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With most of New Zealand having the twin bin recycling systems under way, the hassle or
inconvenience of getting your bins to the pick up point comes around every week.
Metalworks has some options to get your bin down your steep, long or
rough driveway, or even to transport them down the highway or to the refuse site.
The 'Nifty Clip' is a simple bracket that slips
onto the handle of your bin.
When placed onto your standard tow balls, (17/8
inch & 50mm), it holds the lid shut and with a
small, quick release pin, the 'Nifty Clip' can
remain on the handle from week to week with no
chance of it falling off during emptying, or simply
remove it to remain in your vehicle until next
time it's needed.
Ideal for smoothish drives $23.00 + p&p
The 'Nifty Towa' is another simple bracket that
attaches to the standard tow ball and holds your
bin very securely.
Easy to attach and remove, it allows the bin to
follow any terrain without tipping.
Will also attach to 4 wheelers, ride on mowers,
Ideal for shorter, uneven tracks,
drives or roads.
$69.00 + p&p
The 'Nifty Lifta' attachment is easily fitted to
any standard tow ball by anyone aged between 8
and 80! No tools required.
Once lifted by a simple lever, your bin sits high and
secure, ready to handle any track or driveway or
the open road up to100kph.
Perfect for transporting your bins and is a great
alternative to using a trailer.
There are 2 models, one for cars, wagons, SUVs
,etc, that don't have a spare on the rear.
The other is slightly longer to extend past the
spare wheel at the rear.
No tricky backing to worry about. $180.00 + p&p
Te Anau Ltd
Power Harrowing & Drill Combination
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Lamb expected to drop further
By DIANE BISHOP
The average lamb price is tipped
to fall to $90 a head this season,
but it could go even lower.
Alliance Group chief executive
Grant Cuff blamed the volatile
exchange rate for the fall in
Back in August, he predicted
about $95 for a good season's
lamb, but this had now fallen to
about $90 and could drop to $85
''That's our pick for lamb.
''The market is back a bit and
the exchange rate is up,'' Mr
Otama Valley farmer Neil
Gardyne said he was not
surprised by the drop in lamb
price, but he believed a $90 lamb
was still profitable.
''With good efficiencies on farm
it's still profitable but it will be
difficult for the store farmers.
''There will be less margin to be
made and it won't be very viable
-- they will have to look at other
options, " he said.
Mr Gardyne, a loyal Alliance
supplier, finishes about 8000
lambs a year at an average
18.8-kilogram carcass weight,
but by targeting a heavier lamb
he expected his average price to
be about $100 this season.
Alliance Group chairman Owen
Poole said it had been a
challenging year for sheep meat
with world economic problems
and many consumers substitut-
ing lamb with lower-value
Exporter processors did not
respond to rapidly-changing
world circumstances early
enough and paid too much for
lamb for too long and the
downward price adjustment in
the market was compounded by
the increasing value of the New
Zealand dollar, he said.
Mr Poole said the co-operative
would record a loss when it
announced its financial result in
mid-November and there would
be no farmer distributions for
the 2012 year.
Alliance also announced several
initiatives to recognise and
reward committed supply.
Suppliers would be categorised
as Platinum if they supplied 100
per cent of their stock to the co-
operative, Gold if they supplied
100 per cent of one species and
Silver if they regularly supplied
a percentage of their livestock.
School looks for grazing for calves
By DIANE BISHOP
Cash bulls: Lizzie Menlove, Sarah Cowan, Marshall Cowan, Foliaki Taufa and Neil Williams with some of the friesian bull
calves they are hoping to find grazing for.
Do you have grazing for friesian
Christian discipleship training
school The Hub, based in Rivers-
dale, is rearing friesian bull calves
to help fund their students'
This year 52 calves are being
reared on a nearby farm and are
thriving on a diet of milk and
Course administrator Marshall
Cowan said he was now looking
for farmers who could voluntarily
graze the calves from weaning up
to kill weight at about 18 months
"It would be great if they could
stay in the area but we'll look at
anywhere, " Marshall said.
He was prepared to separate the
calves and send them to several
Marshall said the students, who
take part in the discipleship
courses, of which there is an
outreach component to Tonga,
often could not afford to pay.
"The kids who attend our courses
often don't have the money to do
them but the calf-raising unit is
making it possible, " Marshall
The students were given four
calves each and it had previously
been up to them to place them but
it had been getting harder and
harder for them to find grazing.
It was hoped the training courses
would eventually become self-
funding through the calf-rearing
unit which had been operating for
the past four years.
Marshall said about 50 students
had completed the courses and
they were creating future leaders.
''One of our students was a
troubled girl off a dairy farm
who's now training to be a lawyer.
"The courses have been life-
If you can offer grazing, please
contact Marshall Cowan on
021 928 609.
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