Friday, 11 September 2015 16:00

PKE now trucked from Wellington

Written by 
Warren Morritt. Warren Morritt.

Palm Kernel expeller (PKE) is now being imported directly to Wellington from this month.

Animal feed supplier SourceNZ says this means lower freight costs for farmers in Manawatu, Wairarapa and Hawkes’ Bay.

The inaugural PKE shipment is due to dock at CentrePort, Wellington, early September, the first time a feed commodity will be available to truck direct from Wellington to all regions in the lower North Island.  

SourceNZ managing director Warren Morritt says the company is pleased to help farmers reduce unnecessary road transport costs.  And it will lessen the risk of road-closure disruption, especially that of the notorious Manawatu Gorge.

This venture will enable farmers in the lower North Island to reduce their onfarm feed cost and have greater reliability of supply.

SourceNZ has a large range of commodities and ingredients available and makes custom blends.  It has supplied stock feed since 1996 nationwide; this is the first time PKE has been available via Wellington. The company also has stores in Northland, Mount Manganui, Stratford.


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