Monday, February 26, 2024

Donated tractors need deserving homes

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The gesture aims to recognise the resilience and determination displayed by the affected farmers and aims to provide long-term support for their agricultural endeavours.
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Time is running out to nominate worthy recipients for two tractors that will be given away at the end of March.

At Fieldays last June, Case IH and New Holland donated two tractors to the Commence the Re-Fence campaign.  

Alongside post-ramming gear from farm machinery specialist Stevenson & Taylor, the tractors have been pivotal to Farmy Army and wider efforts restoring fencelines on farms in Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay hit hardest by Cyclone Gabrielle.

The Re-fence campaign winds up in March but the two tractors will stay on the East Coast as workhorses for farmers who still have recovery challenges ahead of them.  

Stevenson & Taylor general manager Robby Smith says factors such as the severity of damage and the farmer’s need will help guide the selection committee as it decides who should get to keep the tractors.

There have been more than 75 nominations so far but there’s still time to put other deserving names in the hat.

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