Silage turns pink for breast cancer
This silage season New Zealand packaging company Agpac is releasing a limited run of pink bale wrap and pink/black netwrap to raise awareness of breast cancer in rural communities.
Agpac crop packaging specialist Sam Southcombe said his company had worked with two of its international suppliers to develop the pink forage packaging products.
Israeli company Tama is supplying rolls of pink and black striped netwrap, and Swedish company Trioplast is supplying pink bale wrap.
‘‘ Women have integral roles in the contracting and farming businesses that we work with but they seldom get the attention and recognition they deserve,’’ Southcombe said.
He said rural women did not have the access to the healthcare and information that women in towns and cities had.
‘‘We wanted to do something to change this, and the pink bale wrap and netwrap is our way of supporting breast cancer awareness. Agpac sales representatives will each have an allocation of pink bale wrap and pink/black netwrap this season, so you can expect to see pink bales dotting the rural landscape all across New Zealand.’’
Agpac will donate a percentage from the sale of each roll of pink bale wrap and pink/black netwrap to the Louise Perkins Foundation.
The Louise Perkins Foundation is a charitable trust that operates under the name Sweet Louise to improve the lives of New Zealanders living with secondary breast cancer.
RAISING AWARENESS: Pink wrap on a silage bale this spring will raise awareness of breast cancer in rural communities, hopes company Agpac.