FARM CONTRACTING SERVICES

We offer a completely unique and professional service, where experienced agronomic advice is combined with practical and experienced machinery operation to implement your pasture programs, and achieve your production goals.

We have a range of modern, well maintained farm machinery to undertake the pasture establishment and maintenance programs for property owners. They include broadacre slashing, precision fertiliser spreading, offset ploughing, deep ripping, seedbed preparation, direct drilling pastures and forage crops, pasture establishment, hay/silage preparation and baling, boom spray application of agricultural chemicals for weeds and insect control.

Although we largely operate farm contracting service in the Upper Hunter region of NSW, we can also transport equipment on a low loader to clients in other areas, if needed, to ensure the job is done right.

This unique service adds major value to clients who do not have the expertise, time or cannot economically justify the high capital investment in farm machinery. Our services can also provide assistance to larger clients who need machinery support to complete key projects within a specific timeframe.

Our modern and well maintained equipment , is ready to help you get the job done right, every time !

Tractors–  110HP  and 135 HP John Deere Tractors.

Seedbed Preparation– 5 m Folding Powerharrows, Offset Disc Plough , Agrowplow Deep Ripper, Chisel Plough, Scarifier, Harrows.

Rock Picking – Schulte 10 ft Rock Rake/Windrower , Schulte Giant 2500 Rock Picker , Stone Picker Scarifier.

Pasture and Crop Sowing. 3m Davimac Baker Boot Direct Drill plus our Duncan 3m DD30 Precision Airseeder with Twin Disc Openers and presswheels.

Fertiliser Spreading- 1 tonne Amazone Precision Twin Spinner Spreader fitted with 1 tonne Bulka Bag Lift Crane and GPS Guidance.

Slashing/Mulching. 15ft Folding Schulte Mulching Slasher.

Hay & Silage Making. 3 m Krone Disc Mower Conditioner, Krone Twin Rotary Rake and our Krone Comprima CV 150 XC Hay and Silage Round Bale/Wrapper all in one

Horse Arena and Racetrack Surface Maintenance . Kiser 10 ft Dragmaster Arena Drag.

We can transport our equipment to major projects if required.

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FOR PRIVATE SALE . SCONE. NSW.
Our 2012 John Deere 6330 Premium Tractor , 110 HP with IVT transmission , fitted with John Deere 673 SL loader and JD bucket .
This is an excellent quality tractor. Always shedded and well maintained.
Aways regularly and fully serviced by dealer, immaculate condition inside and out. Excellent order mechanically. Tyres good.
This is the Premium series JD tractor with premium light package, 3 rear remotes, 3rd function on loader, premium seat, has Topcon GPS fitted , Two Way and Radio Unit.
Tractor fully serviced at 6000 hrs. Has 6240 hrs on now. Rare opportunity to find tractor of this quality and specs.
The first to see is likely to buy.
Please contact 0428 658704 or PM if you are genuinely interested.
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Such great silage making conditions!
Our Farm Services team have been out making high quality and high density round bale, oats plus ryegrass silage with our John Deere 6135R and Krone CV 150 XC Baler and Wrapper all in one machine - punching out another big load of bales!
Our Krone Baler produces even, high density bales, which is so critical (as seen across this paddock). They are immediately wrapped in 6 layers of quality silage plastic, as they come out of the baler. Such an efficient, one man operation!
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The biological control of Patersons Curse , is now one of the great success stories in biological weed control in Australia.

Full credit to the great research work of CSIRO back in the early 1980-1990’s , in collaboration with State Depts of Ag and dedicated producers. The successful biological control of Patersons Curse has been building and spreading significantly over the last 20 years.

There was 1000’s upon 1000’s of acres of good grazing land that were always smothered in Paterson Curse, in the Upper Hunter and much of central & southern NSW as well as Victoria, only 25 -30 years ago. Today , it is hard to find a really bad paddock of Patersons Curse anywhere now. The bio agents are around and they will find it.
Back in the mid 1990’s in my role as District Agronomist at Scone , I undertook the first initial releases of biological agents for Paterson Curse. It is great to see many district paddocks now benefitting from that work.

Today I was out working with Barry Sampson , Bio Weed Guru , on a location east of Scone, assessing the strong biological agent activity on a once dense paddock of Patersons Curse. Today it’s only about 20% of infestation it once was. Spring is a good time to see bio agent damage and activity.

The strong combination of the Crown Weevil and the Flea Beetle is doing the bulk of the control in this area and most regions now . Other bio agents such as the Root Weevil , the Leaf Miner and the Flower Weevil tend to play a lesser role .The bio agent’s are now widespread and well established on most farms now. Look for weak, dying and blackened plants now.

The days of Patersons Curse as a significant weed are now numbered. Great to find the bio agents rebuilding and surviving the drought too. Unfortunately not all bio control programs are always as successful as this one has proved to be.
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Annual Medics are prolific and knee deep in many pasture areas of the Upper Hunter, as well as NW and Central NSW. They have shown their strong post drought recovery ability due to their high hardseed content which survives droughts and their rapid spring growth to help pasture recovery. In many areas they are dominant and presenting bloat issues.
Medics, were introduced during early settlement and several varieties eg Burr Medic , are widely naturalised throughout Australia. They prefer medium to heavy textured soils with near neutral to alkaline soil pH ( pH 5.5 to 7.5).
There are many new medic lines available with improved aphid tolerance , disease resistance , some SU herbicide tolerance and dry matter production.
Medics can be considered in pasture mixes in suitable areas.
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Clovers and other pasture legumes are the “engine room” of our pasture systems.
With improved seasonal conditions after several years of consecutive drought, now and the next 2 months, when these clovers are strongly evident and flowering , will be a valuable time to assess what sub clovers, medics and other pasture legumes have survived and persisted on your farm or district. Many varieties, particularly Sub Clovers can be readily identifying by specific leaf markings, flower markings and stem features.
Knowing what varieties are persisting and producing is invaluable information. Success leaves clues!
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