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CENTRAL SOUTH ISLAND FARMER
Phone: 03 489 2952 www.tracmap.com
TracMap farm mapping service also available, contact us for a quote.
Call us now or talk to your contractor about TracLink
Farmer highlights paddocks that require application,
product, rate are added. Farmer can also
add no go zones, potential hazards, access ways
The contractor sends wirelessly to the vehicle for
the driver to see all details when complete driver
sends task back to TracLink for farmer to view
TRACLINK Has Arrived!
TracLink is the latest innovation from TracMap
NZ's largest agricultural GPS company.
What does TracLink Do?
> Creates & displays farm maps on screen
> Fert & spray orders instantly sent to your contractor - no more
> Orders are sent wirelessly to vehicles by contractor
> Farm map is displayed on screen in cab
> Completed tasks are sent back to TracLink - reports instantly
> Full history & proof of placement easily viewed by farmer.
> Web based - accessed anywhere
> Eliminates errors
> Increases driver safety
> Much, much more!
WELL EQUIPPED SINCE 1918
• Pump sales, service & design
• Installation • Pipes & fittings
• Filtration • Tanks
• Electrical Design and installation
• After hours service
Authorised Distributors for
(0800 786 726)
We service Farms &
151 Waterloo Road, CHCH
Ph: 03 349 4443 | Fax: 03 349 4449
Invercargil Alexandra Dunedin Christchurch
857 Halswell Junction Road,
Hornby, Christchurch • Ph. 03 423 1925
Sales & Service
After hours service call
Nick 021 560 044 or Jason 021 649 944
0800 478 633
Pumps Tanks Hose
Filters Industrial Domestic
Give us a call to discuss or we can come out to assess your requirements
Also available He-Va Deep Sub Seeder for Maize Paddocks,
3 metre Direct Drill, Power Harrow for your cultivation needs
Phone: Michael 027 228 9868 | THOMSON CONTRACTING
WINTER CROP PADDOCKS
COMPACTED / PUGGED?
WE USE A CULTILIFT SOIL LOOSENER,
HE-VA DISC ROLLER AND AIRSEEDER
The Cultilift loosens and aerates the soil right
through the profile allowing quicker drying and
cultivation of winter paddocks.
Using our 5 Metre He-Va Disc Roller which
includes an Airseeder we can cultivate and
sow anything from Peas to Brassicas. We have
been using He-Va equipment for over 8 years
and found the results very pleasing both in
yields and increased soil health by keeping the
organic material in the top of the profile.
Farm sales rebound
SOUGHT-AFTER: Grazing properties accounted for the largest number of sales.
DATA RELEASED by the Real
Estate Institute shows there
were 53 more farm sales for the
three months ended August
2012 than for the same period
last year, with Canterbury lead-
ing the way.
Throughout New Zealand
1451 farms were sold in the year
to August 2012, 44.7 per cent
more than in the year to August
The median price per hectare
for all farms sold in the three
months to August 2012 was
$17,955, an 18.5 per cent
increase on the $15,148 recorded
for three months ended August
Half the regions recorded
increases in sales volumes for
the three months ended August
2012 compared with last year.
Canterbury recorded the largest
increase in sales (+21 sales), fol-
lowed by Auckland (+17 sales)
and Nelson (+14 sales). South-
land recorded nine fewer sales
followed by Otago (-8 sales) and
Taranaki (-4 sales).
The early spring, with strong
pasture growth and good early
production is providing a plat-
form for farm sales during
spring, says REINZ rural mar-
ket spokesman Brian Peacocke.
Despite the reduction in the
dairy payout, the market is see-
ing solid inquiry for dairy farms,
and continued interest in sheep
and beef properties driven by
expectations of a recovery in
While there is still uncer-
tainty in the rural sector gener-
ally, driven by offshore factors
and exchange rates, the good
growing conditions and con-
tinued low interest rates augur
well for a good farm sales mar-
ket during the next quarter, he
Grazing properties accounted
for the largest number of sales,
with 50 per cent share. Finish-
ing properties accounted for 17.6
per cent, horticulture properties
12.9 per cent and dairy proper-
ties 6.6 per cent. These four
property types accounted for
87.1 per cent of all sales during
the three months ended August
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