Waitomo News : NKC Farmer 11 March 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 5 Meet the rural team at ASB King Country. Now let’s make our next meeting face to face. Like you, we’re part of the local community. We’re experienced people with a passion for farming and a specialist understanding of what’s important to rural businesses. If you haven’t run into us already, you probably should. At our place or yours. You can be sure we’ll listen hard and work even harder to help grow your business and achieve your goals. Call us on 0800 787 252. asb.co.nz ASB Bank Limited 56160 10304 0212 Meet the rural team at ASB King Country. Now let’s make our next meeting face to face. FROM P4 “She said her arrangements for doing the hay hadn’t worked out and the horses were due back in three days,” says Tink. “I rang around a few mates, we leapt into gear and picked up the last bales just as the first horse arrived back from grazing. “We all enjoyed it – it was great togiveouroldgearabitofarunin the sun.” His son Sam cut the hay using Eddie Pevreal’s Ford 3000 with a PZ 165 mower. Tink did the tedding and rowing up with his 1978 Same tractor and a vintage PZ Haybob tedder. Vintage tractor enthusiasts Ross Cumpstone and Neville Rawlings baled the hay. Neville pulled his 1958 McCormick 55T International with an Interna- tional 454 tractor. “No need to write down the trac- tor’s year,” says Ross. “It was a modern one . . . 1975.” He used his 1960 New Holland 271 baler behind a 1964 Massey Fergus- son 35 which, he says, “goes like a dream”. “I’m still using the old baler be- cause she still does a great job and there’s a demand for conventional bales, especially from horsey people Old tractor fans help out RDA and small block owners who can’t handle big round bales.” “NO BRAINER” He says helping out Riding for the Disabled was a “no-brainer” because they do such a great job for the community. “A whole lot of friends pitched in to pick it up and we enjoyed a good debrief with a bevy in the shade afterwards,” he says. “The RDA hasn’t got much storage. “So we’ve trucked the bales to a nearby barn and they can bring in a few bales at a time as they need them.” THE DEBRIEF: A whole lot of friends pitched in to cut, bale and pick up the RDA’s hay then enjoyed a debrief with a bevy in the shade afterwards. PHOTO SUPPLIED CHOMP OF APPROVAL: Otorohanga Riding for the Disabled helper Liz Ward watches as treasured horses ‘Moses’ (left), ‘Kerry’ and ‘Lady’ taste test their fresh hay.
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