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AGROFARM 410/420GS ROPS (85-100HP)
• 4 cylinder Deutz engine • Wet clutch, 2 speed powershift
transmission • 4 wheel disc braking
• SDF diesel engine
• 12X4 Transmission
• True 4 wheel braking
• 4 & 6 cylinder Deutz engines
• 3 speed Zf powershift
transmission • Up To 75 l/min
AGROFARM 430 CABIN (110HP)
• 4 cylinder Deutz engine • Delux Hi vis Air con cab
• Wet clutch, 2 speed powershift transmission
61-63 Hokonui Drive, Gore | Phone 03 208 9395 | Duncan McLeod 027 228 1093 | Barry McGrouther 027 432 3223
The words often heard before a fight, and that's what Duncan McLeod
and Barry McGrouther are geared up for over the coming months.
Dealer principle Duncan McLeod say's " The purchase of a tractor is a
big decision, and farmers need to be well informed, especially when they
are looking for a change. So what better way to do it than by backing up
what we say -- in the field. Sales talk only goes so far with farmers -- we'll
let the tractor prove the rest.
To make a change, we firstly need peace of mind, and what better way
to do this than having a try before you buy. The "Power Farming Hire
Scheme" is a program aimed at exactly that. Farmers can hire tractors
from 132hp to 224hp(terms and conditions apply). This gives a potential
customer the confidence to check out a Deutz-Fahr tractor and buy one if
desired, with out the associated stress.
Deutz- Fahr tractors were one of the major players in the tractor scene in
Southland years ago. Evidence of this can still be found with the amount
of older Deutz tractors around with high hrs on the clock - still in the field
-- still powering on.
Farmers are again warming to our Deutz tractors, and the feed back has
been very positive matched equally by our competition making things very
hard, never the less we are now making in roads and are achieving sales
to back this up"
Having just sold their last demonstrator unit, Barry and Duncan are busy
getting the next one ready for the customer demonstrations in the Gore
and districts areas. "Effective demonstrations can't be done from behind a
desk ! " Duncan says.
So, when tractor replacement comes up, think about a "Deutz-Fahr tractor,
with "peace of mind" and put it on the top of your tractor list, and give
Duncan McLeod (027)2281093 or Barry McGrouther (027) 4323223 a
call, or call into Power Farming Gore on Hokonui Drive.
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set price farms
Southern dairy farmers will receive $7 per
kilogram of milk solids for the 2013-14 season
under Fonterra's new Guaranteed Milk Price
Earlier this year the dairy giant announced a
GMP pilot programme allowing farmers to lock in
a milk price announced at the start of a season for
up to 75 per cent of their milk supply.
Fonterra's director of commodity risk and
trading, Bruce Turner, said he was now looking
for about 200 farms to take part in the scheme.
Ideally, the co-operative was looking for a broad
base of farmers who were at different stages of
their farm's operations, have varying herd sizes
and were located across the country, he said.
''The $7 GMP will allow farmers who require
greater certainty for their farming business to
better plan for the full farming year, knowing
exactly how much money they will receive for a
set portion of their milk supply,'' Mr Turner said.
The pilot programme was developed to give
farmers greater certainty but also more options in
how they structure their business, he said.
Fonterra will monitor the pilot over the next
season and provide feedback to all shareholders
on its benefits and risks.
Mr Turner said certainty of pricing was
particularly important for farmers when they
were considering investing in new equipment,
expanding or undertaking a new conversion.
''It's a bit like having a fixed interest rate on your
mortgage versus a floating rate.
Mr Turner said the pilot programme also
provided the co-operative with strong certainty
because it could lock in contracts with customers
at a set price.
Farmers interested in taking part in the pilot need
to fill out an application form by 5pm Friday, June
To get an application form visit Fencepost.com,
email GMP@fonterra.com or call Fonterra's
Supplier Service Team on 0800 65 65 68.
MIE gathering support
Action needed before critical mass' is lost
Boxing on: MIE chairman Richard Young aims for unity.
By DIANE BISHOP
Meat Industry Excellence
1) Establish a farmer
controlled entity to acquire
sufficient critical mass to
optimise market returns for
2) The new structure will
recruit the best personnel
and implement best practice
3) Commitment of stock to
specification will underpin
the new structure
4) Any required legislation to
support the new structure
will be sought
5) All stake holders in the red
meat sector to share the cost
6) All suppliers will be treated
fairly and with full
It could take up to five years
to create a sustainable red
meat industry model, Meat
Industry Excellence chair-
man Richard Young said.
''We've got a big challenge
ahead of us.
''But if we don't get on to it
now we will lose our critical
mass [sheep farmers] and we
won't be able to market our
product with unity,'' he said.
MIE has held several meet-
ings around the country and
after talking to more than
3000 farmers has gained a
nationwide mandate to prog-
ress an 80 per cent red meat
Key industry players includ-
ing Beef + Lamb New Zealand
chairman Mike Petersen,
Minister for Primary Indus-
tries Nathan Guy and
Federated Farmers meat and
fibre executive had also
shown their support.
Mr Young said the four main
meat companies -- Silver Fern
Farms, Alliance Group,
Anzco and Affco -- were
working on a stabilisation
plan for the industry and a
result was expected in a
month, he said.
''We hope the companies
come up with a proposal that
''But regardless we will be
boxing on with our plans,'' Mr
MIE had refined its six
objectives and developed a
new mission statement which
was to ''Reform the New
Zealand meat industry to
become the world's premium
supplier of red meat through
a united processing and
marketing structure con-
trolled by suppliers'', he said.
''This is an evolving process
but to stop the boom-bust
cycle our sector has exhibited,
we all need to be willing to
Mr Young said MIE would be
making several key announ-
cements over the next few
weeks including the selection
of a 'tight five' to lead
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