The days of cafes getting milk in plastic bottles may be numbered if two young Dunedin entrepreneurs have their way.
Dominant in the New Zealand baler/wrapper combi market, the McHale Fusion Series distributed by Power Farming Wholesale has been popular with contractors and large-scale farmers for many years.
Twin or four rotor tine-based swathers tend to dominate the market for machines that will satisfy the voracious appetites of self-propelled foragers and large balers.
While much of the baleage in New Zealand seems to be baled and wrapped in combi-style machines, there still seems to be a place for standalone machines which follow the baler around the paddock.
Claas has unveiled its two-model Variant 400 series round balers, due for release in New Zealand and Australia in 2017.
Graeme and Kay Murphy, of Murphy Contracting in Geraldine, South Canterbury, produce around 15,000 bales every season, entrusting this task to a MF 2250 medium square baler.
Lely at Agritechnica 2015, in Hanover, introduced a new range of variable chamber round balers which are now available in New Zealand.
Feeding specialists Hustler have recently introduced a three point linkage bale feeder that looks to take conventional design thinking on its head.
Recently launched by grassland specialist Kuhn, the SW 4014 wraps square or round bales, notably using the unique AutoLoad function.