Fieldays 'fantastic' for fencing tool inventor

Patrick Roskam at this year's Fieldays.
Peter Drury

Patrick Roskam at this year's Fieldays.

The National Fieldays were a "fantastic" success for Waikato fencing tool inventor Patrick Roskam, his mum Angela says.

The Matamata youngster sold over 50 of their Gudgeon Pro 5-in-1 fencing tools from his site in the main pavilion, whilst also meeting with three potential distributors from England, America and Canada.

The latter needs to know if the tool will handle minus 40 degree temperatures, so the 14 year old will have to get testing, Angela Roskam said.

She said the low payout was actually working in the company's favour as farmers were more likely to buy the tool and do the fencing themselves instead of hiring a contractor to do it.

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