Out and About - March 2018 - Elders Rural Services

Elders Wudinna & Districts Men's Shed

Elders Wudinna have been working with the Wudinna & Districts Men’s Shed to raise funds to purchase new tools and other materials to help improve their Shed and Safety.  Around March 2017 an arrangement was agreed upon for the participants of the Men’s Shed to assemble Universal sheep feeders for $200 per feeder.  The Men’s Shed is paid by Elders and the cost is passed onto the client.

Last year they assembled a total of 32 feeders, averaging 2 per work session on a Thursday night when we required them.

Elders staff deliver the Feeders as flat packs and collect the finished product once assembled. There is currently a further 10 feeders in stock waiting to be assembled as client orders are already starting to come in for this year.

Elders Wudinna say they are proud to be giving a local voluntary organisation the opportunity to raise funds for their organisation which in turn helps and benefits our whole Community.

Pictured above is President, Craig Jericho and Secretary Dr Scott Lewis of the Wudinna & Districts Men’s Shed standing in front of an assembled Sheep Feeder ready for Elders to collect and distribute to a client.

Financial Services Conference

Elders’ Financial Services team held their national conference this month, with the focus on strategy and methods to continue to provide high service standards in 2018.

A large cohort of the banking sales force were in attendance, along with CEO Mark Allison, and special guest Mr Larry Quick speaking as a volunteer for beyondblue. Mr Quick spoke on behalf of the organisation to raise awareness for anxiety and depression, reduce the associated stigma and encourage people to get help.

Financial Services made a contribution to beyondblue as a token of appreciation for sharing a message that affects many in rural communities across Australia, and to support Elders’ new community giving program, Elders Give It, of which beyondblue is a major partner.

Elders China celebrating Chinese New Year

Elders China team at a dinner to celebrate Chinese New Year with Mark Allison and Richard Davey – 2018 marks the year of the Dog.

Burrumbuttock hay run

In support of local clients, Elders’ Coleambally assisted with a huge hay run, delivering much needed feed for drought affected farmers.

About 150 trucks travelled from Darlington Point to Cunnamulla with Elders

Watch the video here.

Mortlake Sale Yards

The new Western Victoria Livestock Exchange (WVLX) is said to be the most modern sale yards in Australia. The $16 million cattle selling facility yarded 2047 head for the first sale in February.

KI Cup

Elders Kingscote together with TFI, sponsor a race at the KI Cup Carnival which was held Saturday 17th Feb.

Pictured to the left:

Back row L – R – Cameron Cooney, Colin Hopkins, Sarah Kay, Marty Kay (Kingscote Branch Manager), Jade, Phil Heinrich (TFI), Simon Prior (TFI), Russell Ross, Peter Wood

Front row L – R – Maree Gifford, Jordy Hannam, Tracy Mills, Judith Heinrich (TFI), Tracie Heinrich, Jude Wood.

Hamilton and Casterton Weaner Calf Sales

Great result achieved by Hamilton and Casterton at the recent Weaner Calf Sales. The teams’ worked tirelessly, resulting in a turnover of $5.2M over the two branches.