Ashburton based farmer co-operative ATS has not had to look far afield when appointing its new Chief Executive Robert Sharkie.
His appointment comes three months after he took over as Acting Chief Executive following the departure of long-time executive Neal Shaw.
ATS Board Chairman Phil McKendry said Rob Sharkie’s appointment as permanent Chief Executive was one the board did not have to wrestle over before making it official this week. “We are delighted to appoint Rob into this position and have every confidence he is the right person for the job.” Click here to read more...
Wheat thrives in dry conditions
Canterbury's drought has helped the region's wheat growers produce a bumper crop.
Leeston arable farmer David Birkett is in line to break the wheat yield world record and said he was aware of neighbouring farms which had produced yields larger than normal.
The world record, held by a farmer in the United Kingdom, sits at 16.5 tonnes per hectare, but Mr Birkett's yield was estimated at 16.7t/ha. Click here to continue reading.
ATS Chairman scoops prestigious co-op award
ATS Chairman and Methven farmer Phil McKendry has claimed a first for the Ashburton based co-operative, being recognised for his contribution to the co-operative’s growth at the high profile Co-operative New Zealand awards this week.