An outsourced option

For those farmers who are still unsure about if or how they might participate in the Ararat Bioenergy initiative, we have been working on identifying a number of regional contractors who are willing to act as feedstock aggregators, or that can provide contract services. Some are able to add your stubble to a larger supply pool and manage the whole process (where they contract directly with us i.e. as an Aggregator), while others are able to provide any/all of windrowing, baling, handling/stacking, storage and/or transport services (where an individual farmer wishes to remain the primary contractor i.e. as a Supplier). In any case, these service providers can ‘help to take a load off’ and may be a better option for you, if you can’t or don’t want to manage the contract yourself!? At the end of a long, hot summer, perhaps this allows you to catch your breath and put your feet up a little earlier, or simply means that barriers to your participation (availability of equipment, complexity, baling experience, labour, inclination etc) can be reduced or removed altogether?

The parties we have spoken to so far that have agreed for us to share their details and may be willing to help out are on the (growing) list below. These names are offered ‘without prejudice’ and are there for you to make your own selection as to if/which partner you might like to engage, and the terms/basis on which this arrangement would be entered into – we suggest that you get in contact to discuss directly. Please note that Valorify offers no warranty in relation to any of the businesses featured here and offers these links for information only (you need to make up your own mind!):

  • Glenn Logan – Logan Contracting (Terang); / 03 5991 0233
  • Sam Monk – Monk & Sons Ag Services (Camperdown); / 0400 519 548
  • Vic, Matt & Jenny – Green & Gold Contractors (Hamilton); / 0407 711 902
  • Corey Price – Price Pastoral Company (Eversley); / 0409 859 084
  • Josh Greene – Wirrinourt Transport (Ararat); / 0427 598 287
  • Brad Mayfield – Mayfield Ag (Bulart); / 0407 052 119
  • Mat Albrecht – O’Toole Contracting (Echuca); / 0438 326 948
  • Shane Burns – Kiaora Hay Contracting (Edenhope); / 0428 196 750
  • Richard Templeton – Templeton Ag Contracting (Terang); / 0416 294 487
  • Russell Phillips – JCS Hay (Willaura); / 0429 440 045
  • Brock Wardlaw – Glenview Contracting (Glenthompson); / 0423 677 637
  • Jack Sorensen (Swan Marsh); / 0400 719 620
  • Danny Cameron – Eccelfechan Ag Pty Ltd (Mininera); / 0428583554 (windrowing)

If you are an aggregator or service provider willing to be added to this list, please get in touch.