Marlborough farmer Greg Harris is pleased with the products, the price and the service from Ravensdown when it comes to his animal health products.
He farms the 800ha Mount Adde Station in the Awatere Valley - a dry land, hill country property that has a vineyard as well as sheep and cattle breeding operations.
“We’ve utilised many of the animal health products as they’ve come out,” he says.
“I’m pleased with both the products and the service. It’s hassle free. They don’t bother you all the time and chuck propaganda around. They offer products that are bread and butter for me. They’re cheap and they’re good.
“We have rural delivery here - the drench comes out with the mailman and he drops it off in our shed usually within three days. You can’t ask for any more than that.”
Mount Adde’s main purchases are oral sheep and cattle drench, sheep dip and a range of minerals, although Greg says he doesn’t buy a lot of drench, preferring to operate under a minimalistic philosophy towards animal health products. There has been no blanket drenching on the property for the past 10 years.
Greg says the move into other agricultural products aside from fertiliser looks to have been a good move for Ravensdown. “I’m pleased it’s working.”