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ATS appoints inside man to top job
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.”
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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.

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$30 million cash injection from Ballance rebates 
Results at a glance
  •   Total distribution to shareholders of $30 million ($76 million last year)
  •   Rebate payment of $25 per tonne ($55.83 last year
  • Total revenue of $837 million ($893 million last year)
  • Gross trading result of $35 million ($81 million last year)
  • Total sales volumes of 1.62 million tonnes (1.75 million last year)
  • Equity ratio of 81% (80.4% last year)
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Meet Al Brown

Come and meet TV chef Al Brown, Wednesday 7th November, at the Hotel promoting his new book, Get Fresh. Limited tickets, click here for details.

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'Boots n all barbie'

Win a BBQ for you & 20 mates with rugby players Andrew Hore & Tony Woodcock. Recieve one entry per $1000 spent on TRU-TEST weighing and EID equipment. Click here for more details.

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T-MAX win BIG promotion!

Simply purchase T-Max from ATS and reap some seriously big rewards, including a FJ Cruiser, a BBQ, and iPad or a mixture of other fantastic prizes. Click here for more details.

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49th ATS Annual General Meeting

The 49th ATS Annual General Meeting will take place on the 26th day of November 2012 at the Hotel Ashburton  at 7:30pm.  There is provision for voting by proxy. Click here to download the proxy from.

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Need to book your Christmas function?

Check out the Ashburton Trust Function Catalogue. Click here for more details.

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Don't burn or dump...recycle with Agrecovery

Don't forget to return your clean agricultural chemical, dairy hygiene, or animal health containers to the Agrecovery sites at ATS Ashburton and ATS Rakaia. Click here for more information.

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Check out ATS in the Co-operative News

ATS is proud to show the amazing power of co-operatives in the different trades and sectors throughout the world. Click here to view article.

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ATS Longbeach Coastal Challenge

The annual ATS Longbeach Coastal Challenge is to be held on Sunday 25th November 2012. Click here for more information and to download an entry form.

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Across the board, ATS is convenient and cost effective. ATS is a way of life.
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Wondering how much ATS can save you at the pumps? Check out our fuel card discounts page to see savings at our fuel partners. Click here for more (must be logged in to view)