically, it

our handmade timber home in 1997, using only a 1935 British

wasn’t that long ago that most people had no electricity at all. But

twin-cylinder Lister engine, working hand in hand with its

as the world has modernised and its population has spread out,

attached German generator.”

power poles have become as common as fence posts.

The property has now evolved to include a lot more than just a

But that does not mean everyone has followed the leader.

diesel generator. While 15 acres of the section remains in native

Whether for financial, geographical or ideological reasons, there

bush, the Kings also grow olives and fatten beef cattle. But a

are still those that prefer the noise of a diesel generator over an

diesel generator was never going to be enough, so Peter started

overhanging power line.

adding to their personal power station.

There are also those who prefer the renewable solutions – wind,

“When the house was completed, the 1kW wind generator and

solar – even hydro. One thing is for sure – these shareholders are

four PV (photovoltaic) panels, invertor and battery bank were

more than happy to generate their own living standards.

added,” Peter says.

Wairarapa shareholders, Peter and Annette King have been off

“The wind turbine went up as soon as we got the set. We’ve got

the grid for nearly two decades. Their slice of paradise in the

gas cooking and two gas fridges and the house is heated by a

Wairarapa Valley is a 25 acre block interspersed with native bush.

Wamsler (wood fire). But PV panels are the answer. It is 6,400

The first in their area to require power, Peter says he turned down

watts created by the sun – and it’s DC so it runs straight into

the five figure connection cost to try and maintain his own supply.

the battery.”

“As the first ones on the block, we decided to do it ourselves,” he

As Peter discusses his power supply, it begins to sound like

explains. “In a way, when you start off early you do the ‘teething

the creation of Frankenstein’s monster. It should come as little

things’, learning as you go – and I like that.”

surprise the former generator, a faithful servant for 10 years, was affectionately known as “Igor”.

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“In a way, when you start off early you do the ‘teething things’, learning as you go – and I like that.” It’s a lot to maintain – and the obvious growing pains that arise from juggling several systems is something Peter does not take for granted. The wind generator at the King property is now used sporadically – Peter says weather pattern changes in the Wairarapa Valley have affected the traditional wind patterns. Those changes have been enough to blow the turbine down once but Peter says the system has been almost universally reliable, in spite of the odd ‘occurrence’. “When you develop these things, there’s always stumbles when you’re building it yourself,” he says. While there are plenty of “mod-cons” at the King family home, Peter still keeps himself busy with the technology at work at Kings Joinery, the Carterton business he has run since 1987. When things break down at work, your livelihood is compromised. When things break down at home – and you’re in charge of your power supply – it can make for the very occasional quiet, dark night. And Peter says both he and Annette would not have it any other way. “We once had a 2 week power cut. We didn’t mind, we played

| Annette and Peter King.

Scrabble,” he says. “If you develop these power systems now –

In its place – “Igor had a heart attack”, apparently – is a Yanmar

you get yourself a decent inverter and decent PV panels – and

three-cylinder diesel engine, which is hooked to a generator to

these things are improving all the time. If they’re improving now,

make AC power. The battery installation takes whatever is left

think about what they will be like in 20 years’ time.

unused. The original PV panels were joined by an additional six

“It’s astonishing what’s coming up and it’s nice to be part of that,

in 2009 to create more DC power, which first complemented and

to not be a victim or a servant to power.”

now supersedes the wind turbine. The Wamsler cooker heats the radiators, while two gas refrigerators and a gas oven make sure the food is either perfectly cool, or perfectly cooked.

That pioneering spirit, to do it yourself, is alive and well at the property. From planting more trees to sticking to earlier systems (“all of these systems are usually automated – ours isn’t”), Peter

“Since we were the first house requiring power in the area, the

says both he and Annette are well aware how they live their lives

establishment cost was excessively high. We decided to go

might not be everyone’s cup of tea.

remote after seeing Igor for the first time. It has worked and we have been able to add new technology as it has improved – for instance, the latest PV panels are 20 percent more efficient than

“More people are becoming less and less practical and I don’t think many people could cope with it,” he says.

the first ones, so the diesel generator is needed only as back-up.”

| The picturesque Quest Farm, in Central Otago.

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| Shareholders Mark Mason and Michelle Crawford are exploring hydro power options.

“You get the occasional hassle but then we just play more Scrabble – we get the heat cranking and go through our games collection. “As far as self-sufficiency goes, it’s great. We can only use what we create.” The notion of self-sufficiency means a lot more than just power generation. For Central Otago shareholders Mark Mason and Michelle Crawford, having home-kill meat and vegetables straight from the garden makes self-sufficiency taste that much better. Their “Quest Farm” property is just north of Cromwell, with the picturesque Lake Dunstan for a neighbour. Twenty hectares of the 140 hectare property is in grapes, while Hereford cattle, sheep and pigs reside on-farm. “The sheep are for commercial purposes but the cows and pigs are home-kill,” Michelle says. “For us, it’s about sustainability and living off the land.” That sustainability was born the same way as the Kings – resistance to the cost of connecting up to the grid. “Mark and I have been together for 7 years, so I inherited the situation after Mark bought the property in 1999,” Michelle explains. “We have got power to the boundary of the property but it’s still 1km from the house.”

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“We are just going to keep trying to feed ourselves off the land – the electricity thing does not bother us at all.”

“I do a lot of preserving and make my own prosciutto. I tend to use one of my grandmother’s recipe books the most, produced during World War II. The recipes do not rely on refrigeration and has recipes that use the whole animal and with rationing in place, tend to use less sugar.” But is this all sparking a debate over nothing? Michelle thinks so. With all the technological advances made – and the natural resources available to them (copious sunlight in summer and running water), their choice was an easy one. “Everything is rechargeable these days – you can even get rechargeable vacuum cleaners,” she says. “The way that technology has improved over the years, you can quite happily live off-grid.” The desire to keep that off-grid status is quite prominent in discussions for the future. Michelle becomes animated as she

| For home-kill, these pigs seem pretty relaxed.

With power close but so far away, Mark and Michelle generate their own supply via solar and generator means, as well as gas for cooking, refrigeration and heating water. A wood burner heats the house and there is even talk of looking further into a micro

discusses the possibilities of building and operating a winery on the site, off-grid, using hydro power. But those are long term plans. For now, Mark and Michelle are just happy to sustain the life they already lead. “We are just going to keep trying to feed ourselves off the land –

hydro set-up. “The dollars that you are invited to spend if you want to bring

the electricity thing does not bother us at all,” Michelle says.

power to your house can be a bit ridiculous. But it (not having a

“People come to visit and don’t realise we do not have

normal power supply) is pretty easy to adjust to,” Michelle says.

normal electricity.”

“There are things you can’t usually have – like dryers – but it’s so nice and peaceful!” The Central Otago summers make the transition even simpler. As those long days draw on, the need for any electricity at all is open to discussion. “We don’t really need the generator during summer. Our days tend to be so long during the season that we can function quite well without power,” Michelle explains. “We enjoy not having power some nights.” In some cases, power is the necessity – especially when it comes to Mark and Michelle’s grapes. A building is leased down the road – fully powered, of course – to help them with their wine making. And there are the obvious times when a little more power might come in handy. While the vineyard keeps the pair busy, there is the “hunter-gatherer” aspect of their existence – and finding somewhere to store everything they have collected. “We’ve planted an orchard and I have my big vege garden – which while not very productive in the middle of winter, still does provide some vegetables,” Michelle says.

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O K A M R U O Y MAKE Farmlands Co-operative is proud to support the Tasman Makos in the ITM Cup. Join the Makos players for the 2014 season launch at Farmlands Blenheim on Wednesday 30th July, from 8.30am to 10.00am. Along with a meet and greet with the players and coaches, Tasman supporters can enjoy a free BBQ and coffee.

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SHAREHOLDER FOCUS

Shareholders who win, grin! As the old saying goes – you have to be in to win. And as shareholders, you always have a chance to win with Farmlands Co-operative’s many promotions and events!

The photos below are just a selection of the shareholders who have picked up prizes so far in 2014. From smaller in-store promotions, to major events and Facebook giveaways, Farmlands Co-operative tries to give back in as many ways as possible.

Keep an eye out in-store, on Facebook or in the Farmlander to see how you can pick up great prizes, simply by purchasing your supplies through your co-operative.

Alan Williamson won a motorbike in conjunction with the Done and Dusted promotion. He is pictured with Farmlands Alexandra’s Duncan Nicolson.

Winners of a Great Escape to Rarotonga in association with Bayer were Colin and Sarah Rush, with daughter Natalie. They are pictured with Farmlands Motueka Business Manager, Simon Smith.

The CopRice promotion winner is Krista de Blauw of Fourfoot Lodge, Motueka. She is pictured receiving her $500 clothing voucher from Simon Smith.

Rex Radford was another trailer winner. He is pictured with Hawera Inventory Controller, Carol Davis.

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Sandra and Boroughdale Everitt were winners of a trailer through the Done and Dusted promotion. They are pictured with Peter Houghton from Farmlands Kaitaia.

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CHOICES REWARDS

Top Technology Choices 3,700

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CANON EOS 600D TWIN LENS SLR CAMERA

ELECTROLUX ULTRACAPTIC DELUXE VACUUM

The SX600 features 18x optical zoom and new creative shooting modes, with a range of connectivity features, giving you the ability to capture and share special moments with ease. Available in Red or Black. Includes 8GB SD card.

The Canon EOS 600D is packed with features for you to get amazing images. The Vari-Angle screen, creative filters and Intelligent Auto allows you to get more creative easily. Includes accessory pack.

Powerful cleaning, hygenic disposal. Multi-cyclonic technology with no loss of suction. ‘Compact and go’ dust disposal system.

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The 2014 Galaxy Note boasts high resolution, crystal clear quality and big screen. Allows easy and powerful multitasking, is sleek and portable and a comprehensive solution. Includes case.

Enjoy your music on the go, everywhere you go. Advanced audio performance delivers a full-range listening experience, with up to 7 hours of playback from the rechargeable battery.

Meet the speaker that brings your music and friends together with a style that is all your own. Plays your music with fullness, depth and clarity for up to 14 hours of playback from the rechargeable battery.

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SAMSUNG 40” FULL HD SMART LED TV

SAMSUNG 48” FULL HD 3D SMART LED TV

With satellite and terrestrial tuners built in, this is the perfect addition to a rural home - a great size for a bedroom or second lounge.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY

The Firearms Safety Code Airguns are controlled by the Arms Act.

You may only provide or sell an airgun to:

You may only possess an airgun if:

• Someone who is 18 years of age or over

1. Treat every firearm as loaded

• You are 18 years of age or over

• Someone who is 16 or 17 years of age

2. Always point firearms in a safe direction

• If you are 16 or 17 years of age and you hold a firearms licence • Or, if you are under 18 years and don’t have a firearms licence, you may only use an airgun under the immediate supervision of a person who fits the criteria above. Immediate supervision, means being able to

and holds a firearms licence • Or, if you are under the age of 16, you may only use an airgun under the

3. Load a firearm only when ready to fire

immediate supervision of a person

4. Identify your target beyond all doubt

who fits the criteria above. Immediate

5. Check your firing zone

supervision means being able to

6. Store firearms and ammunition safely

take control of the airgun you are supervising.

take control of the airgun you

7. Avoid alcohol or drugs when handling firearms

are supervising.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY

Noise induced hearing loss PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN A CURE Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is permanent deafness that happens when your ears are exposed to sounds over a period of time, which are generally too loud for them to handle. It doesn’t hurt and it doesn’t happen straight away, so you don’t know it’s happening. In fact, it can take 10 or 20 years before you know you’ve got a problem - and by then, there’s nothing you can do except prevent further damage1.

the health of a sample of New Zealand

use of personal protective equipment

farmers found 29 percent of persons

(e.g. ear plugs or ear muffs) and through

45 years or older had noise-induced

administration, by reducing/restricting

hearing loss .

the time an employee is exposed to

As a result, the financial burden to

excessive noise. Posters are a good

the country is high. In fact, the cost of

way to remind staff of the importance of

ACC hearing loss services has risen 36

wearing their hearing protection. Email us

percent in just four years to $60 million

at farmsafety@farmlands.co.nz and we’ll

in 2008/09. As more baby boomers pass

send you a Hearing Loss poster.

their 60th birthday, the number of hearing

One of the keys to reducing the trend

loss claimants will probably increase at

of NIHL is to look after the hearing of

The problem of NIHL is nationwide and

an even higher rate over the next 18 years

your children. Most children will not

incidences of NIHL are particularly high

to 2,0253.

have been exposed to high levels of

in the rural sector. A general review of

Noise is measured in decibels (dB) and

noise and can be taught to always wear

each 3dB increase in noise level results

hearing protection when noise levels are

in a doubling of the intensity of that noise,

high. Putting on hearing protection can

so the exposure time has to be halved.

become as normal a habit as fastening a

Noise levels greater than 85dB averaged

seat belt (Note: there would be a latency

over an 8 hour period places the human

period for teenagers, who have been

ear at risk of hearing loss.

exposed to high levels of noise from

As a guideline to noise levels on farms,

loud music).

Average Noise Levels for Common Farm Tasks or Activities

2

Task or Activity

Noise level at ear in decibels (dB)

Shot gun

120dB

Rock Concert

115dB

the table on the left outlines noise

Ultimately, the following two facts will

Chainsaw

100dB

emission levels in various situations.

act as a prompt for all of us to look after

Circular Saw

99dB

The solution to the reduction of

our hearing:

98dB

workplace NIHL lies in working through

1. Noise-induced hearing loss is

Angle Grinder

the hierarchy of controls set out in the

avoidable (i.e. it is preventable)

Lawn Mower

96dB

Health and Safety in Employment Act

2. There is no cure for noise induced

Auger

93dB

1992 Sections 8, 9 and 10. First, ‘all

hearing loss (i.e. it is permanent)

Tractor without cab

92dB

Air compressor

86dB

elimination (e.g. can the job be done

Tractor with cab & radio/music on

81dB

without the hazard) or isolation (e.g. low

Tractor with cab (less than 10 years old)

76dB

practicable steps’ must be taken to control the noise at source by either

noise/buy quiet procurement policies for machinery, reduction of noise through regular repairs, maintenance or

In a room with normal conversation

60dB

In a room with whispering

30dB

Where it is not practicable to eliminate

Watch ticking

20dB

or isolate the hazard, the hazard should

replacement, enclosure, barriers, etc.).

be minimised through the issue and

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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. http://www.acc.co.nz/preventing-injuries/at-work/ workplace-health-issues/PI00081 1

Firth H, Herbison P, McBride D, et al. Health of farmers in Southland: an overview. New Zealand Medical Journal, 2001. 2

ACC and Hearing Loss – Submission to the Select Committee on proposed changes to Legislation and Regulation by audiologist Alan Ferguson. 3

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FARMLANDS FUEL

Family to the front at Challenge Lincoln The grand opening of Challenge Lincoln was a new chapter in Challenge history, as the new flagship store showcased an exciting direction for the service station network. Challenge is supplied by Farmlands Fuel, which means the more people fill up at the station, the more it benefits Farmlands shareholders. The Lincoln opening was a keystone moment in a nationwide brand upgrade and Lincoln’s new touch-free car wash facility is the first for the Canterbury town. Challenge Lincoln is a family business run by Ian and Marie Baylis. The Baylis family have been the fuel link in Lincoln for 60

The opening on Saturday, May 17th was

many years but Ian said the timing of the

years and as they enter their seventh

well supported by the local community.

build has turned out well.

decade manning the pumps, their new

Ian’s mother Margaret and grandson

site at 67 Gerald Street aims to continue

Jackson cut the ribbon to officially open

their Lincoln legacy.

the site. Radio station “The Hits” was on

Simon, Ian and Marie’s son, has joined

air and prizes drawn from the “Challenge

the business and is the fourth generation

Treasure Chest” by customers. The new

to be involved in the business.

petrol station has been in the works for

Fuel compliance Many farm tanks have been in service for a number of years and may have had little or no maintenance. Problems can be avoided by performing regular basic checks, to make your fuel storage safer and reduce the risk of any fuel contamination. Regular checks should include hoses, tap outlets, filters and nozzles. Farmlands Fuel is able to organise the supply of replacement accessories.

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Don’t wait for your fuel tanker driver to

Please contact us on 0800 666 626

say your tank is unfit or unsafe to fill!

should you wish to discuss any tank

A tank leaking 1 drop every 30 seconds

compliance issue.

equates to lost fuel of more than 500 litres per year. Check your insurance policy to ensure spills, fires and compliance are covered. It is possible that in the event of a fuel incident, your insurance company may not pay out if you are found to be non-compliant.

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FARMLANDS LIVESTOCK

Farmlands Livestock Greetings from the Livestock team. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients and shareholders for their support in making this a successful first year of trading as Farmlands Livestock. Our motto is to work in partnership with farmers to try and improve their profit and I believe we are achieving this over all sectors.

One slight concern I have is the lack of

Dairy

contracts currently for Friesian bull calves

We’ve achieved record sales in herd and

for the coming season. Many calf rearers

heifer sales and associated businesses

will not operate without one, which could

this year. The team continues to grow

lead to a shortage later. There are still

from strength to strength.

good returns in fattening bulls and the

New initiatives

beef outlook is looking bright.

One of our latest developments is a

Grazing

programme available to agents, that

The new dairy heifer grazing

calculates returns per kg of Dry Matter,

Sheep and Beef

programme has produced great results

or daily returns on most classes of stock

Improving pricing has resulted in a good

for all involved and continues to grow.

based on current markets, schedules

year for this sector. The outlook for the

The whole Farmlands package, being

and contracts. It’s a good tool to assist in

coming year remains very positive. I have

fully monitored with technical feed

budgeting and projecting incomes and

been amazed at the amount of enquiries

advice, animal health and more is

overall performances.

I’ve received, mainly from Asia and the

performing well above previous

Middle East, trying to procure substantial

national results.

amounts of processed beef, mutton

We are currently conducting recorded

website’s Livestock page, along with all

winter lamb and R1/R2 cattle fattening

upcoming sales and agent contact details.

trials on grass and/or fodder beet and

The Livestock page is one of the most

we’re pretty excited with the results thus

regularly updated pages on the website,

far. Farmlands is also running a trial on

so go to www.farmlands.co.nz to view

several varieties of kale comparing DM

all listings. For any Livestock enquiries,

yields, ME, utilisation and more.

email livestock@farmlands.co.nz

and lamb. The demand must be strong, with these buyers searching websites involving livestock in New Zealand, trying to obtain product. Hopefully, this all bodes well for the future.

We are placing regular listings of stock for sale and stock wanted on the Farmlands

livestock for sale or wanted Approximately 500 x R1 Friesian bulls for delivery Aug-Oct 2014. True to type, dehorned and sound, ex. Central Canterbury region (within 60km of Christchurch): 200 to 240kg= $2.35/kg liveweight 240.1 to 275kg=$2.30/kg liveweight 275.1 to 330kg=$2.20/kg liveweight (capped @ 330kg) Contact: Andy Stringer 027 421 1686 Terry Ashby 027 481 5508

for sale

When you talk you are repeating something you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something. Regards,

Terry Ashby Livestock Manager

Check out our website for listings or to find a rep near you. www.farmlands.co.nz

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FARMLANDS FINANCE

Farmlands Finance It is not just large enterprises that need financial assistance during the quiet periods – small block and lifestyle shareholders often turn to Farmlands Finance to help reach their goals. Those goals can be as diverse and varied as the land our shareholders

Creditline, Farmlands Finance’s deferred

for your business, Farmlands Finance

payment option, is a great way to shore

should be the second name on your lips

you up over winter. By holding off any

– the first is Farmlands Card! By using

repayments for at least three months,

your shareholder status at a Card Partner

you can focus on preparing for the busy

outlet, you can receive exclusive deals on

spring – and the income stream that

big ticket items. If those purchases are

comes with it.

required at a time when cashflow

live and work on. Whether it’s a new

is not exactly high, Farmlands Finance

truck or a ride-on mower, completing the last stretch of fencing on a section, purchasing a new calf feeder – or even a personal loan.

has everything from Hire Purchase to Term Loans to help you get what you need faster. From high volume calf feeders to ATV bikes, if you can get

Every decision requires the cashflow

it through Farmlands Card, you can

to support it, which is why Farmlands Finance has the tailored options to suit your requirement.

If you are investing in plant or equipment

complete the transaction with the help of Farmlands Finance.

Remember – Farmlands Finance services are only available to Farmlands shareholders. And like all the services Farmlands provides, any profits go straight back to you, the shareholder. To find out more, visit us at www.farmlands.co.nz or give us a call on 0800 200 600.

time to top up your herd? farmlands finance offers term loans for the payment of your capital stock purchases and can structure the repayments to fit your cashflows. • Facilities available up to $500,000. • Security is generally only over the livestock purchased and a personal covenant. • Terms available for up to three years.

John Sinnamon Regional Finance Manager

027 457 0710

Lyndon Insall

Grant Paterson

Regional Finance Manager

Regional Finance Manager

027 366 3677

027 660 7660

CONTACT YOUr FARMLANDS FINANCE REPRESENTATIVE FOR DETAILS. Terms, conditions and eligibility criteria apply for Farmlands Finance products. Interest rates and fees are subject to change.

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STALLION CALF BOTTLE 2L

STALLION MILK MAID 10 TEAT COMPARTMENT FEEDER

• Flow adjustment valve. • For personal feeding. • 2 litre capacity.

YOUR PRICE 111745

22.95

• Individual compartments for even feeding. • 10 Teat, 40L. • Metal brackets. • Easy to clean and carry.

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YOUR PRICE 103996

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249.00

$

$

SAVE* $2.00

SAVE* $36.00

STALLION 5 TEAT FENCE CALF FEEDER

STALLION PEN MEAL FEEDER 25KG

• 275mm height x 570mm width x 700mm length. • 5 Teat, 30L. • Metal brackets. • Easy to clean out.

• Strong meal feeder. • 12kg capacity. • Built in hanger. • 2 year warranty.

YOUR PRICE 104997

129.00

EA RN 12 CHOICES POIN TS

YOUR PRICE 156905

119.00

EA RN 11 CHOICES POIN TS

$

$

SAVE* $16.00

SAVE* $15.50

STALLION MILK TANKER MIXER FEEDER 60 TEAT • 60 Teat, 800L tank. • Mix and feed milk powder or whole milk. • 5m hose to feed in the pens. • Self-cleaning. • Powerful Honda motor, stainless steel mixing system. • Guaranteed to save you time and money this season.

YOUR PRICE 156804

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8,499.00

$

SAVE* $758.50

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DAIRY MANAGEMENT

Best practice in preserving colostrum The value of the first feed for young calves cannot be questioned, however the deterioration of this source of feed can have a detrimental effect on the animal’s development. • Treat fresh colostrum/milk immediately to ensure storage qualities are maintained. • Store colostrum in suitable plastic or stainless steel containers.

PROMAX COLOSTRUM TANK 2,500L • 1,000 to 30,000 litre capacities. • Translucent polyethylene tanks designed specifically for the dairy industry. • 50mm outlet for easy access. • 450mm diameter offset inspection lid. • 2 tie-down / lifting points on all sizes 2,500 to 10,000 litre for easy manoeuvrability.

• Colostrum Keeper is suitable for colostrum, whole milk or a blend of the two. • Always store colostrum in a cool place away from direct sunlight. • Agitate milk daily. • When adding fresh colostrum to existing colostrum/milk, always dose the required amount of product for the amount of milk being added. • Always stir Colostrum Keeper well into the milk source, adding slowly as you stir.

YOUR PRICE 158972

• When treating older milk, dose with a higher dose rate clotting may occur, however the milk is still useable.

799.

$

• In some situations, fresh colostrum or milk will clot. Continue to use as the value of this feed source has not deteriorated.

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SAVE* $101.45

• Re-preservation of the milk source may need to occur after three to four weeks.

OTHER OPTIONS YOUR PRICE

YOUR PRICE

158973: 3,500L

$ 1,049.00 SAVE*$91.57

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158975: 5,000L

$ 1,399.00 SAVE*$113.76

NUTRITECH COLOSTRUM KEEPER 2KG

BELL BOOTH NUTRIMOL COLOSTRUM KEEPER 20L

• For colostrum or milk storage. • Powder for addition to colostrum or milk, to accelerate natural fermentation and enhance storage ability. • Well fermented colostrum can be stored for up to three months. • Can be used on colostrum, whole milk and antibiotic milk. • 2kg will store 2,000L of colostrum/milk.

• Preserves the goodness of fresh colostrum, to give the calf a nutritious first and subsequent feed. • A natural amino acid derivative with unique preservative properties. • 20 litres preserves 2,000 litres of milk.

YOUR PRICE 138335

57.50

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EA RN 5 CHOICES POIN TS

YOUR PRICE 105934

95.00

EA RN 139 CHOICES POINT S

EA RN 9 CHOICES POIN TS

$

$

SAVE* $11.64

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CALF TEAT PEACH PINK THREADED

LEG AND TAIL TAPE 10M

• Rapid acceptance by calves. • Near natural milk ‘let down’ minimises feeding problems. • For threaded feeders, compatible with most feeders. • New Zealand’s most popular calf teat. • Threaded teat also available in black.

• Available in Blue, Green, Red, Yellow, White or Orange. • High quality polyethylene-coated waterproof cloth tape. • Especially made for the purpose. • Will not stretch or shrink. • Easy tear (no need for scissors). • Stays on for up to three weeks.

OTHER OPTIONS

YOUR PRICE 104513

3.

$

70

YOUR PRICE 7687

5.

$ 99

YOUR PRICE

118622: BLACK

$ 3.70

SAVE* $0.90

SAVE* $0.96

SAVE*$0.90

CALF TEAT PEACH BLACK PULL THRU

SHOOF CALF SPEEDY FEEDER

• Pull through teat designed for feeding calves. • Designed to function like a cow’s teat. • Internal collapsing valve. • Milk opening on each side of the nipple. • Teats self cleaning and less likely to block. • Holds the milk in the teat, making it more available for the calf. • Ensures calves feed better, reducing likelihood of health problems. • Fits Milk Bar feeders.

• 3 speed Speedy Feeder - fast, stop and slow settings. • Multi-directional easy grip handle. • Teat mounted low in the cap to ensure bottle empties completely. • 2.5L capacity.

YOUR PRICE 135878

3.70

$

SAVE* $0.90

YOUR PRICE 105747

24.95

EA RN 2 CHOICES POIN TS

$

SAVE* $5.00

VIRKON®S 2.5KG • A highly convenient, fast-acting, one-stop disinfection package for surfaces, equipment, vehicles, aerial disinfection and water delivery systems. • Powerful, proven performance against more than 500 strains of viruses, bacteria and fungi, including Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Avian Influenza, Salmonella and Campylobacter. • Virkon®S kills pathogens ten times faster than the nearest competitor, even at low temperatures and in the presence of organic challenge.

OTHER OPTIONS YOUR PRICE

107061: 50G

$ 6.49

SAVE*$1.01

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YOUR PRICE 107060

YOUR PRICE

159.00

$

152133: 1KG

$ 69.00 SAVE*$13.50

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EA RN 6 CHOICES POINT S

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DAIRY MANAGEMENT

Raise superior calves for less than $5 per head* A new season of calving is just around the corner for dairy farmers. Donaghys ProCalf® is a premium calf probiotic extract with rennet, which includes microbes licensed from AgResearch to promote growth, development and health in calves raised on milk or calf milk replacer. ProCalf® is designed to support the early development of a calf’s rumen and establish beneficial microbe populations for digestion of hard feed, pasture and calf milk. An initial 5ml dose followed by a daily 2ml dose will promote faster growth, weight gain and increased uptake of feed in your calves.

day (29kg after 42 days) for ProCalf® treated calves, versus an average daily gain of 571g per day (24kg after 42 days) for untreated calves. This equalled to a 22 percent weight increase for calves on ProCalf® over the untreated calves. The treated calves were also weaned one week earlier than untreated.

Already available in 1, 10 and 20 litres, a new feature for the upcoming season is the more convenient 5 litre backpack of ProCalf®. A Donaghys drench gun is also available. Find Donaghys ProCalf® in your local Farmlands store to make sure your calves get the best start this season.

PROCALF 5L

*Cost per calf based on label rates for Donaghys ProCalf® added to calf milk and used over 42 days at Donaghys RRP incl. GST.

• Liquid form is easy to mix and use. • Faster growth and earlier maturity. • Rennet promotes casein clotting to reduce dietary scouring. • Nil withholding period.

YOUR PRICE 140924

299.

$

ProCalf® has been scientifically trialled and proven. A South Canterbury farm field trial showed an average daily gain of 696g per

EA RN 29 CHOICES POIN TS

00

SAVE* $26.00

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YOUR PRICE

140925: 10L

140922: 1L

$ 63.50 SAVE * $5.50

EA RN 6 CHOICES POINT S

$ 575.00 SAVE * $55.00

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DanCalf Plus ®

Giving your calves a great start in life has its rewards – healthy animals mean better returns. The primary aim when rearing calves is to grow out strong healthy animals and get them out of the shed and onto grass as fast as possible. These calves are your next generation of milkers, so getting them up to weight as R2s, into calf and optimising their genetic potential to produce large amounts of milk solids should be the goal. Calves are born with a sterile gut, which becomes colonised as calves pick up bacteria from their environment. Some of these bacteria are highly beneficial for improved digestion of colostrum and milk, but some are harmful bacteria, which can cause scours.

Providing the ideal environment for the beneficial bacteria and suppressing the harmful bacteria and viruses is critical for the development of the calf. Using a quality probiotic, with high levels of live beneficial bacteria and a broad spectrum disinfectant, in combination with a coccidiostat will provide the best environment for calves to flourish. A calf needs to be consuming 1kg of quality meal or pellets containing a coccidiostat to be protected from coccidiosis.

DANCALF® PLUS 6KG • DanCalf® Plus is a premium all-in-one product containing: vitamins, minerals, prebiotic, probiotic (ImmuBoost®) and coccidiostat (Bovatec®). DanCalf® Plus is the only powdered formulation of calf milk supplement to contain Bovatec®. • Flexibility - DanCalf® Plus can be added to milk, colostrum, water, antibiotic milk or CMR. • Makes sense – your future generations of milkers getting the best start possible from the most complete calf supplement on the market for only $6.70 incl. GST for 28 days.

BUY DANCA ® LF PLUS 6KG AND R GAMEGEAR ECEIVE A FLEECE TEE

FREE! WHILE STOC

KS LAST

YOUR PRICE 138337

359.00

EA RN 35 CHOICES POIN TS

$

SAVE* $31.51

Bovatec® is registered under the ACVM Act 1997 No. A4395. Caution: Do not allow dogs, horses or other equids access to feeds containing Bovatec®, as ingestion by these species may be fatal.

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MILK BAR SNACK WATER TROUGH • Placement of the float valve means one Snack Water Trough can be used between two pens. • Smaller 8L volume keeps water fresh. • Moulded drain for easy cleaning. • Moulded hooks fit 25mm rails.

YOUR PRICE 105676

89.

$

00

OTHER OPTIONS YOUR PRICE

106635:MILK BAR SNACK BAR

EA RN 8 CHOICES POIN TS

$ 44.95

EA RN 4 CHOICES POIN TS

SAVE*$5.04

MILK BAR 10 TEAT CALF FEEDER • Easy to use handles. • Fitted with Ezi Lock hooks. • Feeder interstack with teats fitted for great handling. • Fitted with Milk Bar teats for great calf health. • Very easy to clean. EA RN 206 CHOICES POIN TS

YOUR PRICE 106992

206.95

$

SAVE* $18.04

EA RN 341 CHOICES POIN TS

YOUR PRICE 157038

3,419.00

$

• Tank levellers with the manifolds for complete drainage. • Round tank reduces milk surge. • Large taps for cleaning and quick milk dispensing. • Very easy to use and clean. • Available with a pump and flow meter.

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JumpStart™ is a ready to use mix of molasses, MPG, calcium and magnesium designed to provide a quick energy boost immediately after calving. JumpStart™ has the highest ME/litre on the market (based on market information available), which is calculated at 16MJ ME/litre.

NUTRITECH JUMPSTART™ DRENCH 200L • Ready to use mix of molasses, MPG, calcium and magnesium designed to give a quick energy boost at calving. • 16MJ ME/L - highest of all starter drenches, 70g calcium/L highest of all starter drenches - 10g magnesium/L.

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MILK BAR 60T DELUXE MOBILE CALF FEEDER WITH TANDEM AXLE • Tank levellers with the manifolds for complete drainage. • Round tank reduces milk surge. • Large taps for cleaning and quick milk dispensing. • Suspension. • Tandem axles. • Trailer jack and handle for great manoeuvrability. • Available with a pump and flow meter.

Deliberate nutrition management before and after calving is important for achieving high production and improved fertility. Cows in the first 10 days of lactation are referred to as colostrum cows. Calving and the colostrum period are critical times for dairy cows. These cows are experiencing a negative energy deficit (when energy demand outstrips energy supplied) and they are stripping weight off because they can’t physically eat enough (breakdown of body fat to bridge the energy gap). They have reduced immune function, they have a rapid increase in nutrient requirements and they are at high risk of metabolic issues such as Ketosis and Milk Fever. The transition period is where up to 80 percent of disease costs and 4 percent of involuntary culls come from. Protecting the cow during this period will ensure a higher peak and overall a higher production lactation.

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BAYER KETOL 2L

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BAYER C.B.G 37.5 500ML BAG

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• Treats Milk Fever in cows. • Especially good for large Friesian cows. • Rapidly restores blood levels of calcium. • Pre-attached giving set and needle with every bag. • Administer under the skin or into the vein.

• Treats Milk Fever and Grass Staggers in cows. • Rapidly restores blood levels of calcium and magnesium. • Pre-attached giving set and needle with every bag. • Administer under the skin or into the vein.

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DAIRY MANAGEMENT

Preparation key to peace of mind at calving Despite the best plans, difficult calvings, poor weather conditions and feed constraints are typical of the season and can set cows up for metabolic imbalances that lead to Milk Fever, Grass Staggers and Ketosis, arising either individually or simultaneously. Being sufficiently prepared for occurrences of metabolic disease on your farm is likely to not only improve the chances of a successful outcome but give you one less thing to worry about during the busy calving period. Sufficient preparation means having essential product on hand and revising treatment protocol in terms of diagnosis, initial treatment and follow-on treatment.

to treat cows with combinations of

Follow-on treatment

minerals. See Fig. 1 for symptom table.

Cows will often relapse if initial treatment

Initial treatment

is not followed up by the correct

Diagnosis – identifying

range of metabolic solutions offers a

Trusted and time-tested formulations, as

metabolic disease

formulation for treating one and all of the

well as usability features, means having a

Milk Fever – the most common metabolic

three main metabolic conditions.

supply of Bayer Metabolics, oral calciums

supportive

Milk Fever treatment is very effective if

treatment.

initiated early. In simple cases of calcium

To prevent

imbalance, the animal is often up and

relapse,

eating within an hour or two. Initial

administer

treatment relies on the administering of

1 bottle of

calcium (or a combination of calcium

oral calcium

with magnesium or dextrose if a

(Oral-Cal,

complicated case is suspected) via

Oral-max)

the slow intravenous route (into the

as soon as the cow is standing and

vein) with secondary treatment via the

swallowing normally. Repeat with

subcutaneous route (under the skin).

the same dose 10 - 12 hours later.

Resolution of the metabolic imbalance is

Finally, administer propylene glycol

often a matter of real urgency. It therefore

(Ketol) for that essential energy boost

pays to have the right treatments at

for a quicker recovery.

hand coming into the season. The Bayer

condition – usually occurs around 3

and Ketol on hand during calving offers

days either side of calving as the onset

the assurance you need. Ask in-store for

of lactation results in a sudden loss of

best advice on how to reduce the risk

calcium into the milk. Early in lactation,

of these metabolic conditions and treat

a high-producing cow’s calcium

them promptly.

requirements exceed the ability to

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mobilise calcium reserves (bones) and absorb enough calcium from the diet. When a cow goes down with Milk Fever (low calcium), there are often several factors at play. Imbalances in other minerals may occur in conjunction with

Fig 1.

Condition

Ketosis (low energy), making it necessary

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Grass Staggers

Ketosis

Deficiency

Low calcium

Low magnesium

Low energy

Symptoms

Weakness, wobbliness, depression, lying down with head turned, glassy eyed and constipation.

Excitability, nervousness, staggery on feet, sitting on knees, unable to get up or cast.

Lack of appetite, grinding of teeth, apparent blindness for circling, sweet, sickly odour to breath and milk.

low calcium and sometimes Milk Fever is complicated by low magnesium or

Milk Fever

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Milk powders may provide the ideal solution Economy, safety and performance – milk powders offer some real benefits for calf rearers. Although it seems logical that cows’ milk is the perfect feed for young calves, this is not always the case. This is particularly true when the goal of calf rearing is to develop well grown heifers that are set up for a productive life in the dairy herd, or when rearing beef calves to 100kg at minimum cost. Feeding a calf milk replacer reduces the risk of disease transmission associated with feeding raw milk. Carefully formulated, milk powder avoids the inconsistency of raw milk, which can have rising fat levels and lower protein levels during a poor spring. Calf milk replacers also contain less appetite satisfying fat, which can reduce hard feed intake when a calf drinks too much, slowing rumen development. Calf milk replacers are typically fed warm, which can boost growth rates compared to feeding cold milk and can reduce costs, compared to taking good milk out of the vat. Reliance Feeds has three options to choose from when looking for calf milk. Reliance Calf Milk Replacer is a nutritionally balanced premium milk replacer, blended from natural food sources of milk fat, milk proteins and sugar. This product is a user-friendly, dependable option and is well suited to feeding to young calves. It includes micronutrients that are not adequate to meet calves’ requirements in fresh milk, such as iron and copper, along

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with vitamins A, D, E and the B vitamins, which play essential roles in the growth and development of calves. This product is also easy to mix, very appetising to calves and also contains Bovatec – a coccidiostat that helps to prevent coccidiosis, a parasitic infection of the intestinal tract that can severely hamper calf growth. It is a good option for fortifying whole milk to extend stocks. Reliance Calf Milk Finisher is a popular choice that promotes calf growth, made with quality milk powder and benefitting from the economy of vegetable fats and soy protein. The parasite that causes coccidiosis has a 21 day life cycle and populations can increase as the season progresses. Calf Milk Finisher with Bovatec is a good choice for calf rearers that require a calf milk replacer to finish

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off calves, once other sources of milk have run out. This product also includes a micronutrient pack designed to meet the needs of growing calves. The Reliance Whey is a full replacement of cow’s milk made with whey powder, a by-product of the cheese manufacturing industry. This product does not curd in the abomasum like traditional milk replacer and is rapidly digested, which sharpens calves’ appetite for hard feed and may reduce the risk of nutritional scours. The Reliance Whey is a great economical choice for experienced calf rearers with good management systems and housing. Article supplied by Stacey Cosnett Technical Product Manager, Farmlands Nutrition

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Fibre in the calf shed Getting calves onto high quality fibre early is absolutely critical for rumen development – but it has to be the ‘right’ fibre, says Fiber Fresh Feeds science advisor and nutrition consultant, Dr Simone Hoskin. “Introducing a nutrient rich fibre in the calves’ diets within their first weeks encourages faster and healthier rumen and digestive development, so that calves are able to transition and thrive on grass much faster. They will also better utilise other solid feed. “That means cost-savings for the farmer but just as importantly, it leads to better long-term results, especially in pasturebased systems,” she says. Fiber Fresh’s premium calf product, FiberStart® has been developed to enhance full stomach development in the calf. The easily-digested fibre and rumenavailable protein promotes advanced rumen and papillae growth, while at the same time improving enzyme activity and the establishment of correct microflora (bacteria) populations. At seven weeks old, calves reared on FiberStart® have a big, well-muscled rumen with superior papillae growth, giving a large surface area for nutrient absorption. This superior full stomach development enables greater efficiency and absorption of nutrients and allows the calf to transition from a totally milk reliant animal, to one that can quickly thrive and develop to its full potential on pasture alone. “Fiber Fresh products are, quite simply, superior fibre products – there is no comparison with straw, hay or silage,

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which do not provide such nutritional value and just fill up the rumen, taking away valuable space for energy and protein-rich feeds essential for maximum calf growth.” Calves should be introduced to FiberStart® as early as possible, while they are still on milk and alongside any concentrate or cereal-based meal. The calves will initially only consume small quantities of FiberStart® but early adaptation to the taste and texture allows them to gear up for higher intakes as weaning approaches.

cereal-based, concentrate calf feeds, giving optimal essential nutrition for sustained growth.” “Our goal is to help farmers maximise the potential of their animals – and as a result, their future farm profits.” Fiber Fresh feeds are research-based and are a culmination of 25 years of trials to develop the advanced processes that result in superior fibre products. Article supplied by Fiber Fresh.

“Maximum rumen development occurs between 4 and 10 weeks and this is where FiberStart® brings the maximum benefit. By feeding FiberStart®, the calf is following a natural path of development with an easily digested fibre.

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Spring molasses MAKE THE MOST OF SPRING! Does molasses improve feed conversion during calving? Most cows will have calved and are eating to peak appetite for maximum milk production. The focus for spring will be on maintaining body condition for improved feed conversion efficiency, reproduction and health. In early spring, pasture quantity and quality can vary greatly. Cows fed molasses during this time will have increased energy and more efficient utilisation of feed. How molasses helps during early lactation: • Drives up appetite for maximum milk production

What to feed to get the best results:

Metabolic issues:

• Feedgrade Molasses Liquid energy

• Maximises rumen function to minimise condition loss

• Rumol300 Molasses + Rumensin®

Blend with Rumensin® to aid in the prevention of metabolic issues (e.g. Ketosis) and bloat.

• Improves energy levels before and during mating • Dilutes excess protein in spring pastures

• Rumag300 Molasses + Magnesium + Rumensin® Recommended molasses feeding

APPETITE + BALANCED DIET = MORE MILK!

1kg per cow per day, or as directed.

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• Balances low pasture sugar and DM percentage levels, if low Fact files

1. Feed choices influence conception rates. Poor conception rates are one of the greatest areas of waste in dairy farming in New Zealand. Empty rates between 12-30 percent are not uncommon. Investments in better feeding practices are essential to minimise the economic loss incurred through excess empty rates.

2. Increase blood glucose levels to improve conception rates.

3. Feeding advice. The best feeds to raise blood glucose levels are molasses and starch. Feeding

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Increasing sugar levels in the dairy diet post-calving to levels of 10-16 percent can increase blood glucose levels. Based on field brix sugar testing, total sugar in the pasture post-calving can vary considerably. Creating diets to increase sugar and energy levels will improve both blood glucose content and conception rates.

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1-2kg of molasses per cow per day post-calving will raise cow energy levels and also dilute and reduce total diet protein by 2-4 percent. Tapioca fed at 2kg and maize silage at 3kg per day will also help reduce protein by 2 percent and 4 percent respectively.

4. More milk produced by molasses fed cows. An independent study at Massey University has shown that feeding molasses improved milk solids production.

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Pre-calving nutrition Calving is the most dangerous period in a dairy cow’s life and can be stressful for the people taking care of them. Investment in nutrition in the precalving period is worthwhile, not just for cow performance and profitability but also to help reduce problems during one of the busiest and physically challenging periods of the year. Hopefully as calving approaches, cows will be in their optimum condition for calving. As demands for the unborn calf increases, it gets increasingly difficult for cows to gain condition, especially as wind and rain can increase maintenance requirements by up to 25 percent if they lack shelter. Calving represents a time of huge metabolic changes and stress for cows – ideally not all occurring on the day of calving or they might be overwhelming. A checklist of the pre-calving diet should include consideration of the energy content – is enough being fed and does it contain the same elements as the post calving diet? Offering springer cows lower quality forages like baleage and straw can help maintain rumen volume and support rumination. But too much can limit energy and protein intakes, increase the risk of ketosis and may compromise colostrum quality and quantity. Rumen microflora take time to adapt to changes in the diet so if starchy feeds like grains and maize silage are going to be fed after calving, they should be introduced at a lower level before calving. If cows have been wintered on crops that will not be fed after calving

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they should be transitioned onto the post-calving forage. Magnesium and vitamin D play a key role in helping cows mobilise calcium from their bones post-calving. If supplements are being used to help reduce Milk Fever, it’s worth checking what sources of magnesium they contain. Magnesium is best provided in the chloride and sulphate forms before calving because they can help to counter the effects of high potassium levels in the diet, which predisposes cows to Milk Fever – especially older ones. Try to limit intake of high potassium feeds such as pasture regularly treated with slurry if attempts to reduce Milk Fever are failing. Ironically, at a time when the cow’s immune system needs to be at an alltime high, it is suppressed to prevent an immune response to the calf during calving. Giving birth and coming into

milk present huge infection and disease challenges, which cows can fight more effectively when their dietary levels of key trace minerals and vitamins are boosted prior to the challenge. Stock are sometimes moved long distances and have to adjust to new social groups before calving, so it is important that supplementary feeds taste and smell as attractive as possible to encourage intakes. Many farmers who originally turned to specialist pellets containing anionic salts to reduce the risk of Milk Fever - such as Reliance Pre-Calving Pellets - report wider benefits in terms of cow and calf health and vitality, which has implications for the animals and stock people long after calving. Article supplied by Dr. Rob Derrick Nutritionist, Farmlands Nutrition

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HORTICULTURE

Managing diseases of onions Onions generally suffer from three prominent diseases: onion white rot, downy mildew and onion neck rot. Each alone will dramatically reduce yield, so spending money controlling is an invaluable investment. Onion white rot is the most common disease of onions and it affects the crop through all growth stages. The pathogen first invades the roots and causes them to rot. Bulbs may become loose in the soil and foliage may begin to wilt. This soil borne disease may persist for up to 15 years in the soil. As a consequence, crop hygiene is of paramount importance, such that soils known to be contaminated should not be planted in onions. To err on the side of caution, growers should wash soil off machinery when moving into noncontaminated paddocks. Onion white rot can be managed using such products as Cereous, Luna Devotion, or Pristine. Under conditions of prolonged leaf wetness and high humidity, downy mildew may appear as a furry growth on leaves. Infected leaves become pale, turn brown, collapse and die. The result

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is reduced bulb size. The key to control is to have a preventative spray programme using such products as Manzate Evo. Systemic fungicides such as Acrobat, Ridomil and Reason will also provide effective control. Onion neck rot only really becomes apparent in bulbs after harvest. The disease presents as a rot originating in the neck of the onion, which spreads into the bulb. Infection generally occurs when the onion plants are “topped”. Avoiding activities that will create growth spurges late in the crops growth cycle will help reduce losses from this disease. Reducing late nitrogen applications and irrigating following a period of moisture stress in the crop will help. Allowing the tops to mature before “topping” is also important. Essentially anything that minimises damage to soft tissues is key. Fungicide applications during the season, especially prior to harvest, may reduce the incidence of neck rot. Carbendazim and Amistar will help reduce disease when applied at certain growth stages of the plant.

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A final consideration for managing onion diseases is to ensure effective weed control. Weeds can create an environment that will favour such diseases as downy mildew. They will reduce air movement through the crop, which will prolong the length of time leaves remain wet or humidity levels are elevated. Herbicides commonly used in onions include Stomp Xtra as a pre emerge and using a combination of Totril Super and Tribunil, Twinstar and Bladex or Gesaguard as post emerge. Lastly, use Gallant Ultra to control grass weeds. Managing both weeds and diseases in onions requires experience coupled with sound technical knowledge. Your local Farmlands Horticulture Technical Advisor is equipped to provide recommendations to achieve optimal results. Article supplied by Steven Dass, Farmlands Technical Advisor, Pukekohe.

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Silvan Sprayer Silvan has established its reputation over many decades as a specialist in vineyard and horticultural sprayer choices and set new benchmarks recently with its release of the new Stiletto Powerhead sprayer. It is a combination of the Stiletto styling of 2,000L tank and chassis with the newly designed Powerhead 920mm fan mounted on the rear. It has been designed specifically for tree crops and will suit crops such as apples, pears, almonds, citrus and stone fruits. The new design features internal vanes, which direct the airstream into the canopy and maximise the fan’s output, without the need for straightening vanes in the fan’s cowling. The result is a quieter operation with less horsepower required. Silvan is currently arranging in field demonstrations with our extensive range of sprayers through Farmlands. If you are interested and would like to see a

machine operating in the flesh or even in your orchard, please contact your local Farmlands store to express your interest.

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• Nobili 500mm twin impeller turbine fan. • Comes in either two or three row configuration. • Optional roller row width adjustment. Trailed Turbomiser with Overrow Head • Spray two rows on one pass. • Option of 600L linkage, 1,000L or 2,000L trailed. • P50E 500mm turbine fan for low volume air shear spraying.

Kasco Respirator Helmets The K80S series of respirators work by means of slight over pressure, which is created inside the helmet by a flow of filtered air. A battery powered blower unit draws air through filters and sends it through a breathing tube to the inside of the helmet. The blower unit, filters and battery are worn around the waist. The T9R and T5 models are recommended for pesticide spraying in the open and in the greenhouses, for grain handling, cleaning and disinfecting stables and pens and any other work where the respiratory system needs to be protected effectively. The main difference between the two models is the T5 model

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comes with lithium rechargeable battery and the T9R needs to be plugged in through a cigarette lighter 12 volt socket, with the small inbuilt battery giving you eight minutes unplugged before you

will need to plug the unit back in for operation. For more information, please talk to the friendly team at your local Farmlands store today.

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Future proof your vineyard with a revolutionary new trellising system Since 2009, NZ Tube Mills product development engineers have worked closely with the New Zealand wine industry to develop ECO TRELLIS® steel posts and wire clips. Their research involved intensive testing of steel posts used in New Zealand vineyards, to analyse success and failure rates in extreme weather conditions and thus determine a safety range for the post design. ECO TRELLIS® offers a complete vineyard trellising solution using posts, clips and strainers as relevant to site location. It’s the perfect system for both new vineyard developments and the replacement of damaged wooden posts.

Growers are no longer allowed to use wooden posts in organic vineyard developments in Australia or New Zealand. Many sustainable vineyards are also switching to the new ECO TRELLIS® system, as it is more environmentally friendly than the wooden posts. Felton Road, Pegasus Bay and Villa Maria are all using ECO TRELLIS® for the development of their new organic vineyards. Pernod Ricard has been using the system in Marlborough for some time for its organic plantings. Major new vineyard developments using ECO TRELLIS® are also underway with Ara Wines in Marlborough and NZ Vineyard Estates in Central Otago. ECO TRELLIS® is also popular in Australia, with new plantings last spring using the product, including Henschke Wines and Nova Vita Wines (in South Australia), Frogmore Creek and Jansz (Tasmania) and Griffiths Vineyard (Victoria). The ECO TRELLIS® advantage • Meticulous research and testing, followed by a comprehensive productdevelopment process in the vineyard. • Environmentally friendly, free of contaminants (thereby eliminating potential ground leaching). • Made from high-strength galvanised carbon steel coated with a thick layer of zinc, ensuring high durability against corrosion.

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• Cost-competitive with wooden posts, especially given the lack of replacement costs.

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• Fully recyclable, with a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years, after which posts can be replaced and the discards returned for recycling. • Simple installation with the flexibility of variable clip height round profiles, allowing easy post orientation and manual attachment of wire clips. • Lightweight and safe through use of posts with rolled ends, making end caps unnecessary. • The ground retention flange (if necessary) nestles on one side of the post bulge to provide a 0.2m direct surface area. • Choice of three different strainer systems. • Guarantee against any material or manufacturing fault.

ECO TRELLIS® provides the opportunity to future proof your vineyard using an environmentally friendly trellising system. For more information, please talk to the friendly team at your local Farmlands store today. Article supplied by ECO TRELLIS®.

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The tale of the tape HOW TORO AQUA-TRAXX™ SEAMLESS DRIP TAPE IS BOOSTING YIELDS Seamless Drip Tape offers many benefits and is becoming the preferred option for irrigating row crops and other high value crops. Installing an ordinary drip tape will only deliver ordinary results, with their reputation for plugging and splitting, which impacts yields. With seamless construction, TORO Aqua-Traxx™ is a cost effective solution to these issues. Growers have a choice of flow rates, wall thicknesses and emitter spacing from 10cm to 60cm, letting them select the ideal solution for their crop, soil type and installation needs. Aqua-Traxx™ offers other practical benefits – including stretch and snap resistance, making installation faster. Being seamless, it seals better with fittings and doesn't come un-glued or split. Clogging resistance is important. Aqua-Traxx™ has laser cut emitter slits, making it resistant to root intrusion, along with internal filters and a turbulent internal water flow path that reduces clogging and ensures accurate delivery to each emitter. This means Aqua-Traxx™ can be installed sub-surface, under mulch, or above ground, without fear of blockages. Pressure Compensation is a feature that provides better uniformity across undulating terrain. The PC range of AquaTraxx™ is the only pressure compensating drip tape on the market and offers the same durability as normal Aqua-Traxx™. In summary, TORO Aqua-Traxx™ is the most complete range of drip tapes for all requirements. With its durable seamless construction, wide range of sizes, easy installation and a Pressure Compensating range, growers are increasingly making the change. For further information, contact your Farmlands Technical Advisor or your local Farmlands store.

The quietest, most efficient wind machine for frost protection, drying, cooling and ventilating is not only a New Zealand first - it’s a world first. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Engine type: 23 HP V-Twin Honda Fuel: Standard unleaded petrol is used. Impeller: • Made out of very high quality cast alloy • Performance tested to exacting world standards • Shrouded and with straightening vanes, increasing air momentum by at least 95 percent • Blows unobstructed away from tower so no loss of air momentum • Adjustable rotation speed • Oscillating ability

• Head can be angled for hills and valleys • Air velocity tested in wind tunnel at 16.8 metres per second • No loss of revenue by having to remove vines or trees to install • No neighbours’ approval needed • It uses 5 litres of fuel per hour • Protecting at least 4 hectares at a time • No installation cost and no building permit needed

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ANIMAL MANAGEMENT

Mind the gap In the immediate post-calving period, dairy cattle typically experience an energy gap. A high-producing dairy cow can simply not eat enough to meet the energy demands required to fund expected milk production and reproductive potential (see Fig. 1). The lactation peak Lactation starts at calving and quickly builds to a peak around 4-6 weeks after calving. To a large degree, the whole season’s production is influenced by this peak (see Fig. 2) so it’s really important that cows begin the season with a top performance. If they’re under-producing at this time, they won’t make it up later.

Typical energy curves for the lactating dairy cow. Milk Energy and Maintenance

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Eprinomectin, as well as abamectin, are both suitable actives for treating and controlling production-limiting worms at early lactation, as they offer the essential nil milk withholding period.

While they might not be showing clinical signs of disease, worms nevertheless demand an immune response, which Typical energy curves for the lactating dairy cow. comes at additional cost in energy terms. Milk Energy and Maintenance Worms cause a diversion of energy and protein away from vital functions as well as affecting grazing behaviour, which in turn Feed energy hinders milk production potential and body condition. All this places further demands Breeding on the cow’s already stretched energy and Period Energy Stores resources, furtherBody widening the energy gap. Dairy cows therefore 200 deserve a bit300 Days 100 Days Days Lactation 1 2 3 of Timeline help during this time and that’s where parasite control comes in.

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Treatment options

During this critical time period, a cow’s valuable energy is likely to be compromised in more ways than one. Not only has it just calved and started lactation, it must also get back in calf again in time to repeat the process one year later! Maximising cow health and nutrition during this time is essential if milk production potential, as well as reproduction potential are going to be achieved. Internal parasites divert further energy and resources

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A good start is key

Eon Pour-on contains the active eprinomectin, which is backed by global studies showing increased milk production and reproductive performance. Baymec® Pour-on (containing the active abamectin) offers a low volume dose formulation, making it a cost effective option, as well as offering the added benefit of highly effective treatment and control of lice. Eon Pour-on, as well as Baymec Pour-on is available from Farmlands. Ask in-store for more information on these products and how they can help your herd get off to the start they need for a successful season. Article supplied by Bayer Animal Health.

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Which drench treatment is best for my ewes pre-lamb? There are a lot of different products on the market for pre-lamb treatment, so how do you go about choosing the right product for your animals? Not one particular product is going to suit all your animals. By scanning your ewes, you can divide them into groups with different needs. Single bearing ewes that are in good condition shouldn’t need any treatment at all. All they need is a 5-in-1 vaccine. It is good not to treat some ewes on your farm, as this will give the opportunity to slow down the development of resistance to anthelmintics and create refugia. Poor condition single bearing ewes will need some help to get them over that feed pinch, so use a short acting treatment at docking, or give them a persistent acting product such as Eweguard® pre-lamb (a 6-in-1 vaccine and persistent acting wormer), to help get them through the lambing period. Multiple bearing ewes in poor condition are going to be the group on the farm that will get the maximum benefit from treating pre-lamb. These ewes have high

energy requirements due to carrying twins/triplets, so using a long acting product like Cydectin® Long Acting Injection for Sheep, to give maximum parasite protection, will give the most cost effective return.

Other factors to consider are: • how much time you’ve got, • how much labour you’ve got - and • what facilities are like.

That leaves the last group - your twin ewes in good condition. A difficult mob to treat and that decision will probably depend on other factors, for example feed availability. The product you use, whether it is very long acting (e.g. Cydectin® Long Acting Injection) or slightly shorter (e.g. Eweguard) will depend on other factors, which must also be taken into consideration when choosing a product. Good condition ewes

5-in-1 vaccine only

5-in-1 with or without a Medium/Long acting drench product

Singles

In summary, one drench product is not ideal for all your ewes. Divide the ewes into groups, into singles and twins/ multiples and then again by condition score - poor and good conditioned ewes. Use the most effective treatment to meet the requirements for each group. Medium acting drenches include Cydectin® Oral Drench for Sheep, Eweguard®, or Cydectin® Injection for Cattle and Sheep. Long Acting drenches include Cydectin® Long Acting Injection for Sheep.

Twins 5-in-1 with a Medium acting drench product

And if time and labour are limited, you’re probably better going with an injectable product like Cydectin® Long Acting Injection for Sheep, rather than a capsule.

5-in-1 with a Long acting drench product

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Indoor starts for triplets paying dividends When Matt and Lynley Wyeth woke up to find they had lost 1,000 lambs in an overnight storm during 2011, they felt helpless but it hardened their resolve to find a way to reduce catastrophic losses like these. The couple run 7,000 Highlander ewes, 220 beef cows and 150 finishing deer on 1,000 hectares at Kaituna, 15km northwest of Masterton. Some of the land is steep and springs can be cold - lamb losses are inevitable but the Wyeths wanted to get far better results from the exceptional lamb drops and lactation their ewes can deliver. The Highlanders include a touch of Finn and with scanning percentages of 205 and 218 percent for the two-tooths and mixedage ewes respectively, it’s clear there are plenty of triplets in the mix. In fact, about 1,200 ewes each year carry three or more lambs. Last year the docking percentage over the whole flock was 154 percent. Matt Wyeth says every lamb should count and farmers who “set stock and head for the skifields” at lambing are missing out on a lot of potential profit. The flock’s fecundity is based purely on genetics and excellent nutrition, Lynley adds. The couple had a well-developed orphan raising system in place, with 250 lambs being raised in the shed last year. They are fed calf colostrum milk, either entirely or 50/50 with Agrivantage’s SprayFo milk replacer, depending on availability of colostrum. The lambs stay in the shed for four weeks before being turned out to pasture. Their diet also includes Sharpes stock feed.

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In 2012 they stepped things up with a programme to house triplet-bearing ewes for the birth of their lambs and motheringon. The initial trial was under Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Farmer-Initiated Technology Transfer (FITT) programme.

is combined with levamisole to provide a boosted ewe immune response to maximise antibodies in the colostrum. This is ideal for multiples where suckling lambs share colostrum, enabling them to get the best clostridial protection on offer.

Simple pens are set up in the sheds using flat-pack plywood and straw bedding and hygiene is a high priority. The ewes are prepared for their short confinement with an Advantage creep feeder using Sharpes meal – dyed blue so that ewes that have taken to the hard feed can be identified by their blue mouths. They are in the shed for an average five or six days before they lamb. They give birth in individual pens, where they stay for a few hours before being moved to mixing pens with several other ewes with lambs, so that they can mother on properly before being turned out to nearby pasture.

The promising results from 2012 were built on last year but the Wyeths know that it will take several years to identify all the risks, rewards and best practice for what is fairly uncharted territory in New Zealand. The triplet-bearing ewes produced an excellent 290 percent lambing percentage when they were turned out but losses in the paddock shaved this back to 250 percent by docking – somewhat below the target of 270 percent.

About 400 triplet-bearing ewes had their lambs in the shed in 2012 and the results were promising. The two-tooths did especially well, with a docking percentage of 255 percent. There were no deaths among the two-tooths compared with a 6.9 percent loss in the control flock, while lamb wastage was seven percent less in the shed-born flock. The mixed age triplet bearers produced 234 percent at docking, compared with 225 percent in the pasturebased controls. The FITT trial has now morphed into a four-year Beef + Lamb programme with objectives agreed by the board and support from companies including MSD Animal Health. The pre-lamb treatment, given to the entire ewe flock, is NILVAX®. With NILVAX, the 5-in-1 clostridial vaccine

Lynley Wyeth says they are considering taking one lamb off each set of triplets for raising in the orphan mob, with the ewe left to raise “twins”. This year the Wyeths are planning to turn this idea on its head and extend it, diverting the biggest of the triplets to the orphan mob and leaving the smaller two with their dam. “Lambs always do best on mum, so this way they will all get a good start,” Lynley says. The couple are highly enthused by the progress made so far and are keen to share what they’ve learned with other farmers. They know there are challenges ahead and while they can’t control the weather, they’re confident they can work smarter to protect each year’s lamb crop against unnecessary losses. Article supplied by Coopers.

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HT™ Swedes reducing farmer stress Peter O’Brien from Glenecho Station, located in the Te Anau basin, was blown away by his HT™ swedes last year. Not only were they the easiest swedes Peter has ever grown but they performed exceptionally well. Craig Thomson, the local Farmlands Technical Field Officer, suggested incorporating the Cleancrop™ Brassica System into the Glenecho regrassing/cropping programme in 2012, to tackle a range of weeds in paddocks that historically have been a problem. Te Anau basin struggles with fathen and spurrey (yarr), compromising crop yields.

| Farmlands Technical Field Officer Craig Thomson in the HT™ swede crop.

| Peter O’Brien in his HT™ swede crop.

Peter and Craig included 9ha of HT™ swedes in the spring 2012 sowing, so they could see how the Cleancrop™ Brassica System worked at Glenecho. The crop yielded 18tDM/ha. “Considering it was an extremely dry and challenging season, this result was much better than anticipated. The germination was amazing. Every swede seed must have germinated and the real deal breaker was the palatability. We had reservations around this but these were unfounded. The deer loved them and did well and they are a fantastic indicator for palatability. I really wish we had grown more,” Peter says.

ploughed and power harrowed. Crop paddocks receive 400kg/ha of Cropzeal 15P and Boron 15 prior to drilling and 80kg/ha of Triple Super is sown with the seed. The first year Peter used the HT™ swedes they were ridged - for the 2013 sowing, some areas had been ridged and others were direct drilled. The HT™ brassicas are then sprayed with Telar® within 24 hours of sowing. In preparation for crops, lime is applied the year before.

2. Telar, a broad spectrum herbicide that provides excellent control of broadleaf weeds in crops with Cleancrop™ Brassica System technology.

Peter was so impressed by his results that in spring 2013, he sowed the maximum area he possible could into HT™ brassicas (37ha of HT™ swede and 54ha of HT™ bulb turnip).

What is the Cleancrop™ Brassica System?

How have they achieved this great result?

1. Seed of HT™ brassica cultivars that are bred to be tolerant to sulfonyl urea herbicide, Dupont Telar.

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“HT™ brassicas have taken the stress out of growing crops and given me the reliability and consistency that makes it a no brainer for my farming system,” Peter says.

3. A best practice guide, to maximise the on-farm performance and responsible management of the Cleancrop™ Brassica System.

Where to use it? The Cleancrop™ Brassica System can be used where a simple weed control programme is required that controls a wide range of historically difficult to control weeds in brassica crops. For more information on the Cleancrop™ Brassica System, contact your local Farmlands Technical Field Officer. Article supplied by PGG Wrightson Seeds.

The Cleancrop Brassica System is a traditionally bred herbicide tolerant (HT) cropping system that combines: ™

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Forage cereals

- a quick, quality feed option Forage cereals are an excellent option to be sown late winter and early spring to replenish depleted feed supplies into spring and early summer. Cereals fit well with being able to be sown following the feeding off of winter brassicas and generating large amounts of feed from relatively small areas of the farm. Forage cereals are harvested at two main stages. The whole-crop stage maximises yields of high carbohydrate silage. Those on farms that dry out quickly in spring can harvest at the earlier green-chop stage. While the yield is lower with greenchop, the protein content is higher and the product is easier to store. Farmers that have ground in suitable condition to sow should plant as early

| Agricom’s latest forage cereal release, Monty barley, has generated a lot of interest due to its awnless nature.

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as possible and yields of 6-18 tonnes of dry matter per hectare can be achieved in a short time. Green-chop crops will typically yield at the lower end at 6-7 tonne DM/ha, while whole-crop silage will yield up to 18 tonne DM/ha due to the presence of grain in the silage. Being able to be planted in very cold soils allows for the crop to mature before it is hit by dry late spring/summer conditions. Triticale and oats can be planted anytime from late winter to early spring and barley generally during September to October, or into November if conditions are suitable. Farmlands Fairlie shareholders, Warwick and Nigel Bishell have had a good result sowing Monty silage barley following kale. It grew a good bulk of quality feed in a short time, with yields from 8.6 to 11 tonne DM/ha between their two paddocks. Warwick was happy with these yields considering the paddocks were 400m above sea level, although next time he would be keen to get the crop in earlier than his November sowing and would ensure fungicide was used to finish the crop. The high carbohydrate potential in whole crop cereal silage is an excellent source of high energy feed for the shoulders of the season, as it can boost energy intake, with animals being able to get significantly more energy than from the same amount of fresh weight of pasture. Cereal silage has good levels of starch, whereas pastures have virtually none, meaning supplementing can increase

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condition in early lactation, allow cows to hold condition later in the season, or extend lactation. Whole-crop cereal silage also has a place on beef farms, to increase weight gain in cows pre-mating and calving and to grow finishing stock. Sheep farmers can use it to boost condition in ewes pre-tup and lift ovulation rates. Whole-crop cereal silage is also a good way to build up a reserve of quality supplementary feed for droughts. Harvesting date is crucial for determining the quality of the whole-crop silage. The optimal soft cheesy-dough stage maximises grain content and produces silage with good levels of energy, sugars, soluble starch and digestibility. Triticale has the greatest yield potential, although the faster maturity of barley means it can avoid drought stress before harvest. Barley offers lower yield potential than triticale in moist climates but tends to have a higher grain ratio and therefore energy content. For more information on Monty silage barley, or the fit and use of forage cereals in your farming system, contact your local Farmlands Technical Field Officer. Article supplied by Agricom.

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Farmlands Grain and Seed news Retail seed update

international grain markets. Originally

Winter feed crops have benefitted from

from a grain farm in north-west Victoria,

autumn rains and are now at the stage

Dean most recently worked as a meat

of grazing post being measured, with

trader for Murray Valley, a vertically

record yields being achieved in some

integrated protein company.

areas. In the past 9 months, we have

Dean’s experience includes more

seen a significant increase in the sale of

than 5 years working for independent

annual seeds for dairy support (fodder

commodity advisory business Market

beet, kale and forage cereals).

Check and several years in the banking

Arable shareholders now have an

sector (both soft commodity financing

opportunity to grow increased volumes

and as a senior grains analyst). Dean

of ryegrasses to supply our North Island

began his career working for the

retail business. This is another example –

Australian Wheat Board, when it was a

like arable shareholders’ supply of wheat

single desk for Australian wheat exports.

and barley to our feed mills – of the co-

Based at Christchurch’s Waterloo Rd

operative’s vertical integration.

office, Dean’s involvement includes

Despite above average rainfall during the

Farmlands Grain and Seed’s eagerly

end of the harvest, Farmlands Grain and

awaited expansion into the North Island

Seed has more than adequate supplies,

market. In addition to supplying domestic

based on past demand, of all seed

grain to Farmlands-owned NRM, forward

stocks going into spring.

contracts in the North Island for other

Grain trading update

grain buyers will be offered for the 2015 harvest. Supplying NRM is a positive

| Timaru arable TFO Dave Schrader speaking at the Waimate Arable Focus group meeting.

developed as they exchange ideas and keep up to date with the latest seed cultivars, chemicals and management practices. A group of North Island staff travel to Canterbury each November to visit seed dressing stores, seed breeders, trial sites and wholesale seed companies, to gain practical understanding of the seed multiplication and supply process. Farmlands Grain and Seed also operates regional seed variety demonstration sites, which are utilised to show shareholders and TFOs how various commercial seed cultivars perform in working farm

Prompt grain market prices are firm,

option for North Island shareholders to

with the expectation these prices

supply their own co-operative with maize,

will continue, based on current and

wheat and barley through a vertical

forecast demand and the reduced

integration platform.

and Seed staff, TFOs or store staff if we

previous years. Imported grains and

TFO training

forage or arable crop matters.

imported substitute product volumes are

Throughout the year, Grain and Seed

increasing due to lower import prices,

holds in-field seed training sessions for

the result of good overseas supply and

Technical Field Officers, exposing them

strong exchange rates.

to snapshots on the day of the various

Forward contracts for 2015 harvested

stages of forage and arable crop growth.

level of carryover stocks compared to

wheat and barley are on offer, with high prices compared to previous years.

By visiting shareholder farms, TFOs can assess how different varieties of crops are performing and discuss management

Introducing Dean Smith

techniques, including chemical and

Dean Smith is the latest addition to the

fertiliser requirements and crop usage.

Grain Trading team. Dean has more than

Arable focus groups have been ongoing

12 years of soft commodities experience

for the past three years and knowledge

in Australia, specifically in domestic and

and expertise of arable staff has

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Mark Elliotte General Manager – Farmlands Grain and Seed 027 436 0090 mark.elliotte@farmlands.co.nz

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Planning your maize silage supply Managing farm feed supply is critical to achieving your production and financial goals. Choosing the right supplement is an important step. Now is the time to undertake a feed budget and determine how much maize silage you require for the coming season. Early planning and commitment will ensure timely planting of a maize crop on the home farm or runoff, or hassle-free sourcing from a local contract grower or contractor.

• Ask for seed treatment. If you are planting maize silage into a paddock that has just come out of pasture, Poncho® is the best treatment option because it controls all three major maize insect pests, reducing the length of the fallow period.

Growing a maize silage crop

• Apply base fertiliser. High fertility paddocks, including those that have a history of effluent application may not require any additional fertiliser. Always take a soil test and don’t apply more fertiliser than you need.

Bought in maize silage has a number of advantages, including convenience and the ability to bring in more feed than could be grown on the milking platform. The cost per unit of energy of bought in maize silage is usually lower than many other commonly available forages (including baleage, hay and straw) and concentrates (including meal and molasses).

• Prepare the seed bed. A well prepared seed bed will help ensure good plant establishment and weed control.

To secure maize silage at a cost-effective price, when you need it, talk to your local maize silage contract grower or contractor today.

If you plan to grow a maize silage crop yourself, following the steps below will help ensure you achieve a high yielding crop: • Paddock selection. Select areas for maize cropping in the autumn or winter. Choose a paddock that is flat and well drained with no major weed problems. • Soil test. When soil testing for maize, the core should be taken to a depth of 150mm on mineral soils and 300mm on peat soils. Talk to your local fertiliser company representative or Farmlands representative to determine the type and amount of fertiliser required.

• Spray out paddock using glyphosate. Good weed control is essential to ensure good crop yields and high quality maize silage.

• Plant. Choose a reputable contractor with well maintained equipment. Research has shown that keeping the plant population up to the recommended levels will maximise maize silage yield. Buying in maize silage

Article supplied by Pioneer.

• Book your contractor. Contact your local contractor to book in base fertiliser application as well as spraying out pasture, cultivation and planting. • Order your maize seed. Talk to your local Farmlands TFO or store for a specific hybrid recommendation for your area.

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Soil tests - what, when and why Now that winter is upon us it is time to organise your soil testing. A soil test is the first step in ensuring your fertiliser dollar is well spent.

you are supplying them with the right types and amounts of nutrients to meet yield targets.

Why should you soil test?

To monitor pasture nutrient levels, soil test every one to two years, taking samples from the same transects each time. Always soil sample at the same time each year, as this will reduce the variation in results and will allow you to monitor fertility trends over time. If you are cropping, make sure you carry out a test at least a month before crops go in the ground.

Regular soil testing should be included in all fertiliser programmes, as it brings a number of benefits. It helps to determine how much fertiliser you need to apply, so that you can achieve your production targets cost effectively. It will reveal nutrient deficiencies, excesses or imbalances and it helps you monitor the effectiveness of previous fertiliser use. It is a particularly important step before you put crops in the ground, to ensure

What should you test for and when?

Ideally testing should happen in late autumn or winter, as the results can then be used to develop your spring fertiliser programme. When soil sampling, avoid very wet, dry or frozen conditions and paddocks where fertiliser has recently been applied or have been grazed in the past week. Make sure you get samples that are representative of your farm (e.g. separate samples for cropping land, grazing land, different soil types and topography). Your Farmlands or Ballance representative will be able to advise you what tests are most appropriate for your system but some common tests you might have done are: • pH – this measures how acidic or alkaline the soil is

• Sulphate S – measures readily available sulphur • Organic S and Total S – show slowly available sulphur • Mineral N – measures nitrogen that will become available during the growing season • ASC – reflects the soil’s ability to hold negatively charged nutrients (anions) like phosphate and sulphate • CEC – shows the soil’s ability to hold positively charged nutrients (cations) like calcium and magnesium The fertility levels in paddocks where crops are planted can vary widely and soil testing pre-planting is particularly important to measure nutrient levels. If you are cropping you may need to carry out additional tests, such as: • Available N – measures readily available nitrogen • Extractable boron – particularly important to know if you are growing crops like brassicas, which are susceptible to disease if boron levels are low Your local Farmlands or Ballance representative will be able to help you to analyse your soil test results and use the information to put together a fertiliser plan that is ideally suited to your situation. Article supplied by Ballance.

• Olsen P - measures plant-available phosphate • Quick Test K, Mg, Na and Ca – measure plant-available cations • TBK – tells you the pool of potentially available potassium in the soil

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EA RN 5 CHOICES POIN TS

30

SAVE

133873: 1,000 PACK

$ 325.60

• Ideal for long portable fences. • For easier winding - won’t twist or stretch. • Exclusive interconnect feature prevents power loss if a metal strand breaks. • Resistance: 150 Ohms per kilometre (240 Ohms per mile).

57.

$

SAVE

EA RN 5 CHOICES POIN TS

60

* $15.71

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GALLAGHER STRIPED TURBO TAPE 200M

YOUR PRICE 105571

311.40

EA RN 31 CHOICES POIN TS

$

WIN!

A GASM AT E LUNA OU TDOOR HE AT ER TERMS AND CONDITIONS APP LY

SAVE* $39.35

YOUR PRICE 118954

OTHER OPTIONS

SAVE*$85.11

YOUR PRICE 147166

• Lightweight and strong. • Heavy duty gear box for easy winding. • Large comfortable hand grip with knuckle guard. • Comes with 500m polywire.

YOUR PRICE

* $14.12

• The SmartFence is a 4-wire completely portable, instant, all-in-one fence system. • Quick and easy to put up and take down. Four wires, ten posts and 100m (330ft) length provides an optimal, easy to install instant electric fencing solution. • Can be used on all types of terrain - works just as well on rolling contour as it does in a flat paddock. • Compatible with Gallagher energizers.

GALLAGHER PRE-WOUND GEARED REEL 500M POLYWIRE

• Superior strength. • Large heavy duty shield prevents pulse arcing and minimises power leakage. • Increased clearance from wire to post to ensure no power leakage. • Made from UV resistant, polyethylene plastic.

YOUR PRICE 131399

GALLAGHER SMART FENCE 2 PORTABLE KIT 100M

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96.

$

EA RN 9 CHOICES POIN TS

00

SAVE

OTHER OPTIONS YOUR PRICE

118953: 200M POLYTAPE

* $19.43

$ 96.00 SAVE*$19.43

WIN!

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GALLAGHER STRIPED TURBO BRAID 200M • Ideal for long portable fences. • For easier winding - won’t twist or stretch. • Exclusive interconnect feature prevents power loss if a metal strand breaks. • Resistance: 150 Ohms per kilometre (240 Ohms per mile).

YOUR PRICE 119482

49.

$

SAVE

EA RN 4 CHOICES POIN TS

95

* $12.01

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OTHER OPTIONS

A GASM AT E LUNA OU TDOOR HE AT ER

YOUR PRICE

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APP LY

119483: 400M

$ 99.50

SAVE*$23.69

EA RN 9 CHOICES POINT S

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GALLAGHER B700 ENERGIZER SOLAR PACKAGE

GALLAGHER M2800i MAINS ENERGIZER • • • • •

• Powers up to 35 hectares. • Includes B700 Energizer, 12V battery, regulator, 40 watt solar panel and insulated battery case. • Half speed option to conserve energy. • Flashing red light shows when battery is low.

Stored energy: 28 joules. Output energy 17.4 joules. Powers up to 80km (50 miles) of multi-wire permanent fence. Suitable for property size: 300 acres/120 hectares. Comes with separate Energizer Controller, Fence Monitor, Energizer Remote and Fault Finder.

WIN!

A GASM AT E LUNA OU TDOOR HE AT ER TERMS AND CONDITIONS APP LY

YOUR PRICE 141732

2,367.00

$

SAVE* $214.92

EA RN 236 CHOICES POIN TS

GALLAGHER SOLAR PANEL 20W FOR B200-B300 • Ideal for use with Gallagher B200 and B300 Portable Battery Energizers. • Includes stainless steel mounting brackets, bolts and clamps. • Multiple tilt positions for maximum sunlight.

YOUR PRICE 134054

YOUR PRICE 155375

1,485.40

$

WIN!

GALLAGHER S50 PORTABLE SOLAR ENERGIZER • Powers up to 3 hectares. • 12V internal rechargeable battery. • Automatic Night Save mode to extend battery life. • Can be mounted on a wall, wood post, waratah or placed on ground. EA RN 5 CHOICES POIN TS

GALLAGHER B200 BATTERY ENERGIZER

310.00

$

SAVE* $16.45 WWW.FARMLANDS.CO.NZ

WIN!

FREE! 12V

• Powers up to 10 hectares. • Battery save options, including half power. • Indicator lights show battery and fence performance.

YOUR PRICE 109602

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APP LY

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APP LY

00

SAVE* $179.66

WIN!

A GASM AT E LUNA OU TDOOR HE AT ER

SAVE* $77.53

A GASM AT E LUNA OU TDOOR HE AT ER

530.

$

EA RN 14 8 CHOICES POIN TS

A GASM AT E LUNA OU TDOOR HE AT ER TERMS AND CONDITIONS APP LY

BATTE RY

WHIL E STOCKS LAST

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YOUR PRICE 137763

WIN!

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$

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Win a Trough and a load of Strainrite Fencing equipment SPEND $50 OR MORE ON ANY STRAINRITE PRODUCT IN THE MONTHS OF JUNE AND JULY AND GO INTO THE DRAW TO WIN A BREAKFEED TROUGH AND A LOAD OF STRAINRITE FENCING GOODS.

$

VALUE OF TOTAL PRIZE

0 0 0 , 0 2 TO BE WON

Conditions: Exclusive offer to Farmlands shareholders valid from 1st June to 31st July 2014. Eight x $2,500 trough prize packs, four in the North Island and four in the South Island to be won. One entry per $50 spend on any Strainrite products. The spend shall be cumulative over the two month period and calculated at the conclusion of the promotion.

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GALLAGHER FIELDMASTER GATE 4.27M X 1.05M • Middle weight design. • 25mm nominal bore pipe frame. • 6 x 8mm horizontal bars. • 25mm flat support uprights. • Adjustable hinge clamps top and bottom. • Fully hot dip galvanised inside and out.

WIN!

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YOUR PRICE 101752

OTHER OPTIONS YOUR PRICE

YOUR PRICE

YOUR PRICE

YOUR PRICE

YOUR PRICE

130892: 3.05MX1.05M

158473: 3.35MX1.05M

101748: 3.6MX1.05M

158474: 3.96MX1.05M

SAVE*$14.13

SAVE*$16.59

SAVE*$19.44

SAVE*$18.32

$ 169.00

EA RN 16 CHOICES POINT S

EA RN 20 CHOICES POIN TS

$ 178.00

EA RN 17 CHOICES POINT S

$ 179.00

EA RN 17 CHOICES POINT S

$ 198.00

EA RN 19 CHOICES POINT S

158475: 4.57MX1.05M

156236: 4.88MX1.05M

SAVE*$20.64

SAVE*$20.36

$ 225.00

EA RN 22 CHOICES POINT S

$ 251.50

206.00

$

YOUR PRICE

SAVE* $22.25

EA RN 25 CHOICES POINT S

*Not all gates are stocked at all stores.

FASCO F46 FENCE STAPLER AND COMPRESSOR PACKAGE

PROFENCE WIRE 4.0MM SOFT (NO.8)

• Includes trade quality European manufactured staple gun. • NZ made Precision compressor with a genuine Honda power pack. • Slim-line air tank incorporated in the compressor frame. • CFM 8.4, 4.8L tank capacity, 125 PSI maximum pressure, 2 year compressor warranty. • 20 metres of hose with fittings included. • Free air duster fitting included in the package. • F46 stapler can also be purchased separately (see below).

• Good old No. 8 wire. • Ideal for electric fencing - particularly where higher conductivity is required. • Perfect for equine or low stockpressure situations. • Protected with XTRALIFE zinc/aluminium coating.

YOUR PRICE 159594

2,587.

$

99.50

EA RN 9 CHOICES POIN TS

$

SAVE* $22.83

EA RN 258 CHOICES POIN TS

WARATAH JIO STAR POST GALVANISED 1.50M

50

SAVE

YOUR PRICE 103450

* $287.50

FASCO F46 FENCE STAPLER • Trade quality European manufactured tool. • Specifically designed locating nose piece to ensure rapid and precise staple placement over the wire every time. • Ergonomically designed to ensure correct weight distribution and tool balance in the hand of the user. • Built tough to withstand the varied and demanding conditions of the New Zealand environment.

• Drive into the ground quickly and easily without bending or snapping. • 20 percent stronger than the old ‘Waratah’ post you knew and loved. • Look for “WARATAH” stamped on every post to know you’re getting a genuine Waratah post. • Made in Australia.

OTHER OPTIONS YOUR PRICE

158522: 1.65M

$ 11.20

EA RN 1 CHOICES POINT

SAVE*$0.35 YOUR PRICE 158521

11.20

$

EA RN 1 CHOICES POIN T

SAVE* $0.30 BECK COLLATED STAPLES 33 X 3.15

EA RN 115 CHOICES POIN TS

YOUR PRICE 159596

• 40 percent more holding than other brands. • Unique, highly adhesive diamond coating for unbeatable holding power. • No paper to cause jams or be ejected at the user. • Unique collation method ensures that staples remain collated in even the dampest conditions.

YOUR PRICE 159597

66.00

$

1,150.

$

00

SAVE* $15.56

SAVE* $136.00 WWW.FARMLANDS.CO.NZ

EA RN 6 CHOICES POIN TS

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CULVERT PIPE PVC 110MM X 5M

KBL TROUGH 180L

Fittings also available on request:

• Small culvert applications. • Ducting of rainwater/stormwater from around farm building. • Removal of surface water from pads. • Dairy shed effluent. • Culvert outlets for land drainage pipe. • Lightweight – easy to transport and install.

• Premium quality. • Fully rolled top. • Complete with Rojo 20 valve. • Removable cover. • Available in Premium Green.

OTHER OPTIONS YOUR PRICE

109027: 160MMX5M

$ 99.00 SAVE*$15.40

YOUR PRICE 107869

OTHER OPTIONS YOUR PRICE

109941: 360L

EA RN 35 CHOICES POINT

$ 359.00 SAVE*$87.30

EA RN 22 CHOICES POIN TS

229.00

$

SAVE* $65.50

YOUR PRICE 109019

49.00

EA RN 9 CHOICES POINT S

EA RN 4 CHOICES POIN TS

$

SAVE* $14.47 Also available in 6m lengths.

Card

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RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Hang ‘em high BRIDGING PIPELINES

Running a stock water reticulation line around the farm isn’t always an easy job. Recently Pohangina Valley farmers, David and Clare Leamy had the opportunity to purchase a 120 hectare block of land, to expand their farming operation. Traditionally David and Clare would sell the majority of their annual lamb drop on the store market in Feilding. With the purchase of this new block of land, they would now have the ability to finish their lambs and sell on the higher schedule works market.

| David Leamy and leading hand Bob Hobbs surveying gorge.

David could see some logistical challenges, however. One of these was that access to the new property was a couple of kilometres away from their existing 400 hectare farm and was separated from it by a deep gorge. The new block had a poor stock water reticulation scheme, so David

see if they could provide a solution”. The

A 32mm OD polyethylene Blackline 16-bar

Farmlands Palmerston North Business

was the pipe selected for the job. The pipe

Manager, Robert Larsen, contacted Iplex

diameter was determined by the peak

Pipelines and asked for assistance. Peter

water demand of the stock on the new

Carswell and Lenny Waldron from Iplex

farm. The pressure rating was chosen

visited the property, met up with David and

to be above that of operating pressure

carried out a detailed survey of a possible

of the scheme for that section of the

gravity system pipeline route, from the

pipeline, to compensate for temperature

water source on the existing farm. Running

de-rating of the pipe. This was necessary

a pipeline down through the gorge

because above ground pipeline sections,

presented a number of problems: access

as opposed to buried pipes, heat up in

was difficult, with potential installation

response to the ambient temperature

safety issues and the gorge was prone to

and direct sunlight. This elevation in

seasonal flooding. To ensure the long term

temperature softens the polyethylene pipe,

viability of the scheme, clearly the only

lessening the pipe’s effective maximum

option was to suspend a section of the

working pressure.

pipeline across the gorge.

It is important to calculate the weight of

Pipe bridges can take many forms, from

the suspended portion of the pipeline, to

a purpose built bridge that carries the

determine the strength of the anchors and

pipe, to a suspended line from an existing

cable and the horizontal support distances

access bridge or a suspended cable to

along the suspended pipeline. In this case,

which the pipe can be attached. The latter

100 metres of 32mm Blackline weighed

option was selected as being the most

28kg and carried 60 litres of water, weighing

cost effective, with a large tree either side

60kg, totalling 88kg for the suspended

of the gorge being chosen as anchors and

section of pipe. Knowing this, it was

a wire stretched across between them.

decided to connect the pipe to the cable

The crossing was slightly under 100

every 300mm, using metal tie wires.

metres, so a single 100 metre coil of pipe

Selecting the most effective pipeline

could be used, without the need for a

route can create some interesting design

coupling. Pipe couplings should be avoided

challenges. In the main, these can be

where possible on suspended pipelines.

overcome utilising experience and sound engineering principles. David is more than

was keen to utilise the water from the home

happy with his new stock water system and

farm to completely upgrade the system on

no doubt will reap the production returns as

the new block. Having good quality water

an outcome of this capital development.

available when required is a critical factor in

For more information on suspended

taking lambs through to the finishing stage,

pipelines or other rural pipeline matters,

so getting water to the new block was a

see the experienced team at your local

high priority. The gorge however presented

Farmlands store.

a major challenge.

Article supplied by Iplex.

David decided to approach Farmlands to, in his words, to “tap their knowledge and

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YOUR PRICE 101303

FARMLANDS BIG DEALS

12.95

$

EA RN 1 CHOICES POIN T

13.95

$

SAVE* $5.71

SAVE* $6.22

ENERGIZER MAX AA HANGPACK 8 PACK

ENERGIZER MAX D HANGPACK 4 PACK

• Delivers a strong powerful performance. • Offers long lasting and dependable power over a range of applications.

• More economical than carbon zinc in terms of costs per hour of use on high power demand and frequent use devices.

YOUR PRICE 153364

YOUR PRICE 145585

11.95

9.95

$

$

SAVE* $5.14

SAVE* $5.32

EA RN 1 CHOICES POIN T

YOUR PRICE 101739

19.95

$

EVEREADY DOLPHIN MICRO TORCH 2XAA

EVEREADY DOLPHIN LED LANTERN

• Superior leakage resistance. • No mercury added and zero cadmium.

• Tough, waterproof and floats. • Heavy duty push button.

• Tough, waterproof and floats. • 47 hour runtime.

24.95

EA RN 2 CHOICES POIN TS

YOUR PRICE 153221

31.95

$

SAVE* $3.27

GULF PRIDE 2T OIL 4L

• High quality air cooled 2-stroke gasoline engine lubricant. Suitable for use in two stroke engines such as chainsaws.

GULF MILKING MACHINE OIL 68 20L • High quality oil developed specifically for use in milking machines. • For use in all piston and rotary milking machine vacuum pumps.

YOUR PRICE 153374

EA RN 10 CHOICES POIN TS

109.00

$

SAVE* $13.46

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EA RN 3 CHOICES POIN TS

YOUR PRICE 153214

46.95

$

$

GULF PRIDE 4T OIL 4L

SAVE* $4.47

• High quality 4-stroke gasoline engine oil developed specifically to meet the special requirements of air cooled 4-stroke motorcycles.

HOT DEAL

EA RN 1 CHOICES POIN T

SAVE* $18.66

EVEREADY 6V DOLPHIN LANTERN BATTERY

YOUR PRICE 154363

EA RN 1 CHOICES POIN T

YOUR PRICE 116206

GULF SYNTRAC 2T OIL 4L

• Synthetic 4-stroke gasoline engine lubricant to meet the special requirements of latest high performance air cooled 4-stroke motorcycles.

44.95

SAVE* $3.19

• A supreme performance synthetic lubricant specifically developed for high output air cooled 2-stroke gasoline engines.

GULF SYNTRAC 4T 5W40 OIL 4L

YOUR PRICE 153219

EA RN 4 CHOICES POIN TS

HOT DEAL

EA RN 4 CHOICES POIN TS

$

SAVE* $5.05

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NEW

FRAGRANC E

OPTIONS Espresso: 119404 Fine Blend:105344

YOUR PRICE 101538

29.95

$

NESCAFÉ CLASSIC 500G

Lemon:134079

Front Loader: 158876 Sensitive: 158878 Top Loader: 158877

17.

$

EA RN 1 CHOICES POIN T

40

t

BU Y A N Y 2 FOR $49.98

SAVE* $2.90

EA RN 2 CHOICES POIN TS

SUN DISHWASHING LIQUID LIME 5L

PERSIL 2X CONCENTRATE 4KG

• Sun dishwashing liquid’s rich formula now available with lemon and new “lime” fragrances, cuts through grease, leaving dishes sparkling clean.

SAVE

29.95

OTHER OPTIONS

YOUR PRICE 157798

* $8.00

YOUR PRICE 7427

OTHER OPTIONS

EA RN 2 CHOICES POIN TS

YOUR PRICE 7429

29.95

$

• Built in pre-treaters for brilliant results. • Specifically formulated for top loader and front loader washing machines.

EA RN 2 CHOICES POIN TS

YOUR PRICE 8425

$

SAVE* $9.00

SAVE* $40.00

BACKROAD THERMAL SOCK 3 PACK

BACKROAD GUMBOOT SOCK 3 PACK

BEKINA STEPLITE GUMBOOT

• Reinforced heel and toe. • Great all round thermal for all seasons.

• Merino wool for warmth and durability. • Strategic cushioning for comfort.

• Sizes: 5-13. • Lightweight, durable, wide foot, slip resistant. • Thermo insulated.

YOUR PRICE 7214

139.95

EA RN 13 CHOICES POIN TS

YOUR PRICE 7213

149.95

$

YOUR PRICE 7013

QUATRO KNEE GUMBOOT

• Fully insulated calf length boot, ergonomically designed to support the foot and prevent heel slip.

• Sizes: 4-14. Ergonomically designed to support the foot and prevent heel slip. • High abrasion, cupped rubber outsole designed to cushion and spread load.

EA RN 7 CHOICES POIN TS

79.95

$

SAVE* $40.00

QUATRO CALF GUMBOOT • High abrasion, cupped rubber outsole designed to cushion and spread load.

EA RN 14 CHOICES POIN TS

$

SAVE* $40.00

EA RN 11 CHOICES POIN TS

119.95

$

SAVE* $9.00

EA RN 4 CHOICES POIN TS

SAVE* $30.00 BACKROAD LOCHNAGAR JACKET • Sizes: XS-3XL. • Available in Navy and Olive.

DEANE CLASSIC MEN’S POLYCOTTON OVERALL • NZ made. • Six pockets. • Traditional Deane fit for added comfort. 7518

HOT DEAL

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ANY 2 FOR

$80

EA RN 8 CHOICES POIN TS

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DEANE CLASSIC WOMEN’S POLYCOTTON OVERALL • NZ made. • New improved ladies fit for added comfort. 7853

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FARMLANDS BIG DEALS

YOUR PRICE 132721

29.95

EA RN 2 CHOICES POIN TS

YOUR PRICE 119053

24.50

$

EA RN 2 CHOICES POIN TS

$

SAVE* $3.85

SAVE* $6.50

MCMILLAN SPORT HORSE 25KG

RELIANCE FREE RANGE LAYER PELLETS 25KG

• Medium/high energy feed for performance horses.

• Complete feed for laying hens.

YOUR PRICE 160068 YOUR PRICE 145509

41.50

EA RN 4 CHOICES POIN TS

YOUR PRICE 160070

74.90

$

$

SAVE* $12.30

59.90

$

EA RN 7 CHOICES POIN TS

EA RN 5 CHOICES POIN TS

SAVE* $15.00

SAVE* $14.60

OTHER OPTIONS YOUR PRICE

PURINA CAT CHOW 7.26KG

TUX PUPPY 20KG

TUX ENERGY NUTS 20KG

• 100 percent complete and balanced nutrition for cats of all ages. • High protein level to create strong, healthy muscles.

• For puppies from six weeks of age and also breeding and lactating bitches. • DHA for brain and vision development.

• Made with quality protein for strong muscles and recovery. • Small kibble nut size for those that prefer this food format.

YOUR PRICE 159456

49.

$

EA RN 4 CHOICES POIN TS

IE

SAVE

• Made with lean lamb for dogs that require weight loss or maintenance. • New Vital Protection® formula. • Resealable zip lock bag.

141091: PUPPY 12KG

$ 47.90

WHILE STOC

KS LAST

YOUR PRICE 106125

PEDIGREE LIGHT WITH LEAN LAMB 15KG

PEDIGREE WORKING DOG FORMULA 20KG • Reformulated with Vital Protection® for better skin and coat, digestion, immunity and oral care.

SAVE*$17.40

YOUR PRICE

WHEN YOU B ANY 2 PEDIG UY REE 20KG BAGS

* $8.05

$ 56.50

OTHER OPTIONS

FREE BEAN

90

EA RN 5 CHOICES POIN TS

160067: TUX COUNTRY 25KG

62.50

SAVE*$18.43

EA RN 6 CHOICES POIN TS

$

SAVE* $19.95

free eukanuba umbrella

EA RN 4 CHOICES POIN TS

YOUR PRICE 109266

PEDIGREE BEEF 20KG • Pedigree® diets contain the perfect balance of great tasting, protein rich real meat, fat and carbohydrate for lean muscle mass and optimal energy levels.

EA RN 5 CHOICES POIN TS

59.90

$

SAVE* $17.77 OTHER OPTIONS 109274: Mince and Vege

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10% EXTRA FREE

FREE

YOUR PRICE 145903

MITAVITE SC OO WITH EVER P Y 4 BAGS PURCHASE D

YOUR PRICE 157353

36.50

YOUR PRICE 159750

36.00

$

36.00

$

SAVE* $4.03

$

SAVE* $8.50

SAVE* $8.50

MITAVITE GUMNUTS 20KG

DUNSTAN BETABEET FLAKES 20KG

DUNSTAN SUGARBEET FLAKES 20KG

• Gumnuts , for aged care and condition. • Specially formulated for aged horses and ponies.

• Flaked, unmolassed beet pulp flakes. • Rapid soaking in 10 minutes.

• Molassed, higher calorie beet pulp flakes. • Rapid soaking in 30 minutes.

®

don’t risk it. rotate it. • ‘Rotation’ is the optimal worming strategy for your horse. Combat the onset of resistance by rotating different families of actives to another. • Always follow best practice. Use the right drench for the right worms at the right time. • Always use the correct dose for the horses weight. Both Strategy T and Equimax LV treat horses up to 700kg. • Consult your veterinarian for a control programme to meet your individual needs.

STRATEGY T 35ML • Superior broad spectrum rotational wormer. • The only non-mectin wormer registered to treat BZ and Mectin resistant worms. • Backed by NZ Trails. • Treats up to 700kg.

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YOUR PRICE 156727

17.

$

50

SAVE* $9.17

EA RN 1 CHOICES POIN T

EQUIMAX LV PASTE • Broad spectrum wormer and boticide. • Low volume easy to apply. • Safe to use on all horses and foals. • Treats up to 700kg.

YOUR PRICE 141347

17.50

$

EA RN 1 CHOICES POIN T

SAVE* $4.40

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Tried, Tested, Proven

John Bull Footwear’s history can be traced back to 1934 when the Daisley boot-making family created the boots for New Zealand’s fast expanding rural market. This iconic brand is synonymous for its hard wearing footwear. Designed with the farmer in mind and knowing New Zealand’s harsh conditions, John Bull footwear is built to last in some of the toughest working environments. Farmlands’ John Bull range uses top quality cowhide leathers that are sourced from the best tanneries in the world to meet the stringent quality specifications they insist upon. Robust waffle elastic, extra strong double stitching, comfortable abrasion resistant linings, along with soft padded collars and tongues in their lace-up styles, are standard features farmers have come to know and trust. On the land you need footwear that you know is going to provide you with comfort all day and is tough and safe for the job at hand. John Bull uses specific tooling to create correct, wide fitting footwear suitable for Kiwi feet. John Bull sole technology is engineered for performance on all terrains with unique multidirectional tread pattern for outstanding abrasion resistance and grip on a variety of surfaces. The inclusion of Comfoflex gel technology and a soft Comf2bull PU footbed with gel strike zone inserts add to your underfoot comfort and superior shock absorption, providing all day comfort and reducing wearer fatigue at the end the day. Decades of innovative design and production have meant Kiwi farmers have worn footwear that is well designed, durable and comfortable. John Bull’s ongoing research and development activity sees constant improvement in comfort, protection, performance and aesthetics, whilst retaining the traditional robust work boot features that the brand is renowned for. 80 years of John Bull footwear - New Zealand’s leading and most respected boot brand. It’s tried, tested and proven.

Buy any John Bull boot in July and receive a free beanie! While stocks last.

when the

power

goes out

will you

Be prepared with a rechargeable battery case and portable battery pack Stylish, compact and convenient, these great value portable power solutions will give you the confidence of knowing that your iPhone, smartphone or other USB powered devices will stay fully charged and ready to go for when you need them most. So if you’re constantly complaining of poor battery life, plan to be off the grid on an adventure, or simply wanting to get prepared for the next power outage, pick one up today.

UP TO 100% EXTR A BATTERY LIFE

be ready? Available at Farmlands stores nationwide.

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WINTER SALE MERINO & ESSENTIALS*

AVAILABLE AT A FARMLANDS STORE NEAR YOU. *SALE ENDS 31 JULY. PROMOTION APPLIES TO THE THERMATECH MERINO AND ESSENTIAL RANGES ONLY. Available from selected Farmlands stores.

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THE ISO-940 RANGE YOU KNOW AND TRUST NOW WITH NEW FEATURES & NEW COLOUR WAY FOR 2014

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ERGONOMIC HOOD SHAPE

Chin and mouth cover, draw cord and peak on Parka

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WHAT’S IN-STORE?

Making the world smell nicer ONE DOG AT A TIME Natural pet products manufacturer WashBar is not just a business for owner Jules Smith, it’s a labour of love. Along with husband Pete Gregory, Jules has taken the company from humble beginnings at their Kokopu property to its own premises in Whangarei. WashBar began when Jules was asked to develop a bar of soap to help a friend’s dog which had skin allergies. When Jules realised what a difference that first bar made for Jess and her owner, she looked into who else she could help. She discovered a lack of genuinely natural products for dogs and horses. The potential was huge and so WashBar was born. The brand is now well established in New Zealand and is also exported to Australia and Taiwan. Whilst that first product was developed for a dog with skin problems, Jules discovered many New Zealanders also liked using it because it smelled great, was easy to use and cleaned so well. Horse owners started to use the soap, which led to the development of a second, larger bar. WashBar now has a range of products, all made in New Zealand and, where possible, using local ingredients sourced direct from growers. Indigenous plants are popular, as Jules tries to make the products uniquely New Zealand. “WashBar products also help with human skin conditions, even though we specialise in dogs and horses,” Jules says. “All our

products are first tried on humans, long

especially living in Northland. “We’ve

before they go near any animals. And that

used natural products on ourselves for

means you won’t have to wear gloves

years. Particularly products we put on our

while using the products.”

skin: soap, creams and shampoos – your

“We look at what’s on the market with

skin is the largest organ of your body

synthetic ingredients and we develop a

and one of most effective at absorbing.

natural solution instead – in a lot of cases,

It always seemed counterintuitive to put

it works better than the synthetic one,”

chemicals on it. We feel the same way

she says. “We have a genuine interest

about our pets”.

in animal wellbeing and want to make

“Building a successful natural petcare

a difference. The only thing worse than

products company hasn’t been easy,”

having a dog or horse with a skin condition

she says. “We’ve had to push the

is aggravating it with chemical products

boundaries. But we’re having fun

you’re using to try to fix the problem.”

doing it.”

The affinity with nature comes easily,

Special prices and offers apply from the 1st to the 31st of July 2014. Only while stocks last. Check your Farmlands or CRT Farmlands store for product availability. All prices include GST unless otherwise stated. Savings based on Farmlands normal retail price.

demand on a Card Signatory; debit any default administration costs incurred; register a mortgage over land; terminate shareholding.

Note: The “Your Price” advertised in the Farmlander 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.

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.

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 or terminate the Account; charge interest at 2% per month; reverse discounts or credit rebates; debit other Shareholder Accounts; make

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FARMLANDS REAL ESTATE

MARKET COMMENT Recently I attended the National Agricultural Fieldays in Hamilton and enjoyed meeting many of you. Attending this annual event is vitally important for Real Estate. Not only are we able to showcase properties but networking and receiving shareholder feedback is essential for positioning our business to meet your needs and expectations. Generally enquiry for all property types was solid, with demand for quality farms in the dairy sector very strong. Our South Island shareholders also enjoy attending the Fieldays and as a result, the team has secured new listing opportunities for spring. While selling rural property traditionally is not favoured during winter months, demand and competition for quality listings is strong at present, leaving some buyers unsatisfied. Talk to your Salesperson regarding options for selling now. Property sales indicate the market has deep pockets when it comes to quality irrigated farms. Last month, Farmlands Auction and Deadline Sale campaigns produced excellent results for our vendors, exceeding their expectations. A small sample include: • Southbridge, Canterbury – arable and dairy support 121ha sold for $49,500 per ha • Southbridge, Canterbury – dairy support 75ha sold for $51,300 per ha

• Geraldine, South Canterbury – pig farm 136ha sold for $31,800 per ha • St. Andrews, South Canterbury – dairy unit 200ha sold for $50,000 per ha In my last update, I introduced our Auction and Clearing Sale service, in conjunction with our Livestock team. We have been very busy with a number of sales across the South Island. The substantial Glenmoa Farm’s arable farm machinery sale in North Otago produced outstanding results for our vendor. Over the past year, Real Estate has awarded 600,000 Choices Rewards Points to vendor shareholders. This shareholder benefit is unique to Farmlands Real Estate - spending these points on Rewards products is warmly embraced by family members! Please contact me if you require specialist advice surrounding any Real Estate matter.

Calvin Leen General Manager Farmlands Real Estate 027 453 0950 calvin.leen@farmlands.co.nz

130,000KGMS HOKITIKA! HOKITIKA, WEST COAST Pristine unit only 20 minutes inland from Hokitika. With three houses and enough barns to make any man happy, this well-appointed farm requires no capital outlay. A 28 aside herringbone shed with automatic teat sprayer and a whey feeding system allows additional feeding. 168ha effective area. Available as a going concern. Price $4,250,000 plus GST if any for land, buildings and shares.

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

SOUTHERN MARKET COMMENT

Property ID: TU10259 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz


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FOVERAN STATION AND THE BROTHERS

Property ID: TU10012 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

HAKATARAMEA VALLEY, SOUTH CANTERBURY • • • • • • • •

Fine wool merinos, beef, cattle, dairy potential and deer 2,646ha freehold, capable of carrying 14,000 stock units Can be sold as two separate farms of 1,482ha and 1,163ha Two centre pivot irrigators plus existing K-lines Plenty of water available for future development Great dairy potential or suit runoff grazing or high country farming and deer farming Has been in family hands for three generations For genuine sale

Trevor Norman 027 435 5433 trevor.norman@farmlands.co.nz

SOUTHERN DEER


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BLACKCURRENTS OR REDEVELOP OMIHI, CANTERBURY walking distance to Omihi School. Four bedroom, renovated character villa with private in-ground, heated swimming pool.

productive wells. There is also county water for domestic use. Perimeter deer fenced. An idyllic location, set amongst rolling hills. Deadline sale closing 4pm, Wednesday 9 July, 2014.

Russell Clifford 027 434 3122 russell.clifford@farmlands.co.nz

SOUTHERN SPECIALIST

Property ID: RA1585 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz


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230 HECTARE EFFECTIVE DAIRY UNIT INANGAHUA, WEST COAST grassing, water system upgrade and general farm support infrastructure. Now milking around 600 cows, the resulting increase in production is already evident with the past three years average now at 202,422kgMS - a lift of more than 50,000kg and still climbing. Good farm infrastructure, with three residences providing owner/manager and worker accommodation. Terraced pastures with no rivers, rail or roads through the farm. This farm is now poised to realise its full potential in a reliable rainfall region for many years to come. Price $6,200,000 plus GST if any including land, buildings and shares. Available as a going concern.

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

SOUTHERN DAIRY

Property ID: TU10262 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz


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KOWHAI ONE GEORGETOWN, NORTH OTAGO 99ha in total, 380 cows, 40 aside herringbone shed with Waikato plant. Substantial 350m2 renovated homestead. Second home and sleep out. Fully irrigated via K-line. Price $4,700,000 including land and buildings.

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

Property ID: WA1201 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

KOWHAI TWO GEORGETOWN, NORTH OTAGO 180ha in total, 140ha milking platform. 530 cows. New G.J. Gardner homestead. Two further excellent homes. Brand new 42 aside herringbone shed. Very well set up infrastructure. Offers over $6,800,000 including land and buildings.

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

SOUTHERN DAIRY

Property ID: WA1204 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz


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DAIRY RUNOFF OR BEEF FINISHING TIMARU, SOUTH CANTERBURY Tastefully modernised four bedroom home in elevated grounds, plus a near new in-ground pool. The farm has been dairy grazing and cattle , shows in the quality of pastures. Move on in and grow out your valuable young stock. Deadline sale closing 1pm, Monday 28 July 2014.

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

Property ID: TU10260 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

PICTURE PERFECT KARAMEA, WEST COAST This farm needs no window dressing, it really is a genuine, well maintained and developed property. Excellent buildings including 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, producing 75,000kgMS. 57ha freehold plus 10ha of DOC lease. Price $2,100,000 going concern option available.

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

SOUTHERN DAIRY

Property ID: TU10019 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz


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WELL BALANCED, VERSATILE GRAZING UNIT MOTUPIKO, TASMAN Two stand woolshed and covered yards, deer shed, workshop, four hay sheds, stables and airstrip. Comfortable three bedroom home. Extensive upgrades to pastures, fencing and water reticulation. Sheep, cattle, dairy grazing, cropping. Price by negotiation.

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

FATTENING, SUPPORT OR CONVERSION MOSSBURN, SOUTHLAND 362ha, 312ha approximately is prime fattening country. 50ha peat, which leaves room for further development. Capable of running 3,500 stock units. Flat contour, very well sheltered. Own water supply via bore to troughs. Reliable 1,200mm rainfall. Two hay barns plus 3-stand woolshed, covered yards (1,000 night pens), cattle Versatile double garage with sleep out. $5,300,000 plus GST if any.

SOUTHERN SHEEP & BEEF

Property ID: TU10263 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

Property ID: IN1735 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz Peter Richards 027 448 2214 peter.richards@farmlands.co.nz

Terry Forde 021 361 516 terry.forde@farmlands.co.nz


FARMLANDS REAL ESTATE

THE RIDGES OAMARU, NORTH OTAGO 305ha fully redeveloped as cattle grazing. Stock water can be supplemented by a consented bore. Contour fencing of the property adds to the ease of management for the making of supplements and feed utilisation, tracks and lanes allow for great access and stock movement. Substantial two storey home with up to eight bedrooms. Price by negotiation.

Barry Kingan 027 229 5046 barry.kingan@farmlands.co.nz

Property ID: TU10281 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

FINISHING, FATTENING BLOCK OAMARU, NORTH OTAGO 85.5ha subject to survey with Kauru Hill soils. Two points water - Tokarahi Rural Scheme. Fenced into approximately 10 paddocks. Established pine tree shelter belts. Approximately 35km to Oamaru. Price by negotiation.

Merv Dalziel 027 439 5823 merv.dalziel@farmlands.co.nz

SOUTHERN SHEEP & BEEF

Property ID: TU10280 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz


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IMPECCABLE AND SUBSTANTIAL LIFESTYLE TIMARU, SOUTH CANTERBURY 19ha with an immaculate three bedroom home, 3-car garaging and workshop plus a 2-bay shed. The home has open plan kitchen/dining and living with a separate formal sitting room and large rumpus room. The land is currently all in pasture and the soils are mainly productive Claremont Silt Loams. This property is an easy commute to Timaru. Price $825,000 plus GST if any.

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

Property ID: TU10270 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

TARARUA PARTNERSHIP HAKATARAMEA VALLEY, SOUTH CANTERBURY 1,215ha, a well-balanced property with scope and scale, altitude 500 - 650masl. Subdivided via lanes into 109 blocks with approximately 130ha deer fenced. Two homes, one fully renovated, two woolsheds and numerous other buildings. Currently operating as

Merv Dalziel 027 439 5823 merv.dalziel@farmlands.co.nz

SOUTHERN GRAZING

Property ID: TU10288 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz


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MOUNT BARKER WANAKA, CENTRAL OTAGO Encompasses part of Mount Barker, 360 degree views. Consented building platform, with services including power, telephone, private domestic and irrigation water. 15ha of established Douglas fir forestry and vehicle access to the top of Mount Barker all make an ideal farmlet/lifestyle property situated in a close proximity to Wanaka. Price $849,000 plus GST.

Trevor Norman 027 435 5433 trevor.norman@farmlands.co.nz

Property ID: DU2078 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz

PROFITABLE POULTRY MANDEVILLE, CANTERBURY 6,078m² of mainly new TSS5 Novasteel sheds with 1,478m² easily upgraded to TSS4. Sorenson Broiler Manager Computer systems. Two wells, either of which can run the whole property with backup pumps and a large backup generator. Completely renovated, four bedroom plus office home on 5.8ha, which includes a full size dressage arena. Deadline sale closes 4pm, 22 July 2014 unless sold prior.

Maurice Newell 027 240 1718 maruice.newell@farmlands.co.nz

SOUTHERN LIFESTYLE

Property ID: RA1584 www.farmlandsrealestate.co.nz


FARMLANDS AND CRT CARD - FOR EVERYDAY SAVINGS

Shareholders save more with Ford in 2014

This month

CHECK OUT THE GREAT SAVINGS FROM THESE FARMLANDS AND CRT CARD PARTNERS

Since the start of 2014, Ford has helped shareholders purchase more than 450 vehicles at our exclusive Farmlands rate! The volume-based discount embodies the co-operative’s goal of using buying power to negotiate a better deal for our shareholders. How does the offer work? Simply visit your local Ford Dealer and tell them you are a Farmlands shareholder – they will need to see your Farmlands or CRT Card. The dealer will take you through the comprehensive range of vehicles, from the small, zippy Fiesta or Focus to the powerful Ranger and Territory. Please note – the offer is available on all Ford models. Take a test drive, select the specifications and options you need! How much do I save? The dealer will then provide you a quote at the special Farmlands price, including delivery and payment options. Payment? Payment can be made directly to the dealer on delivery. A number of dealers will accept the Farmlands Card as payment (please ask at time of quote). Finance options are also available through Farmlands Finance or direct with Ford.

ELECTRIC M OTORS AND PUMPS

So give your local Ford dealer a call, to get your hands on these great vehicles!

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Easy, affordable Stonewood accommodation One of the by-products of expanding your business is expanding the accommodation available to your employees. Offering quality accommodation can be a drawn out affair, both in terms of time and money. It is for this reason that Stonewood Homes created their Farm Range, designed specifically as an affordable way to house workers, without having to cut costs on quality. The Stonewood Homes Farm Range is offered exclusively to Farmlands shareholders. The ultimate in worker accommodation, the Farm Range’s 10m x 6m transportable home includes two bedrooms and two en suites. Everything from heat pumps to range hoods is included in the kit out.

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As a transportable form of accommodation, the Farm Range can go from factory to site from as little as six weeks and as a modular building, there is some flexibility on size. Not only designed with great value, simple processes and quick turnarounds in mind, the Farm Range offers shareholders the opportunity to attract and retain quality staff with accommodation that is modern and comfortable. As a Farmlands-exclusive offering, Farmlands Finance is proud to support the exclusive deal with Stonewood Homes for Farm Range worker accommodation. The Farm Range is available to shareholders from only $2,115 per month, over 60 months principal and interest with balloon payment.

And through your Farmlands or CRT Card, infrastructure from power to insurance can be worked through at a better, shareholder-only price. Farmlands Finance is happy to discuss options that make your transition to quality worker accommodation that much easier. To find out more, talk to the Farmlands Finance representative on-site, or contact 0800 278 583. Terms, condition and eligibility criteria apply for Farmlands Finance products. Interest rates and fees are subject to change.

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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!

Relax, recline or even sleep over – the Fairmont corner suite with bedsettee and reclining chaise from Big Save Furniture really offers it all. Upholstered in soft plush suede fabric with vinyl sides, this suite is both big on size and on comfort. Normally $3999, now $2799 – Save $1200. Available in 23 stores nationwide. (Scatter cushions not included) www.bigsave.co.nz

Sit back and enjoy a cuppa with Smiths City and the De’Longhi patented “Automatic cappuccino system” to obtain delicious cappuccino, latte macchiato or hot milk. Press the cleaning button and the machine will perform an automatic washing cycle. After use, the milk carafe can be placed directly into the fridge. This machine uses the world famous Nespresso Pod System. Head into Smiths City in the month of July and receive this machine for the super low price of $439.99 when purchased on your CRT or Farmlands Card.

The Verso Electric Oven Induction Cooktop Combo includes a frameless 600mm Induction cooktop, precise touch controls, heat safety & child lock mode and 9 function stainless steel oven to combine leading edge design and functionality to compliment any kitchen design. Available at Bunnings for $1,099 www.bunnings.co.nz

Great for winter livestock protection! These high quality Livestock Shelters from Outpost Buildings come as an easy to assemble kitset with step-by-step instructions. Pictured is product UR301 3.0m x 5.8m x 2.5m. These shelters are extremely strong and mounted on skids so you can tow it around the paddock with your 4WD or tractor! Call 0800 688767 for more information. www.outpostbuildings.co.nz

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The Village Press is New Zealand’s leading producer of Olive Oil. The 1 Litre is ideal for home use as no light or air can penetrate the container . Our Oil is cold pressed, unfiltered and free of additives. The oil can be purchased on line using your Farmlands or CRT card at www.thevillagepress.co.nz.

FERNZ Merino Nothing keeps baby warm like wool. And this range of superfine merino from FERNZ is gentle on the skin, breathable and made in New Zealand. Order your FERNZ Merino for baby direct from Arthur Barnett on FREEPHONE 0800 801 129. For other quality clothing and accessories for children, go to the Arthur Barnett Online Store www.arthurbarnett.co.nz

Protect concrete with Resene Concrete Wax. Concrete benchtops and floors look superb when first installed. But often after some wear and tear, dust and dirt starts getting entrained into the surface and it can be near impossible getting the surface truly clean again. Keep concrete benchtops and floors looking good with new Resene Concrete Wax, a tough waterborne satin glaze that is quick and easy to apply. Scratches are easily repairable making it easy to keep the surface maintained.

Duncan Ag have just released a new drill offering enhanced penetration in variable ground conditions. With the option of rotating beams to enable individualised setting of tine ranks, along with dual box delivery, 24 run rows @ 125mm spacing and an electric drive with radar makes this the ideal farmers drill. www.duncanag.co.nz

Resene Concrete Wax is non-yellowing, resistant to chipping, peeling and oil and fat splashes. Enjoy special Farmlands discounts when you shop at your local Resene owned ColorShop. www.resene.co.nz

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Power Up the Country! Solar Power Solutions Ideal for: Dairy, Poultry & Horticulture

Exclusive offer to Farmlands shareholders

Save 10% when you use your Farmlands or CRT Card

*Average return. Actual returns can vary.

Up to

15%

*

return Card

P: 0508 942 876

E: agribusiness@whatpowercrisis.co.nz

Web: www.whatpowercrisis.com

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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Discounts off normal retail price only with your Farmlands/CRT Card at Resene owned ColorShops.

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Your life is riding on this When you’re driving there’s only the equivalent of one handprint of tread connecting each of your tyres to the road. Think about that – your family, your lives, all literally riding on that single palm print. So when it comes to choosing tyres for your car, put yourself in safe hands. Bridgestone branded tyres are available through Bridgestone Select, Bridgestone Tyre Centre and Firestone stores nationwide.

Your Farmlands and CRT Cards are welcomed.

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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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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.

Save with Farmlands today!

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ANNUAL WINTER

% 20-50OFF

* STOREWIDE OFFERS VALID 1 TO 29 JULY 2014

ORTHOZONE COMFORT

Super King

ONLY

BARINA RANGE Upholstered in Aviano fabric. Available in 2 colour options.

Cushions, rug and accessories not included.

599

$

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$ 2 seater

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399

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899

SAVE $900 3 seater chaise

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Card

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

Check out the website for further fitting and design options to suit you:

Heavy Duty Booster Cables

www.superior.co.nz

900Amp. (RBCBL900)

All Snowsweat chains feature: • Specially hardened chain for better traction and wear • Quick fitting design – no need to jack up the vehicle • Tough construction for hazardous conditions • Made for the great Kiwi outdoors • Multipurpose designs available. • Suitable for snow, mud, ice and heavy terrain • Wide selection available

HOT PRICE

119

$

FROM

199

$

EA

PR

2.5HP Belt Drive Air Compressor

• • • • •

Free air delivery of 155L per minute Maximum pressure of 115 PSI (8 Bar) 40L tank Assembled dimensions: 900mm x 410mm x 665mm 1 year warranty

Battery Maintenance 300g. (5097)

De-Icer 400g. (5044)

$10.99 ea

(5098)

$10.99 ea

$14.99 ea

FROM

1099

$

(AN2540BD)

EA

Deep Dish Rubber Mats

Trail Finder Seat Covers

Rear (Black). (RDD9PR) $19.99 pr Front (Black). (RDD10PR) $23.99 pr Rear (Grey). (RDD9671) $19.99 pr Front (Grey). (RDD9667) $23.99 pr

Size 60. Black or Grey. (GUTFPR60A _)

$69 pr

HOT PRICE

399

$

Battery Terminal Protector 300g.

EA

Single & bench ute seat covers. Size 60. (GUTFUTEAGRY) (GUCSPR30ACHA)

$77 pr

FROM

69

$

PR

FROM

1999

$

PR

While stocks last. Price includes GST. Valid until 31 July 2014. E & OE.

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Duty Cycle @ 25°c Current Range MIG Current Range MMA Wire Feeder Type

65% @ 350Amps 30A -350 Amps 10A -350 Amps Gear Driven 4 Roll

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C/w Mig Torch, Earth Lead, Arc Lead, Regulator Tig Torch is Optional and Extra

3,82522

$

+GST $4,399.00 GST Incl.

XA-MIG350SWF-SP

New Generation Technology

Razorweld

RAZOR MIG/MMA165 MIG/STICK DC INVERTER POWERFUL & PORTABLE 165 AMP - 230V - 5KG SPOOL MIG/STICK - Spool Gun Ready • MIG Gas/Gasless • Burn Back Control • Wire Inch • Spool Gun Ready • Hot Start Electrode • AS/NZ 60947 Certied

XG-CG30-SP

Power Supply Duty Cycle @ 25°c Current Range MIG Current Range MMA Rated Power Dimensions (mm) Weight

,19565

230v - 1Ph 45% @ 165A 30 - 165A 10- 165A 6.0 KVA 470x190x380 16kg

91217

$

+GST 75.00 GST Incl.

+GST $1049.00 GST Incl.

FILTER/ REGULATOR

MACHINE & GEAR CARRY BAG

C/w Mig Torch Arc Set & Regulator XA-MIG165RZ-SP

1,66957

$

$1,920.00 GST Incl.

air comPreSSor 16RSE-DC

High quality 3 cylinder cast iron pump rated to a maximum displacement of 18cfm and the unit is matched with a compressor rated 2.7hp motor. Displacement of 445 lpm and FAD of 300lpm. Slower output of 964rpm means longer life.

roe SPanner SetS 14Pc Thin wall thickness on ring & thin profile on open end. KT1214MR

Metric 10 - 32mm. KT1214SR

Imperial 5/16 - 1.1/4”.

18696 EA

$

$215.00 GST Incl.

Petrol Generator 5.6kva HY6000E-LZ

Frequency: 50Hz. Voltage: 240V. Continuous Output: 4000W. Maximum Output: 5000W. Workshop compliant.

2,19043

$

$2,519.00 GST Incl.

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You can now use your Farmlands & CRT Card at all Paper Plus stores and we’re celebrating with a great deal. We’re the only book and stationery store where you can use your Fly Buys & Airpoints Card with your Farmlands & CRT Card and get even more rewards. We even have our own My Big Deal VIP Card. Come see us in store today!

Card Card

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PlaceMakers

K ITC H E N S • cabinetry made in new zealand excluding hardware • soft-close cupboards & drawers with european made soft close hardware

Cabinetry Flat Pack + Benchtop

$5,210

• lifetime warranty on internal hardware • 15 year warranty on cabinetry

Cabinetry Pre Assembled Ready for installation + Benchtop

• ISO14001 environmentally certified moisture resistant board

$5,410

• free in-store design service • a range of solutions to suit any budget

LINE KITCHEN: Cabinet colour: Thermal wrapped, white matt finish (Robina Profile). Benchtop colour: Formica® Flint Crystal.

Price includes: Benchtop, cabinets, door & drawer fronts, cover panels, legs, toe kicks & soft closing doors & drawers

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. Prices subject to change, valid as 1st June 2014. 0800 PLACEMAKERS (752 236) www.placemakers.co.nz

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WE’RE HOT ON NETBALL

SYDNEY NETBALL WORLD CUP

v2015x

HOUSE OF TRAVEL IS THE OFFICIAL TRAVEL AGENT OF NETBALL NEW ZEALAND. Get exclusive access to Silver Fern players when you book with us, including our netball ambassador Maria Tutaia. FOLLOW YOUR TEAM! 11 night fanatic package

4 night finals package

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2530

$

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• 11 nights accommodation • Gold Pass to 8 sessions of netball including Day 1, semis & finals - all New Zealand games included • Silver Ferns signing session • Opening ceremony and exclusive closing party • NWC2015 merchandise & much more!

• 4 nights accommodation • A Gold Pass to 5 sessions including 1 quarter final session (Silver Ferns), semis and finals • Tickets to the Closing party • Unique Silver Ferns tour shirt and NWC2015 merchandise & much more!

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Book online now: silverfernstravel.co.nz or call 0800 468 225 CONDITIONS: Valid for new bookings until sold out • All travel must be commenced and completed as specified • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • *Based on triple share • Access to players - full details to be confirmed when playing schedule released in 2015 • Further terms and conditions apply. For more information visit www.silverfernstravel.co.nz or come instore.

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FORD

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SETTLE FOR ANYTHING

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For your Farmlands shareholder’s special price, talk to your Ford dealer today

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.

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FARMLANDS AND CRT CARD - FOR EVERYDAY SAVINGS

FIGHTING THE WINTER WEATHER ON YOUR FARM WINTER SEEMS TO HAVE SETTLED IN WITH RECENT STORMS, COLD SNAPS AND SNOW DUMPS BATTERING THE COUNTRY. WHILE WE CAN’T CONTROL THE WEATHER, FMG CAN HELP YOU THROUGH IT WITH EXPERT ADVICE AND SPECIALISED RURAL INSURANCE TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS.

Checklist Flooding and Water Damage Clear out any debris from gutter systems is before Check drains and culverts and clear any debr heavy rain arrives and consider Note down any damp spots on your property age digging out trenches to help with drain Strong Winds any weak Check shed roofs and bracings and secure s wind spots that may be susceptible to Power Outages and that Make sure you have a hardy generator on farm it’s well maintained consider having Use surge protectors on power outlets and reduce the impact them built into your switchboards to help of a power surge Snow and Frost ’re up to scratch. Keep an eye on water pipes to make sure they water supply off If you’re heading away remember to turn the avoid frozen pipes to any unoccupied buildings. This will help bursting inery and Use anti-freeze where possible to keep mach tools up and running straps to If you’re expecting snow this winter, fit snow pse colla of ce chan spouts and gutters to reduce the

FMG has teamed up with MetService to create the FMG Rural Weather App. This App offers 10 day regional forecasts for 29 rural regions with two hourly wind, temperature and rainfall forecasts for a 48 hour period. It also provides information on severe weather warnings. It’s free to download on Android and iPhone, so now you can stay on top of what weather is heading your way.

To talk to someone who understands the risks you face at your place call FMG on 0800 366 466 or visit www.fmg.co.nz

FMG is a proud partner of

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Card ELECTRIC MOTORS AND PUMPS

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blackwoodsprotector.co.nz

Slide Mitre Saw • 1600 watts • 300mm blade • Laser guided sawing precision • Mitre and bevel cut • MFR C12RSH CODE 08464164

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ON THE LAND OR OUT ON THE TOWN

these quality brands have you covered

For over 110 years, Arthur Barnett has provided quality country inspired clothing for families throughout rural New Zealand. R.M.Williams is a brand that is specifically designed for men and women who work and play in the outdoors. Their pioneering spirit is one we admire and their clothing second to none. Check out these combo deals plus great merino, sock and underwear specials for the cold winter days ahead.

R.M.WILLIAMS COMBO DEALS

TOP DRAWER MERINO ALL USUALLY $425 NOW $260 Men’s Forster Shirt (Navy or Blue), Ramco Jean (Dark Indigo) and CB439 Belt (Black or Chestnut)

ALL USUALLY $250 NOW $199

Women’s Merino Long Sleeve V Neck (red, black, winter white) S-XL ONLY $89.95 Women’s Merino Bound Short Sleeve Crew (red, black, winter white), S-XL ONLY $79.95

MACPHERSON MEN SPECIALS MacPherson Men High Tech Cotton Brief in Navy Peacoat Stripe Size Sml-XL were $29.95 now $19.95

Men’s Bailga (2 colourways) or Doveton Shirt (3 colourways), Yardman Stretch Denim Jean, CB679 Solid Hide Workbelt

R.M.WILLIAMS BOOTS Purchase any pair of R.M.Williams boots and receive a FREE pair of R.M.Williams Ugg Boots

Comfort Craftsman boot (chestnut or black) $499 Stockyard boot $240 Winton Top boot $220

FARMLANDS AND CRT CARD – 6% REBATE

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MacPherson Men High Tech Cotton Trunk in Navy Peacoat Stripe Size Sml-XL were $32.95 now $23.95

Order direct on Freephone

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The whole kit and Kaboodle

Exclusive to Bunnings Warehouse, the new modular, easy-to-assemble kitchens from Kaboodle can be combined to fit any kitchen space to give you designer looks without the price tag.

And, if you need some advice, there are kitchen experts in-store to give you a hand to make sure you achieve a well-thought-out, functional, as well as good-looking kitchen.

There is a huge range of styles, colours and finishes, plus a wide choice of

myriad handles and drawer accessories to make your kitchen individual

Kaboodle Kitchens are held in stock at Bunnings Warehouses, so if you have your measurements with you, in most cases, you can take it home that day.

to your needs.

Start planning right now

Everything you need

The 3D kitchen planner on the Bunnings Warehouse website is a great place to start your new kitchen. On the same site you can also browse through all the items you need to make it a reality and view on-line videos and guides with plenty of hints and tips from the experts to make your dream kitchen a reality. Start planning now, visit www.bunnings.co.nz/kitchenplanner

features like soft close drawers and hinges are standard. Plus there are

To complete your design, Bunnings also offer a wide range of tapware, sinks and appliances to suit all budgets. If you’re looking for something specific, the Bunnings Special Orders Desk can help you track it down and order it for you.

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splashbacks and benchtops in new-look laminates and bamboo. Designer

Take your new kitchen away with you

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