Fine Particle Fertiliser

Fine Particle Fertiliser

Individual Farm Specific Nutrient Program

Fine Particle Fertiliser

Taking even and accurate application of nutrients to the maximum, fine particle fertiliser has been proven for over 30 years by dairy, sheep, beef, deer, cropping, viticulture, and horticulture farmers.

An ideal macro, mineral and biological application for any farm type. Fine particles of fertiliser ensure even plant uptake through the soil leading to improved dry matter quantity and quality.

Applied by; Groundspread, tow and fert, aerial.

“The most efficient method of fertiliser and trace element application in New Zealand.”

 

– Dr Gordon Rajendram, soil scientist.

Key Benefits:
  • Customized mixes based on comprehensive soil testing

  • Accurate and even distribution of nutrients

  • Faster response with particles already broken down

  • High calcium and non acidic

  • Macro, trace elements, bio-stimulants and seed in one application

  • Environmentally advanced with less potential leaching and runoff

  • Ideal for traditional, regenerative and biology farming systems, dairy, sheep, beef, deer, arable, horticulture

Fine Particle Fertiliser Monitor Plot

13 Months Growth

Mainfert's

Innovative Products

Fine Particle Fertiliser

The ultimate in nutrient and biological product applications. One pass will address macro elements, trace elements, lime and biological stimulants. It’s the most even and accurate application system available.

Mainphos Range

Mainphos is a Mainfert exclusive range of pH neutral, sustained nutrient release products.

Mainfert has worked with independent manufactures to develop fertilisers that meet modern requirements for non-soluble phosphate and sulpher applications. As with all Mainfert nutrient solutions the Mainphos range is adaptable to your system, for capital, maintenance, regenerative or biological farming requirements.

View MainPhos

Urate-S

Combination of urea, elemental sulphur, lime and humates. Reduces nitrogen inputs at the same time as applying regular amounts of elemental sulphur.

View Urate-S

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Backed with 58+ years combined experience
If you would like to find out more speak to your local rep on 0800 222 203.
Senior Nutrient Adviser - Jonathan Siegart

Garden Fertiliser

Garden Fertiliser

High Quality

Garden Fertiliser

We sell a range of high quality garden fertilisers in various bag sizes available to be collected from our Timaru branch.

Garden Fertiliser Range:

Fertiliser type
3kg bag
10kg Bag
25kg Bag
Azalea & Rhododendron
*
*
Garden – Vegetables
*
*
Tomato Mix
*
Lawn
*
*
Moss Remover
*
*
Rose
*
*

Garden Fertilisers

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Bio Stimulants / Humates

BIOSTIMULANTS / HUMATES

Enhance fertiliser uptake

Pasturepro

Pasture Pro is a microbial inoculant designed to be combined with fertiliser to enhance uptake, improve the effectiveness of the fertiliser, and increase soil biology.  It’s a propriety blend of microorganisms, designed to:

  • Convert dead and organic matter into food for increased biology and fertility
  • Produce growth promoting substances that increase plant production
  • Suppress harmful pathogens, e.g. fusarium and pasture fungal toxins
  • Increase carbon and nitrogen fixation
  • Stimulate mychorrizal activity, leading to increased phosphate uptake
  • Increases nutrient uptake in pasture

Enhance fertiliser uptake

Pasturepro Granular

PasturePro Granular (PPG) is a certified organic microbial inoculant that enhances fertiliser efficacy in the soil. PPG is a soil enhancing mixture of quality natural materials which have been carefully fermented using our liquid microbial inoculant. These natural materials provide a ‘home’ for the microbes allowing prolonged activity.

  • Stimulating nutrient transfer in the soil 
  • Increasing the soil organic matter content and available nutrients 
  • Providing nutrients and stimulatory compounds to growing plants
  • Improving the soil porosity and permeability
  • Increasing the micro-biomass of the soil

Single most productive sustainable input

Humates

Now recognised as the single most productive input in sustainable agriculture, humates consist of humic and fulvic acid along with the raw humates (prehistoric plant matter). They restore the vitality of the soil, increase its water holding capacity, and improve the availability of fertilisers. Ideal for all farming systems especially regenerative and biological applications.

Benefits:

  • Carbon source
  • Helps prevent nutrients from leaching
  • Humic acid is a powerful fungi promotant. Beneficial fungi (including mycorrhizal fungi) are the missing link in many soils.
  • Humates stabilizes nitrogen, reduces solubility.
  • Ideal additive to coat all nitrogen-based products and all fertilisers for all farming practices.
  • Improve soil biology

Animal probiotic

Anpro

 Anpro is an oral probiotic for animals that:

  •  Improves feed conversion rates
  •  Provides better feed utilisation
  •  Enhances gut micro-flora
  •  Improves appetite
  •  Supports animal health
  •  Improves immune system
  •  Improves dung consistency

increase effluent pond microbial diversity

Pondpro

Pondpro consists of mixed cultures of beneficial and natural occurring microorganisms that can be applied as inocculants to increase the microbial diversity of effluent ponds.  It’s been designed to improve the function of effluent ponds, primarily targeted at creating a balanced microbial environment which supresses negative and promotes beneficial organisms.

Benefits include:

  • Reduction in odour levels
  • Reduction in sludge
  • Reduction in organic matter
  • Improved pond biology and function
  • Competition against harmful pathogens in effluent and application sites
  • Inoculates pond with beneficial microbes
  • Decrease in Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)
  • Decrease in Total Soluble Solids (TSS)
  • Decreasing surface crust
  • Increasing pond activity and bubbling action

Bio Stimulants

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Multi Mineral Licks

Multi Mineral Licks

Mineralised Salt Licks For Stock

Multi Mineral Licks

We manufacture our own mineralised licks, so we know what goes into them.

No shortcuts here. Dairy XM, Dairy XM Plus and Multi-Mineral Xtra licks are carefully formulated to immediately address mineral deficiencies.

A cost effective and proven way to enhance animal condition.

These are carefully formulated to immediately address mineral deficiencies and provide a cost effective and proven way to enhance animal condition.

  • MMX: A blend of salt and minerals suitable for sheep, cattle, deer, horses and goats all year round.
  • DXM: Similar to MMX but with extra added magnesium. Suitable for use all year round but particularly effective in Spring when pasture magnesium levels are lower. Ideal for dairy cows and ewes in lamb.
  • DXM+: Similar to DXM but with extra added copper, zinc and iodine. Suitable for stock displaying severe signs of mineral deficiencies. Suitable as a boost for younger animals. Note: Some breeds of sheep have a lower tolerance of copper eg Texel.
  • FODDER BEET: A blend of salt and minerals with the extra phosphorus required for cattle on fodder beet. Suitable for cattle only.

Why use a mineralised salt lick?

Why use a mineralised salt lick?
  • Minerals are essential for animal health and superior performance, including disease resistance, fertility, milk production, weight gain and skeletal development.
  • The principal purpose of a mineralised lick is to act as a nutritional buffer between an animal and its feed.
  • Mineralised licks are designed to compensate for an inherent or seasonal lack of certain minerals, as well as for the frequent and sometimes rapid changes that occur in pasture mnieral levels.
  • Mineralised licks from Mainland Minerals are palatable to livestock and provide a formulated balance of certain major and trace elements.
  • Mainland Minerals licks are proven to enhance livestock condition.

Points To Remember

Please keep in mind the following:
  • Minerals should be in balance in the total diet.
  • Animal mineral requirements depend on age, growth and production.
  • An excess of certain minerals can cause as many problems as a deficiency.
  • Symptoms of mineral deficiencies are often not specific for any one mineral. For example, ill-thrift, a rough hair coat or bone problems may result from a deficiency in any one of several minerals.
  • Mineral deficiencies or excesses are not the only cause of performance problems in livestock.
  • Although a mineral deficiency may induce a specific symptom, more common effects tend to be lower growth, lower milk production or reduced conception and birth rates.

Mineralised salt lick pricing:

  • MMX: A blend of salt and minerals suitable for sheep, cattle, deer, horses and goats all year round.
  • DXM: Similar to MMX but with extra added magnesium. Suitable for use all year round but particularly effective in Spring when pasture magnesium levels are lower. Ideal for dairy cows and ewes in lamb.
  • DXM+: Similar to DXM but with extra added copper, zinc and iodine. Suitable for stock displaying severe signs of mineral deficiencies. Suitable as a boost for younger animals. Note: Some breeds of sheep have a lower tolerance of copper eg Texel.
  • FODDER BEET: A blend of salt and minerals with the extra phosphorus required for cattle on fodder beet. Suitable for cattle only
Per ton/bag
MMX
DXM
DXM+
FODDER BEET
Per ton (40 bags)
$908.40
$940.00
$986.40
$1172.80
Per half ton (20 bags)
$493.80
$521.80
$532.80
$628.60
Per single bag
$26.78
$28.78
$29.65
$33.48
  • Plus GST ex Timaru

mineralised salt licks

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Mineral Function

  • Calcium (Ca)
    Role: essential for sound bone growth and teeth. Required for proper function of heart, and of nervous and muscular systems. An important constituent of blood.
    Deficiency Symptoms may include: poor bone growth, poor teeth, arthritis, milk fever, depressed appetite, low milk production, mastitis.
  • Phosphorous (P)
    Role: essential for healthy animal growth, sound bone growth and teeth. Required in protein building, for the assimilation of carbohydrates and fats, and for enzyme activity. An important constituent of blood. Acts as a buffer in saliva and blood. Calcium and phosphorous constitute a major part of the mineral matter in tissues and some 90% of minerals.
    Deficiency symptoms may include: slow growth, bone problems, bone chewing, rickets, depressed appetite, ill-thrift, low milk production, fertility problems.
  • Magnesium (Mg)
    Role: essential for nerve and muscle activity, sound bone growth and maintenance, and for proper functioning of enzyme systems.
    Deficiency symptoms may include: tetanies, staggering, nervous behavior, uneven bone growth, arthritis, low milk production, mastitis.
  • Sodium (Na)
    Role: protects the body against excessive dehydration. Sodium, with potassium, is a cell regulating element and is involved in the animal’s metabolic function, including acid-base balance in blood and saliva. Aids in balancing excess potassium problems.
    Deficiency symptoms may include: salt craving, weight loss, ill-thrift, depressed appetite, low milk production.
  • Iron (Fe)
    Role: essential for health of red blood cells. Required for oxygen transport to body cells. Aids in cell development and in preventing anaemia.
    Deficiency symptoms may include: anaemia, depressed appetite, listlessness.
  • Manganese (Mn)
    Role: essential as component in enzyme systems and for central nervous system function. Required for bone growth, protein digestion and reproduction.
    Deficiency symptoms may include: bone abnormalities, weak joints, lameness, fertility problems.
  • Copper (Cu)
    Role: essential for optimum animal health and performance, and disease resistance. Required for irom metabolism and is a key component in the activation of enzyme systems.
    Deficiency symptoms may include: swayback, poor coat colour, steely wool, scouring, anaemia, ill-thrift, fertility problems, low growth rates, susceptibility to foot problems, bone problems, depressed immune systems.
  • Zinc (Zn)
    Role: essential for healthy reproductive and immune systems, healthy skin and hair coat. Aids in promotion of normal growth. Essential component of many enzyme systems.
    Deficiency symptoms may include: skin problems, rough hair coat, fertility problems, low disease resistance, susceptibility to foot problems, depressed appetite, poor growth.
  • Iodine (I)
    Role: essential for health of thyroid gland which controls health of other body glands. Important in regulating metabolism and immune response. Promotes hair growth and general thrift.
    Deficiency symptoms may include: enlarged thyroid gland, ill-thrift, poor hair coat, fertility problems, low milk production, mastitis, increased foot rot, low lamb survival, weakened immune response.
  • Cobalt (Co)
    Role: essential for production of vitamin B12 in the rumen. Required for healthy bone development, heathy blood formation, protein and energy metabolism.
    Deficiency symptoms may include: depressed appetite, anaemia, poor bone growth, wasting, ill-thrift, rough hair coat, fertility problems.
  • Selenium (Se)
    Role: important for fertility, healthy muscles, disease resistance. Functions in association with vitamin E.
    Deficiency symptoms may include: white muscle disease, muscular stiffness and wasting, slow growth, weakened immune system, ill-thrift, fertility problems, low lamb survival.

Urate-S

Urate-S Fertiliser, Mainfert

Urate-S

better nitrogen

Urate-S

Urate-S is a combination of urea, ammonia sulphate, limeflour and humates.

It is well known that when humates are applied with nitrogen the volatilisation or losses of nitrogen to the atmosphere are reduced. Both humates and calcium encourage biological activity helping to negate the effects of urea on soil life. Calcium also removes some of the acidity from sulphur and urea. It is vital to add regular small amounts of sulphur to the soil as sulphur is easily leached.

Overall a product that improves the efficiency of nitrogen applications and negates some of the negative aspects of pasture boost.

Reduce nitrogen inputs by up to 30% for same result.

Mix:
  • Urea
  • Ammonia Sulphate
  • Elemental Sulphur
  • Limeflour
  • Humate

Urate-S:

N
S
Ca
Humate
Applied Nutrient %
31
11
2
7

Nitrogen Comparison

Control v Urea v Urate-S 169 Days

Cost per kg extra Dry Matter grown = 9 cents

  • Trial over 4 irrigated dairy sites in Canterbury.

Local Nutrient Advisers
Backed with 58+ years combined experience
If you would like to find out more call us on 0800 222 203.

Dairy Nutrient Program

Dairy Fert System

Individual Farm Specific Nutrient Program

Mainfert's Dairy System

We enable our customers to understand their farms better than ever before.

A comprehensive soil, plant, animal and production approach to nutrient management.

Address biological, physical and chemical parameters of the soil to increase its organic matter.

We have been advising clients for over 30 years on sustainable supply of nutrients.

We are passionate, knowledgeable nutrient advisers putting the results before the sale.  Meeting tomorrows regulations today.

steps to Success

Comprehensive Soil & Herbage Testing Is Crucial

Comprehensive Soil & Herbage Testing

A block that may seem optimum with regular testing may in fact hide plenty of variability within.

Experience, knowledge & skill delivers

Expected Results

Work with an experienced, dedicated, longstanding nutrient advisor and expect to see the following outcomes in your paddocks:

  • Reduced nutrient inputs for more profit and meeting environmental guidelines
  • Strategic, targeted nutrient applications to inconsistent paddocks
  • Better soil structure
  • More earthworms
  • Superior pasture palatability & quality
  • Improved animal health

Mainfert's

Innovative Products

Fine Particle Fertiliser

The ultimate in nutrient and biological product applications. One pass will address macro elements, trace elements, lime and biological stimulants. It’s the most even and accurate application system available.

MainPhos Range

MainPhos is a Mainfert exclusive range of pH neutral, sustained nutrient release products.

Mainfert has worked with independent manufactures to develop fertilisers that meet modern requirements for non-soluble phosphate and sulphur applications. As with all Mainfert nutrient solutions the MainPhos range is adaptable to your system, for capital, maintenance, regenerative or biological farming requirements.

View MainPhos

Urate-S

Combination of urea, elemental sulphur, lime and humates. Reduces nitrogen inputs at the same time as applying regular amounts of elemental sulphur.

View Urate-S

Farm Specific Nutrient Program

Example
kg/ha
N
P
K
S
SODIUM
HUMATES
MINERALS
July/Aug Strategic Nitro (FPF)
150
16
7
15
5
Cu, B, Zn, Se, Co, Mo
Round 1 Urate-S+XP
95
25
5.4
6.3
7
Round 2 Urate-S+XP
95
25
5.4
6.3
7
Capital Nutrient (if needed)
Round 3 Urate S + K
100
25
13
6.3
7
Round 4 Urate-S+XP
95
25
5.4
6.3
7
Round 5 Autumn FPF
110
17
13
4
10
5
Cu, B, Zn, Se, Co
Round 6 Urate-S+XP
95
25
5.4
6.3
7
Round 7 Urate-S+XP
95
25
5.4
6.3
7
TOTALS
183
27
26
48.8
25
52
What you can expect from a change to this program:
  • Use of nitrogen will drop by at least a third in first season, while still maintaining expected pasture production
  • Noticeable improvement in density of pasture
  • Significant increase in rooting depth, soil health , worm population & soil aggregation
  • Cows become more content
  • Better palatability and higher feed conversion

The Results

Westingdon Farm 2010-2018 | Change to Mainfert (formerly Mainland Minerals)
Fertiliser Supplier
Year
N Applied kg/ha
P Applied kg/ha
N loss kg/ha
COWS Total
SUPPLEMENTS Imported kg/cow
PRODUCTION Total kg ms
Ravensdown
09/10
300
38
62
1015
788
459852
Ravensdown
10/11
402
38
63
1050
952
471563
Mainland
11/12
201
29
46
1100
909
498418
Mainland
12/13
241
29
47
1070
713
500248
Mainland
13/14
227
44
49
1295
576415
Mainland
14/15
211
39
31
1120
892
550000
Mainland
16/17
189
27
34
1025
610
480000
Mainland
17/18
189
20
45
1000
630
478000
Key program points
  • Farm use of nitrogen has halved since Mainland started and still maintaining 18 – 20T p.a. pasture production.

  • Big improvement in density of pasture.

  • No more pasture pull. Prior to Mainfert program were getting 10-15% pasture pull each grazing round.

  • Significant increase in rooting depth, soil health, worm populations & soil aggregation.

  • Cows more content now. They are being fed quicker & sitting down by mid-morning. No longer chasing passing traffic

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US?

Happy Customers

2019 Mainland Minerals Advertising _July 04, 2019_00040

Warren Harris

“Converting from a dry-stock / arable mixed farm to dairy demanded increased certainty around pasture quantity and quality.

Having worked with Mainfert for the past six years I am very pleased with the results. I believe their expertise in Nutrient Management has contributed significantly to tangible improvements in our soil.

We now enjoy dark, rich soil with greatly improved plant root zone and numerous worms.

For me, soil health is the foundation of nutrient rich pastures and subsequent animal performance. We presently milk 780 cows and winter on farm. Milk production is north of 485kgms / cow.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Mainfert to any dairy farmer who seeks outstanding soil, nutritious pasture and reliable livestock performance.”

Local Nutrient Advisers
Backed with 58+ years experience
If you would like to find out more speak to your local rep or
call them on 0800 222 203. Dean White - Director

MainCalci

MainCalci

Affordable pH neutral Phosphate

MainCalci

Mainfert are pleased to offer a new product line ideal for topdressing of pasturelands on both flat and hill country.

Products are a blend of Di Calcium Phosphate, Elemental Sulphur and Aglime.

The phosphate and sulphur are sustained release, ideal for pasture maintenance with added benefit of calcium. Product is pH neutral with high phosphate availability.

MainCalci Product Range:

MainCalci P
P
S
Ca
6kg P per 250kg
6
14
73
Spread rate 250kg/ha Ex Springfield
MainCalci XP
P
S
Ca
10kg P per 250kg
10
14
70
Spread rate 250kg/ha Ex Springfield

MainCalci

The Result

Our fertiliser systems are designed to apply the nutrients required and at the same time encourage a healthier soil environment.

Our clients see dramatic changes in the soil structure, rooting depth and biological activity,  which gives the returns needed from the fertiliser budget. The above ground results are simply a consequence of getting the below ground system working like it should.

Local Nutrient Advisers
Backed with 58+ years combined experience
If you would like to find out more call us on 0800 222 203.

Mainphos

MainPhos Fertiliser, Mainfert

MainPhos

ph neutral sustained release

MainPhos

MainPhos is a Mainfert exclusive range of pH neutral, sustained nutrient release products.

Mainfert has worked with independent manufacturers to develop fertilisers that meet modern requirements for non-soluble phosphate and sulphur applications. As with all Mainfert nutrient solutions the MainPhos range is adaptable to your system, for capital, maintenance, regenerative or biological farming requirements the MainPhos range is adaptable to all.

Available for granular blends and fine particle fertiliser.

Key Benefits:

  • High phosphate availability
  • High calcium
  • Low nutrient leaching and fixation potential
  • Low solubility to reduce runoff and leaching
  • Other elements blended as requiredP

MainPhos Product Range:

MainPhos 14C
N
P
S
Ca
pH
0
14
0
6.5
25
Mo & Humate
  • Dicalcium phosphate based product with added carbon and molybdenum
  • Ideal for pasture capital and maintenance requirements.  Mo to increase clover
MainPhos XPC
N
P
S
Ca
pH
10
15
1
9
0
Mo & Humate
  • Blend of dicalcium phosphate, guano phosphate and DAP with added carbon and molybdenum
  • Ideal for pasture capital and maintenance requirements when nitrogen is also required
MainPhos 16
N
P
S
Ca
pH
0
16
0
25
6.5
  • Granulated dicalcium phosphate
  • Ideal for pasture capital and maintenance requirements. Drilling grade available.
MainPhos XP
N
P
S
Ca
pH
11
17
1
10
  • Blend of dicalcium phosphate, guano phosphate and DAP
  • Ideal for pasture capital and maintenance requirements when nitrogen is also required
MainPhos 10
N
P
S
Ca
pH
0
10
0
26
  • Guano phosphate. Natural form of phosphate

MainCalci P
N
P
S
Ca
pH
0
6
14
73
  • Blend of MainPhos 16, elemental sulphur and aglime*
  • Ideal for pasture maintenance where there is calcium deficiency, especially on hill country
MainCalci XP
N
P
S
Ca
pH
0
10
14
70
  • Blend of MainPhos 16, elemental sulphur and aglime*

  • Ideal for pasture maintenance where there is calcium deficiency, especially on hill country

Local knowledge
Backed with 58+ years combined experience
If you would like to find out more speak to your local rep on 0800 222 203.
Senior Nutrient Adviser - Jonathan Siegart