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Despite uncertain times facing the agricultural sector with a mounting list of Government regulations and policies, impacts from combating climate change and more extreme weather conditions, young farmers Sam Dalziel and James Wright remain committed to forging a career in the industry.
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Following the Government's announcement, we are shortly entering into Alert Level 2, while this is certainly great news, as the Government has made it very clear, Level 2 is not life as normal.We must remain vigilant as we continue to support your farming business, with some of our restrictions and other measures remaining in place to reduce the risk of transmission.Normal operating hours will continue at all stores Monday – Friday 8am to 5:30pm. Ruralco Ashburton w...
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We would like to thank all our members, staff, customers and suppliers for working with us through these past two weeks on Level 4 alert. Now that we are preparing for a move to Level 3, we have made a couple of small but significant changes in the way we can support you.STORE PROTOCOLSOur strict onsite protocols will remain in place, please refer to our website for full details, but remember if you are coming to our stores to order product or collect an order: You are required to wear a mask. P...
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Mohaka is bringing a new name to the hybrid ryegrass category with new, high producing genetics and the ability to produce yield through late winter and the shoulders of summer.
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This promotional feature was supplied by Ballance. Easier N trackingAll pastoral farmers need to be tracking their nitrogen (N) fertiliser use, and keeping N use to no more than 190 kg N/ha/year.  Additionally, dairy farmers also need to record applications for reporting purposes.  The Essential Freshwater N cap rules, which came into force on 1 July this year, require dairy farms to record their N fertiliser applications for the current period – 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 ...
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Agriculture is changing fast, but staying one step ahead of the pace is about to get easier for you, and your animals will be happier too.
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We look at the latest Agronomy update for spring pastures, cereals and winter feed.
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Looking at the next 3 months regarding agrichemical sprays used on certain crops. The crops we will be looking at are cereals, ryegrass, white clover, and fodder beet.
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After several accidents caused by the instability of tripod farm fuel tanks, the fuel distributor network will discontinue the supply of fuel to any tripod farm tank effective 31 December 2021.
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We have checked the Government website and as of this morning we are still on the list of essential services, so we are able to continue to support your farming business during the COVID-19 alert Level 4.We have done this before, we can do it again, thank you in advance for your support and patience as we adapt back to Level 4 Protocols.Ruralco store level 4 protocolsOur stores will remain operating with normal store hours until further notice, however our Ashburton Store will be close...
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