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The "Harvest Ready" Message Affirmed

About five years ago Evan (pictured left) attended a forestry conference at the Mission Estate hosted by PF Olsen. This was informing farmers and landowners with farm forestry the requirements to be harvest ready and the planning involved.

"This started our relationship with Bob Pocknall, Branch Manager for PF Olsen. Bob consulted with us regarding twenty two hectares of pine forest we were going to harvest. He advised us to log when the price for logs improved and not before, thereby keeping our interests as a priority. Meanwhile as advised by Bob we improved the roading to the logging sites. In November 2010 when the log prices began to move, Bob contacted us and harvesting of our three blocks started. The final block was finished in mid - February 2011.

"Jayden and his team from Hawkes Bay Forestry, the harvest contractors, were great to work with and always kept us informed which helped with our day to day farming practice. The drivers from Panpac Ltd as cartage contractors were very professional. They were considerate and helpful when we were moving stock on our alley way.

"We would like to thank the PF Olsen team; Bob, Mike and Rob, for the management of the forest harvesting and keeping our interests at heart. You have made this an interesting exercise and a lot less stressful than we had thought. Now replanting is going to take place and we look forward to your expertise and help in the future."

Evan Huggett & Roger Burns
Rawinia Partnership
Waipukurau