Posted 30 January 2018
Starting the week before we knocked off for Xmas, working through the Xmas break and through into mid January, the StockRock crew have been at the Ngakuru Quarry upgrading the roads. Shane and his team have upgraded the haul road into the quarry, upgraded the drainage and installed cattle stops for easier access for trucks and trailers. The new StockRock storage shed is also scheduled to start construction soon and be completed by the end of February. This will hold an additional 7000 tonnes of StockRock.
Posted 14 December 2017
StockRock customers! From Shane and the team: (from back left - Glen, Kuk, Paul, Bevan, Sandy, Bruce, front row - Shane) thanks for your business this year. We have had a great year, National Fieldays is always a highlight, as was getting some new machinery to work with and of course helping farmers in really challenging times is what makes the job really worthwhile.
Posted 10 November 2017
Supplying StockRock dry has been one of our major successes, thanks to our increased storage capacity. The big sheds hold 1000’s of tons (photos above) of StockRock which enables us to have a constant supply all year around. If you don’t have the rock under cover, you’re buggared. We often get trucks turning up at the quarry as soon as it stops raining, (like the next day) simply because the contractors (including ourselves) need to keep moving when we get so far behind with jobs.
This year in particular we have had several situations where farmers had sections of race that crapped out altogether. The race became impassable due to flooding, or the races had broken right through exposing the clay and then turning into a big bog. - Photo opposite says it eloquently.
Our sheds are big enough that we can crush rock indoors, which it turns out has been hugely advantageous. The contracting side of the business has had its challenges also. We ensure the rock loaded at the quarry is covered on the Truck and Trailer units so it arrives as dry as possible on-site. The team then work as quickly as possible to get a section of the race ready and lay and re-surface it between the rainfalls.
Posted 11 September 2017
As if we need more rain… It is fair to say that we have had the most difficult year on record for the most challenging periods to get StockRock laid on farms.
Posted 29 August 2017
Unbelievably difficult summer, autumn and winter weather for dairy farmers has had a hugely detrimental effect on farm races all over New Zealand. Thank goodness we have managed to provide clients with StockRock from our fantastic storage sheds. Without these oversize facilities we would have struggled to keep Rock going out the gate.
Posted 13 July 2017
CONGRATULATIONS to our StockRock 2017 promotion winner Karen Dysart who works for Zane Kite at Kiteroa Ayrshire farms in Ohaupo. Karen has won an $8000 farm race upgrade. Karen entered the StockRock competition without telling her boss Zane, so he was pretty surprised and thrilled to have won. He heard the promotion on the radio and thought it would be a cool thing to win but hadn't entered himself. Congratulations Zane and Karen we look forward to working with you over the coming months and upgrading your farm race.
Posted 28 June 2017
We had a huge number of very compelling entries in our StockRock $8000 farm race upgrade competition. We are currently collating the entries and will notify you soon who has been drawn the lucky winner. Thanks very much for participating.
Posted 1 March 2017
Are your farm races in poor condition? Do you have a major cow lameness issue? We want to help. Show us your farm race and tell us why you need a StockRock upgrade and you could win an $8000 farm race upgrade.
Posted 21 February 2017
We have had a fantastic few months setting all sorts of sales records here at StockRock. Due to the ongoing success of the quarry, we have had to look for new plant and equipment options.