Cash for com­mu­ni­ties with AFFCO bobby calf scheme

Bush Telegraph - - Property Market - 138 High Street, Dan­nevirke

Last year $90,000 was re­turned to ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties with AFFCO’s Cash for Calves pro­gramme.

The Manawatu/ Wairarapa com­mu­nity ben­e­fited to the tune of $8580, with $6276 do­nated to lo­cal ru­ral schools and $2304 to fire brigades.

Eke­tahuna Fire Chief Max Mayer said the fire brigade put their 2017 do­na­tion of $571 to­wards some new hel­met torches to aid them when at­tend­ing call-outs at night and keep their hands free to get on with the job.

“Ev­ery bit helps and we are re­ally grate­ful for the sup­port.”

New lo­cal AFFCO buyer Daniel Stephens, who is cur­rently work­ing with Keith Fergus, said that any farm­ers con­sid­er­ing an op­tion for their bobby calves this com­ing sea­son should get in touch.

“With AFFCO of­fer­ing a reg­u­lar pick up sched­ule and com­pet­i­tive pric­ing, the com­mu­nity do­na­tions are the cherry on top. It would be great to see the Eke­tahuna and Carter­ton fire brigades reach the $1000 mark this year.”

Each sea­son the sup­pli­ers fill out a regis­tra­tion form and at the bot­tom of the form nom­i­nate their school or fire brigade. AFFCO do­nates 40 cents for ev­ery calf sup­plied to the nom­i­nated re­cip­i­ent, which is a do­na­tion by AFFCO and doesn’t come out of the sched­ule pay­ment.

In 2017 a to­tal of $21,000 was do­nated to fire brigades and a fur­ther $70,000 to ru­ral schools. AFFCO has do­nated more than $1 mil­lion to ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties since the do­na­tion scheme started out in 2006.

Eke­tahuna Fire Chief Max Mayer, pic­tured with AFFCO buyer Daniel Stephens, said the brigade was able to buy some new hel­met torches with their do­na­tion last year.

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