Down to the wire

‘Shaun’ proved very popular

‘Shaun’ a wire sheep specially created in Nelson, was this year’s competition prize and many were keen to guess his weight and take him home.  More than 227 entries were received with the lowest weight guessed being 2.5 kgs and the highest at 95 kgs. Three entries were very close, but the one winner who guessed Shaun’s exact weight at 11.52 kgs was Duncan Abbey.  Shaun will be residing at Duncan’s place in the very near future.  

Congratulations to Duncan and thank you to all those who took part. 



As the largest agribusiness expo in the Southern Hemisphere, Fieldays continues to grow year on year.  Despite variable weather Fieldays 2017 saw a record number of visitors with more than 133,000 passing through the gates over the 4 days.  Friday was particularly well attended with 40,000 visitors. The great atmosphere and huge range of products, services, innovations, exhibitions and competitions make Fieldays a must attend event. 

Rural product and roofing experts provide support on customer sites 

Steel & Tube enjoy the opportunity to support our customers exhibiting and to display our extensive range of products, including Hurricane rural products, roofing, steel, stainless steel, chain and rigging.  It is also a great chance for people to talk to our experts on site.



Competitors working against the clock

Our new site at A25 next to the Fencing Competition made for excellent viewing of the New Zealand National Fencing Championships. Steel & Tube with our iconic Hurricane range are very proud to be a sponsor of this premier event where the best of the best in the agricultural fencing industry fiercely compete in a match of skill, speed and endurance.



Tractors doing the hard yards, a crowd favourite

With all the noise, smoke and sheer grunt on show it’s hard to miss the action at the Tractor Pull and Steel & Tube continue to be a sponsor of this popular competition. Now in its third year located by the river, the Tractor Pull attracts huge crowds to the surrounding area with exciting action and entertainment.



Brett Hodge on his award winning site - captured before the crowds came by

Steel & Tube were pleased to see our customer Matamata Post & Rails ITM receive the Fieldays 2017 Site of the Year – Best Agri Business Outdoor Award.  Every year Brett and his team make a huge effort with the presentation of their site and product displays and this recognition was well deserved. 


It was great to meet you at Fieldays, we look forward to seeing you again next year.