Ford Ag Services now delivering to North East Victoria
FORD’S Ag Services is moving to Wangaratta, bringing with it the company’s well sought after effluent tanker and compost spreaders.
The start of September heralds the arrival or more accurately, the return of Wangaratta’s prodigal son and daughter returning to their roots to bring their Ford’s Ag Services business back to North East Victoria just in time to help with this year’s hay and silage season.
Glenn and Jessica Ford started their contracting business in 2008, where they bought a tractor and headed south west to start their business.
Over the past eight years the couple have been slowly building up their machinery, alongside building up their family of eight children, and are now fully equipped to carry out most farming jobs.
“With five, seven and 18 tonne spreaders, we are equipped to handle any size farm with maximum efficiency,” Mr Ford said.
“And our effluent tanker with dribble bar provides many benefits compared to a standard splash plate.”
The use of alternate spreading methods and their benefits has been widely documented overseas which is why Ford Ag Services has invested in the dribble bar system.
“Slurry is a cheap and effective fertiliser, and readily available in every dairy.
“Removing your slurry at regular intervals (six months to a year) also ensures your pond stays in top working order and prevents the build-up of a thick layer of solids that can turn routine maintenance into a full blown headache.
He added that using the dribble bar ensures the slurry is lay at the base of the plant, rather than covering it and slowing growth, it reduces the loss of volatile nutrients such as nitrogen, it reduces odours, increases crop yields and ensures a faster re-grazing of paddocks (18 to 21 days).
Ford Ag Services will be servicing a large area of the North East including Albury, Yarrawonga, Thoona, Shepparton, Mansfield, King Valley and the Kiewa Valley.
As well as spreading slurry, the company is also able to spread compost, lime, gypsum and granules while offering other agricultural services including mower conditioning, raking, baling, wrapping, speed discs and power harrows with air seeder.
“We have just invested in our second Welger baler to boost productivity,” Mr Ford said.
“We are pretty much happy to travel to where ever the work is.
“With harvest coming up we are gearing up for that with what is shaping up to be a good season.
“We offer discounts for prompt payments, and flexible payment plans for those who need it as we are very aware of the financial strain on farmers, particularly those in the dairy industry at the moment.
“We also strive to make sure our prices are very competitive,” he added.
For more information contact Glenn Ford on 0407 864 073.