Mak­ing life eas­ier with on Farm Ser­vices

Bush Telegraph - - TRADES & SERVICES -

Bruce Hutchins is a lo­cal, born and brought up in Woodville area.

Since re­turn­ing to Tararua in early May he has built up a good base of clien­tele for his On Farm Ser­vices. This time of the year crutch­ing sheep is a ma­jor fo­cus, he says.

“Crutch­ing to pre­vent fly­strike is im­por­tant in the warmer months, es­pe­cially if the sheep have dags. Pre-shear crutch­ing elim­i­nates pen stain on the wool, when sheep are penned prior to shear­ing.

“The ad­van­tage of us­ing a crutch­ing trailer is that the sheep can be done wet and full, so the day you have booked is the day they are done.

“The set-up of the Hec­ton crutch­ing trailer al­lows me to do bel­lies as well as dags, good for fat­tened lambs and get­ting the premium at the works.”

Other ser­vices are new or re­paired fenc­ing.

“I build strong stock proof fences that last for years. I also build and re­pair, cat­tle and sheep yards and I also do other re­pairs and main­te­nance re­quired around the farm. With my years of stock man­age­ment ex­pe­ri­ence I am con­fi­dent manag­ing farms for short pe­ri­ods for farm­ers who want to get away for a break.

“I of­fer a ser­vice of re­li­a­bil­ity, hard work, hon­esty and qual­ity.

Con­tact Bruce on 027 848 3224 or email on­farm­ser­

Bruce Hutchins crutch­ing, us­ing his Hec­ton crutch­ing trailer.

Sheep yards Bruce has built.

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