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About us

Committed to adding value to your farm.

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Methven-based agricultural contractors Tim and Phil May know that you reap what you sow in life. Growing up on a mid Canterbury cropping farm, Tim says that he was always keen to get off the school bus and jump onto his dad’s tractor. He’s never been afraid of hard work. Leaving school at 15, Tim and his brother Phil, bought a second hand Hesston windrower and started windrowing around the Methven area. That was 16 years ago.

Tim says that mid Canterbury’s Small Seeds and Grass seed industry was growing and there weren’t a lot of other contractors doing it in the area at the time. “It just seemed like something that was going to take off in the future – which it has done really.”

From those early beginnings sprang May Brothers Contracting Ltd, with Tim and Phil as joint directors. The business has thrived through the brothers making the most of opportunities presented, a natural sense of innovation and a strong appreciation for the importance of reputation.



Phil May

Managing Director/Harvesting

027 699 0795

Tim May

Managing Director/Feed Sales

027 323 4048

Office Administrator

03 307 8001

Ben Keeble

Baling and Chopping Manager

027 538 8336

Nick Kermode

Cultivation and Drilling Manager

027 538 8369

Matt Oates

Transport Manager/Feed Sales

027 220 2475

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