General News, Property / 20.08.2014

It is becoming increasingly common for lenders (usually banks) to require third parties to give guarantees for the obligations of a borrower.  Where the borrower is associated with other entities the bank wants to ensure that securities given to the bank by the other entities...

Sharemilking & Contract Milking / 03.03.2014

BlackmanSpargo has revised its contract milking agreement. The new agreement contains a number of clauses which are not available under the Federated Farmers’ Contract Milking Agreement 2011. The significant advantages to the BlackmanSpargo contract milking agreement are: The agreement recognises that many contract milkers will be forming...

General News, Property / 20.02.2014

The Environment With the economic downturn and many businesses still struggling to make ends meet, inevitably some businesses are still at risk of failing.  In this environment, it is important for farmers to understand the risks associated with paying large deposits for goods or services. The Rationale So...

General News / 28.08.2013

Ian Blackman and Chris Spargo were invited to present a paper on succession planning to the Beef and Lamb seminar at Te Kuiti. Over 50 people attended. As a result, the media has picked up the success of this seminar and reported on it. The article can...