Despite recent rain, many farmers and prime producers are still doing it tough. With stockfeed levels dwindling and more rain needed, now is the prefect chance to get ahead of the problem and start seeking solutions. Celebrating a century of service across the region, East Coast Stockfeeds (ECS) started out in 1920 as grain and produce merchants, selling out of road side shop fronts across Sydney. Over the past 100 years the business has proudly continued to be 100 per cent family owned and operated, and has since grown to be a major marketer of all commodities ranging from food and beverage manufacturing by-products, through to many different grains, legumes and pulses for human consumption and animal stockfeed.
Following the recent retirement of long term leader Reg Dolden, ECS is now being led by his son Stuart, who has been a part of the company for the past 28 years, starting from the bottom working at the family's farming operations in the Riverina and New England, before working his way up managing the grain roller mill and grain storage operations to become Managing Director and begin a new generational journey.
Stuart, along with his wife Amie and their three young daughters, are committed to continue bringing a strong and dependable ECS into the future. To them its not just work, it's their family and livelihood. Stuart has a keen interest in sustainability throughout the agricultural industry and is constantly updating himself and all staff with the latest knowledge and strategies best in the buying, selling and storing of grain.
ECS is also committed to keeping up with the current trends and transport compliance of the agricultural industry. To best service their customers, ECS have been slowly accumulating a fleet of trucks, ranging from single tippers through to B-doubles and road trains, enabling them to be a one stop shop for farmers, food and beverage manufacturers, and any other business requiring bulk commodity transport.
With grain storage facilities located seven kilometres west out of Gooloogong on the Warranderry Way,a long with a 25,000mt (silo's 9,000mt/sheds 6,000mt/ bunkers 10,000mt) facility on Yuruga Rd at Billimari, just south of Canowindra), ECS has all the systems in place to ensure the smoothest transaction possible.
Stuart and Amie will be hosting a Growers Afternoon at 3pm on Thursday, September 3 at the Billimari Town Hall. Information about ECS's harvest opening times, segregations as well as on farm storage and fumigation will be available, so head down for a barbecue, a beer and a treat for the kids. For more information call Stuart on 0419 248 338 or visit www.ecsf.com.au.