Midlands Contracting was established in 2004 to provide agricultural contracting and specialist services to the New Zealand seed industry. The business has diversified with the growth of specialist high value crops grown in Mid Canterbury. There are two main areas of the business for the Contracting team, precision agricultural contracting, along with freight and logistics.
The focus of our agricultural contracting services are;
- Modern, state of the art equipment and vehicles
- Remain at the forefront of technological advancements in precision contracting
- Accredited to the highest of export standards
- A dedicated team of experienced operators who are willing to go that extra mile to ensure the job is done to the best of their ability that meets our customer requirements
The Midlands Contracting provides agricultural contracting services to local farmers, both those on contract with Midlands as well as other seed company’s and independent farmers.
Agricultural Contracting Services
We provide a range of different agricultural contracting services to New Zealand farmers. We have a wide range of agricultural contracting equipment and machinery suitable for a wide range of seed crops, including hybrid vegetable crops. Of particular importance in growing these specialist hybrid crops are:
- The GPS precision seeding of spring and autumn crops, with specialist expertise in sowing of vegetable seed crops
- Plastic laying
- Crop netting
- Mulching / male removal
- Inter-Row Spraying
- Inter-Row Cultivation
The team draws on their experience, technical skills and willingness to go that extra mile to ensure the high value vegetable crops that Midlands Seed is involved in, get the best chance of success. The growers and other customers recognise this and utilise their services year after year. The risks of growing these specialist crops are significantly reduced by combining the expertise of the knowledge of Midlands Agronomy and the Midlands Contracting team’s expertise in agricultural contracting, machinery, soils, diverse mix of crops, and the varying growing conditions across Canterbury and the South Island.
In addition to servicing the Midlands Seed grower requirements, we fulfil a number of specialist activities and Agricultural Contracting for other seed merchants and independent farmers in Canterbury. These activities are delivered with a modern fleet highly specialised equipment, including GPS steerage for precision seeding and inter-row cultivating.
Transport (freight & logistics)
Midlands Contracting operates its own fleet of trucks to manage the loading and transport of export containers to and from port, and cartage of produce from one end of New Zealand to the other.
Midlands Contracting is a New Zealand accredited seed inspector and recognised as meeting the requirements of section 188.8.131.52 of the MAF Bio security standard PEO.SPR. Seed Certification requirements for the accreditation of operations providing inspection and auditing service. In addition to this Midlands Contracting comply with Midlands Seeds strict internal standards for the standard and quality of cargo that is packed in a container for export by Midlands Seed. Technology is used to ensure documentation can be verified, approvals gained while on the move, with vehicles being tracked to ensure we know where product is at any point in time.
The Midlands fleet of vehicles provides choice in the configuration that can be used to transport containers or general freight across New Zealand.
Midlands Contracting is committed to remaining at the forefront of technology and precision farming, with the most current requirements and certification for export transportation. We are dedicated to delivering agricultural contracting to the highest standard to local New Zealand and Canterbury farmers.
If you need agricultural contracting services or freight and logistics, get in touch today.
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