Farm Care Services
We are a Gisborne family owned company who provide hard working labour units to the Gisborne region. Initially, Willy (Director) started off a scrub-cutting crew who would clear scrub around the district and to fill in when not scrub-cutting we would do seasonal field work or forestry silviculture work. The demand for this type of work grew and along with it so did our team. We now have 80+ workers who we have molded with a strong work ethic to supply much needed labour to farmers and businesses in Gisborne.
2018 Westpac Gisborne Business Excellence Awards
Health & Safety
FarmCare Services is committed to providing and maintaining a healthy and safe working environment, and will do all that is practicable to prevent personal injury and damage to property. In December 2016 FarmCare became part of the Workplace Saftey Management Practices (WSMP) scheme. We are always looking to improve and better our business and in June 2018 we became an approved and registered contractor for councils throughout New Zealand. As contractors become pre-qualified, company details are available on an approved contractors list. This provides visibility to contractors and councils to identify who's approved, assisting with the tendering process and council procurement.
FarmCare Services is commited to the sustainable management of any farm or forest being worked on. In order for this to be successful we adopt a philosophy of continual improvement of our FarmCare management practices.
Legal Requirements (Fines)
Stop Environmental Contamination
Appreciation of Farm/Forest owners land
Having a Clean/Green image
Farm, Forest & General Labour Solutions.
We are specialists in providing farm/forest owners with labour hire workers. We currently employ 70-80 workers doing a range of silviculture work, horticultural work and general farm work. It is our goal to try and keep these hard workers in work all year round.
Scrub-cutting, Tree Felling & Tree Topping.
Our scrub-cutting team of 4 can tackle all types of scrub from Manuka to Barberry to Blackberry. We use only Stihl equipment and find them the best for any of these jobs. In summer we also top willow trees to help free up much needed feed in dryer times. We can also help out with any garden maintenance as well.
Willy has been scanning for 5+ years now after successfully completing a scanning course in Australia and spending a season as an apprentice with a local vet club. After this he has stayed on scanning for this vets clients.
After building a relationship with the vets through scanning. They now use our service to run both their conveyor belt. Pre lambing we are busy capsuling and vaccinating ewes. In the summer we help drench and dip sheep across the conveyor. If all is running well we can process up to 1000 sheep/hr.
Seasonally we help farmers and our local district council with pole planting. We have our own crowbars and thumpers to put poles in. We can also help out with maintenance in the nursery as well.
Weed Control & Spraying.
Our chemical spraying targets affected areas using over %75 less chemical p/ha than aerial spraying resulting in less clover damage, tree damage or contamination of waterways. We use mist blowers to do the majority of our large weed control.