"Steve James Contracting has been a big part of our operation at The Plains Station for the last 8 years.
They take care of all our agricultural work and our hay and baleage.
Their attention to detail and pride in there work is second too none.
They run a fleet of modern tractors and gear that is maintained to the highest standard and it is presented on our property in immaculate condition every time.
The staff they employ take pride in there job and hold the same high standards set by Kerri and Steve.
Steve James Contracting is also very good at giving back to the local community."
Matt, Kerry And Geordie Macdonald
The Plains Station
"We use Steve James contracting for all our balage needs we make about 800 bales of mostly lucerne and some annual grass
The gear is top of the range and always spotless. They take there time to ensure job is getting done to a very high standard if the window is tight instead of rushing they bring more gear in to get job done.
Steve is a great communicator which is essential to get a quality job done right and on time."
Henry Douglas, Monymusk Polled Herefords
"Whare Creek Station is a 20,000 Stock unit sheep and beef farm with Dairy support. We have been involved with Steve James Contracting for over 20 years, and we always find them to be punctual and obliging which allows us to complete our agricultural and baleage work to a high standard. They embrace new technology, modern ideas and their machinery is well maintained. They employ motivated staff who are not afraid to do long hours, ensuring that the job gets completed on time."
Te Anau - July 2018
We have used Steve James Contracting for the last 15 years for all our hay and balage needs on Kilbrannan Farm.
Steve and his crew are always professional respectful and reliable no matter whether the job is big or small, his well trained and superbly maintained gear mean the standard of work is always top notch.
Steve is easy to contact and very honest about his availability to get the job done within a stated time frame, which is always helpful over the busy summer season.
With Steve's years of knowledge in this business I have no worries about the level of workmanship if I am unable to be on the property when the job is being done, as I know it will always be to the very highest standard.
Manager Killbrannan Farm
"Having dealt with Steve James Contracting for over 10 years I have found them to be a very professionally well-run business. Attention to detail is very evident with well-maintained equipment, good organisation and being proactive in the health and safety area.
Steve and his staff have high quality work standards with jobs done in a tidy and timely manner."
Manager Freestone Farm
Landcorp Farming Ltd
Te Anau - July 2018
"Steve James Contracting has worked for me on Haycocks Station for many years now in both agriculture and hay and baleage work.
His work and standards are of an extremely high standard and can be totally recommended for any of the above.
Their machinery is modern and kept in top operating condition with breakdowns very seldom happening.
Staff are of high calibre; very experienced and safety-conscious operators."
Whare Creek is a 2400 hectare property in the Te Anau basin that uses Walsh Contracting - Kane Walsh for Direct Drilling and Spraying.
The combination of having someone in control of both the spraying and drilling is very advantageous, especially timing wise and this ensures the best chance for our crops. In the 2017/18 season he sprayed 380 hectares and drilled 150 hectares.
Kane and his staff are very reliable, the machinery is in immaculate order and he embraces new technology easily.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this business to other farmers.
Whare Creek Station