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and Rongotea, as well as to and from farms in the surrounding area. In 1925, he upgraded his Denby truck to a 1923 Thornycroft. During the late 1920s to the early 1930s, William expanded the business to include a service car. On a daily basis, morning and afternoon, he transported up to eight passengers to Palmerston North. When a house with an attached dairy, on the corner of Thames and Medway Streets burnt down, William bought the section. He arranged for a new building to be constructed on the site and rented one side of it out as a tearoom and lolly shop. The other side became an office and seed room. Several years later, the tearooms closed. In 1929 William expanded the business to include seed, grain, coal, salt and hardware. The following year, he also bought another truck — a Chevrolet. As the firm grew, William’s two sons, Leonard and Bill, joined him. Two more trucks were purchased as well as fertiliser spreaders. The business took on large contracts for the cartage of lime and fertiliser too. In 1955, the business became a limited company, called W Amey & Co Limited. By then, the company had grown to include six trucks and employed eight staff members. Twelve years later, a kitchen/giftware section, office and staff facilities were built as the shop was extended. William’s three daughters all worked in the company office for a time. Supporting the community and playing an active part was important to William and this dedication has

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YOUNG FARMER TAKES AIM AT TITLE BY DENISE GUNN Two-time world archery champion, Ben Orchard, grew up on a small-scale Northland beef farm. Now in his third year studying towards a bachelor of AgriCommerce at Massey University, Ben has also qualified for the Taranaki/ Manawatu Young Farmers regional final.

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to head into a career in rural banking through a rural banking graduate programme,” said Ben. “Another career pathway I’m also very interested in is agriculture consultancy, but I might wait until I have a good amount of experience in the industry before I look at this.” The 20-year-old was introduced to archery at the age of eight. “I started shooting at the club weekly, bought my first bow soon after and started competing at competitions when I was nine.” Ben began competing between South Auckland and Kerikeri, placing at most shoots. He set a few New Zealand Field Archery Association national records in

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Regan Cooper’s sculpture, Tyrone the Retyred Horse won People’s Choice Winner at last year’s festival

the Retyred Horse. This life-sized black horse was made with tyres. There are plans for Terry’s Haast Eagle to be displayed for public viewing in an area across the road from Kimbolton Garage. Tony said he wants to see farmers and others who live on the land, try their hand at sculpting using wood, metal or anything hanging about. Sculptures should reflect the resilience, heart, soul and humour of those who live and work on the land, express cultural heritage, unique experiences, and be an individual interpretation of ‘The Spirit of the Land’. The Kimbolton Sculpture Festival, with a prize pool of $15,000, will be held on Saturday, April 6 2019. Visit ruralart.co.nz to enter. Festival organisers have launched a campaign to raise $5,000 through the crowdfunding website boosted.org.nz/projects/ kimbolton-sculpture-festival.

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CRV Ambreed turns fifty this year in which time the herd improvement company has run a local breeding programme that has bred the type of animal that suits the unique New Zealand farming systems.

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“The key to the company’s longterm success has been its culture of passion and a desire for continued improvement,” says managing director Angus Haslett. “CRV Ambreed’s first DIY artificial insemination training schools were introduced in 1972, allowing farmers to have the flexibility of managing their own mating programme. “CRV Ambreed is recognised as a strong, innovative artificial breeding company here in New Zealand. Our steadfastness has served to lift the strength and competitiveness of New Zealand’s dairy industry. I confidently believe our founding shareholders’ original vision of giving farmers access to quality genetics has been and continues to be realised.” Ownership has changed several times during the years. The original company, Ambreed NZ Ltd, was purchased by Animal Enterprises Ltd in 1983, one of New Zealand’s largest livestock exporting firms, and in 1989 by the New Zealand Dairy Board. “When the company was sold to global artificial insemination leader CRV

Delta in 2003, it set the company up for a new era of competitiveness in the local market. CRV gave us access to worldleading, new technologies we could deliver to our New Zealand farmers. It was a new chapter for the company, and we grabbed the opportunity with both hands — all for the benefit of New Zealand dairy farmers,” says Angus. “Over the years we have achieved several market ‘firsts,’ including being the first to market sexed semen from New Zealand bulls in New Zealand, being the first to bring environmental genetics to the market and being the first to launch a genetic solution to facial eczema to name a few. “If we can leverage what’s happening globally in artificial intelligence for agriculture, New Zealand farmers will see a powerful opportunity. Utilising the best of artificial intelligence, technologies will transform the future for both our company and for our farmers’ businesses. It will allow us to be more profitable, more sustainable and more productive as an industry. “CRV Ambreed is in great shape and is operating off a solid platform to keep

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“The pods allow people to grow their own vegetables in small or large spaces, and they are self-watering,” says company director Lisa Lowe. Vegepods come small enough for retirement units and large enough for farms. “Reservoir tanks collect rainwater, which goes through the soil, and the roots go down and drink. The garden can take care of itself and uses 80 per cent less water than a normal garden. A mesh canopy helps eliminate weeds and keep pests and animals such as white butterfly, birds, cats, stock and possums out.” Stands and wheels are optional extras and raise the pod to waist height and make them easy to move. “The original cover keeps things warm so you can grow lettuces in the middle of winter. We recently launched new shade covers, which are great in summer and dry periods

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from the expansion of herd numbers on existing deer farms and to a lesser extent from newcomers to the industry,” says Mr Coup. “We don’t expect to see a large influx of new deer farmers. Modern deer farming is a specialist business, to successfully farm deer you need to make a significant investment in fencing, facilities and skilled staff. Velvet harvesting facilities need to meet the high standards of world markets. “The modern generation of deer farmers are highly skilled deer managers, as well as being savvy business people. They share information and experience, and most of them have close working relationships with their venison marketers and velvet buyers.”

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BUSINESS PROFILE

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Since acquiring Quality Water Services (QWS) in March 2015, director Sam de Vries has grown the business to meet the water system, milking shed and effluent requirements on dairy farms throughout the western regions in the lower North Island.

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Sam grew up on a dairy farm, providing him with a firm foundation to build his engineering career on. He began work as an avionics engineer with Air New Zealand, specialising in electrical, instrument and radio work before moving to civil engineering with Fulton Hogan. Following a two-year stint, continuing as a civil engineer in Wellington, Sam relocated to Feilding with his family. He then took on the directorship of QWS. Working in both the dairy and engineering industries has given Sam the skills and knowledge applicable to the range of work QWS are

involved with. With a focus on reliability, efficiency, loyalty, integrity and value for money, the QWS team operates in a turn-key manner. “From the smallest repair to the largest system, we will design, supply, install and maintain our products, ensuring satisfaction and efficiency for our clients,” said Sam. “Our products are world leading, and our team aspires to be industry leading also.” In 2016, QWS became a Lindsay dealer for Zimmatic Centre Pivots. Two years later, as a GEA service partner,

the business added Milfos, Westfalia Surge Cowsheds and many other farm infrastructure products. QWS now has five full-time staff in the Manawatu with a retail shop and an engineering workshop at 133a South Street, Feilding. The business also supports the Feilding community, sponsoring various activities including motorsport and school sports teams. Chat to Sam and the team at site S41–42 during the Central Districts Field Days or visit qws.co.nz for further information.

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Taranaki Precast Limited Taranaki Precast Concrete Limited (TPC) has bought Presco Environmental Infrastructure, a wellknown local precast concrete farm product and infrastructure supplier. The new owner, Johnny Neil, was born and bred in Taranaki. As a licensed building practitioner holding a national certificate in carpentry, Johnny has built up an excellent reputation for farm infrastructure and building work in the agricultural sector. His business, Johnny Neil Building Limited, has been running since 2011. Johnny was looking to expand his well-established building company, and with the decision to purchase the business in December last year, Presco has undergone a change of direction. TPC production and project manager, Ray Wallace, said one of the keys to any good business is its people. “The entire sales and production team from Presco have moved with the business to TPC Limited. “The new owners bring additional depth and experience in the agricultural sector and existing relationships with key industry players.” Staff are trained to provide skilled advice to dairy effluent certification

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standard. They can present accredited effluent plans in conjunction with industry partners. “Our production foreman has been in the precast concrete game for over eight years and has had a wide range of experience.” Ray, and key account manager Wayne Brown, each has more than four years experience in the industry. Based in Hawera, TPC Limited offers a wide range

of products and services throughout Taranaki, Waikato, Manawatu, Wairarapa and often further afield. Along with the products comes the service to deliver, place and install. TPC Limited is currently installing a 350,000-litre effluent tank in south Taranaki, and four other tanks have been confirmed to install in the Waikato this season. “TPC Limited currently has a team of six and is actively recruiting,” said Ray.

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“We want to help those farmers just starting out to understand health and safety is about caring for themselves and their people. Good health and safety practices are at the heart of every successful farm business,” says WorkSafe chief executive Nicole Rosie. “For the Young Farmer of the Year, WorkSafe will run individual health and safety challenges at each of the seven regional finals as well as a single event

at the grand final, created collaboratively between Young Farmers’ representatives and local WorkSafe staff.“ As part of the support, WorkSafe will also be running challenges in the AgriKidsNZ and Junior Young Farmer of the Year sections and joins other sponsors including Ravensdown, New Holland, Honda, Stihl, FMG, Massey University, AGMARDT, Lincoln University, Betacraft and Meridian.

New Zealand Young Farmers chief executive Lynda Coppersmith says the partnership with WorkSafe is the perfect fit. “Our organisation has a strong focus on health and safety. We want young farmers to become old farmers, that is what makes this partnership a perfect fit, and we’re hopeful it will help efforts to improve health and safety on farms and in agri-businesses.”

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Seven contestants will be putting their skills to the test in the upcoming Taranaki/Manawatu Regional Final of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year. Marton Young Farmers Club member, Sarah Meurk, is the only woman in the field. Sarah rears calves and runs cattle on a Hunterville lifestyle block with her husband. She also juggles being a mum to their young daughter with working part-time on the Feilding High School farm — this will be Sarah’s first regional final. “I’m super excited. It’s always been my goal to make it into a regional final,” she said. Fellow club member, Alex Field, has previously competed in three district contests — this will be his second regional final. Alex is a stock manager on a Turakina farm. He said the competition is a great way to test skills against like-minded people. Ashton Coates is also a member of the Marton Young Farmers Club. He works as a shepherd east of Whanganui and earned a spot in the regional final on his first attempt. “I grew up on a dairy farm and wanted to give the contest a whirl,” he said. James Beattie joined the Marton Young Farmers Club a couple of years ago. He works as block manager of

a 650ha Taihape property as well as tutoring agriculture to Taihape Area School students. After entering the district contest four times, James said he is stoked to make it through to the regional final. “I’m pretty competitive — but I originally entered to develop my skill set.” It will be the first regional final for two members of the Massey Young Farmers Club too. Benjamin Orchard is studying towards a bachelor of agri-commerce, majoring in farm management, at Massey University. He will be up against another Massey Young Farmers Club member, Graham Johnson. Graham said he would like to make it to the Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final one day. “The competition opens the door to significant opportunities and allows you to meet new people.” Coastal Club member Blair Briscoe, a Taranaki dairy farmer, will also be competing at the regional final. The regional final will be held in Whanganui during the weekend of April 6–7 2019.

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A long-standing contributor to New Zealand agriculture Gallagher Ltd and Federated Farmers are joining forces to form a new business partnership. Federated Farmers recognises Gallagher as a leader in its field, having more than 80 years’ experience as a leading technology company in the animal management, security and fuel systems industries. The two companies shared values of providing solutions for rural communities has sparked the new relationship. “The partnership aims to find ways to better align innovative solutions with what’s happening on-farm. We want to give Federated Farmers members support in assisting with compliance and legislation,” says Gallagher marketing manager Darrell Jones. “We see great value in Federated Farmers providing us with sector insights around on-farm legislative updates and changes to help us with this. We believe in the power of technologybased solutions to transform the lives

of farmers across New Zealand.” Bill Gallagher famously invented the first electric fence in the 1930s, quite literally sparking innovative electric fencing systems. Federated Farmers members can expect to benefit from the business partnership in 2019 with innovative on-farm solutions from Gallagher, which include EID (NAIT) tag readers and insulated line posts. “Gallagher’s long history with the rural sector and its focus of improving life on the farm aligns well with what Feds does every day,” says Federated Farmers GM commercial Graham Hill. “Our partnerships are an important part of our business, and we look for like-minded culture and values, for our partners. Gallagher clearly fits this profile. We look forward to working with the Gallagher team into the future.”

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Grant and Toni Montgomerie are advocates for hunting wild pests and started their family business PossumMan Petfoods as a solution to pass on the valuable nutrition to pets.

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has never been given antibiotics or any chemicals.” “We work alongside regional councils and the Department of Conservation to get rid of pests in New Zealand and are constantly looking for access to poisonfree areas.” PossumMan Petfoods has licences to process possum, rabbit, hare, wild deer, wild goats, wild turkeys and wallaby. “Our son Dylan works alongside us, and we are a licensed Ministry of Primary Industries primary processing plant, which is heavily audited on a regular basis. We deal with the poison and TB forms and ensure things are done the proper way; there aren’t too many of us around. Being a primary processor means secondary processors buy their meat from us to create their products.”

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Hunters are based across the country and come from all walks of life. “Some work full-time and some parttime and they range in age from 16 to 70 year-olds, including mums and dads and they all love the job. As long as they pass our exams and get registered anyone can be a hunter,” says Monty. “It is an MPI requirement that hunters work without using poisons which affect other animals and the environment. Rat bait stays in the ground for three years, but with us when the animal is killed, it is healthy for the environment. “We are based in Northland, and when we are low in wild game here, we gather from hunters elsewhere such as Hastings, Taranaki, Waikato or the South Island. “Our team work the oldfashioned way, and if you have used bait stations on your farm prior to us coming in, we simply have a rest period on the land before culling.” The registered hunters put lures around farm boundaries at regular intervals to encourage the wild pests out of bush areas. “Our hunters are passionate about what they do. We have formed strong relationships and feel good that we are turning pests into pet food and employing people. You just need people skills, and to be able to do the right things,” says Monty. “To collect the food I travel with our freezer truck and scales and check the paperwork is correct before loading.” Monty and Toni have been associated with the possum industry for some 10 years.

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‘Monty’ has hunters across the country supplying a range of pest animals for his Possum Man Petfoods products

“It is an exciting industry to be a part of and making pet food is a great solution for using the wild animals because the health benefits are amazing. Possum meat is low in fat and high in omega fatty acids. “Lots of animals have allergies sometimes caused by sheep, chicken or beef products and fillers so changing to wild game means they are getting protein with no chemicals in it. ”We aim to keep the food as close to the way nature intended as possible, by avoiding fillers and chemical additives. If you buy a kilo of possum, you are getting 100 per cent possum. “It goes through a five-millimetre mincer, and we don’t use chicken fillers or offal from other animals. We don’t

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AG CONTRACTORS Technology shows the way Technology in the 21st century is a vital tool for farming and particularly for contractors — all in all it has become an essential tool for the agriculture industry. The Global Positioning System and its spin-offs combine real-time data collection with accurate position information that is available on a smartphone. GPS is being used to achieve precision farming enabling the land-owner and the rural contractor to develop the most effective soil/plant treatment strategies enabling higher farm production, while GPS mapping allows aerial top dressers and bulk spreaders to carry out the precise application of pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers. That’s vital for the bottom line as better control and spread of costly fertiliser, accurate spraying and vegetation control is possible, reducing overall expenses, producing a higher yield, and even more importantly creating a more environmentally friendly farm with strict application controls possible. Precision agriculture is about collecting timely geospatial information on soil-plant-animal requirements and prescribing and applying sitespecific treatments to increase agricultural production. It is not only ground or aerial spreading that has taken a huge leap

forward. All other aspects of farming have benefited, with field-placed sensors in stock paddocks, croplands and orchards sending realtime data to phones, iPads and computers. Farmers are seeing benefits from micromanaging their fields. The benefits of precision agriculture are not only limited to large farms with huge capital investments and experience with information technologies. There are inexpensive and easy-to-use methods and techniques. Information needed for improving land and water use can be collected. Farmers can improve the use of fertilisers and other soil amendments, determining the economic threshold for treating pest and weed infestations and protecting natural resources for future use. Farm equipment manufacturers are also adopting sophisticated GPS devices to help farmers and agribusinesses become more productive and efficient. The accuracy of GPS creates farm maps with precise acreage for field areas,

road locations and distances between points of interest. GPS allows farmers to accurately navigate to specific sites in the field, year after year, to collect soil samples or monitor conditions.

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Prolan a lanolin-based industrial lubricant and corrosion inhibitor made here in NZ has many uses within the agricultural and industrial sectors for preventing corrosion and lubricating machinery. Commercial operators, as well as farmers, have found Prolan Enduro Heavy Grade when applied to a vehicle chassis is excellent as a rust preventative on 4WD, fertiliser loaders, truck, bus and motorhome chassis. In fact, it works that well that many vehicle-testing stations are recommending a coating of Prolan to prevent corrosion. A spray of Prolan on moldboards and ploughing equipment prevents rust and keeps them clean and in good condition. It is the unique ability of the lanolin in Prolan that penetrates into metal components that prevents corrosion. Prolan saves the life of machinery exposed to air and moisture whilst out in the field or during storage. Around the workshop and for general maintenance Prolan’s ‘Enduro Medium grade’ works well as a general lubricant — penetrating into seized bolts — chains and other moving parts. Prolan is so versatile it replaces many other workshop lubricants and is used to stop squeaks as well as to prevent rust long term. Farmers and contractors have noticed that

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Prolan stays on once applied; saving repetitive maintenance. For example, an orchard mulching contractor found by applying Prolan to his flails on his machine he saved time on repeat applications, instead of lubricating daily he used Prolan once a week for maintenance. A coating of Prolan Enduro Medium grade is excellent on quad bike chassis as it prevents corrosion caused by manure and salt. With the added benefit that a cold water blast will not remove the Prolan coating, it stays on preventing corrosion and keeping the frame in top shape. In the Prolan product range, there is also an anti-seize grease, which is very popular for assembly of components. A small smear

of Prolan grease applied to bolts or pins when assembling equipment ensures they can be undone years later. It also minimises parts replacement as these can be removed easier instead of by force which results in breakage if no anti-seize has been applied. The Prolan product range is made up of natural NZ wool lanolin, which ticks the boxes for environmentally friendliness and biodegradability — safe on the environment as well as the user. Prolan saves time, work and money. By applying a spray of Prolan to farm machinery and equipment, it lasts a lot longer and increases its resale value.

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• A range of hauler & ground based contractor harvesting options available • Access to domestic sawmills in the region • Export sales through NZ’s largest log export company • Options of managed or graded sales, and/or lump sum purchase, where appropriate, to provide a solution that suits each individual forest owner • Followup re-establishment and forest management advice

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ADVERTORIAL

Providing homoeopathic services December 2018 saw a change to Homeopathic Farm Supports when Tracey Simpson purchased the company and slightly changed the business name to Homeopathic Farm Services. Tracey was born and bred on a dairy farm in the Waikato and has been around dairy farming for most of her life. She left school to go farming and then started her career as a veterinary nurse. She has farmed alongside her husband and three children for the past 20 years, and they are currently

sharemilking 900 cows. She first started using homoeopathy in 1999 on cows and also on her children with good success, which lead her to pursue the study of homoeopathy. She has a Diploma in Homoeopathy (Humans) and is currently studying towards her Diploma in Homoeopathy

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(Animal Health), which she will complete this year. “We have clients all over New Zealand including many organic, conventional and lifestyle farmers who use homoeopathy for animal health in their farming operation, as well as a significant number of sheep and beef producers,” says Tracey. “They have been extremely happy with the success they have experienced using homoeopathy to improve and maintain the health of their animals and productivity of their farm.” HFS Ltd has a Natural Teat Conditioner (MPI — ACVM registered) that is a complete teat spray to be used after every milking and promotes suppleness of teats with no cracks. “Farmers say it is the best teat spray ever. The other exciting product is the Herbal Digestive Drench — a natural health tonic and nutritive to support the healthy faecal egg count and maintain a healthy animal. “We provide books for dairy, dry stock and lifestyle farmers, that are a wealth of information for your personal learning or a great reference tool for the safe administration of the homoeopathic products. We also provide a free telephone help desk, information packs, ongoing support through newsletters and soon emails with information. We

Tracey Simpson — owner Homeopathic Farm Services Ltd

are BioGro registered and provide support for farmers wanting to convert to organics.” HFS Ltd exists to assist and support farmers and places a high value on free information and training to empower farmers to better care for their animals in a cost-effective, efficient and most importantly a natural way.

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ADVERTORIAL

All aspects of farm support Farm Supplies Central Limited have been proudly providing service to the Manawatu, Horowhenua, Rangitikei, Wanganui, Tararua and wider lower North Island districts since 1993, with the mission statement ‘We thrive on Innovation’. Owned and operated by Brian and Sue Ebert in Rongatea, our fully equipped workshop and a team of highly trained servicemen provides supply and service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Beyond our established dealerships, our trained servicemen can offer full service and parts to all brands of milking equipment, pumps and irrigators. We also cater for all your needs in the provision of general merchandise and farm consumables, such as; Hansen Products, Anka water products; Donaghys and FIL dairy detergents, dairy rubberware, pipes and fittings, stock feed and animal health remedies and more. We design, build, supply, repair, install and service everything in respect to above or below ground irrigation including turf, golf and garden systems. Farm reticulation, farm dairy effluent systems, solids separation, water irrigation, water purification, and pumps for all purposes in the farming industry are available, for group schemes, industrial and for domestic purposes. In addition we are also expert in milking machines, cow shed yards and

gates, water quality treatments for farm or home. We are regional dealers and service agents for: • Dairymaster milking equipment, manufacturers of rotary platforms, automatic cup removers, rotary and herringbone milk plant equipment, variable electronic pulsation, onfarm herd management systems, drafting systems and in-shed feed systems • Read Industrial slide pulsation, quality milking systems and technology • Yardmaster pumps and pumping equipment • Grundfos and Onga, who manufacture quality pumps for every need • WETIT dairy teat spray automation regional dealer • Reporoa herd gates combining robust building techniques and highend technology in the development of high performance and functional backing gates • Williams Engineering farm dairy effluent irrigators and fixtures

• Hi-tech enviro irrigation pumps and systems for farm dairy effluent • Tasman on ground storage tanks for water or dairy effluent • Irri-Pod irrigation systems for water and effluent distribution • Rainbird turf, residential and innovative irrigation equipment • Rongotea FLOWMIX in line mineral dispensers • Water meter supply and accredited installation and verification • Workshop light engineering and fabrication • Bore pump lifting rig, trenching, digger work

We are proud to be a member of the NZMPTA; an organisation committed to bringing higher standards for equipment and workmanship to clients in the fields of milk harvesting, pumping and water application. Our commitment to meeting these standards is evidenced by our participation in professional development provided through the Technology Training Centre Ltd. Call 06 324 8426 email info@ farmsupplies.co.nz or visit our website farmsupplies.co.nz.

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DAIRYING WITH EFFLUENT BUSINESS PROFILE

Very cool dairy solutions Our Mission: Through the Knowledge and Ability of our People and the Technology of our Products we deliver the best possible Solutions to our Customers. Dairy Cooling Solutions, a division of Eurotec Ltd was established to supply solutions to meet the dairy sector’s milk cooling technology challenges, improving efficiency and milk quality on the farm with premium milk cooling solutions. Complimentary to Dairy Cooling Solutions is our CPS Division. Eurotec is already well known to the dairy industry having supplied Dairy Panel solutions to customers since 2008. In 2012 the Control Panel Solutions division (CPS) was established to reflect the growing control panels business. Since its establishment in 1985 Eurotec has been building a reputation not only as an importer and marketer of a wide range of superior quality controls, instrumentation, gas detection, humidification and ice-making equipment for the HVAC, refrigeration, industrial

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process, electrical and food industries, but also as a company whose people are committed to providing their clients with total quality service. Eurotec is proud to be the New Zealand distributor for Packo Inox, a leading European manufacturer of dairy cooling products. Packo is considered a pioneer in the field of milk cooling and is the oldest milk cooling tank manufacturer in the world. For more than 20 years, Packo’s presence in Australia has resulted in more than 1,600 new Packo milk cooling tanks installed on farms — and now available to NZ farmers through Dairy Cooling Solutions. Packo is an innovative manufacturer of stainless-steel components and installation for hygiene sensitive applications and processes. You can count on more than 50 years’ experience in the food and dairy industry and the pharmaceutical sector. With more than 200 Packo Ice Builder installations nationwide, they are living up to their reputation of excellent quality and efficiency amongst farmers. DCS supplies farms nationwide and has more than 30 trusted refrigeration

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DCS Partner Installer Paul Donderwinkel of Centigrade Refrigeration with Waikato Dairy Farmer Daniel Edwards, in front of his new PIB 60 Ice Bank

installation and service partners. You’ll find us at field days across the country this year. Stop by, have a chat with the team and see our live demo unit, which allows

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effective in cooling the milk compared to standard direct expansion systems without any risk of freezing the milk due to the water temperature of +0.5 > 1.0degC. no risk of freezing the milk.

Energy Saving with Packo Ice Builders (PIB’s) – thanks to the ice energy store build-up during night time hours, a smaller refrigeration unit can be installed, plus the potential savings of off-peak power rates.

Water Saving with PIB’s – bore water pre-cooling is not necessary with the correctly sized PIB. This is ideal for drought prone regions or where water supplies are restricted.

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LIVESTOCK BUSINESS PROFILE

Poultry feeding simplified Bill and Jean Kirkham had years of frustration losing chicken feed to sparrows, rats and mice until a burst of creativity led him to design an automatic chicken feeder he called Grandpa’s Feeders. Depending on the size of the feeder and how many chickens, this simple product allows easy access to food for a couple of days and owners can take a

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break without having to rely upon others to feed their birds. Bill retired a few years ago, and his son Mark and daughter-in-law Alla developed the company further and in recent years added the poultry drinking cup to the invention and an automatic chicken coop door. “The drinking cups are a huge success. They attach to a container and automatically refill a dessert spoon of water at a time,” says Mark. “There is no more messy or spilt water — giving the hens fresh, clean water on demand. Birds can’t jump in,

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keeping a few hens in their backyards. “Lifestyle block owners often hold down full-time jobs at the same time, so anything that frees up time helps them. We also manufacture a range of specialised feeders for zoos and bird sanctuaries with breeding programmes.” There are feeders suitable for chickens, bantams, ducks and even other animals such as cats, dogs and rabbits. Visit us at site O87 at the Central Districts Field Days.

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water doesn’t evaporate in the heat, and they are very simple to use.” For thousands of clients, Grandpa’s Feeders have significantly decreased the loss of feed to vermin and wild birds, which are not only taking the valuable food supply but also spread disease. “Farmers love the feeders as they don’t have to worry so much about daily feeding and with the amount of lifestyle block owners increasing all over the country, and a move away from buying battery farmed eggs, many people are

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Livestock agents celebrate 20 years Father and son Butch and Luke Jurgens are celebrating a special milestone — the 20-year anniversary of Butch Jurgens Livestock. Based in the Manawatu and working with beef, sheep, lamb and dairy industries, Butch Jurgens Livestock has a far-reaching network of trusted suppliers and buyers. They’re also buyers for ANZCO Foods. Founder Butch worked as a sheep and beef farmer for 25 years before he switched to being an agent. “When I started the business I could see there was a gap in what our farmers needed,” says Butch. Son Luke, who joined 10 years ago, is clear about why Butch Jurgens Livestock has done so well. “We never want to be a one-deal wonder — relationships are our top priority,” says Luke. “Our clients know that we work hard on their sale so that they can focus on the farm. They’ve

done the work of raising the stock, so we handle everything else — the onfarm weighing and sale, transporting the stock, NAIT transactions, invoicing and payment.” “We’re working in the information age now, and offering up-to-date pricing and marketing info is really important,” he adds. “The farmers who work with us get to make informed decisions, and they’ll know the price they’re getting before the stock has even left their farm.” The team look forward to celebrating the milestone with its customers. “It just goes to show that we’ve got the experience needed for this industry. Whoever they’re working within our team, farmers know that they’re in experienced hands.”

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VISIT US AT THE CENTRAL DISTRICTS FIELD DAYS SITE O86 March 14th — 16th 2019 Phone/Fax: 06 855 8073 email: info@taylormadegates.co.nz www.taylormadegates.co.nz Lincon Taylor A/Hrs: 06 855 8302 Mobile: 027 686 5849


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Lending criteria, fees and charges apply, including a $270 establishment fee and $10 PPSR fee. A fixed interest rate of 4.95% p.a. applies. Interest accrues from the date the loan is advanced, even during the no repayments period. Holden Financial Services is a division of Heartland Bank Limited. Offer available at participating Holden Dealers until 28th Feb 2019 or while stocks last. Not valid with any other offer. 3 Years/100,000km (whichever comes first) free scheduled service on all new Holden vehicles. See Holden.co.nz for details. $250.00 petrol voucher with every new vehicle sold offer is only available through 21/1/19 - 28/2/19 at Robertson Holden. Private buyers only.

ROBERTSON HOLDEN IS NOW YOUR LOCAL HSV DEALER HSV let’s you choose from;

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• The 6.2L 339kW/617Nm torque of the Chevrolet Camaro • The 1,234Nm of torque and up to 5.89 tonne towing capacity of the Chevrolet Silverado • Or the bold and undeniably dynamic HSV Sportscat range

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ADVERTORIAL

Robertson HSV in the Manawatu

THE NEW 2019

The Robertson Motor Group boasts a proud, rich and diverse history here in the Manawatu and our greatest pleasure is assisting clients who return to service and update their vehicles time and time again. Robertson Holden forms part of the locally-owned Robertson Motor Group along with Robertson Prestige, Manawatu Nissan, Manawatu Skoda, Manawatu Ssangyong & LDV, Palmfeild Motors, Robertson Isuzu and now Robertson HSV. Our friendly team specialises in the areas of new and used vehicles sales, vehicle servicing, genuine parts, vehicle finance and insurance solutions. HSV has undergone some significant changes in recent times; from the days making their name Chevrolet Silverado Image Midnight Edition offering added performance and handling in V8 Commodores to now the current reputation for building strong and dependable HSV range including the Chevrolet Camaro and ‘full-size’ pick-up trucks. Bold and undeniably dynamic, the new Silverado remanufactured to right-hand drive. HSV now lets you choose from the Chevrolet Colorado SportsCat is in a league of its own. Camaro, Chevrolet Silverado and the HSV Get behind the wheel, and you’ll quickly Sportscat range. discover you’re in complete control of a It’s all about the drive with 6.2L 4x4 that takes driving dynamics to a whole 339kW/617Nm torque at the heart of it, new level. Camaro is sheer exhilaration. With its low, lean We have brochures and information onproportions and stunning profile Camaro has hand for all of these exciting HSV models, so a presence that can be seen in every sculpted give us a call, or please feel free to come into body panel and felt in every turn. the dealership. We’d love to talk with you some Live big with the beast that is the Chevrolet more and answer any questions you might have Silverado boasting 1,234Nm of torque and about these extraordinary motor vehicles. up to 5.89 tonnes towing capacity. Strength, Proud to be bringing HSV to the Manawatu reliability and dependability, for over 100 — Robertson HSV, 470 Rangitikei Street, years, Chevrolet has forged an enviable Palmerston North.

TRANSMISSION WITH AUTO AND MANUAL MODE POWER STEERING NOW STANDARD

KEY FEATURES Electric Power Steering (EPS) Automotive style transmission – no drive belts New transmission allows you to select between fully automatic and manual shift via a toggle switch Rear suspension with new preload adjustment Large, hydraulically assisted tilt bed

THE NEW 2019 PIONEER 700

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At participating Honda Dealers. Available while stocks last.

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FARMERS WORLDWIDE CHOOSE...

THE JIALING FARMER 150 GENERATION 3

$1,985+GST

IDEAL BIKE FOR THE BOSS

Farmer 150

JH250GY

• 150cc 4 stroke

• 250cc 4 stroke

• Electric start / kick start

• Rear mono shock

• Front and rear racks

• Disc brakes front and rear

• 9L fuel tank

• Hydraulic disc brakes front

• Fully enclosed chain guard

• Great for hilly country with having the extra power of the bigger engine

• Protection bars on engine and chain • Hand control protection bars • Workshops with huge stockholding of parts • Unequalled for strength, quality and reliability at this price.

Created by Jialing and Honda in 1981 and still unbeatable 37 years later.

Anyone interested in becoming a dealer please contact us on 07 883 3236

Jialing Farm Bikes • 58 Kensington Street, Putaruru Nation wide delivery available

$3,995+GST BIKE 108 The boss's bike very well looked after. New tank, side covers, seat, front fender, rear carrier top and bottom chain case .................................................................................................. $1,495+GST (1166 km's) BIKE 125 The bike has had a new speedo assy, chain guard,side covers and front brake cable ................................$950+GST BIKE 117 The bike has had a new battery case, handle bar protector, clutch cable, lockset and chain guard ......................................................................................................... $950+GST (7800 kms) BIKE 115 The bike has had new speedo cable, choke cable, front carrier, front fender, front sprocket cover, engine guard, rear wheel adjusters, side covers, swing arm and flasher unit ........................................$1,495+GST (3030 kms)

A variety of trade in bikes to choose ranging from $650+gst to $1,595+gst


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Power to the ground by Andy Bryenton

There comes a time when simply developing more horsepower is not enough. We’ve seen it in the power wars between big brands of roadgoing cars — at a certain critical juncture, there’s a limit to what can be transmitted from even the most advanced engine to the ground. That’s why the latest advancement in Can-Am’s Outlander range of quad bikes involves the delivery of applied force where you need it. Knowing that the contact patches, which anchor any vehicle to the ground are only the size of most people’s

palm-print, Can-Am engineers have made significant suspension and ride refinements to the 2019 Outlander XT

Can-Am have concentrated on getting power to the ground where it’s needed for their new Outlander XT

to complement its selection of three Rotax engine choices — either a 62hp 650cc, a 78hp 750cc or a thumping 91hp 1,000cc V-twin unit. It all begins at the front, with a wider stance meaning a more planted feel on the trail. Can-Am has improved the front A-arm suspension and sway bar to capitalise on this wider track. At the rear, the independent suspension has also been reworked to eliminate scrub and camber changes, leading to a more ‘straight up and down’

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Drive away in a 470Nm Double Cab GSX with no deposit and weekly payments from just $240*. Plus, every new BT-50 comes with a 3 year/150,000 kilometre factory warranty and 3 years or 100,000 kilometres of mazda commercialcare Fixed Price Servicing where you pay no more than $200 (including GST) per service.

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*3 Year 150,000 Kilometre Factory Warranty and 3 Year/100,000 kilometre (whichever occurs first) of mazda commercialcare Fixed Price Servicing valid from the date of first registration. * No deposit weekly payments of $240 are based on a BT-50 2WD GSX 6-speed manual transmission with a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of $45,795 (including GST, excluding On Road Costs). On payment of On Road Costs and the cost of any fitted accessories to the Dealer, the Recommended Retail Price (RRP) plus a $360.35 Establishment Fee are financed and paid over 260 equal weekly instalments with an interest charge of just 3.9% p.a. This offer is only available through UDC Finance and is subject to normal credit and lending criteria.

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wheel motion with plenty of travel. It all adds up to inspire confidence in the rough. Less unsprung weight, tyres with extreme grip and even more durable aluminium wheels have all been added to the recipe. Controlling the Outlander XT has also been made easier with the adoption of a three-mode power steering system, which adapts to your input for easier turning in tight spots. At slow speeds, the power steering assist is ramped up, while it steps into the background when the revs get high, allowing for a natural feel of the terrain through the handlebars. Like all the best technologies, it’s unobtrusive when you don’t need it, though there is a further level of control — Can-Am has provided riders with three distinct settings to tailor the power steering response to the conditions. With a 750kg towing capacity and the option to fit an electric winch — along with a host of other customisation upgrades — this is a clear advancement on previous models of Outlander, taking the range to a new peak. Did we also mention that it looks fantastic in camo paint as well? Come and check out your options at this year’s field days, and take a test ride.

Pay attention!

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ADVERTORIAL

A specialist in motorcycles Establishing a motorcycle business in Taumarunui more than 33 years ago has proved hugely successful for Russell Josiah whose business, Bike Torque, services the King Country and Ruapehu regions and has since extended these services with another office and workshop in Otorohanga.

COME AND SEE US AT THE CENTRAL DISTRICTS FIELD DAYS

The company specialises in farm and motocross bikes, and increasingly sideby-side UTVs. The Southern Ruapehu area is now also covered for all bike sales, plus your bike servicing needs, taken care of by Harry Sircombe, who is based in Taihape. Contact Harry for on-farm servicing and repairs. Mob: 027 499 2051 Bike Torque Taumarunui, is the authorised agent for Suzuki, Yamaha, Polaris and Kawasaki brands selling and servicing all their models of bikes and UTVs. The comprehensive service department employs seven full-time mechanics to service and repair all makes and models for work or play. As a long-time Suzuki dealer, Russell became a highly successful retailer of the brand’s innovative and revolutionary quad ATVs, so a move to side-by-side UTVs is another market change he has been an active part of. Polaris continues to be the number one selling UTV brand in New Zealand with its assortment of Ranger models. Yamaha is rebuilding their UTV sales results with the Wolverine and Viking models that are popular due to

Check us out at Site #059. The Field Days is an opportunity where you can see all the manufacturers in one place at the same time. Come and see our trailers, talk to our staff and ask them to show you all the design features and benefits of owning a Prescott.

Ph 0800 888 323 www.prescotttrailers.co.nz

their strong reputation and three-year manufacturer warranty. Bike Torque has finance options available with competitive interest rates for successful applicants, we can ship nationwide and will consider trade-ins. Contact our sales team if wanting to buy new or used! We are happy to help with all your enquiries into sales, service and accessories. We would also like to remind you that to protect the warranty

on any of your machines it must meet the franchise servicing requirements and be carried out by an authorised franchise dealer who has the appropriate training and tools. Bike Torque Sales: btsales@xtra.co.nz or phone Joel Rees: 027 279 5425 or Jette Josiah: 027 446 4849: 35 Hakiaha St. Taumaranui, ph: 07 895 7994 or email Bike.Torque@xtra.co.nz or visit biketorque.co.nz.

QUALITY USED STOCK 2014 POLARIS 570 UTE

One dry stock owner, 10,748kms, power steering, water cooled 570 EFI engine, tip deck, tow hitch, fully serviced.

2012 SUZUKI LTA750

2016 YAMAHA WOLVERINE SPEC ED

2014 YAMAHA GRIZZLY 700

fully serviced, one owner, 6645kms, ROP’s cage, pwr steering, half screen, roof, 2WD/4WD/diff lock, Hi/Lo ratios, auto trans, adjust sus, skid plates.

EPS, just 9320kms, 684hrs, EFI engine, On Demand True AWD, 2WD & Turf modes, 900KG tow capacity, independent susp, tilt deck, adjust seat & steering wheel.

$13,995 2012 KTM 65SX

Tidy cond, 6 spd, hydraulic clutch, 125hrs with recent top end, Got Speed Media full graphics kit, Vforce 3 Reed valve, Renthal bars, MotoSR RG3 suspension, new Pirelli 32 rear tyre.

$2,995

2016 YAMAHA WOLVERINE 700

2014 SUZUKI VSTROM DL650

20967kms & 1565hrs, one dry stock owner, good tyres, roof, ½ screen, 2WD/4WD & difflock, full eng braking, HI/ LOW ratio, auto trans, fuel inj, pwr steer, ROPs cage.

$7,995

$10,995

2014 YAMAHA GRIZZLY 700

2016 POLARIS RANGER 570

$7,495

2017 POLARIS RANGER 900 XP

$16,995

Good cond, ex sheep farm, genuine 1 owner, 27,148kms & 2,696hrs, EFI 700cc 4 stroke & CVT, bullbar & overfender kits, new tyres, auto Hi/Lo trans/2WD/4WD & difflock, pwr steering.

Good cond, Ltd Edition, ex beef farm, 30119kms & 2222hrs, EFI 700cc 4 stroke & CVT, bullbar kit, mag wheels with near new tyres, Auto Hi/Lo trans, 2WD/4WD & difflock, pwr steering.

All prices include GST

1673hrs, inner mudflaps, adjust seat & steering wheel, On Demand AWD, 2WD/Turf, tilt deck, front & rear LED lights, 900kg tow capacity, independent front/rear susp.

$12,995

$7,995

IT’S NOT A TARGET

2013 POLARIS RANGER XP900

$6,995 Good cond, power steer, 27,393kms, off Drystock farm, CVT Trans, new tyres, 2WD/4WD/Hi/Lo ratio & diff lock, full engine braking, fuel inj, ind rear susp, top box, bullbars.

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Tidy, 1 owner op, only 1877hrs, roof, front/rear screens, good tyres, CVT Belt drive, Hi/Lo Ratio, Turf Mode/2WD/ AWD/ADC Mode, 570cc Pro-Star engine, dumpbox, tilt tray.

$9,995

Very tidy road bike, only 13400kms, good tyres, screen & handguards, extra plush seat, rear top box, 650 V Twin engine.

$8,495

2008 SUZUKI GSF1250

Bandit ABS, excellent cond, 1 meticulous owner, only 34,084kms, fuel inj, 6 speed, Scott oiler, ABS Brakes, Givi Pannier Bags, top box rack, wind deflector, Pirelli Angel GT tyres.

$7,995

All used stock is fully serviced. Buy with confidence from a LMVD

ASK US FOR A CUSTOMISED, DETAILED QUOTE TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS. Finance available on all stock subject to credit approval. Application and administration fees payable and T & Cs apply.

TAUMARUNUI: 07 895 7994 | OTOROHANGA: 07 873 8196 A/Hrs Joel Rees 027 279 5425 or Jette Josiah 027 446 4849 For your local Bike Servicing call Harry Sircombe 027 499 2051


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Signing for A2 milk

Fonterra is signing up farms to supply A2 milk for the company in the 2019/2020 season following the national launch of the A2 Milk brand by Anchor late September 2018.

PLUMBING LIMITED

“Signing up New Zealand farms to significantly increase supply of highquality milk to The A2 Milk Company is a positive step forward. It clearly shows the strength of our strategic relationship, and our shared commitment to fast-track market growth and enable farmers to create additional value from their milk,” says Fonterra managing director of Cooperative Affairs Mike Cronin. The co-op’s initial milk pool will be based in the Waikato around its Hautapu site and will support the production of ingredients. It is anticipated around 100 farms will be needed for next season. The location of the milk pool was

Your local Master Plumbers/Drainlayers in the Waimarino area servicing Raetihi, Ohakune, National Park, Waiouru and Pipiriki.

We have a 5 Ton Digger with Augers for piles, poles and Offal Holes. 10 Ton Tip Truck and Ditchwitch for trenching.

7607 Valley Road, RD 6, Raetihi Phone: (06) 385 4718 Mobile: 027 436 1075

WEAR A HELMET A helmet is a must while riding a quad bike around the farm.

Miltronics Driveway Alert systems

determined by several factors. Most importantly, the site needed the ability to manufacture the specific product in demand, produce relatively small batches and adapt easily to any product demand changes. “While other regions were thoroughly considered, ultimately the decision must be demand-led. The ability to efficiently manufacture a range of products to meet that demand was the over-riding factor in choosing a site. As demand and product lines grow, we will look to expand the milk pool to enable more farmers to participate,” said Mr Cronin. Most of the value from the relationship with The A2 Milk Company will be returned to all co-op farmers through the dividend. Participating farms will also receive a premium for their milk. “The A2 Milk Company is pleased to be making progress on our relationship with Fonterra. These farms will help support new growth areas for our

Mike Cronin, Fonterra managing director of Co-operative Affairs

company across existing and new markets. This is the next step in what we believe will be a fruitful long-term relationship with tremendous potential,” says The A2 Milk Company managing director and CEO Jayne Hrdlicka.

• Wireless Driveway Detection and Monitoring system • Two models available • Transmitting distance from 450m to 750m • Easy DIY installation

UOVision Camera • Standalone Remote Security cameras • Several models available • From standard (non-cellular) to NEW Cellular cloud platform 3G/4G LTE cams Available from A J Productions Ltd - Hamilton NZ • www.ajproductions.co.nz 07 847 0124 or visit your local Outdoor Store

ARB is Australasia’s largest 4x4 Equipment Manufacturer. People rely on us because we’ve earned our stripes – ARB has been in business for more than 30 years, and our products have been tested and proven in the toughest conditions on earth. To cater for the diverse needs of 4WDers everywhere we offer a comprehensive range of equipment that will improve your vehicles capabilities in any environment. Business or Pleasure, on road or off, if you want more from your 4WD we will make it happen – ARB is your one stop 4x4 Accessory Shop. Our Range Includes: • Bullbars • Winches • Side Protection Bars and Steps • Rear Protection Bars • Underbody Protection

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GIVE YOUR EFFLUENT SYSTEM A SHAKE UP!

For all your Heating, Plumbing, Gas, Drainage, Pumps and Filtration

Visit our site for a demo on how the

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06 323 5327 E info@tricklebanks.co.nz 6 Eyre St, Feilding 4702 www.tricklebanks.co.nz See our friendly team at Site O56

Manawatu Rural Marketplace advance AUTOMOTIVE Kirstine Laney Service Manager Ph (06) 353 3473 FREEPHONE 0800 895 133

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Servicing the Lower North Island for all rental equipment

155 Keith Street, Palmerston North Email info@advanceauto.co.nz Web www.advanceauto.co.nz

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Wood Splitting Onsite Services Dale Treanor For all your firewood needs Fast & Efficient

da.treanors@gmail.com

Felted wool saddleblankets made in the Manawatu

FREEPHONE 0800 447 392 Wellington | Palmerston North

Visit: www.saddleblankets.co.nz

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MANAWATU FARMING CLASSIFIEDS Phone 0800 466 793

Animal Health Products HIGH CELL Count? Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic & Manuka Honey 20L $54.95, 200L $495 or 1000L $2,200 GST with free shipping. Black Type Minerals Ltd. Phone 021 185 1501. www.blacktypeminerals.co.nz.

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