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Introducing the NEXT GENERATION in shearing equipment
A rugged, reliable, genuine shearing machine made from steel and aluminium, NOT PLASTIC.
The TalliBuster shearing machine
is designed for increased safety in
the workplace. It has an electronic
system which is designed to stop
the motor within 0.2 seconds if
there is a lock up of the
There is no need to
reset the motor after this
happens, all that has to
be done is pull the cord
to restart the machine.
TalliBuster has four
preset speeds, changed at
the flick of a switch, and is
suitable for shearing the
toughest of sheep.
The downtube is fully interchangeable
with existing Sunbeam SGV, SuperPro
and UltraPro shearing machines.
Voltage requirements: 240V 50Hz supply
Low 1.9 amps
Speed at down tube: Multi speed
Bracket System: Self contained
If using a generator it must be less
than 6% total harmonic distortion.
16 Gow Street, Mosgiel, Dunedin
Ph. (03) 489 8404
OR Shearing Services 2010 Ltd.
RJ Wilson Ph. 021 784 003
for the safety of the shearer and
less damage to equipment.
less parts to be replaced.
slower speeds ideal for Goats
less stress on equipment
increasing life span.
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for new branch
More than 80 farmers and rural professionals
gathered in Rabobank's new purpose-built
premises last week to celebrate the official
opening of the bank's new Invercargill branch.
The state-of-the-art Rabobank branch is in Dee St,
a prime city-centre position from which to service
the farming community throughout the South-
Speaking at the official opening, Rabobank
Invercargill branch manager David Clarke said he
was thrilled with the turn-out of clients and
community ''friends and faces''.
''The number of guests who joined in celebrating
this special occasion with the Rabobank team is
really positive and highlights the two-way
relationships we have with the farming network
in the region,'' he said.
''It's great to share this event with people who
have been integral to supporting Rabobank over
The bank looked forward to ''returning this
community spirit in the future''.
Rabobank first made its mark on the Southland
region when it acquired PGG Wrightson Finance
Mr Clarke said the brand new Invercargill office
symbolised the commitment the bank has made to
the Southland area.
It had firmly cemented its roots for the long-term,
''Since opening in Invercargill, Rabobank has
significantly grown its client base which has
reinforced the need to expand into a new office
space,'' Mr Clarke said.
Unite or bleed to death
Red meat say
What do you think should happen with
New Zealand's red meat industry? What
are the solutions?
It's time for the red meat industry to
No more beating about the bush or
ducking and diving, it's time for
our industry leaders to come
together and form one big meat company.
Last year sheep farmers were averaging
$120 to $140 for an average season's lamb
-- this season it will be back to about $80.
This is a massive drop in income.
Sheep farmers need sustainable lamb
prices or they will continue to exit the
The fact that close to 1000 sheep farmers
fronted up to a meeting in Gore gave a
clear mandate to the newly formed Meat
Industry Excellence Group that
consolidation of the industry was needed.
Alliance Group chairman Owen Poole
fought for an 80 per cent model five years
ago but then Silver Fern Farms was in
merger talks with PGG Wrightson.
That merger failed so now farmers will
be hoping that Silver Fern Farms and
Alliance can finally come together.
Farmers have the power to drive a
merger of sorts because they own the
country's two largest meat companies --
they just need to stand their ground and
ensure it does happen.
I just hope personalities and egos will not
get in the way.
Landcorp chief executive Chris Kelly
made a good point when he said sheep
farmers needed to co-operate better and
take a leaf out of the dairy industry book.
Dairy farmers were prepared to invest in
their co-operative and up to 90 per cent of
farmers usually turned out to vote while
Beef + Lamb New Zealand often
struggled to get support on an issue at
voting time, he said.
''Dairy farmers see their neighbours as
co-operative friendly -- not as competitors
like the sheep and beef industry,'' he
What do you think of consolidation and
the 80 per cent model?
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