Mystery Creek sneak preview
Along with an extensive range of leading implements, FarmChief’s site at the National Fieldays will provide a sneak preview of products ordered by some of the North Island’s foremost farmers, and growers.
Among them is an impressive 10,000 litre Veenhuis effluent tanker, with injector. After the Fieldays, it will be on it’s way to an innovative dairy farmer who plans to combine unwanted fish by-products with effluent, to better utilise and manage nutrients on his property.
Grant Murray, from FarmChief, says his family company made the decision to stock the Veenhuis brand partly because of its excellent international reputation and partly because they made sure it matched the demands of some of his most valued clients. “We talked to people with boots on the ground before we made any decisions.”
Another productivity-centred implement is a 4m, fixed width, bed-former option for a Falc Terraking Rotary Hoe, which creates two beds in one pass. This is destined for a commercial grower in the Hawke’s Bay region.
FarmChief’s North Island salesman Matt McKillop says these machines suit anyone, from organic growers to large scale cropping farmers. They help to improve drainage and assist in providing optimum conditions for better plant growth and health. With highly variable weather patterns, he says it’s not just a matter of increasing production, it can even save crops with raised beds. The bed-former is typically used in a wide variety of vegetables including: onions, courgettes, broccoli, lettuces and carrots.
FarmChief and its marquee brands including Falc and Quivogne have been regular fixtures at the National Fieldays. Grant Murray sees them as a key event that sets up the year. “Everything else runs off them.”
Attracting over 130,000 attendees, it’s an opportunity to keep a finger on the pulse of rural business and to chat to existing clients, farmers and contractors.