We set our competitive schedule prices on a weekly basis and we never vary them for one farmer over another. Contract is also available for certain specifications. We pay our farmers 14 days after processing, with no money retained for any purpose.
We have a consistent policy of basing procurement on forward contracts and at any one time the bulk of our daily requirements are contracted.
We are committed to a genuine partnership with our farmers. The contract provides certainty to farmers allowing them to plan ahead.
We are committed to our partners and are always looking at ways to ensure optimal reward for both sides of the partnership.
We are holding supplier meetings in October this year for existing and potential clients. We contact our current suppliers prior to the event each year and invite them to bring along anyone who has not supplied Blue Sky Pastures before and is interested in supplying in future.
Meetings for 2022 are as follows:
|Mataura||G & M Scott, 451 Crawford Road||Mon, 03/10/22||4 pm|
|Otautau||T & J Edie, 131 Begley Road||Tue, 04/10/22||4 pm|
Waikaka Station, 137 Greenvale School Road
|Wed, 05/10/22||4 pm|
|Winton||Frew Farms, 247 Otapiri Gorge Road||Thurs, 06/10/22||4 pm|
We are proud of the strong partnerships we have forged with southern farmers, many of whom have been supplying to us since we began in 1987.
We procure the majority of our lambs and ewes under a contract system, as this provides the most certainty to everyone in the supply chain and optimises our ability to market product.
For more details on requirements for supplying lambs and ewes follow. If you have a question that is not covered here contact our procurement team.
The following benefits apply to suppliers who commit all their ewes and lambs to the company and whose total numbers are greater than 1000, subject to there being sufficient space to handle them all.
We appreciate it is impossible for 100% suppliers to be accurate with contract dates for all stock. If you are a 100% supplier please only apply for specific dates and numbers that you are confident of meeting up to about 90% of your total kill. It is critical that you answer the question concerning total numbers so that we can plan for the extras. Contract numbers will be no greater than numbers actually supplied last year.
Can be done by
20 cents per head credit on lamb. No credit on ewes or rams
Blue Sky Pastures
No credit or deduction is made
No deduction is made
Cartage is paid by Blue Sky Pastures.
Stock is paid for in full, including all premiums, 14 days from slaughter date. No money is retained by the company at any time.
The following policies apply:
We will continue to remove bellies on plant at no cost to the supplier.
We now operate a presentation schedule on all stock. Each mob will be graded based on presentation, with an allowance or deduction applied per head in accordance with the following table: Grade Lamb Mutton
Regardless of whether a cover comb is used or not, all stock must have been shorn for at least three weeks before slaughter. The application form includes a question regarding shearing dates of ewes. This is to ensure that allocated contract dates fit in with the three-week shearing requirement.
Costs associated with unacceptable inoculation damage (usually from inoculating in the back) will be recovered from the supplier.