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News from Ruralco Ruralco invites you to the Fashion off the Farm ladies event

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Ruralco’s annual night out for the girls will be held on Wednesday the 2nd of October from 7–9pm at the Ashburton store.

For a fast and obligation free power price comparison, contact Tracey today.

Tickets are available in store or online at www.ruralco.co.nz/fashionoffthefarm. Tickets are $15 per person and include nibbles, drinks, guest speakers, demonstrations, shopping till your hearts content and a complimentary goodie bag. Plus, one lucky ticket holder will win a head to toe makeover on the night of the event.

Tracey Gordon ENERGY ACCOUNT MANAGER

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Ruralco finalists at the Westpac Business Excellence Awards

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Ruralco is proud to be announced as a finalist in the ACC Champion Workplace Safety category of the 2019 Westpac Champion Business Awards. The ACC Champion Workplace Safety Awards celebrate businesses that demonstrate excellence in health and safety systems and procedures. These businesses create a platform for health and safety to be owned by all, creating a positive health and safety culture. The winners of this award will be announced on 19 September 2019.

Rob Sharkie finalist at the Co-operative Business New Zealand Annual Awards At the Co-operative Business New Zealand Annual Awards Dinner, held in Wellington in August, Rob Sharkie was announced as finalist and runner up for the Co-operative Leader of the Year Award. Ruralco Chairman Alister Body on behalf of the board acknowledges this industry accolade and extends their congratulations to Rob for all his hard work and efforts as CEO in leading the transformation of Ruralco.  “Rob is an outstanding leader in the business and commands great respect from his staff, members and the board. We are immensely proud of Rob’s leadership by example. He maintains his strong relationships with his customers in the agricultural community. He is passionate about developing the team and leaving a legacy for the co-operative of tomorrow.”

ASHBURTON 97 Burnett St Tel: 03 307 5100 Fax: 03 307 6723 ashburton@ruralco.co.nz

METHVEN 88 Main St Tel: 03 303 2020 Fax: 03 302 8184 methven@ruralco.co.nz

RAKAIA 68 Elizabeth Ave Tel: 03 303 5440 Fax: 03 303 5430 rakaia@ruralco.co.nz

Fuel is a key cost to any business and through Ruralco you gain access to the Ruralco Card and the Ruralco Mobilcard for all your fuel requirements. Get in touch with our fuel representatives today!

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Sarah Wells

FUEL SALES MANAGER

FUEL ACCOUNT MANAGER

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027 360 9535

New Fodder Beet Guide out now Our new Fodder Beet Guide gives an independent look at a range of top selling varieties and their characteristics, making it easy for you to make the right choice this season. Our On-Farm Account team are here to help and will ensure you get the best out of your crop. For more information check out the guide online at www.ruralco.co.nz, pick up a copy at your local Ruralco Store or talk to your local area representative.

HEAD OFFICE PO Box 433, Ashburton Tel: 03 307 5100 Fax: 03 307 6721 ruralco@ruralco.co.nz www.ruralco.co.nz

DISCLAIMER: All prices are Ruralco Cardholder prices, including GST, and are valid until 30 September 2019 unless otherwise stated or while stocks last. E&OE. All information contained within the In Season is to the best of the author’s knowledge true and accurate. Opinions expressed are those of the author and not of Ruralco.

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FRONT COVER Sam Hughes, Manager of Higham Farm at Chertsey with Suffolk lambs from his Long Lee Stud business. Photo Credit: Jarrad Mehlhopt


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Introducing Governor, the new all-rounder

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The latest perennial ryegrass from one of the country’s bestknown pasture companies sets a new benchmark for dependable all-round performance. Governor is available for sowing this spring and follows 20 years’ development by plant breeders and agronomists at Barenbrug Agriseeds. “If you liked Alto, Governor will be an even better fit for your system,” explains local agronomist Kris Bailey. Governor combines genetics from two of the company’s most iconic cultivars, Bronsyn, and the highly palatable Tolosa. Kris, who works in the Barenbrug Agriseeds pasture systems team, says the result of this mix is a robust, dense pasture that grows well when farmers need it most, during early spring and autumn. “Governor is ideal for ideal for both dairy and red meat farmers who are looking for a reliable all-round pasture.” “On commercial farms, it has shown outstanding survival in the face of both drought and insect pest pressure.” “It combines this with excellent DM yield at those critical times of the year when high quality leafy green pasture is very valuable.”

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Like Alto before it, it is a diploid perennial ryegrass, with fine, dense tillers which create a thick sward that can withstand the pressures of modern farming systems.

“When it comes to persistence, the number of ryegrass tillers in a pasture can make a big difference.” This is particularly important for heavier soils, which are usually more prone to treading damage by cattle in wet conditions. Governor is a denser, finer ryegrass, which helps protect the soil, and at the same time its physical characteristics make it harder wearing. When it comes to persistence, the number of ryegrass tillers in a pasture can make a big difference, Kris says. “The more tillers your ryegrass produces per square meter, the more soil coverage you have, and more plants are present in the paddock to cope with the challenges of insect pests, drought, wet weather, weeds and/or overgrazing.”

“That’s why dense diploid perennial ryegrasses are often recommended for parts of the farm where conditions are a bit harder.” Governor comes with AR1 endophyte which provides excellent animal health and performance and very good control of Argentine stem weevil and pasture mealy bug for South Island regions.

It is also available with AR37, to help in areas with significant porina issues. For more information on Governor talk to your local Ruralco representative. IMAGE: Local agronomist Kris Bailey

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