Monthly Archives: February 2013

Canterbury Looking Forward – An Exciting Place To Be

Canterbury Looking Forward – An Exciting Place To Be Many things are changing rapidly at the moment; dairy payouts, grain prices, meat and fibre prices, weather, dairy conversions, irrigation schemes… the list goes on. No doubt Canterbury will be a very interesting and exciting place to live over the coming years. And of course change

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Operations with Todd Holmes

  Local Staff: A Boost For The Future As usual we have spent the winter recruiting operators for the imminent silage season and harvest. We focused a lot on finding young local people with potential to return for many consecutive seasons. I myself spent my summer holidays while at university (an increasingly long time ago!)

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Machinery This Season

This season will see the addition of two new Claas Arion tractors to our fleet along with a new Claas Jaguar 950 forage harvester. This signifies our relationship with Claas Harvest Centre and the value we place on their back-up service. We have come to find their company ethos un-matched in our area amongst machinery

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Jude & Phil – Their Story

  McKendry Farm Ltd. Phil and Jude Mckendry run a 200ha mixed cropping farm at Lyndhurst, Mid Canterbury.  Phil is the fourth generation to care for the land that has been in the McKendry name for 120 years. As founding chairman of the Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation Scheme, water is close to the hearts of the

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Laugh Out Loud – Some things you just can’t explain

A farmer is sitting in the neighbourhood bar slowly getting drunk. A man comes in and asks the farmer, “Hey, why are you sitting here on this beautiful day getting drunk?” The farmer says, “Some things you just can’t explain.” “So what happened that is so horrible?” the man asked. The farmer then decides to

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