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By: Advanced Feed  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Grain

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Press Release - January 2010

Canterbury stockfeed business sold – Locals retain stake in stockfeed business

 A group of local Mid-Canterbury investors are pleased to announce that they have entered into a joint venture with Gardner Smith NZ Limited to purchase the assets of Methven based company, Advanced Feed Limited.  The transaction was completed 20 January 2010.  In a statement released today, Richard Lee, General Manager of Advanced Feed, said “It is exciting to be part of Advanced Feed.  We are optimistic about the future of the dairy and grain industries within the Canterbury region and this business is involved in both.  We look forward to growing our business with our existing customers and suppliers, particularly in the local community.”“Both joint venture parties, Nutritional Investments Limited and Gardner Smith NZ Limited, can bring different areas of knowledge to Advanced Feed and we are looking forward to utilising these skills to bring new feed products to the market.”“The acquisition of Advanced Feed by a joint venture between Nutritional Investments and Gardner Smith will allow us to further leverage our expertise in feed ingredient sourcing and logistics, together with the nutritional and farm expertise of our joint venture partners”, said Gardner Smith NZ Limited General Manager, Scott Mitchell.  “This venture is consistent with our overall strategy to increase our presence in the Australasian animal feed industry”.“Advanced Feed is in a prime location in relation to both grain supply and dairy feed demand.  The business will remain Canterbury based and continue to source grain and deliver feed Canterbury wide.  While we have expertise in international logistics, this business will run on local grain.”The vendors of Advanced Feed Limited, John and Jane Wright, said they are pleased to see the new owners will be continuing business as usual with no staff changes, while also continuing to produce the existing range of deer, sheep and horse feed as well as dairy feed products.Richard Lee added “As one of the larger stock feed manufacturers in Canterbury, we are looking forward to continuing the growth John and his team have achieved over the past 7 years.”Gardner Smith is an Australasian based business supplying a range of products and services to the food, energy, manufacturing and agricultural industries.  Its current interests in New Zealand include supplying, trading and distribution of bulk oils and fats, together with Pacific Terminals, a complete logistics service for handling, storage, blending and transport of bulk liquids.

All contact details for Advanced Feed including their postal address, phone and fax numbers will be retained by the new company, and any inquiries regarding feed products can still be directed to their sales staff on 0800 FEED 4U (0800 333 348).

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Posted on 19 August 2009

Early in August 2009 Advanced Feed was notified that we have been selected as finalists in this year’s Champion Canterbury Awards. The winner will be announced at the final event in September 2009. The Champion Canterbury Awards celebrate business excellence, passion and success in the Canterbury region and is currently the largest business awards ceremony in New Zealand.

We would like to thank the person(s) who nominated us for this award. We would also like to thank our team for all their hard work to make this finalist nomination possible. Awards like these are never a one-sided effort and our team has put a lot of work into making our business improve day-by-day.

We would also like to thank our clients for your continued support through the years. Our business partners and suppliers also need a thank you. Whether you have assisted us from a nutritional advice point of view, transport point of view or from an IT point of view - the part you play in our business is of the utmost importance. Many thanks to everyone who has helped us make this finalist nomination possible. We endeavour to continue our quest for ongoing improvement.


Posted on 01 March 2009

Advanced Feed, utilising the expertise of Vitec Nutrition, has begun manufacturing of a range of quality horse feed. This range of horse feed is designed to supply all the nutritional elements horses, either in work or not, required on a daily basis. Our horse feed is manufactured using only high quality grain, predominantly barley based with wheat, peas and soya bean meal. The range of feed is pelletised to enhance the ME levels and to create a highly palatable horse feed through the addition of molasses during the pelletising process.

Oat Balancer. – A high quality, high energy feed designed to be mixed with the roughage in your horse’s diet, be it oats, barley, chaff, etc. The mixing rate is 25% oat balancer to 75% roughage. At this rate the horses are consuming the required daily intake of essential elements.

Performance Horse. – A high quality feed designed to be fed to working horses either racing or eventing. With a higher quantity of peas, the finished feed has a protein level of 14%, together with the energy from grain, this assists in providing a high quality performance horse feed.

The advantages of pelletising Horse Feed include:-

  • A higher ME level due to the steam conditioning. As the meal is pelletised it travels through a steam conditioner which heats the meal and makes the starches more readily available and therefore easier for livestock to digest, thus enhancing the ME level
  • A range of feed available to suit different horses requirements
  • The computer controlled processing incorporated in the manufacturing allows ingredients to be targeted directly at individual client’s requirements and ensures the accuracy of each ingredient time after time
  • Diets formulated by a professional animal nutritionist
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